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Battle of Spotsylvania - Tour Stop - the Bloody Angle
 
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By Craig Swain, May 9, 2009
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Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — McGowan's Brigade
(Front):South Carolina McGowan's Brigade Brig. Gen. Samuel McGowan 1st S.C. Infantry Col. Comillus W. McCreary Orr's Rifles Lt. Col. George McD. Miller 12th S.C. Infantry Maj. Thomas F. Clyburne 13th S.C. Infantry Col. Benjamin T. . . . — Map (db m19073) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Spotsylvania Campaign
This road leads to the Landram House ruin. In the days of the Civil War it was a small whitewashed dwelling built of squared logs and heated by stone-chimneyed fireplaces. From similar modest homesteads, North and South, had spring Abraham Lincoln . . . — Map (db m10309) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Spotsylvania Campaign
May 12, 1864. Union commanders Grant and Meade determined to exploit the Confederate "Mule Shoe." Early in the morning they sent Hancock's II Corps against the apex of the Salient (300 yards east). Hancock took the trenches on either side of the . . . — Map (db m10310) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Spotsylvania Campaign
May 12, 1864. About 6 a.m. Wright's VI Corps advancing to support Hancock's attack occupied the area in front of the Confederate works on the west face of the Salient. Here at a slight bend in the line, the area ever after known as the Bloody Angle, . . . — Map (db m10311) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — 49th New York Infantry 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Corps
(Front): 49th N.Y. Inf'y 3rd Brig. 2d Div. 6th Corps. Held this position May 12, 1864. (Left):The muffled drums sad roll has beat. The soldiers last tattoo. No more on life's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few. On fame's . . . — Map (db m10312) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers
(Front): 1861-1865 15th Reg't N.J. Vol's. Erected by the State of New Jersey to mark the portion of the Confederate line held by the 14th Georgia Regiment. and assaulted May 12, 1864, by the 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, . . . — Map (db m115891) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — 126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
(West Side): Dedicated to the memory of the gallant 126th Reg't O.V.I. commanded by Colonel Benjamin F. Smith and Lieut. Colonel Aaron W. Ebright 2nd Brigade 3rd Division 6th Army Corps. Army of the Potomac (North Side):Ohio's . . . — Map (db m10314) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Vista Clearing at Spotsylvania
Over a century has elapsed since the destiny of the nation was debated by arms at Spotsylvania. Many physical changes have altered the appearance of the battlefield during these years including the reclamation of old fields and pastures by an . . . — Map (db m10315) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Farm to Killing Field The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —
On May 12, 1864, the pastures, potato patches, and crop-lots of Willis Landram's farm would become North America's most notorious killing field. Just before dawn, 20,000 Union soldiers swarmed past the Landram house toward the main Confederate line . . . — Map (db m10317) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — The Landram House The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —
The rubble of two chimneys is all that remains of Willis Landram's modest farmhouse, a building destroyed in the 1864 battle. The 65-year-old Landram, his wife Lucy, and five other family members chiseled a life of bare essentials from 170 acres. . . . — Map (db m10325) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Landram House
These stone chimneys are all that remain of the Landram house, a prominent landmark during the Spotsylvania Campaign. The Confederate picket reserve stood here shivering in the early morning fog on May 12, 1864 when the silence was suddenly . . . — Map (db m10326) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Landram Farm MOLLUS Monument
These one hundred and sixty-two acres known as the Landram Farm, were presented to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park by the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States commandery of the State of Pennsylvania and . . . — Map (db m10327) HM

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