Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign Page13
May 2002 photo and markers courtesy of Billy Robert, SC. All 1984 photos/narratives courtesy of Ed Conner, TN
Spotsylvania Battlefield (NPS)
     

(5-02) Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield
 
Site Marker: Spotsylvania Campaign
Site Marker: Death of Sedwick
Site Marker: By the Left Flank, Destination: Spotsylvania Court House
Site Marker: Thrust and Parry, The 14-Day Battle of Spotsylvania - May 8 to May 21, 1864
Site Marker: The Bloody Angle "Hell's Half Acre"
Site Marker: Spotsylvania Campaign
 
Photos courtesy of Billy Roberts, SC

  

(1984) Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield
 
M
onument to MG John Sedgewick, commander of the Sixth Corps, Army of The Potomac and sits on the spot where he was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter on May 9, 1864.  He had just admonished a soldier who was dodging bullets with the statement, "Why, what are you dodging for ? They could not hit an elephant at that distance."  Seconds later he was dead, shot through the head by one of the sharpshooters whose aim he had derided

            

(1984) Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield
 
The wartime road used by the troops of Col. Emory Upton preparatory to their attack on the Mule Shoe Salient on May 10, 1864.  Upton proved that the Confederate line could be cracked, but lacked insufficient troops to exploit the breach and had to withdraw.  When the results of the attack were reported to Grant, he remarked, " A brigade today; we'll try a corps tomorrow"

 

(1984) Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield
 
Remains of Confederate trenches at the Mule Shoe Salient

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