The McCoull House

The McCoull House (HM6MP)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 13.211', W 77° 35.995'

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— The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House —

This was the home of farmer Neil McCoull and his unmarried sisters Mary, Eliza, and Milly. McCoull's farm was typical of those that dotted Spotsylvania County: a few hundred acres that produced a modest income from corn and other grains. Like his neighbors the Harrisons, McCoul owned slaves, a circumstance common to more than half of Spotsylvania's residents.

Around the house stood a kitchen and other outbuildings. Simple dirt roads connected the McCoulls to their neighbors the Harrisons (to the south) and Landrams (0.75 mile north). Neil McCoull was absent during the fighting here in May 1864, but his sisters survived the battle by taking shelter in the basement of the house. When they emerged, they found a landscape dominated by death.
HM NumberHM6MP
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272399 N 4233441
Decimal Degrees38.22018333, -77.59991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.211', W 77° 35.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 12.66" N, 77° 35' 59.70" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41255 McCoull Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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