Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry April 16, 1862 - Newport News VA
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N 37° 10.971 W 076° 32.201
18S E 363595 N 4116262
Quick Description: 3rd Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Col. Breed N. Hyde Commanding
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2020 10:43:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM137WR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry April 16, 1862--
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Third Regiment
Vermont
Volunteer Infantry
April 16, 1862

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3rd Regiment
Vermont Volunteer Infantry
Col. Breed N. Hyde Commanding

1st Brig., Smith's Div.
4th Corps Army of Potomac

April 16, 1862
Killed: 26, Wounded: 63
Medal of Honor
Recipients
Julian A. Scott
1846—1901
Drummer Co. E
Samuel E. Pingree
1832—1922
Captain Co. F

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Near this Spot
Four companies of the 3rd Vermont Regiment made the first assault by the Army of the Potomac upon an entrenched line. Led by Captain Samuel Pingree they crossed the Warwick River on a reconnaissance of the Confederate position. Occupying several rifle pits on the far shore, the Vermonters held off four Confederate Regiments for nearly an hour. Not being reinforced, the Vermonters withdrew through the rivers swollen waters carrying their wounded while the Confederates kept up a steady shower of musket balls striking the water like hail in a storm.

LOCATION: Marker is in North Newport News in Newport News, Virginia. Memorial can be reached from Constitution Way one mile east of Jefferson Avenue (Virginia Route 143), on the left when traveling east. Located in Newport News Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News VA 23603, United States of America.
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