Near Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
One Brigade Alone
May 24, 1864 3:00pm - 4:00pm
—Gray Trail —
“The General was inspired with that artificial courage known throughout the army as ‘Dutch courage,’ the quantity of which seemed to be sufficient to sustain him through this or any other trying ordeal, but the quality was not of the enduring kind.” Captain John Anderson, 57th Massachusetts Infantry, Ledlie’s Brigade
Presented to the people of the United States by the loyal legion of battlefield students known as The Bearss Brigade.
Erected by Blue & Gray Education Society, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department. (Marker Number Stop 4.)
Location. 37° 53.134′ N, 77° 29.861′ W. Marker is near Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Verndon Road 0.2 miles west of New Market Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located along the "Gray" trail in North Anna Battlefield Park. 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. Battle on the Skirmish Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Run for Safety (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Heart of Dixie (about 400 feet away); Colonel Weisiger's Virginians (about 500 feet away); The Ox Ford Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Men from Massachusetts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Like the Coming of a Cyclone (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Come on to Richmond" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
More about this marker. On the right are photos of "Brigadier General James H. Ledlie" and the "Officers of the 56th Massachusetts Infantry, Ledlie's Brigade".
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summaries. North Anna. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.)
2. Civil War Preservation Trust. North Anna. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.)
3. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefield Memorial National Military Park. Battle of North Anna. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.)
4. North Anna Battlefield Park. Hanover County Parks & Recreation (Submitted on July 3, 2014.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.