The Breakthrough Trail

The Breakthrough Trail (HM9ZY)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.828', W 77° 28.519'

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Pamplin Historical Park

A walk along the Breakthrough Trail is a journey into history! On April 2, 1865, thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers clashed here to determine the fate of Petersburg and Richmond. The Breakthrough Trail leads past many original features of this battlefield, including the Hart House and some of America's best preserved Civil War fortifications. A series of interpretive signs, many with recorded messages, helps explain the dramatic events that occurred on this hallowed ground. This terrain is generally level, and the trail is well maintained for easy walking. Please help us protect the earthworks, rifle pits, house sites, and other historic resources along the Breakthrough Trail by remaining on the path.

"[The] enemy have broken through our lines ?. I see no prospect of doing more than holding our position here till night. I am not certain that I can do that."
- General Robert E. Lee, commanding Confederate army

"Altogether this has been one of the greatest victories of the war."
- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, commanding Union armies
HM NumberHM9ZY
Placed ByPamplin Historical Park
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 9:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280259 N 4117761
Decimal Degrees37.18046667, -77.47531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.828', W 77° 28.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 49.68" N, 77° 28' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6619 Duncan Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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