The Battle of Spotsylvania CourthouseThese modest mounds are all that remain of the Muleshoe Salient's once-formidable earthworks. Begun by the Confederates on the night of May 8, the works were four feet high, with a two-foot-deep trench. Dirt from the trench was thrown against the outer face of the logs to create a bulletproof barrier. As an added measure of safety, the defenders left a small gap beneath the top log through which they could fire without exposing their heads.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272449 N 4233817|
|Decimal Degrees||38.22358333, -77.59946667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 13.415', W 77° 35.968'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 13' 24.90" N, 77° 35' 58.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-204 Bloody Angle Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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