The Battle of Spotsylvania CourthouseThe sharp turn in the Confederate works here is called the "East Angle." It marks the apex of the Muleshoe Salient and was one of the most vulnerable points on Lee's line. Lee fortified the place heavily and placed upwards of 30 cannon in and around the works here. But on the night of May 11, fearing the Union army was about to march south, he pulled those guns out of the line. For Lee, it was a rare and grave misjudgment.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272587 N 4233865|
|Decimal Degrees||38.22405000, -77.59791667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 13.443', W 77° 35.875'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 13' 26.58" N, 77° 35' 52.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-204 Bloody Angle Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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