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

Landram House

 
 
Landram House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Landram House Marker
Inscription. These stone chimneys are all that remain of the Landram house, a prominent landmark during the Spotsylvania Campaign. The Confederate picket reserve stood here shivering in the early morning fog on May 12, 1864 when the silence was suddenly shattered by the assault of 20,000 Federals of the II Corps. The sentries were quickly engulfed and the blue wave swept over the 550 yards of rolling open terrain crashing into the surprised rebels at the salient. Shortly after 7:00 a.m. General Hancock, commanding the II corps, moved his headquarters forward to the Landram house in plain view of the day-long fighting. Unlike so many soldiers who passed it, the Landram house survived the battle only to fall prey to fire in the more peaceful times of 1905.
 
Location. 38° 13.684′ N, 77° 35.612′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the Bloody Angle trail 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. Landram Farm (here, next to
The Landram House Marker and the MOLLUS Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. The Landram House Marker and the MOLLUS Monument
In the background are the chimneys, the only remains of the house.
this marker); a different marker also named The Landram House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farm to Killing Field (about 500 feet away); Vista Clearing at Spotsylvania (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dawn Assault (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fatal Mistake at the East Angle (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Bloody Angle. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Landram House Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. The Landram House Ruins
The remains of two chimneys still stand inside a copse of trees.
Signpost in Front of the Landram House Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Signpost in Front of the Landram House Ruins
A reprint of a newspaper illustration. General Wright's Corps running in twelve hundred rebel prisoners. The scene depicts elements of General Edward Johnson's Confederate Division marched to the rear of the lines, past the Landram House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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