The Breakthrough Trail Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 10.828 W 077° 28.519
18S E 280259 N 4117762
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2020 5:21:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM137NC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
The Breakthrough Trail-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

LOCATION: Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670). Marker is in Pamplin Historical Park, at the Breakthrough Trail trailhead. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
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