Near Spotsylvania Courthouse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1872.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 13.051′ N, 77° 36.168′ W. Marker was near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker was at the intersection of Gordon Drive and Anderson Drive, on the right when traveling west on Gordon Drive. Located at tour stop Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Harrison House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee to the Rear! (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison House Site (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ramseur's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee's Last Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mayhem in the Muleshoe (approx. ¼ mile away); The McCoull House (approx. ¼ mile away); Upton’s Assault (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
More about this marker. This was an older marker placed at the battlefield in the 1950s, but was replaced recently by a more modern "wayside" type exhibit. These and similar old markers are called "Happel panels" after Ralph Happel, a historian who wrote the text.
Also see . . . Harrison House. Page from Robert Koch's site detailing the Harrison House, featuring both wartime and modern photographs of the area. The text for the marker was transcribed from Mr. Koch's web site. (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,146 times since then and 207 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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