Death of Pegram

Death of Pegram (HM3O1)

Location: Dewitt, VA 23840 Dinwiddie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.357', W 77° 37.41'

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Late afternoon, April 1, 1865. Confederate infantrymen waited behind rude, muddy earthworks lining the White Oak Road. Young Colonel William R.J. Pegram tended to his artillery: three guns in this field, three others farther to the west (your right). Then came the Federals. Sheridan's dismounted cavalry attacked frontally. Later, Warren's infantry swept down from the east.

After fierce fighting, the Confederate positions around the intersection collapsed. In the melee fell Colonel Pegram, mortally wounded in the side. Just 23 years old, Pegram had survived all of the Army of Northern Virginia's major battles. He died only five miles from his ancestral home and just nine days short of the war's end.
HM NumberHM3O1
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266975 N 4113545
Decimal Degrees37.13928333, -77.62350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.357', W 77° 37.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 21.42" N, 77° 37' 24.60" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10901 State Rte 613, Dewitt VA 23840, US
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