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Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Regiment Heavy Artillery

Massachusetts Volunteers

 
 
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By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. First Regiment Heavy Artillery Marker
Inscription.
In commemoration of the deeds of the
First Regiment Heavy Artillery
Massachusetts Volunteers

(Armed as Infantry)
Three hundred and ninety eight of whose
members fell within an horn around
this spot during an action fought May 13, 1864
Between a division of the Union Army
commanded by General Tyler and a corps of the
Confederate forces under General Ewell.
Erected by the survivors of the regiment
1901

Massachusetts

 
Erected 1901 by State of Massachussets.
 
Location. 38° 14.043′ N, 77° 34.215′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Drive and Knob Hill Court, on the right when traveling north on Monument Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located on a small tract operated by the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, Inc. The site is reached from Courthouse Road (CR 208), turning west on Bloomsbury Road. At the intersection of Bloomsbury Road and Monument Drive, continue straight. Park along the road only, and use marked path to the monument area. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Monument
The monument stands on a knoll overlooking the main battlefield area.
, measured as the crow flies. Harris Farm (a few steps from this marker); Seeing the Elephant (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Harris Farm (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Harris Farm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) (approx. half a mile away); Landram Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Landram House (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Landram House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Harris Farm. Details of the CWPT site and the battle. (Submitted on July 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,411 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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