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Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dead of the North Anna Battlefield

 
 
Dead of the North Anna Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. Dead of the North Anna Battlefield Marker
Inscription. This monument honors all the valiant men who lost their lives on the battlefields of the North Anna
May 23-26, 1864

“No more shall the war cry sever,
or the winding rivers be red;
They banish our anger forever
when they laurel the graves of our dead!
Under the sod and the dew,
waiting the Judgement Day;
Love and tears for the blue,
tears and love for the gray.”

In memory of Cpl. Michael Shortell 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company G, Iron Brigade
Born: November 24, 1840 – New Brunswick, Canada
Enlisted: August 12, 1861 – Stockton, Wisconsin
Died: May 23, 1864 – Jericho Mill, Virginia

Kept in eternal remembrance by his family
The descendants of Mary and Lucy Shortell
 
Location. 37° 52.9′ N, 77° 29.943′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Verdon Road (Virginia Route 685) 0.2 miles west of New Market Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the parking lot of North Anna Battlefield Park, near the trailhead. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11576 Verdon Rd, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fight for North Anna / The North Anna Battlefield
Markers in the North Anna Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
2. Markers in the North Anna Battlefield
This 75-acre park contains earthworks and rifle pits used by the Confederate troops during the May 1864 battle at Ox Ford.
(here, next to this marker); The Ox Ford Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Weisiger's Virginians (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle on the Skirmish Line (approx. ¼ mile away); One Brigade Alone (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Heart of Dixie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Run for Safety (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turning Lee’s Flank (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
 
More about this marker. The plaque contains the crossed flags of the Union and the Confederacy.
 
Also see . . .
1. North Anna. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. North Anna Battlefield Park. Hanover County Parks & Recreation (Submitted on July 3, 2014.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confedrate Earthworks on the North Anna Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
3. Confedrate Earthworks on the North Anna Battlefield
Well preserved earthworks, such as these found near the marker, can be seen along the 2 mile walking trail in North Anna Battlefield Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,439 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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