Near Chancellor in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
23rd USCT At the Alrich Farm
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EM-3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1864.
Location. 38° 16.948′ N, 77° 37.272′ W. Marker is near Chancellor, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Catharpin Road (County Route 612) and Sawhill Boulevard (Local Route 2085), on the right when traveling south on Catharpin Road. It is 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 walking distance of this marker. The Wilderness and the Overland Campaign (approx. half a mile away); U. S. Colored Troops in Spotsylvania (approx. half a mile away); Sergeant Benjamin Brown (approx. half a mile away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bivouac (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Bold Plan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Final Meeting, Fateful March (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jackson on the Move (approx. one mile away).
More about this marker. Orange Plank Road mentioned on the marker is present-day Old Plank Road, County Route 610.
Also see . . . In Our Midst: First Combat of the USCTs in Northern Virginia. Narrative of the engagement at the Alrich Farm. With map. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on May 24, 2016, by Kirk Heflin of Spotsylvania, Virginia.