Near Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Inverted V
May 23, 1864 6:45pm
— Gray Trail —
“...a tremendous volley to our left, followed by the unmistakable ‘Rebel yell’ told us plain enough that the Mississippians had struck the Yanks and as the yelling and the firing came towards us, it was evident enough that the Yanks were on the run.... As they passed us Tinley and I made a few more shots at them and as the Mississippi boys came up a big strapping fellow called out, ‘Bang it Boys, but ain’t we making them think it’s Christmas though.’” E. A. Shiver, Co. C, 2d Battalion Georgia Volunteers, on the Confederate
Presented to the people of the United States by the Ukrops Foundation, Richmond, Virginia. Ukrops is a strong supportive member of the Hanover County/Ashland community.
Erected by Blue & Gray Education Society, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department. (Marker Number Stop-8.)
Location. 37° 53.24′ N, 77° 29.601′ W. Marker is near Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Verndon Road 0.2 miles west of New Market Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. Located along the "Gray" trail in North Anna Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11576 Verdon Rd, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Save yourselves if you can" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Come on to Richmond" (about 500 feet away); One More River to Cross (about 500 feet away); Men from Massachusetts (about 600 feet away); Like the Coming of a Cyclone (about 600 feet away); Artillery Duel (about 700 feet away); The Heart of Dixie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Run for Safety (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
More about this marker. On the left are photos of “Lieutenant Colonel Stephen M. Weld, slightly wounded leading the 56th Massachusetts at Ox Ford” and “Lieutenant Colonel Henry H. Pearson, killed while leading the 6th New Hampshire against the Inverted V”.
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summaries. North Anna. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.)
2. Civil War Preservation Trust. North Anna. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.)
3. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefield Memorial National Military Park. Battle of North Anna. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.)
4. North Anna Battlefield Park. Hanover County Parks & Recreation (Submitted on July 3, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,184 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.