Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury)

Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) (HM1UD)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 13.774', W 77° 33.758'

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On 19 May 1864 Confederate forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell attacked Brig. Gen. Robert O. Tyler's heavy artillery division on the Union right flank near the Harris farm, Bloomsbury, about one-quarter mile northwest. Newly arrived from the forts protecting Washington, D.C., the inexperienced "heavies" fought as infantry and stubbornly held their ground. At dark Ewell withdrew, ending the last major engagement of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. The Confederates suffered 900 casualties at the Harris farm, the Federals about 1,500. Two days later, the Union army marched to the North Anna River as Grant maneuvered south toward Richmond.
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HM NumberHM1UD
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Marker NumberEM-2
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 275693 N 4234391
Decimal Degrees38.22956667, -77.56263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.774', W 77° 33.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 46.44" N, 77° 33' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9726-9754 VA-208, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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