The Breakthrough Trail
— Pamplin Historical Park —In the hours, days, and years after the Breakthrough, many Union soldiers boasted that they or their regiment were the first troops to capture the Confederate works on the morning of April 2. Darkness, the chaos of the attack, and the wide Federal battle front make it impossible to credit with absolute certainty any individual or unit with that honor. Captain Charles G. Gould of the 5th Vermont, however, made the most persuasive claim that he preceded the rest of the Sixth Corps over the earthworks at a spot near here.
|Placed By||Pamplin Historical Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280376 N 4117840|
|Decimal Degrees||37.18120000, -77.47401667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 10.872', W 77° 28.441'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 10' 52.32" N, 77° 28' 26.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6513 Duncan Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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