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

Doles Salient

 
 
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By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Doles Salient Marker
Inscription. These gentile mounds are all that remain of the formidable earthworks held by George Doles' Georgia Brigade. The trenches running perpendicular to the main line are called traverses and made these works appear like a series of three-sided roofless log cabins. After traversing the woods road over which this trail passes, Upton's regiments burst into the clearing with a wild cheer and overran the Georgians here before falling back in the face of a Confederate counter-charge. Please help preserve the visual remains of the fighting at Spotsylvania by staying on the trail and not walking on the earthworks.
 
Location. 38° 13.28′ N, 77° 36.216′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Anderson Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located south of tour stop three (The Bloody Angle) 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. Confederate Counterattack (a few steps from this marker); Uptonís Assault (a few steps from this marker); Upton's Charge (about
Doles Salient Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Doles Salient Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ramseur's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Spotsylvania Campaign (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Muleshoe Salient (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCoull Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Upton's Attack. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Doles Salient image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Doles Salient
Looking north from the marker location. Doles' entrenchments ran along the high ground here, generally parallel to modern day Anderson Drive.
Open Field image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Open Field
Looking from the Confederate earthworks to the west. Upton's force emerged from the tree line in the distance to assail the earthworks.
 
 
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 857 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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