Ramseur's Brigade

Ramseur's Brigade (HM6MM)

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

N 38° 13.231', W 77° 36.122'

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2nd North Carolina State Troops
Col. William R. Cox

4th North Carolina State Troops
Col. Bryan Grimes

14th North Carolina Troops
Col. R. Tyler Bennett

30th North Carolina Troops
Col. Francis M. Parker

At dawn May 12, 1864 Union troops overwhelmed Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson's Division at the muleshoe salient. Brig. Gen. Stephen Dodson Ramseur's North Carolina Brigade counterattacked across these earthworks and by 7:30 a.m. regained the portion of the salient opposite this point. For the next twenty hours Ramseur's men held their ground in the face of determined Union assaults. The North Carolinians then withdrew to a new defensive line one-half mile to the rear. This gallant stand helped thwart the Union advance and saved Lee's army from disaster.

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Erected by the 30th N.C. Troops (Reactivated) Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 2001
HM NumberHM6MM
Year Placed2001
Placed By30th North Carolina Troops (Reactivated)
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272215 N 4233483
Decimal Degrees38.22051667, -77.60203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.231', W 77° 36.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 13.86" N, 77° 36' 7.32" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42208-42250 Anderson Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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