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

Harrison House Site

 
 
Harrison House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Harrison House Site Marker
Inscription. This post-war photograph of the Harrison House and farm was taken from the northwest not far from where the trail crossed the paved road. Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, commanding the Confederates defending the salient, made his headquarters here on the evening of May 11. He conferred with Lee whose tent was pitched in the nearby yard and both officers rode forward from this vicinity when the fighting erupted at the Bloody Angle.
 
Location. 38° 12.951′ N, 77° 36.143′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Gordon Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located south of Stop Four (Harrison House) on the driving tour of Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. 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 Harrison House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee to the Rear! (about 600 feet away); Lee's Last Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign
Harrison House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Harrison House Site Marker
The trail extends to the south toward the Lee's Last Line tour stop.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Earthworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grant's May 18th Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ramseur's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
More about this marker. The lower half of the marker displays the photograph mentioned in the text.
 
Also see . . .  Harrison House. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Harrison House Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Harrison House Site
Looking north from the trail, opposite the view seen in the photo above.
Harrison House Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Harrison House Site
The foundation piles are all that remain of Harrison House.
View from the Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
5. View from the Road
A view, looking back at the house site, taken from the point where the trail crosses the road. As mentioned in the text, this is close to the spot the post-war photograph was taken. The house site is within the copse of trees in the distant center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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