Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“The Toughest Fight Yet”
The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
In the image, the fighting rages most intensely to the right, the white smoke marks what would become known as the Bloody Angle. Amid the smoke stands a baffle-scarred oak, 22 inches in diameter, which would fall later in the day, cut down by small- arms fire. In the foreground, Union troops huddle up against the Confederate works amidst the carnage of earlier fighting.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 38° 13.428′ N, 77° 35.944′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Grant Drive north of Anderson Drive, on the left when traveling east. 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 Struggle for the Bloody Angle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spotsylvania Campaign (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (about 300 feet away); Fatal Mistake at the East Angle (about 300 feet away); Dawn Assault (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Also see . . . Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. (Submitted on June 24, 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 502 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3. submitted on June 24, 2013.