Lieutenant Colonel George B. Damon

Lieutenant Colonel George B. Damon (HM9YI)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
Country: United States of America

N 37° 10.836', W 77° 28.447'

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The Breakthrough

— Pamplin Historical Park —

Lieutenant Colonel George B. Damon

10th Vermont Infantry, 1st Brigade,
3rd Division (Seymour), Sixth Corps

Resident: Newbury, Vermont

Enlisted: August 1862

Colonel Damon's regiment, the 10th Vermont Infantry, struck the Confederate trenches about 300 yards southwest of this position (to your left) during the attack on April 2, 1865. He vividly remembered his role in the battle: "We immediately mounted and entered the works over the most accessible passages, being the first to enter the entrenchments on our own front, and taking a number of prisoners, who were sent to the rear without guard, because I thought it imprudent to spare any men for that purpose." Given an honorary promotion (breveted) to colonel for gallantry during the Breakthrough, Damon was mustered out of service in June 1865.
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Placed ByPamplin Historical Park
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280365 N 4117774
Decimal Degrees37.18060000, -77.47411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.836', W 77° 28.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 50.16" N, 77° 28' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6513 Duncan Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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