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

Maryland Monument

 
 
Maryland Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Maryland Monument Marker
Inscription. Judge Charles E. Phelps of the Maryland Court of Appeals erected this granite monument shortly after the turn of the century. On May 8, 1864, Phelps, then colonel of the 7th Maryland, helped lead the headlong charge of the Maryland Brigade across these open fields west of the Brock Road. Confederate infantry and artillery concealed parallel to the existing road on your left, shattered the Federal attack. Phelps fell wounded near this spot, which marks the Union highwater point during the opening battle at Spotsylvania.
 
Location. 38° 12.709′ N, 77° 36.927′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Pritchett Road 0.1 miles west of Block House Road (County Route 648), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located along a loop trail through the Laurel Hill section of the Spotsylvania Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Spindle House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Spindle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warren's Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spotsylvania Campaign
Maryland Monument Marker and the Monument Itself image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Maryland Monument Marker and the Monument Itself
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Race for Spotsylvania Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laurel Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sedgwick (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.4 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
 
Monument Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Monument Location
The monument is located through this break in the wood line.
Maryland Monument (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Maryland Monument (Side 1)
8th May 1864
First Assault On
The Defenses of
Spotsylvania.
Maryland Monument (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
5. Maryland Monument (Side 2)
2nd Div. 5th Corps
U.S.A.
"Never mind cannon
Never mind bullets
Press on and clear
this road."
Maryland Monument (Side 3) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
6. Maryland Monument (Side 3)
Nearest Approach
on this front
7th Md. Inf
Front of Maryland Brigade Monuent image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
7. Front of Maryland Brigade Monuent
Faces to toward the Confederate Lines, away from the marker.
 
 
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 899 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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