Petersburg Siege Museum Photos

The Siege Museum in Petersburg tells the story of people of the town who suffered starvation while defending the back door to the Confederate Capital of Richmond against the might of Union forces. The Siege Museum is in the Neoclassical-style Exchange Building (1839).

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Petersburg Siege Museum tells story of Confederate population hardships during Civil War. Petersburg, VA.Interior of Exchange Center. Petersburg, VA.Upper gallery of Petersburg Exchange Center. Petersburg, VA.Interior of Exchange Center at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.
Petersburg Siege Museum tells story of Confederate population hardships during Civil War. Petersburg, VA.Interior of Exchange Center (1841) (now Siege Museum) (15-19 W. Bank St.). Petersburg, VA. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: James Berrien of NYC.Upper gallery of Petersburg Exchange Center (Siege Museum). Petersburg, VA.Interior of Exchange Center (now Siege Museum) at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.
Field office wagon of Gen. George Thomas, U.S. Army, [aka Rock of Chickamauga] at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Portrait of Robert E. Lee in engraved bone frame at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Embroidered eagle with two flags marking Peace at end of Civil War by wife of Col. Fletcher H. Archer using material from tent of Robert E. Lee at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Confederate fifty cent banknote issue at Richmond at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.
Field office wagon of Gen. George Thomas, U.S. Army, [aka Rock of Chickamauga] at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Portrait of Robert E. Lee in engraved bone frame at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Embroidered eagle with two flags marking Peace at end (1866) of Civil War by wife of Col. Fletcher H. Archer using material from tent of Robert E. Lee at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Confederate fifty cent banknote issue at Richmond at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.
Experimental revolving canon built at Petersburg now in Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Battle of the Crater painting by John Elder at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Civilian life exhibit at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Piano at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.
Experimental revolving canon (1861) built at Petersburg now in Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Battle of the Crater (July 30, 1864) painting (1951) by John Elder at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Civilian life exhibit at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Piano at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.
Carved chair back at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Minton china from England imported to the Confederacy by blockade runners at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Civil War era pitcher at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Civil War era furniture at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.
Carved chair back (c1860s) at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Minton china from England imported to the Confederacy by blockade runners at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Civil War era pitcher at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.Civil War era furniture at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.

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