The Breakthrough Trail
— Pamplin Historical Park —Major General Horatio G. Wright deployed the 14,000 attackers of his Sixth Corps in a wedge-shaped formation. Although the entire battle front extended for nearly a mile, the point of the wedge was here, manned by the Vermont Brigade commanded by Brigadier General Lewis A. Grant. Some 2,200 Vermonters stepped out at 4:40 a.m. to lead the assault, their left flank hugging the ravine to your left. The rest of the Sixth Corps formed to the left and right of the Vermonters but somewhat behind them. At the sound of a signal gun, the entire Sixth Corps arose and moved forward, invisible in the misty darkness but making a noise "like a strong breeze blowing through the swaying boughs and dense foliage of some great forest."
|Placed By||Pamplin Historical Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280381 N 4117692|
|Decimal Degrees||37.17986667, -77.47391667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 10.792', W 77° 28.435'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 10' 47.52" N, 77° 28' 26.10" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6619 Duncan Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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