The Breakthrough Trail
— Pamplin Historical Park —On the final day of the Battle of Peebles' Farm, October 2, 1864, Union troops of Brigadier General Gershom Mott's Third Division, Second Army Corps, moved against the Confederate breastworks at the Hart Farm. Mott had orders to determine if the trenches were vulnerable to an attack. The Federals met light resistance from Confederate cavalrymen as they marched up Duncan Road (which they called Harmon Road, after a home located near its intersection with Boydton Plank Road, today's U.S. 1). Major General Henry Heth began rushing infantry units to the area to meet this threat.
|Placed By||Pamplin Historical Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280140 N 4117407|
|Decimal Degrees||37.17725000, -77.47655000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 10.635', W 77° 28.593'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 10' 38.10" N, 77° 28' 35.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6915 Duncan Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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