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  Battle of the Crater
The Battle of the Crater was the first major clash or arms between the Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Lieut.
The battle took place on July 30, 1864 in front of a trench line facing the city of Petersburg.
Burnside, whose reputation had suffered from his 1862 defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg and his miserable performance earlier that year at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, gave Pleasants the go-ahead, hoping to recover his earlier high esteem.
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 Virginia Commercial Real Estate - Prince William County Property, Home for sale in Spotsylvania
Many battles were fought here, including the Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Fredericksburg, and the skirmish at the Spotsylvania Court House, known simply as the Battle of Spotsylvania.
Spotsylvania is also home to the University of Mary Washington, an institution that has recently been recognized as one of the nation's best small colleges by a variety of noteworthy publications including U.S. News, The Princeton Review and Barron's Profiles of American Colleges.
During the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, the small church Berea was permanently scarred by its shots and shells.
www.coldwellbankerelite.com /areainfo-spotsylvania.htm   (1206 words)

  
 Court House
Ironically, because the First Battle of Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861, took place on the McLean farm farther north in Virginia, it can be said that the Civil War started in McLean's backyard in 1861 and ended in his parlor in 1865 (neither event, however, marked the true beginning or ending of hostilities).
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania, was the second battle in Lieut.
Court House is a Washington Metro station in Courthouse, Arlington County, Virginia on the Orange Line.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/44/court-house.html   (1229 words)

  
 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle was fought from May 8 to May 21, 1864, along a trench line some four miles long, with the Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee making its second attempt to halt the spring offensive of the Union Army of the Potomac under the command of Lieut.
Casualty Estimates for the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Portions of the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield are now preserved as part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Spotsylvania_Court_House   (1309 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania, was the final battle of the American Civil War fought in the Rapidan-Rappahannock river areas, in which more than 100,000 men on both sides fell between 1862 and 1864.
The Battle of Spotsylvania was fought from May 8-19, 1864 along a trench line some four miles long, with the Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee making its second attempt to halt the summer offensive of the United States (Union) Army of the Potomac under the command of Lieut.
Portions of the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield are now preserved as part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, administered by the National Park Service.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Spotsylvania   (1027 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Battle of the Wilderness
The battle was fought in the Wilderness of Spotsylvania, an expanse of impenetrable scrub growth and rough terrain that encompassed more than 70 square miles of Spotsylvania County in central Virginia.
A number of battles were fought in its vicinity between 1862 and 1864, including the bloody Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863.
The battle is usually described as a draw; a better way of describing it would be as a tactical Confederate victory, but a strategic victory for the Union army.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Battle_of_the_Wilderness   (968 words)

  
 Battle of the Spotsylvania
That night Lee's army occupied Spotsylvania Courthouse, and stood squarely across the path of the intended march of the Army of the Potomac towards Richmond.
So fierce had been the battle that one-half of the forest within range of the musketry was destroyed by bullet wounds.
The official report of the National losses, from the crossing of the Rapidan (May 4) to the close of the battle on May 12, gave a total of 29,410 men; of whom 269 officers and 3,019 enlisted men were killed, and nearly 7,000 had been made prisoners.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/battle-of-spotsylvania.htm   (964 words)

  
 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Despite heavy casualties, Grant exited the Virginia Wilderness (night of 7-8 May) and marched southeast (not north to the relative safety beyond the Rappahannock River) towards the small crossroads village of Spotsylvania Court House, 12 miles away.
Lee was not fooled, however, by the rapid Federal movement, and by morning (8 May) two divisions of MG Richard H. "Fighting Dick" Anderson's I Corps (Anderson replaced the wounded Longstreet after the Wilderness) had arrived in the Spotsylvania area first.
The series of battles around the country crossroads of Spotsylvania Court House had mercifully come to an end.
www.batteryb.com /battles/spotsylvania.html   (1293 words)

