Spotsylvania Campaign

Spotsylvania Campaign (HM6N4)

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

N 38° 13.403', W 77° 36.004'

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May 12, 1864. About 6 a.m. Wright's VI Corps advancing to support Hancock's attack occupied the area in front of the Confederate works on the west face of the Salient. Here at a slight bend in the line, the area ever after known as the Bloody Angle, occurred the most savage, long-sustained hand-to-hand combat of the War. The opposing troops fired muzzle-to-muzzle and bayoneted and clubbed one another across the logs of the parapet. Musket fire slashed the springtime greenery and toppled trees, one an oak almost two feet in diameter. Rain poured down and the dead piled up in the mud. Before daylight on the 13th the exhausted Confederates withdrew to a better line.
HM NumberHM6N4
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272396 N 4233796
Decimal Degrees38.22338333, -77.60006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.403', W 77° 36.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 24.18" N, 77° 36' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 628 Bloody Angle Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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