1st Lieutenant Octavius Augustus Wiggins

1st Lieutenant Octavius Augustus Wiggins (HM9Y7)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.861', W 77° 28.478'

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The Breakthrough

— Pamplin Historical Park —

1st Lieutenant Octavius Augustus Wiggins

Company E, 37th North Carolina
Infantry, Lane's Brigade,
Wilcox's Division, Third Corps

Resident: Halifax County, North Carolina

Enlisted: June 1862

Wiggins was wounded near here during the Breakthrough on April 2, 1865: "I received a scalp wound, the muzzle of the gun being in such close proximity to my head as to blow powder into my face, nearly destroying my eyes and knocking me senseless upon the ground. Of course, I was captured." Wiggins escaped while being taken to a prison at Johnson's Island, Ohio, and made his way back home.
HM NumberHM9Y7
Placed ByPamplin Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280321 N 4117821
Decimal Degrees37.18101667, -77.47463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.861', W 77° 28.478'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 51.66" N, 77° 28' 28.68" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6513 Duncan Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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