Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Containing the Enemy, Reclaiming the Works
The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
Meanwhile General John B. Gordon was hastily forming his Confederate division at the Harrison house, just over one-quarter mile to your right. As soon as his troops were in line, Gordon ordered a charge. Sweeping through the woods behind you, his men drove back the disorganized Union attackers arid reclaimed the eastern side of the Salient. With this part of the Muleshoe secure, General Robert E. Lee could focus his efforts on retaking the Bloody Angle.
With the fury of a cyclone, and almost with its resistless power, [my division] rushed upon Hancock’s advancing column. With their first onset…his leading lines were shivered and hurled back....Hancock was repulsed and driven out.
General John Gordon, CSA
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 38° 13.07′ N, 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. Fighting for Time (approx. ¼ mile away); The McCoull House (approx. ¼ mile away); Mayhem in the Muleshoe (approx. ¼ mile away); A Mass Capture (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ninth Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); McCoull Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Confederate Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrison House Site (approx. 0.4 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 380 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.