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Petersburg National Battlefield gets new chief

A new superintendent is bound for Petersburg National Battlefield, one of the South’s most significant Civil War sites, The (Petersburg) Progress-Index reports.

The National Park Service has named Lewis Rogers to succeed Bob Kirby,  the new superintendent of Gettysburg National Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site in Pennsylvania.

Rogers is chief ranger at Valley Forge National Historical Park, the popular Revolutionary War site–scene of the bitter 1777-78 winter and privations experienced by Gen. George Washington and his Continental Army–in eastern Pennsylvania. In May, Rogers will take over the top spot at the Petersburg battlefield.

Lewis, who joined the Park Service in 1984, has worked as a law enforcement ranger of the Blue Ridge Parkway and chief ranger of Booker T. Washington National Memorial near Hardy, Franklin County, in southwestern Virginia, among other postings.

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