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

McCoull Spring

 
 
McCoull Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. McCoull Spring Marker
Inscription. This spring has always been important to the McCoull family but on May 12, 1864 it became a vital source of rejuvenation to hundreds of Confederates involved in the fighting at the Bloody Angle. Colonel Charles S. Venable, an aide-de-camp to Lee, remembered seeing Gen. Robert E. Rodes "near the famous spring" ordering fresh troops into the struggle at the salient. The concrete cap and modern pipe were added when the Civilian Conservation Corps used this area for a camp in the 1930's. This is no longer an approved water source and is unsafe for drinking.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 38° 13.267′ N, 77° 35.998′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from McCoull Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located just northwest of Stop five (McCoull House Site) on the driving tour of 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. Mayhem in the Muleshoe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The McCoull House
McCoull Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. McCoull Spring Marker
(about 300 feet away); Ramseur's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Spotsylvania Campaign (about 700 feet away); Aftermath (about 700 feet away); McGowan's Brigade (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  McCoull House. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McCoull Spring image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. McCoull Spring
The concrete cap mentioned on the marker covers the spring head.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 5 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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