Union Army Headquarters
— Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —En route to Spotsylvania, Union Gens. U.S. Grant and George Meade halted at Todd's Tavern, a country inn that once occupied this site. Finding all the beds taken, the generals stretched out to rest on the dirt floor. In the morning, a military band struck up a tune outside, causing Grant's staff to laugh. When the tone-deaf general asked "What's the fun?" they told him the band was playing an old camp tune called "Ain't I glad to get out of de Wilderness."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 266469 N 4236642|
|Decimal Degrees||38.24748333, -77.66865000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 14.849', W 77° 40.119'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 14' 50.94" N, 77° 40' 7.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9626 Brock Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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