Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Warren again attacked the Confederate line unsuccessfully on May 10 and on May 12. With each repulse, casualties mounted and enthusiasm waned. "It is not a matter of surprise that they had lost all spirit for that kind of work," explained one Union officer, "as their previous experience had taught them that to [attack] was certain death on that front." Stymied at Laurel Hill, Grant turned his attention to the Muleshoe Salient, one mile to your left. There, Union arms enjoyed greater success.
Erected by Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. Spindle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Spindle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); The Race for Spotsylvania Court House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Death of Sedgwick (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sedgwick (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laurel Hill Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2014, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2014, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.