— Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —The landscape in front of you bears vivid testimony to the nature of fighting here in May 1864. At Spotsylvania, not only did soldiers build stout dirt and log works to protect them from fire in front, but they also built shorter trenches called traverses to protect them from enemy cross fire (a circumstance common on this part of the line). These traverses extend back from the main line like teeth on a comb. Soldiers came to call the three-sided enclosures "hog pens."
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272769 N 4233708|
|Decimal Degrees||38.22268333, -77.59578333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 13.361', W 77° 35.747'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 13' 21.66" N, 77° 35' 44.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Bloody Angle Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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