— Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —As the first rays of daylight filtered through the rain-drenched woods here on May 12, the men of General George H. Steuart's brigade heard a commotion up the line, to their left. Moments later, through the shifting mists, they saw a human tidal wave: 20,000 Union soldiers of General Winfield S. Hancock's Union Second Corps sweeping down the lines to their left and rear. Surprised and defenseless, more than 3,000 Confederate soldiers had little choice but to surrender - one of the largest battlefield captures of the war.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:40am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272905 N 4233571|
|Decimal Degrees||38.22148333, -77.59418333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 13.289', W 77° 35.651'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 13' 17.34" N, 77° 35' 39.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 Bloody Angle Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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