March to Spotsylvania
— Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —After two days on inconclusive fighting in the Wilderness, Union Gen. U.S. Grant determined to push on to Spotsylvania Court House, ten miles south. Possession of the roads near Spotsylvania would give the Army of the Potomac the inside track, forcing Lee to either attack or race it to Richmond using a longer route. Just as important, marching to Spotsylvania would get the Union army out of the Wilderness and into more open ground, where it could use its superior numbers to full advantage.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 266469 N 4236642|
|Decimal Degrees||38.24748333, -77.66865000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 14.849', W 77° 40.119'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 14' 50.94" N, 77° 40' 7.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9626 Brock Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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