McGowan's Brigade

McGowan's Brigade (HMCJD)

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

N 38° 13.392', W 77° 36.007'

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South Carolina
McGowan's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Samuel McGowan

1st S.C. Infantry
Col. Comillus W. McCreary

Orr's Rifles
Lt. Col. George McD. Miller

12th S.C. Infantry
Maj. Thomas F. Clyburne

13th S.C. Infantry
Col. Benjamin T. Brockman

14th S.C. Infantry
Col. Joseph N. Brown

"The Bloody Angle"
In the rainy gloom of May 12, 1864, Brigadier
General Samuel McGowan's brigade of South
Carolinians battled their way into the disputed
earthworks here, near the apex of the Muleshoe
Salient. For eighteen hours the 1,300 South
Carolinians defended these works against
relentless attacks by thousands of Federals,
sometimes engaging in hand-to-hand fighting.
By battle's end, 451 men of the brigade were
killed, wounded, or missing. The slight angle in
the works they defended would forever be
known as the Bloody Angle.

To the brave and heroic men of
McGowan's Brigade
this monument is dedicated
Erected by the State of South Carolina and the
Brig. Gen. Samuel McGowan Camp 40
Sons of Confederate Veterans of
Laurens County, South Carolina, 2009
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByState of South Carolina
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272391 N 4233776
Decimal Degrees38.22320000, -77.60011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.392', W 77° 36.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 23.52" N, 77° 36' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16000 Bloody Angle Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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