Spotsylvania Campaign

Spotsylvania Campaign (HM6KM)

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

N 38° 13.082', W 77° 36.862'

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May 9-14, 1864. The village of Spotsylvania Court House, two miles farther down the Brock Road, became of utmost temporary importance, since it now protected Lee's communications with Richmond. As the Confederates threw up earthworks around the village, the Federals threatened the western defenses from this area. The Federal right was first held by Hancock's II Corps. Next in line came Warren's V Corps, and then Wright's (formerly Sedgwick's) VI. The flanks of Warren and Wright joined here at the Brock Road. In the progress of the battle, the emphasis of attack swung eastward and southward causing ultimate abandonment of this front.
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HM NumberHM6KM
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Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 271128 N 4233238
Decimal Degrees38.21803333, -77.61436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.082', W 77° 36.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 4.92" N, 77° 36' 51.72" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 Grant Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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