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Near Spotsylvania Courthouse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Regiment Heavy Artillery

Massachusetts Volunteers

 
 
First Regiment Heavy Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. First Regiment Heavy Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
In commemoration of the deeds of the
First Regiment Heavy Artillery
Massachusetts Volunteers

(Armed as Infantry)
Three hundred and ninety eight of whose
members fell within an hour around
this spot during an action fought May 13, 1864
Between a division of the Union Army
commanded by General Tyler and a corps of the
Confederate forces under General Ewell.
Erected by the survivors of the regiment
1901

Massachusetts

 
Erected 1901 by State of Massachussets.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 1825.
 
Location. 38° 14.043′ N, 77° 34.215′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Court and Knob Hill Court, on the right when traveling north on Monument Court. The marker is located on a small tract operated by the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, Inc. The site is reached from Courthouse Road (CR 208), turning west on Bloomsbury Road.
First Regiment Heavy Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2018
2. First Regiment Heavy Artillery Marker
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At the intersection of Bloomsbury Road and Monument Drive, continue straight. Park along the road only, and use marked path to the monument area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7103 Monument Ct, Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harris Farm (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Harris Farm (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Harris Farm (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. James Z. Branscomb, CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Harris Farm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) (approx. half a mile away); Landram Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Landram House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
 
First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Monument
The monument stands on a knoll overlooking the main battlefield area.
Nearby memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 12, 2021
4. Nearby memorial plaque
A living memorial to our dead
Charles Doyle
and
Edward Fischel
on behalf of their beloved organization
The Civil War Roundtable
of Greater Boston

May 14, 1989
and to the men of the
1st Mass. Hvy. Artillery who died here
May 19, 1864
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,619 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on September 11, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   3. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022