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

Spotsylvania Campaign

 
 
Spotsylvania Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Spotsylvania Campaign Marker
Inscription. May 12, 1864. Burnside's IX Corps, having swung east in its march from the Wilderness, engaged the Confederates by way of the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania Road and held the Federal left in this area. On the morning of May 12 Burnside was ordered to support Hancock's attack. He made futile efforts to dent the eastern face of the Confederate Salient (300 yards behind this marker) defended by Early's (A.P. Hill's) Corps. The ground between the opposing forces at this point was then open.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 12.945′ N, 77° 35.489′ W. Marker was near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker was on Burnside Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located near tour stop seven (Heth's Salient) on the driving tour of Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Marker was 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 location. The Ninth Corps (here, next to this marker); Heth’s Salient (approx. ¼ mile away);
Spotsylvania Campaign Marker near Heth's Salient image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Spotsylvania Campaign Marker near Heth's Salient
17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (approx. ¼ mile away); Containing the Enemy, Reclaiming the Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fighting for Time (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Mass Capture (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Confederate Line (approx. half a mile away); The McCoull House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named The Ninth Corps (see nearby markers).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Spotsylvania - Tour Stops Six and Seven - Burnside's Attack and Heth's Salient
 
Also see . . .  Heth's Salient. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Creekbed Traversing the Battlelines image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Creekbed Traversing the Battlelines
In this sector, a creek which empties into the Ni River to the north, cuts across the battlelines. The Confederate trenches were approximately 300 yards down from the road, in this direction.
Burnside's Corps Trenches image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Burnside's Corps Trenches
The IX Corps trenches parallel modern Burnside Road on both sides.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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