Livingston in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mott's men left the protection of these works later in the day to attack the Muleshoe Salient, three-quarters of a mile ahead. As they emerged into the open fields leading to the Salient, Confederate artillery tore into their ranks. Many of the Union soldiers had just a few days left in their enlistments. Unwilling to risk their lives, they broke ranks and fled back to these works. Grant later remarked that Mott's men "failed utterly."
Two days later, Union troops again advanced from these works, but in much greater force. This time the result would be different.
Location. 38° 13.856′ N, 77° 36.306′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Willow Ridge Way and Burnleigh Street, on the left when traveling south on Willow Ridge Way. Touch for map. Marker is opposite 9930 Willow Ridge Way, in the "Stuart's Crossing" development. Driving East on Gordon Rd (Rt 627), turn right into Browns Farm Rd, then right into Willow Ridge Ln, finally right into Willow Ridge Way. 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. The Brown House (here, next to this marker); Vista Clearing at Spotsylvania (approx. half a mile away); Uptonís Trail (approx. half a mile away); 126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. half a mile away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Attack on the Muleshoe (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bloody Angle, Crowded Ravine (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Muleshoe Salient (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Regarding Union Earthworks. Marker has a drawing with the caption: "Mott's division arriving at the Brown house on May 10, 1864."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2012. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 25, 2012. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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