Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Here Fell General Alexander Hays
3rd Div. 2nd Corps. U.S.V.
May 5, 1864.
General Alexander Hays Post No. 3
Department of Pennsylvania G.A.R.
Davis Star Camp, Sons of Veterans
Erected by General Alexander Hays Post No. 3 Department of Pennsylvania G.A.R. and Davis Star Camp, Sons of Veterans.
Location. 38° 18.171′ N, 77° 42.557′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Brock Road (Virginia Route 613) and Plank Road (County Route 621), on the right when traveling south on Brock Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers 1862 - 1865 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); No Turning Back (about 700 feet away); On to Richmond! (about 700 feet away); Horror on the Orange Plank Road (about 800 feet away); The Climax (approx. Valuable Crossroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Echoes Homeward (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hell Itself (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
More about this marker. A very small pull off area allows one or two cars at a time to view this mortuary monument. However traffic on this section of the battlefield is often very heavy. Visitors are encouraged to walk to the site from the Brock Road-Plank Road Intersection tour stop.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of the Wilderness. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. General Alexander Hays. Short biographical sketch. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Hays' Grave Site. More cannon surround Hays' grave site in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. 42-pounder Seacoast Gun Pattern of 1845
The gun used for the mortuary monument here is a large seacoast gun made from a pattern dating to 1845. On the right trunnion the markings are "R.P.P." and "W.P.F." for Robert Parker Parrott owner of West Point foundry where the weapon was produced. On the left trunnion is the date of manufacture, 1859. This indicates the gun was one of 34 produced by the foundry in that year. A reinforcing band around the breech (where the cannon meets the base), similar to those used on rifled Parrott guns. Presumably
— Submitted March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,264 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.