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Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

April 16, 1862

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
1. Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Marker
Inscription.
(front)
Third Regiment
Vermont
Volunteer Infantry

April 16, 1862
(left side)
3rd Regiment
Vermont Volunteer Infantry
Col. Breed N. Hyde Commanding

1st Brig., Smith's Div.
4th Corps Army of Potomac

April 16, 1862
Killed: 26, Wounded: 63
Medal of Honor
Recipients
Julian A. Scott
1846—1901
Drummer Co. E
Samuel E. Pingree
1832—1922
Captain Co. F
(right side)
Near this Spot
Four companies of the 3rd Vermont Regiment made the first assault by the Army of the Potomac upon an entrenched line. Led by Captain Samuel Pingree they crossed the Warwick River on a reconnaissance of the Confederate position. Occupying several rifle pits on the far shore, the Vermonters held off four Confederate Regiments for nearly an hour. Not being reinforced, the Vermonters withdrew through the rivers swollen waters carrying their wounded while the Confederates kept up a steady shower of musket balls striking the water like hail in a storm.
 
Location. 37° 10.971′ N, 76° 32.201′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Constitution Way one mile
Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
2. Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Marker
Vermont Monument in relation to the Battle of Dam No. 1 marker, just to the right
east of Jefferson Avenue (Virginia Route 143), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Newport News Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News VA 23603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Leeís Mill (Dam Number 1) (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Dam No. 1 (a few steps from this marker); Ten Pound Parrott Rifle and Limber (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peninsula Campaign Warwick River (about 400 feet away); Mottís Battery (about 400 feet away); Custerís Covered Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); One-Gun Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Berdanís Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dam No. 1 Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
3. Dam No. 1 Bridge
Passing the Vermont Monument, you will come to the bridge
Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Earthen Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
4. Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Earthen Fortifications
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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