Spotsylvania Campaign

Spotsylvania Campaign (HM6MF)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.856', W 77° 36.464'

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May 12-13, 1864. This line of earthworks, the remains of which run eastward through the woodland, was built across the base of the Confederate "Mule Shoe" during the Federal attacks against the Salient. As the weary Confederates held their enemies at bay there, Lee's engineers threw dirt and felled trees here in desperate haste, constructing the haven to which the embattled troops retreated early on May 13. This line, partly facing open ground at that time and protected by extensive slashings, was one of the strongest temporary fortifications in Virginia. Its zig-zags and gun emplacements were heavily revetted and topped with logs since rotted away.
HM NumberHM6MF
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 271697 N 4232803
Decimal Degrees38.21426667, -77.60773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.856', W 77° 36.464'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 51.36" N, 77° 36' 27.84" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1062-1100 Anderson Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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