Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
Colonel Emory Upton, a brilliant 24-year-old brigade commander from Batavia, New York, was assigned to lead the assault. On the day of the attack, Upton assembled a strike force of 12 regiments—5,000 men—at the Shelton house, 400 yards behind you. Union troops meanwhile flushed Confederate skirmishers from these woods. Uptonís men followed, moving undetected along this woods road to within 200 yards of the Confederate line.
To follow the route of Uptonís attack, leave your car here and take the walking trail that follows the woods road in front of you.
Trail Length: Half mile round trip
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Time: Thirty minutes
Colonel Emory Upton
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 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 walking distance of this marker. Upton's Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Doles Salient (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. ľ mile away); Uptonís Assault (approx. ľ mile away); Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (approx. ľ mile away); The Muleshoe Salient (approx. ľ mile away); Attack on the Muleshoe (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Also see . . .
1. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. (Submitted on June 24, 2013.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Spotsylvania Campaign” (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.