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Near Ladysmith in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maneuvering to the North Anna River

 
 
Maneuvering to the North Anna River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, March 26, 2008
1. Maneuvering to the North Anna River Marker
Inscription.  Unable to defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederates during the Spotsylvania Courthouse battles 8-19 May 1864, Union commander Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's forces maneuvered east and south forcing Lee to abandon his entrenched position. The Confederates moved south along Telegraph Road (now U.S. Rte. 1) on 21 May. Union troops, marching along a parallel route, missed a golden opportunity to strike Lee's army. The Federals fell behind the Confederates near this point and followed them to the North Anna River. On 22 May a portion of Union Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren's V Corps passed through here and camped nearby that night. During the Battle of the North Anna River 23-26 May, Confederate and Union forces fought to a stalemate.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 38° 1.23′ N, 77° 30.947′ 
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W. Marker is near Ladysmith, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Virginia Route 639, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ladysmith VA 22501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. York: Lewis and Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); Clark Family Farm (a few steps from this marker); Dickinson's Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Golansville Quaker Meetinghouse (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Clark Birthplace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Nancy Wright’s (approx. 4.8 miles away); Spotsylvania County / Caroline County (approx. 5.4 miles away); Turn in Sheridan’s Raid (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ladysmith.
 
Maneuvering to the North Anna River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, March 26, 2008
2. Maneuvering to the North Anna River Marker
Marker with the nearby Clark Family Farm marker (E-99).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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