In the few days, Congress is expected to approve legislation that will add 7,000 acres to the Petersburg National Battefield Park. It will become the largest Civil War battlefield in the country.
Battlefield Supt. Lewis Rogers said the park is currently 2,500. acres.
The additional land includes the sites of 18 major battles. and will be helpful in telling the story of the longest siege in U.S. history, and all who fought on there on both sides, including 16,000 U.S. Colored Troops.