Widow Tapp's Field

Widow Tapp's Field (HM3JJ)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22551 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.665', W 77° 43.484'

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Battle of the Wilderness

Few families of modest means became so famous. In this field lived widow Catherine Tapp, who with other family members eked out an existence from the poor soil. The Tapps occupied a lopsided log cabin about 300 yards in front of you - seven people living in a space perhaps 30 by 20 feet. A corncrib, log stable, and a few fruit trees surrounded the house. Four milk cows and seven pigs wandered the property.

Catherine Tapp's net worth barely exceeded 100 dollars. She owned no land; she owned no slaves. A kitchen garden and small patch of corn, potatoes, and wheat likely provided much of the family's food. The war that so devastated others in Spotsylvania County could do little to diminish the Tapps; they had little to lose.
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HM NumberHM3JJ
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Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 4:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261714 N 4241994
Decimal Degrees38.29441667, -77.72473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.665', W 77° 43.484'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 39.90" N, 77° 43' 29.04" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-123 Hill Ewell Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US
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