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

Lee's Last Line

 
 
Lee's Last Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Lee's Last Line Marker
Inscription. These well-preserved earthworks which run east and west through the woods are the remains of the defensive position constructed during the fighting at the Bloody Angle. Major General Martin Luther Smith, Lee's chief engineer and designer of the Confederate defenses at New Orleans and Vicksburg, made this line virtually impregnable. The apex of the original Mule Shoe salient is approximately 1,250 yards north of this point. Please help protect these features by walking on the trail and not on the earthworks.
 
Location. 38° 12.897′ N, 77° 36.296′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Anderson Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the Spotsylvania History trail in the Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harrison House Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Earthworks (approx.
Marker beside the Trail along Lee's Last Line Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Marker beside the Trail along Lee's Last Line Earthworks
0.2 miles away); Grant's May 18th Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee to the Rear! (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Harrison House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ramseur's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Lee's Last Line. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Confederate Earthworks
A section of the remaining lines. Ewell's Corps of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia occupied these trenches during the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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