Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Region of Gloom
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 38° 17.334′ N, 77° 38.881′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Trail East and Sickles Drive, on the right when traveling south on Jackson Trail East. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catharine Furnace (here, next to this marker); Jackson's Flank March (a few steps from this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); About a mile in the distance... (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. half a mile away); Maury House Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Matthew Fontaine Maury (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
More about this marker. The lower portion of the marker displays a map of the region. "Catharine Furnace appears near the bottom of this map, drawn by "Stonewall" Jackson's topographer, Jed Hotchkiss. The map clearly shows the extend of the Wilderness's forest cover." On the upper right is a photograph of "The Wilderness as it appeared about 1900, 'It is impossible to conceive a field worse adapted to the movements of a grand army,'
Regarding A Region of Gloom. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along McLaws Drive, Furnace Road, Sickles Drive, and East Jackson Trail, on the east side of the battlefield. See the McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers. Spread across a two mile segment on the east side of the battlefield, this virtual tour by markers covers action from May 1-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,184 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.