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

Spotsylvania Campaign

 
 
Spotsylvania Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Spotsylvania Campaign Marker
Inscription. May 12, 1864. In the large scale attack of this day, Warren's V Corps on the Federal right and Burnside's IX on the left engaged the Confederate forces facing them while Wright's VI moved to help Hancock. The seriousness of Lee's counterattack forced Grant and Meade to weaken Warren's front and throw most of his men into the Salient fight. After Lee fell back to a new line across the base of the "Mule Shoe," the Federals refaced and occupied these Confederate works. Toward the end of the operations this area was abandoned.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 13.414′ N, 77° 35.78′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Gordon Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the East Face of the Salient trail at tour stop six (East Face) 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. A different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (here, next to this marker); The Confederate Line
Two Campaign Markers at the East Angle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Two Campaign Markers at the East Angle
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dawn Assault (about 500 feet away); Fatal Mistake at the East Angle (about 500 feet away); "The Toughest Fight Yet" (about 800 feet away); Struggle for the Bloody Angle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Confederate Earthworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Mass Capture (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  East Face of Salient. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Mule Shoe Fighting image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Mule Shoe Fighting
This painting of the fighting stands nearby.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 737 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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