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Site of the Petersburg Breakthrough
Photographer: Bill Coughlin
Taken: April 23, 2007
Caption: Site of the Petersburg Breakthrough
Additional Description: These earthworks mark the site where the Union 6th Corps. finally broke through the Confederate's Petersburg line. This breakthrough led to the evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond, and Lee's retreat toward Appomattox. The Breakthrough is located in Pamplin Historical Park.
Submitted: March 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
Database Locator Identification Number: p18697
File Size: 2.732 Megabytes

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