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

Upton's Charge

 
 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Front of Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Sixth Corps

Memorial
to the brave and
daring men who
fought in

Upton's Charge
May 10,1964

5 Me - 96 Pa. - 121 N.Y.
5 Wis - 6 Me - 49 Pa.
119 Pa. - 77 N.Y. - 43 N.Y.
6 Vt. - 5 Vt. - 2 Vt.


(Back):
Confederate
Mule Shoe Defenders

1 Ramseur
2 Daniel
3 Doles
4 Walker

Erected
May 1994
Donated by
Paul J. Helmarch

 
Erected 1994.
 
Location. 38° 13.31′ N, 77° 36.266′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from 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
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Back of Monument
The blocks in the center of the inscription are numbered, keyed to the listing of Confederate Brigades.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doles Salient (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Counterattack (about 300 feet away); Uptonís Assault (about 400 feet away); Spotsylvania Campaign (about 700 feet away); Ramseur's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Uptonís Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Muleshoe Salient (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Spotsylvania - Tour Stop Two Trails
 
Also see . . .
1. Upton's Road. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Union's Bloody Miscue at Spotsylvania's Muleshoe. An article detailing the attack and consequences. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Upton's Charge Monument from the Confederate Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Upton's Charge Monument from the Confederate Side
View from the Tree Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. View from the Tree Line
The Federals under Upton advanced out of this treeline toward the Confederate defenses on the high ground in the distance.
 
 
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 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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