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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hart Farm

The Breakthrough Trail

 

—Pamplin Historical Park —

 
The Hart Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. The Hart Farm Marker
Inscription. This extension of The Breakthrough Trail leads to the historic Hart House, a ten minute walk from here. The trail parallels the Confederate earthworks that extended across the Boisseau farm (Tudor Hall) to the neighboring Hart farm to the southwest. Pamplin Historical Park has restored the Hart House exterior to its appearance in 1865. Exhibits at the house describe the fighting that occurred there during the Battle of Peebles’ Farm on October 2, 1864 and during the Breakthrough of April 2, 1865. The terrain is fairly level and the trail is maintained for easy walking. The trail crosses a major local terrain feature, Arthur’s Swamp. Please help us protect the earthworks and other historic resources along the trail by remaining on the prepared path.
 
Erected by Pamplin Historical Park.
 
Location. 37° 10.756′ N, 77° 28.434′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Virginia Route 670, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Pamplin Historical Park, on the Breakthrough Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Attack Begins (within shouting distance of this marker);
Hart House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Hart House
Confederate fortifications built near this house were finally taken by Union troops during the Breakthrough of April 2, 1865.
“The Strongest Line of Works Ever Constructed” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant John E. Buffington (about 400 feet away); McGowan’s South Carolina Brigade (about 400 feet away); Sixth Maryland Infantry Monument (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant Colonel George B. Damon (about 500 feet away); The Confederate Fortifications (about 500 feet away); Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker contains a map of the Breakthrough Trail and the Hart Farm loop. The location of the marker is indicated on this map.
 
Also see . . .
1. Breakthrough at Petersburg. The American Civil War website. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Hart Farm. Pamplin Historical Park website. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Final Assault.
Hart Barn Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Hart Barn
The troops of General Gershom Mott charged across the fields round this barn toward the Confederate fortifications on the Hart Farm during the October 2, 1864 Battle of Peebles’ Farm.
The Civil War Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Hart Farm Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
4. The Hart Farm
The Hart farmhouse (right) and barn can be seen in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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