Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fatal Mistake at the East Angle
The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
The Federals were not leaving Spotsylvania, but instead were moving into position to attack the Muleshoe. General Edward Johnson ordered the guns back to their places, but they arrived just in time to be captured by swarming Union soldiers. Two Confederate generals (including Johnson), 3,000 men, and 20 cannon fell into Union hands. It was one of the greatest disasters ever to befall Lee’s army.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 38° 13.443′ N, 77° 35.875′ 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 Dawn Assault (here, next to this marker); "The Toughest Fight Yet" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Struggle for the Bloody Angle (about 500 feet away); The Confederate Earthworks (about 500 feet away); Spotsylvania Campaign (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (about 500 feet away); 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (about 600 feet away); 49th New York Infantry (about 600 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 391 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3. submitted on April 7, 2014, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.