The Breakthrough Trail
— Pamplin Historical Park —The two mounds on the lawn in front of you mark the locations of winter huts built by soldiers of Brigadier General Samuel McGowan's South Carolina brigade during the winter of 1864-65. McGowan's troops established several camps in this area immediately behind the earthworks they were building. During the Breakthrough of April 2, 1865, there was some brief fighting among the huts as the men of the Union Sixth Corps pushed forward to the Boydton Plank Road and the Southside Railroad.
|Placed By||Pamplin Historical Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 4:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280284 N 4117829|
|Decimal Degrees||37.18108333, -77.47505000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 10.865', W 77° 28.503'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 10' 51.90" N, 77° 28' 30.18" 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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