Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mayhem in the Muleshoe
—The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —
Thousands of troops passed by this house en route to some of the most desperate fighting the world had ever seen - at the Bloody Angle, only a few hundred yards in front of you. Hundreds of thousands of bullets pelted the earth around the house; artillery shells by the hundreds screeched overhead. When the Confederates fell back to a new line early on the morning of May 13, they left behind McCoull's bullet-riddled house and a field strewn with corpses.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Location. 38° 13.211′ N, 77° 35.997′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on McCoull Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Stop five (McCoull House Site) on the driving
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The McCoull House (here, next to this marker); McCoull Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ramseur's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aftermath (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upton’s Assault (approx. 0.2 miles away); McGowan's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a bird's-eye depiction of the Muleshoe salient on May 12, 1864. Indicated are the location of the marker as well as the Harrison, McCoull, and Landram Houses. The call-outs also indicate the location of the Bloody Angle and East Angle.
Also see . . . McCoull House. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 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 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.