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

Sixth Maryland Infantry Monument

 
 
Sixth Maryland Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
1. Sixth Maryland Infantry Monument
Inscription. The Sixth Maryland Infantry attacked over this ground in the pre-dawn hours of April 2, 1865. A portion of the regiment, led by Major Clifton K. Prentiss, poured over the Confederate works here, suffering numerous casualties in the process, including Major Prentiss. Sergeant John E. Buffington earned the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the attack. This monument is respectfully dedicated to the soldiers of the Sixth Maryland Infantry.
 
Erected 2011 by Sixth Regiment of Maryland Infantry Descendants Association.
 
Location. 37° 10.716′ N, 77° 28.508′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670) 0.7 miles east of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1). Click for map. This monument is located on the Hart Farm Trail at Pamplin Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Strongest Line of Works Ever Constructed” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hart Farm (about 400 feet away); “The Cannons’ Flashes Lit Up the Terrible Scene”
Confederate works in the background (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
2. Confederate works in the background (facing south)
(about 400 feet away); McGowan’s South Carolina Brigade (about 500 feet away); The Attack Begins (about 600 feet away); The Confederate Fortifications (about 600 feet away); The Battle of Harmon Road (about 600 feet away); Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sixth Regiment of Maryland Infantry Descendants Association. Highlights of the monument dedication ceremony (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Pamplin Historical Park. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate works in the background (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
3. Confederate works in the background (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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