  
 Area Museums and Groups
The Battle of Fredericksburg (at Marye's Heights and Sunken Road) was fought December 11-15, 1862 and involved principal commanders Major General Ambrose Burnside (Union) and General Robert E. Lee (Confederacy).
Resulting in a stalemate, the Battle of the Wilderness was fought on May 5-6, 1864 with Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General George G. Meade (Union), and General Robert E. Lee (CS) in command.
The Spotsylvania Court House Battle, fought on May 8-21, 1864, was also a part of General Grant's Overland Campaign.
www.historypoint.org /places/museum_display.asp?museumid=28   (333 words)

  
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Battle of 2nd Manassas, This website is a portal to links on the battle, the official reports and the order of battle.
Battle of Fredericksburg, This website is a portal to links on the battle, the official reports and the order of battle.
Battle of The Wilderness, This website is a portal to links about the battle, the official reports, and order of battle.
www.angelfire.com /wv/wasec5/pender_internetbattles.html   (437 words)

  
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Battle of 1st Manassas, This website is a portal to links on the battle, the official reports, and order of battle.
Battle of Ball's Bluff, This website is a portal to links on the battle and the official reports.
Battle of Stones River, This website is a portal to links on the battle, the official reports and order of battle.
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 Spotsylvania Battlefield
The six mile Spotsylvania history trail encompasses the majority of the field, while the Bloody Angle loop concentrates on some of the hardest fighting of the war.
The Virginia Civil War Trails -The 1864 Overland Campaign follows the routes of Lee and Grant from the crossing of the Rapidan River to Petersburg.
Spotsylvania Battlefield Education Association has been organized to research, analyze and disseminate information regarding the battle fought at Spotsylvania Court House and its environs.
www.nps.gov /frsp/spotsy.htm   (714 words)

  
 The Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House
The Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House
The spring campaign was under way and it superficially mirrored the strategic situation prior to the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
The essence of Lee's incomparable martial machine disappeared in the woods and fields of Spotsylvania County and the Army of Northern Virginia never regained its historic efficiency.
www.nps.gov /frsp/wshist.htm   (3366 words)

  
 35th Georgia at Spotsylvania Court House
As was the case in many battles during this war, the pleas of many wounded would end as their life slowly ebbed away.
The battle would be called, "The Battle at Spotsylvania Court House".
For many of those that wrote of the battle later, "the Bloody Angle" would prove to be the most horrific experience of their live.
www.chrisanddavid.com /georgia/spotsylvania.html   (858 words)

  
 Creamer/Kraemer
The Battle of Cedar Creek, Battle of, important military engagement of the American Civil War, fought on October 19, 1864, near Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Shenandoah River, in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
Gibbon arrived at Appomattox Court House about ten o'clock, and intercepted Lee's troops who were driving the cavalry back in their attempt to escape.
They had withstood the shock of many battles, and their banners were inscribed with the names of historic fields.
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 Southern Trails Genealogical Research Main Page
Battles of The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House and the 18th Georgia Regiment of Volunteer Infantry:
As the Battle of the Wilderness is drawing to a close, the 18th Georgia Regiment of Volunteer Infantry finds itself embroiled in yet another fight, and then after soundly defeating the enemy, take part in a counter movement that once again places them at the front of General Lee's defenses....
The Battle of Cold Harbor and the 18th Georgia Regiment of Volunteer Infantry: As the fighting around Spotsylvania Court House drew to a close, Union General Grant, wanting to keep the pressure on the Confederate Army and his adversary...
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 Fredericksburg Virginia
Much of Spotsylvania County’s early development is attributed to Spotswood’s ironworks founded in the early 1700’s.
Four major Civil War battles were fought on Spotsylvania soils, including one of the bloodiest of the war, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in May 1864.
Also, it was in Spotsylvania County, at Chancellorsville, that Stonewall Jackson fell to the mistaken fire of his own men.
www.visitfred.com /visitors/fredVaArea/listings.asp?id=spotsylvania   (395 words)

  
 Civil War Battles
The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1—3, 1863), fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg..
The Battle of Stones River or Second Battle of Murfreesboro (in the South, simply the Battle of Murfreesboro), was fought from December 31, 1862, to January 3, 1863, in central Tennessee..
The Battle of Vicksburg or Siege of Vicksburg was the final significant battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War..
cybersleuth-kids.com /sleuth/History/US_History/Civil_War/Battles/index2.htm   (262 words)

