Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Col. William R. Cox
4th North Carolina State Troops
Col. Bryan Grimes
14th North Carolina Troops
Col. R. Tyler Bennett
30th North Carolina Troops
Col. Francis M. Parker
At dawn May 12, 1864 Union troops overwhelmed Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson's Division at the muleshoe salient. Brig. Gen. Stephen Dodson Ramseur's North Carolina Brigade counterattacked across these earthworks and by 7:30 a.m. regained the portion of the salient opposite this point. For the next twenty hours Ramseur's men held their ground in the face of determined Union assaults. The North Carolinians then withdrew to a new defensive line one-half mile to the rear. This gallant stand helped thwart the Union advance and saved Lee's army from disaster.
Erected by the 30th N.C. Troops (Reactivated) Charlotte, N.C.
Erected 2001 by 30th North Carolina Troops (Reactivated).
Location. 38° 13.231′ N, 77° 36.122′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania Touch for map. Located to the west of Stop five (McCoull House Site) on the driving tour of Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uptonís Assault (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Counterattack (about 500 feet away); Doles Salient (about 500 feet away); Mayhem in the Muleshoe (about 600 feet away); The McCoull House (about 600 feet away); Spotsylvania Campaign (about 600 feet away); McCoull Spring (about 600 feet away); Upton's Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Also see . . . McCoull House. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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