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

Colquitt Turns Tyler’s Flank

11:00 A.M.

Colquitt Turns Tyler’s Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2014
1. Colquitt Turns Tyler’s Flank Marker
Inscription.  “I at once saw the enemy outnumbered us, as they were in double lines, and extended beyond our right. I immediately asked for reinforcements, but was informed they could not be furnished. Colonel Webb, who has remained in front for some moments, started back, promising to bring up reinforcements if he could obtain them, but he returned in a short time without them. The rapid and incessant fire of our men prevented the enemy from advancing, although they made several attempts to do so.”

“After holding our position for nearly or perhaps quite an hour, reports reached me that our ammunition was being exhausted, many of the men supplying themselves from the dead and wounded. About this time, I discovered that the enemy was advancing and extending farther to our right. I sent for ammunition twice without being able to obtain it.”

(upper left) Brigadier General Erastus Tyler chronicled in his comprehensive official report all that took place on that historical, infamous day.
(upper right) Map by Captain John Bigelow 1928
(lower right) Later, Edwin Forbes would sketch that horrible
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day…May 3rd. Wounded soldiers were rescued from the hellish haze of smoke that darkened and obscured the burning woods.
Images courtesy S.H.A. and Library of Congress-2014
Erected 2014.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 38° 19.377′ N, 77° 38.714′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Elys Ford Road (County Route 610) 0.4 miles north of US Ford Road (County Route 616), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13414 5th Corps Ln, 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. Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line (here, next to this marker); Colquitt’s Attack (here, next to this marker); Chancellorsville (a few steps from this marker); Stone's Reconnaissance (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Midnight Conference (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Line Contained Along Mineral Springs Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 124th New York Regiment’s First Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Apex of Hooker’s Last Line (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .  Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Elys Ford Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
2. Elys Ford Rd (facing north)
. National Park Service (Submitted on December 14, 2014.) 
Elys Ford Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
3. Elys Ford Rd (facing south)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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