— The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —On May 12, 1864, the pastures, potato patches, and crop-lots of Willis Landram's farm would become North America's most notorious killing field. Just before dawn, 20,000 Union soldiers swarmed past the Landram house toward the main Confederate line on the ridge in front of you. The sudden Union attack triggered a day of carnage - a 22-hour struggle for control of the Muleshoe Salient.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272828 N 4234249|
|Decimal Degrees||38.22756667, -77.59528333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 13.654', W 77° 35.717'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 13' 39.24" N, 77° 35' 43.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7530 Scotts Farm Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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