Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Landram House
—The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —
The unremarkable existence of the Landrams ended with the arrival of the armies in May 1864. Confederates ripped the staircase from the house to build nearby earthworks. Union generals used the building as a headquarters. When the family returned, only the walls and chimneys of their home remained. Earthworks scarred their fields, feathers from pillows and featherbeds covered the ground, and 28 Union soldiers lay buried in the yard. It would take the family years to reclaim a life shattered by just a few hours of combat.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Location. 38° 13.654′ N, 77° 35.714′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker Touch for map. Located on the Bloody Angle trail at tour stop three (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. Farm to Killing Field (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Landram House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landram Farm (about 500 feet away); Vista Clearing at Spotsylvania (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dawn Assault (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fatal Mistake at the East Angle (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
More about this marker. In the background of the marker, The Landrams lived a life typical of many Spotsylvanians - occupying a four-room house, producing their own food, and generating extra income with a few cash crops, as shown in this artist's conception. Unlike many of their neighbors, the Landrams did not own slaves.
Also see . . . Bloody Angle. National (Submitted on August 16, 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 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.