— The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —Many Spotsylvania families lost property during the war, but Sarah Spindle nearly lost her life. The 36-year-old widow and her family had just sat down to breakfast on May 8, 1864, when the popping of rifles announced the presence of hostile troops. Confederate soldiers started digging protective earthworks on one side of the farm (in front of you). Minutes later Union infantry appeared on the other side of the farm, behind you. They soon charged into Mrs. Spindle's yard and orchard. Fighting raged.
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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 6:59pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 270891 N 4232769|
|Decimal Degrees||38.21375000, -77.61691667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 12.825', W 77° 37.015'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 12' 49.50" N, 77° 37' 0.90" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9150-9154 Pritchett Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US|
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