Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Spindle House
"The enemy opened with shell, followed by canister and then double canister from the cross fire guns on their right. Their fire increased in intensity, as the attack advanced .... Naturally enough the front rank was goaded into a return fire, individual progress was naturally retarded by the act of aiming and reloading; men from the rear pressed impatiently forward to repeat the process. In this way, ranks and regiments became intermingled, straggling was made easy, the time of exposure was fatally prolonged...."
The Spindle House caught fire during the battle and burned to the ground.
Location. 38° 12.83′ N, 77° 36.978′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Brock Road (County Route 613) 0.2 miles south of Hancock Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located along a loop trail through the Laurel Hill section
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Spindle House (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Monument (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warren's Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Race for Spotsylvania Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sedgwick (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Also see . . . Laurel Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.