Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dead of the North Anna Battleﬁeld
“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 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 •
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