Sixth Maryland Infantry Monument

Sixth Maryland Infantry Monument (HMWNH)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.716', W 77° 28.508'

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The Sixth Maryland Infantry attacked over this ground in the pre-dawn hours of April 2, 1865. A portion of the regiment, led by Major Clifton K. Prentiss, poured over the Confederate works here, suffering numerous casualties in the process, including Major Prentiss. Sergeant John E. Buffington earned the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the attack. This monument is respectfully dedicated to the soldiers of the Sixth Maryland Infantry.
Year Placed2011
Placed BySixth Regiment of Maryland Infantry Descendants Association
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280269 N 4117554
Decimal Degrees37.17860000, -77.47513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.716', W 77° 28.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 42.96" N, 77° 28' 30.48" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6669-6799 State Rte 670, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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