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

Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line

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Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2014
1. Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line Marker
Inscription.  
“Until near noon on May 3rd, the fighting was severe, when the ammunition of the infantry having been exhausted and repeated calls for more being unanswered, the line was forced to retire to the breast-works. The dead and most of the wounded were left upon the field. To screen his movements, the enemy set the forest on fire where many lay, perished miserably in the flames. The enemy followed up and had reached the edge of the wood just in front of the works, when the batteries opened on him a murderous fire, causing him to recoil.” - Col. Edgert Gregory

Tyler's 1st Brigade, Humphrey's Division, V Corps, consisting of the 91st, 126th, 129th and the 134th Pennsylvania Regiments and the effective use of the artillery finally halted the Confederate attack.

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(upper left) Map of Chancellorsville by 1st Lieutenant B. L. Blackford, CSA Engineers-1863
(lower left) Colonel Edgert Mantlebert Gregory, Commander, 91st PA. Infantry
(upper right) Near this spot Edwin Forbes sketched the Union's last line of defense along Ely Ford Road. Waterman's
Elys Ford Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
2. Elys Ford Rd (facing north)
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Rhode Island and Martin’s and Phillips Massachusetts Artillery aided and assisted stopping the Confederate assault.
(loer right) Remnants 91st PA. Flag Courtesy of Pa. State Flag Collection
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 month for this entry is May 1928.
 
Location. 38° 19.378′ N, 77° 38.716′ 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. Colquitt Turns Tyler’s Flank (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 south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
3. Elys Ford Rd (facing south)
. National Park Service (Submitted on December 14, 2014.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 25, 2022