SOURCE: Entrepreneur Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

June 15, 2016 13:08 ET

Pamplin Historical Park Executive Director Speaks About Battle of the Crater July 30

PETERSBURG, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2016) - To honor the Battle of the Crater's 152nd anniversary, Pamplin Historical Park founder and owner Robert B. Pamplin Jr. invites visitors to an educational lecture about the historical battle from A. Wilson Greene, executive director of Pamplin Historical Park. Greene's presentation will take place on July 30 at 1:00 p.m. in Pamplin Historical Park's Education Center. The event is free with membership or regular park admission.

The Battle of the Crater began on July 30, 1864, in Petersburg at a part of General Robert E. Lee's Confederate line known as Elliot's Salient. That day a Union mine was exploded under Confederate lines in an attempt to create a breakthrough. Shortly after the explosion, there was a chaotic and deadly battle.

"We want our visitors to learn about this very important battle and its role in the Civil War," said Pamplin. "Mr. Greene will educate people of all ages about the historic significance of this unusual battle."

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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, Virginia, 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 Civil War 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 23 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. National and local publications have written of Dr. Pamplin -- "Not since the late Victorians has any person accomplished so much in a...single concentrated life." For more information, visit For more information about Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit

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