Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry (HM1M4Z)

Location: Newport News, VA 23608
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.971', W 76° 32.201'

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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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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.
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Date Added Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363595 N 4116262
Decimal Degrees37.18285000, -76.53668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.971', W 76° 32.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 58.26" N, 76° 32' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)757, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dam #1 Bridge, Newport News VA 23608, US
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