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

Spotsylvania Campaign

 
 
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By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Spotsylvania Campaign Marker
Inscription. This road leads to the Landram House ruin. In the days of the Civil War it was a small whitewashed dwelling built of squared logs and heated by stone-chimneyed fireplaces. From similar modest homesteads, North and South, had spring Abraham Lincoln and other leaders. On the 12th of May, 1864, the place was overrun by Lincoln's legions. During the severe fighting of that day, it became Gen. W.S. Hancock's headquarters as well as a hospital area and artillery park. Where only a few rural boots had trod, the feet of thousands churned the soil that wet and bloody day.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 13.408′ N, 77° 36.088′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at tour stop three (Bloody Angle) 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. The Muleshoe Salient (a few steps from this marker); Attack on the Muleshoe (within shouting
Spotsylvania Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Spotsylvania Campaign Marker
distance of this marker); Bloody Angle, Crowded Ravine (within shouting distance of this marker); Aftermath (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (about 400 feet away); 126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); 49th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); McGowan's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Bloody Angle. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Road to the Landram House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Road to the Landram House
The road to the house today is only used for service vehicles, but is also part of the hiking trail for the Bloody Angle. To the left of the road are the remains of Federal earthworks. In the distance, at the tree line at the end of the road, is the site of the Landram House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 920 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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