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

Maneuvering to the North Anna River

 
 
Maneuvering to the North Anna River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, March 26, 2008
1. Maneuvering to the North Anna River Marker
Inscription. Unable to defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederates during the Spotsylvania Courthouse battles 8-19 May 1864, Union commander Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's forces maneuvered east and south forcing Lee to abandon his entrenched position. The Confederates moved south along Telegraph Road (now U.S. Rte. 1) on 21 May. Union troops, marching along a parallel route, missed a golden opportunity to strike Lee's army. The Federals fell behind the Confederates near this point and followed them to the North Anna River. On 22 May a portion of Union Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren's V Corps passed through here and camped nearby that night. During the Battle of the North Anna River 23-26 May, Confederate and Union forces fought to a stalemate.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-27.)
 
Location. 38° 1.23′ N, 77° 30.947′ W. Marker is near Ladysmith, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Virginia Route 639, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ladysmith VA 22501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Maneuvering to the North Anna River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, March 26, 2008
2. Maneuvering to the North Anna River Marker
Marker with the nearby Clark Family Farm marker (E-99).
flies. York: Lewis and Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); Clark Family Farm (a few steps from this marker); Dickinson's Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Golansville Quaker Meetinghouse (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Clark Birthplace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Nancy Wright’s (approx. 4.8 miles away); Spotsylvania County / Caroline County (approx. 5.4 miles away); Turn in Sheridan’s Raid (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ladysmith.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of North Anna. National Park Service page. (Submitted on July 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,065 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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