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Battle of Spotsylvania - Tour Stops Six and Seven - Burnside's Attack and Heth's Salient
 
Spotsylvania Campaign Marker near Gordon's Division Line image, Touch for more information
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
Spotsylvania Campaign Marker near Gordon's Division Line
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Spotsylvania Campaign
May 12, 1864. From this point the trenches of the Confederate Salient run southward. This road continues westward along a secondary line which was held by Gordon's Division. Gordon's line tied into the east face of the Salient here, where Ewell's . . . — Map (db m10427) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Spotsylvania Campaign
May 12, 1864. About 4:30 a.m. Hancock's Federal II Corps, in one of the greatest surprise attacks of the War, struck Ewell's Confederate Corps entrenched here. Advancing in a solid rectangular mass, the Federal troops overwhelmed the defenders. The . . . — Map (db m10397) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — A Mass Capture — Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —
As the first rays of daylight filtered through the rain-drenched woods here on May 12, the men of General George H. Steuart’s brigade heard a commotion up the line, to their left. Moments later, through the shifting mists, they saw a human tidal . . . — Map (db m23846) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Fighting for Time — Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —
Throughout May 12, Confederates here waged a battle for critical minutes and hours. When Union troops swarmed over the east face of the Muleshoe Salient before dawn, Robert E. Lee knew instantly that the position – even if regained temporarily . . . — Map (db m23847) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Spotsylvania Campaign
May 12, 1864. In the large scale attack of this day, Warren's V Corps on the Federal right and Burnside's IX on the left engaged the Confederate forces facing them while Wright's VI moved to help Hancock. The seriousness of Lee's counterattack . . . — Map (db m10403) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — The Confederate Line — Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —
The landscape in front of you bears vivid testimony to the nature of fighting here in May 1864. At Spotsylvania, not only did soldiers build stout dirt and log works to protect them from fire in front, but they also built shorter trenches called . . . — Map (db m10404) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Spotsylvania Campaign
May 12, 1864. Burnside's IX Corps, having swung east in its march from the Wilderness, engaged the Confederates by way of the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania Road and held the Federal left in this area. On the morning of May 12 Burnside was ordered to . . . — Map (db m10429) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment9th Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade
(Front): 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment 9th Corps 3rd Division 1st Brigade Michigan units on the field in the 9th Corps 17th Michigan Vol. Infantry 20th Michigan Vol. Infantry 8th Michigan Vol. Infantry 27th Michigan Vol. Infantry . . . — Map (db m10431) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — E-127 — Heth's Salient Battle Site
After four days of probing attacks, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered a frontal assault against the Confederate lines at Spotsylvania Court House on 12 May 1864. The focal point of the attack was the Muleshoe Salient, an outward bulge in the Confederate . . . — Map (db m8915) HM

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