PETERSBURG, VA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) -  Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. announces Pamplin Historical Park's continuation of the popular Summer Tour Series on Saturday, June 18 with the tour "Lee and Grant Under Fire." This caravan tour visits the command sites of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant during the last days of the Petersburg Campaign. The program will be led by park ranger and historian Edward Alexander and departs from The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 18.

This caravan driving tour will examine the different ways that commanding generals Grant and Lee focused their energies while under enemy fire during the events of the Breakthrough of April 2, 1865. Visits will be made to Grant's temporary headquarters at the Banks House and the site of Lee's permanent headquarters at Edge Hill. The tour will also visit Fort Gregg and the Dimmock Line to highlight the generals' decisions and actions during this decisive battle.

"Pamplin Historical Park features some of the best-preserved original Civil War fortifications in the nation and the Summer Tour Series will give guests a unique perspective on the battle, army strategies and the individuals who fought," said Pamplin. "The visit to the Lee and Grant command sites will offer history lovers the opportunity to gain greater insight into this significant time in our nation's history."

This installment of the Summer Tour Series is free for Park Members and is included with Park admission for walk-in visitors. The car caravan departs from The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 18. Regular Park admission is $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for seniors and $7.50 for children ages 6-12.

About Pamplin Historical Park
One of "Virginia's Best Places to Visit" according to the Travel Channel and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Va., offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The park is also the site of the Breakthrough battle of April 2, 1865, and America's premier participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit

About Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Robert B. Pamplin Jr. has earned eight degrees -- including two doctorates -- in business, economics, accounting, education and theology. He has been honored nationally as a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist and author of 24 books and comic books, including two book-of-the-month club selections. Pamplin's business interests include media (the Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers), textiles, construction and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees and featured in national magazines, in newspapers and on television. He has served on presidential and state commissions, and he has been chairman of the board of trustees of three colleges. Pamplin is widely recognized as America's leading historical preservationist and foremost diversified entrepreneur. For more information, visit For more information about Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit

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