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Harris Farm

Central Virginia Battlefield Trust

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 15, 2014
1. Harris Farm Marker
Inscription. The Civil War devastated Central Virginia. Four major battles were fought within a fifteen-mile radius of where you now stand and resulted in more than 100,000 casualties. The National Park Service protects portions of these battlefields, but development threatens significant areas. For example, less than ten percent of the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield has been preserved.

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) is the steward of ground before you. The CVBT is a non-profit lands conservation organization dedicated to preserving Civil War battlefields and landmarks. Since its organization in 1996, the CVBT has been instrumental in saving more than 900 acres of battlefield land. Most of this land is associated with the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House.

The CVBT has not only saved hundreds of historic battlefield acreage, but also preserved the memories and meanings of what unfolded on these crucial grounds. Please help us to protect these battlefields. To learn more about the CVBT and what you can do, visit our website at www.cvbt.org.

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(lower left) Wilderness Crossroads, Germann Plank Road trace Courtesy Tom A. Van Winkie
Thousands of soldiers marched down this road. The CVBT saved this crucial piece
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By Bernard Fisher, May 15, 2014
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of ground on the Wilderness Battlefield.
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 14.026′ N, 77° 34.12′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of South Harris Farm Road and Pond View Lane, on the right when traveling south on South Harris Farm Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Harris Farm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Harris Farm (about 400 feet away); Seeing the Elephant (about 500 feet away); First Regiment Heavy Artillery (about 500 feet away); Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Landram Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Landram House (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Landram House (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Central Virginia Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on May 16, 2014.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Harris Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 15, 2014
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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