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

Grant’s Supply Line

 
 
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By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
1. Grant's Supply Line Marker
Inscription.  The Fredericksburg Road, present-day Route 208, was the Army of the Potomac's supply line during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. For two weeks in May 1864, wagons shuttled back and forth along the road between the Union army and its supply base at Belle Plains on the Potomac River. Thousands of Confederate prisoners and wounded Union soldiers made their way to the rear along this road. As the Union army continued south toward Richmond, it shifted its supply base from Belle Plains to Port Royal, and abandoned the Fredericksburg Road about 21 May.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-40.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 14.74′ N, 77° 31.421′ W. Marker is in Leavells, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 208) and Leavells Road, on the right when traveling south on Courthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Grant's Supply Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
2. Grant's Supply Line Marker
View is to the northeast.
3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Start of Sheridan's Raid (approx. 1½ miles away); Stuart (approx. 1½ miles away); Cox House (approx. 2 miles away); The Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 2 miles away); Longstreet’s Winter Headquarters (approx. 2 miles away); Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) (approx. 2.4 miles away); Harris Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pvt. James Z. Branscomb, CSA (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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