The Battle of Spotsylvania CourthouseArtist Alfred R. Waud sketched these Union soldiers under fire here on May 12, 1864. Lee's counterattacks had driven the Union troops out of the Muleshoe, and here they are shown under cover on the outside of the Confederate trenches. Waud's perspective was just a few feet from where you are now standing. It is the most immediate depiction of the fighting near the Bloody Angle that day. Waud labeled his sketch, "The toughest fight yet."
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272485 N 4233840|
|Decimal Degrees||38.22380000, -77.59906667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 13.428', W 77° 35.944'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 13' 25.68" N, 77° 35' 56.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-204 Bloody Angle Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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