  
 The Battle of Spotsylvania Description
At 4:35 A.M. on May 12 the Federal Second Corps moved forward from its position near the Brown house, advanced across the Landrum farm clearing, and struck the apex of the salient.
In midafternoon a division of the Ninth Corps advanced, and a portion of it was struck by an advancing pair of Confederate brigades, James H. Lane's and David A. Weisiger's, in an area approximately three quarters of a mile north of the village of Spotsylvania Court House.
However, by delaying Grant for two weeks at Spotsylvania, Lee permitted other Confederate forces to resist Union efforts in the vicinity of Richmond and in the Shenandoah Valley, unmolested by the Army of the Potomac.
www.civilwarhome.com /spotsylvania.htm   (1297 words)

  
 Civil War Battlefields @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
By the end of the war in 1865, the land was furrowed with earthworks, the inhabitants scattered, and the battle dead lay buried in cornfields and farmyards.
It took Spotsylvania almost a century to regain its prewar population of 12,000 residents.
During the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863, Gen. John Sedgwick's Union troops, in hot pursuit of Robert E. Lee's army, were halted here by Confederates atop the hill.
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 spotsylvania
The regiment arrived at General Lee’s new battle line at Spotsylvania Court House on May 9th and was placed in reserve at a salient in the Confederate center known as the "Mule Shoe".
At this point (the McCool house) I ordered Colonel Evans to send in three of his regiments to ascertain the enemy's position and check his advance until the other troops could be gotten into line.
Although nearly a third of a century ago, the press was alive, and wielded such an influence in the great war that the question as to "which is the most powerful the pen or the sword?" is as far from settlement as ever.
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 Spotsylvania County Museum
The present Old Berea Christian Church was built in 1856 under the supervision of Samuel Alsop, who, even though he was 81, was considered one of the foremost builders of that time.  This little church is a fine example of Virginia's Gothic Revival period architecture, and is exceptionally well preserved.
When the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was fought in 1864, Berea was scarred by shots and shells.  One large shell passed through one of the front doors and lodged in the wall.  The Old Cemetery, in the rear, dates back to the pre-Civil War period.
Waller, her years of devotion to the Museum and her dedication to the preservation of Spotsylvania County's heritage.
www.spotsylvania.va.us /departments/tourism/index.cfm?doc_id=297   (145 words)

  
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The battle that commenced was a bloody death struggle unparalleled in its ferocity.
The 1864 Civil War battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, was a fight waged by first-string generals.
At the battle of Spotsylvania after After fourteen days of fighting, nearly 18,000 northerners and 10,000 southerners were either killed, maimed or captured at the battle of Spotsylvania.
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The regiment was soon moved behind the general line of battle which had formed, and spent the remainder of the day in reserve.
The regiment reformed in the rear of the battlefield, was moved behind the general line of battle which had formed, and spent the remainder of the day in reserve.
Skirmishers were thrown out, breastworks were constructed, a line of battle was formed, and no movement was made until the May 17, when they moved 1 mile forward and "to the left" where the soldiers dug new trenches.
www.albany.edu /faculty/aballard/hold/laurel.htm   (1536 words)

  
 Latest news on Civil War battle site preservation
Bloodstains on the floor attest to the house's use as a Union field hospital during the two-week battle.
Byron MacCutchen of the 20th Michigan Volunteers was one of the many wounded soldiers taken to the home for treatment..."I was laid on a sofa in the hallway while Sgt. Cleveland was laid on the operating table in the parlor on the right.
Spotsylvania, VA is the general location your are headed.
www.civilwar.org /travelandevents/t_vs_harrisfarm.htm   (537 words)

  
 Battle Summary: Spotsylvania Court House, VA
Description: After the Wilderness, Grant’s and Meade’s advance on Richmond by the left flank was stalled at Spotsylvania Court House on May 8.
This two-week battle was a series of combats along the Spotsylvania front.
The Union attack against the Bloody Angle at dawn, May 12-13, captured nearly a division of Lee’s army and came near to cutting the Confederate army in half.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/va048.htm   (243 words)

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