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

Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury)

 
 
Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
1. Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) Marker
Inscription. On 19 May 1864 Confederate forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell attacked Brig. Gen. Robert O. Tyler's heavy artillery division on the Union right flank near the Harris farm, Bloomsbury, about one-quarter mile northwest. Newly arrived from the forts protecting Washington, D.C., the inexperienced "heavies" fought as infantry and stubbornly held their ground. At dark Ewell withdrew, ending the last major engagement of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. The Confederates suffered 900 casualties at the Harris farm, the Federals about 1,500. Two days later, the Union army marched to the North Anna River as Grant maneuvered south toward Richmond.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EM-2.)
 
Location. 38° 13.774′ N, 77° 33.758′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 208) 0 miles from Bloomsbury Lane (County Route 1470), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harris Farm ( approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Harris Farm
Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
2. Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) Marker
( approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Harris Farm ( approx. half a mile away); First Regiment Heavy Artillery ( approx. half a mile away); Seeing the Elephant ( approx. half a mile away); "If It Takes All Summer" ( approx. 1.5 miles away); The Fredericksburg Road ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Landram Farm ( approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) destroyed on December 20, 2014. Sadly the historic house and outbuildings were completely destroyed by the private owners. (Submitted on March 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) House image. Click for full size.
By John F. Cummings III, March 24, 2010
3. Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) House
Courtesy of John F. Cummings III at http://spotsylvaniacw.blogspot.com
Side view of Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) image. Click for full size.
By John F. Cummings III, March 24, 2010
4. Side view of Harris Farm (Bloomsbury)
Courtesy of John F. Cummings III at http://spotsylvaniacw.blogspot.com
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,635 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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