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New Superintendent Named at Petersburg National Battlefield

New battlefield superintendent has previous Virginia ties

PETERSBURG – The National Park Service has named a veteran park ranger with previous experience in Virginia as the new superintendent of the Petersburg National Battlefield.

Lewis Rogers, currently chief ranger at Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania, will take over the top spot at the Petersburg park in May.

He succeeds Bob Kirby, who left earlier this year to become superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site in Pennsylvania. Currently, Jill Hawk is interim superintendent and will return to her position as chief ranger for the Park Service’s Northeast Region when Rogers arrives next month.1

To read the entire article at The Petersburg Progress-Index, click here.

  1. “New battlefield superintendent has previous Virginia ties.” Petersburg Progress-Index. Petersburg Progress-Index. Web. 14 Apr. 2010.
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