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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bellvue, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Spotsylvania County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Spotsylvania County, VA (389) Caroline County, VA (60) Culpeper County, VA (145) Fredericksburg Ind. City, VA (393) Hanover County, VA (275) Louisa County, VA (41) Orange County, VA (158) Stafford County, VA (198)  SpotsylvaniaCounty(389) Spotsylvania County (389)  CarolineCounty(60) Caroline County (60)  CulpeperCounty(145) Culpeper County (145)  (393) Fredericksburg (393)  HanoverCounty(275) Hanover County (275)  LouisaCounty(41) Louisa County (41)  OrangeCounty(158) Orange County (158)  StaffordCounty(198) Stafford County (198)
Location of Bellvue, Virginia
    Spotsylvania County (389)
    Caroline County (60)
    Culpeper County (145)
    Fredericksburg (393)
    Hanover County (275)
    Louisa County (41)
    Orange County (158)
    Stafford County (198)
 
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1Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Bernard's CabinsThe Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
On this knoll stood Bernard's Cabins, a small community that in 1860 was home to about three dozen slaves. The complex consisted of three two-room cabins, a stone-lined well, and perhaps two additional buildings. This was only one of several such . . . Map (db m7973) HM
2Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — E-42 — Cox House
Across the road to the northeast stood the Cox House, also known as the Wiatt House. In December 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws’s division used it as a hospital, and there on 13 December, Brig. Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb died from wounds . . . Map (db m1713) HM
3Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Dead Horse HillThe Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
The crescent-shaped earthworks in front of you protected the 14 guns of Lieutenant Colonel Reuben Lindsey Walker's artillery battalion, which held this position on December 13, 1862. Prior to the assault of Union infantry, artillery blanketed this . . . Map (db m21901) HM
4Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — E-41 — Longstreet’s Winter Headquarters
Following the Battle of Fredericksburg in Dec. 1862, Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet established his headquarters in a tent near here. His command center was in close proximity to Generals Robert E. Lee and J. E. B. Stuart. Longstreet . . . Map (db m1715) HM
5Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Riverside Plantation: MannsfieldThe Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
In 1862, the patterns of forest and field in this area reflected historic uses of local farmers. The woods around you were in fact a working part of the Mannsfield Plantation, owned by Arthur Bernard. They provided timber for construction, wood for . . . Map (db m21771) HM
6Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Slaughter Pen FarmThe Walking Trail
Welcome to the Civil War Preservation Trust's Slaughter Pen Farm Battlefield. Here starts a 1¾ mile walking tour. Wayside exhibits provide information and orientation along the way. Allow at least 90 minutes if you plan to walk the entire trail. . . . Map (db m21115) HM
7Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Slaughter Pen FarmInto the Field
You are standing near the center of the most successful Union attack at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Two Union divisions, Gen. George G. Meade's on your left and Gen. John Gibbon's on your right, advanced into this field and soon encountered the . . . Map (db m21139) HM
8Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Slaughter Pen FarmMeade's Attack
With artillery projectiles flying in every direction, Union Gen. George G. Meade galloped through the fields in front of you, encouraged his men, and looked for an opportunity to attack. When Union artillery blew up two Confederate ammunition . . . Map (db m21169) HM
9Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Slaughter Pen FarmKilling Range
Before the battle, Confederate artillerists used a lone tree on this ridge as a mark to establish a "killing range," to punish any Federals who attacked. As Gen. George G. Meade's men surged past the unassuming tree, the Confederates trapped Union . . . Map (db m21171) HM
10Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Slaughter Pen FarmRetreat and Counterattack
"For my part the more I think of that battle, the more annoyed I am that such a great chance should have failed me." - Gen. George G. Meade, USA "Our cannon flamed and roared, and the roar of musketry was terrific. The foe halts, wavers, . . . Map (db m21173) HM
11Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Slaughter Pen FarmHand-to-Hand Combat at the Railroad
Just before 2 p.m., Gen. John Gibbon ordered Col. Adrian Root's men to cross the railroad in front of you and enter the woods beyond. With flags in front and bayonets fixed, Root's and remnants from Taylor's and Lyle's brigades advanced through a . . . Map (db m21175) HM
12Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Slaughter Pen FarmGibbon's Advance
When Gen. George G. Meade's division surged unexpectedly forward through the fields on your left, Gen. John Gibbon's men scrambled to advance on Meade's right. Gibbon arranged his forces and ordered Gen. Nelson Taylor's brigade to attack the . . . Map (db m21177) HM
13Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — Slaughter Pen FarmSecond Assault
With the failure of Gen. Nelson Taylor's advance, Gen. John Gibbon sent in Col. Peter Lyle's Brigade. Taylor shifted some of his remaining regiments to the right and joined in Lyle's assault. Together, Taylor and Lyle formed a six-regiment front and . . . Map (db m158780) HM
14Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — E-39 — Start of Sheridan's Raid
Here Sheridan, moving from camp, came into the Telegraph Road on his raid to Richmond, May 9, 1864, while Lee and Grant were fighting at Spotsylvania. The 10,000 Union Cavalry filled the road for several miles. Turning from the road ten miles south, . . . Map (db m9639) HM
15Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Bellvue — E-8 — Stuart
At this point J. E. B. Stuart had his headquarters and cavalry camp in December 1862.Map (db m9638) HM
 
May. 17, 2021