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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L90_the-piney-branch-school_Spotsylvania-VA.html
"How well do l remember the night before my first day in school. I remember the night before because my mother washed my little white coat and today l can see it hanging on the line in the kitchen. I had been told that I was going to sc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L8Z_u-s-colored-troops-in-spotsylvania_Spotsylvania-VA.html
Both politicians and the public were extremely war-weary and anxious for the Civil War to end. By summer 1862, President Abraham Lincoln knew that conditions had worsened and that new tactics were necessary to thwart Confederate advances. That new…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L8Y_sergeant-benjamin-brown_Spotsylvania-VA.html
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of honor to Sergeant Benjamin Brown, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 11 May 1889, while serving with Company C, 24th U.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L8X_the-wilderness-and-the-overland-campaign_Spotsylvania-VA.html
Known as The Wilderness, the land is comprised of approximately 9,000 acres of rolling fields and dense woods and was the site of what became the first stage of an epic a confrontation between the armies of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1FKV_23rd-usct-at-the-alrich-farm_Spotsylvania-VA.html
The first combat in the Civil War between United States Colored Troops and Confederates north of the James River occurred near here. On 15 May 1864, Confederate Brig. Gen. Thomas Rosser pushed forward a cavalry detachment along Catharpin Road to d…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EFG_spotsylvania-courthouse-and-jail_Spotsylvania-VA.html
A formal system of adjudication and punishment has existed in this county since the first court was seated in Germanna in ~1722. Through the years, the County seat and court building moved four times until its final location here at the intersecti…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EFF_the-good-hope-colored-school_Spotsylvania-VA.html
The Livingston district at Spotsylvania County had the largest number of one-room schools for African American children in the county before consolidation in the 1950s. As late as the mid 1990s, two of those schools were still standing, albeit vac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EFE_battle-of-spotsylvania-court-house_Spotsylvania-VA.html
In 1864, the field in front of you was partially forested. On May 8, Union cavalry galloped across this land to attack Spotsylvania Court House itself but soon came scrambling back in retreat. At 4:35 A.M. on May 12, while almost 20,000 Union s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EFD_battle-of-spotsylvania-court-house_Spotsylvania-VA.html
The ground before you was hotly contested for two full weeks during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. From May 8 to May 21, 1864, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant sought to drive the Confederates from their earthworks and cripple Gen. Robert E. L…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EFC_harris-farm_Spotsylvania-VA.html
Organized in January 1862, the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery spent most of its first two years of service in the defenses of Washington, D.C. Trained as artillerists, the regiment manned the large-caliber cannons in the forts that protected th…
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