Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Warren again attacked the Confederate line unsuccessfully on May 10 and on May 12. With each repulse, casualties mounted and enthusiasm waned. "It is not a matter of surprise that they had lost all spirit for that kind of work," explained one Union officer, "as their previous experience had taught them that to [attack] was certain death on that front." Stymied at Laurel Hill, Grant turned his attention to the Muleshoe Salient, one mile to your left. There, Union arms enjoyed greater success.
Erected by Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 12.94′ N, 77° 37.126′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Hancock Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located west of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spindle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Spindle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Race for Spotsylvania Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sedgwick (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Death of Sedgwick (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
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