Spotsylvania Campaign

Spotsylvania Campaign (HM6P3)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 13.415', W 77° 35.781'

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May 12, 1864. About 4:30 a.m. Hancock's Federal II Corps, in one of the greatest surprise attacks of the War, struck Ewell's Confederate Corps entrenched here. Advancing in a solid rectangular mass, the Federal troops overwhelmed the defenders. The Confederates lost 20 cannon, upwards of 30 battle flags, several thousand small arms, and nearly all of Gen. Edward Johnson's Division of 3,500 men, including Johnson himself and Gen. George H. Steuart. The Confederate artillery, ordered back to this line after an ill-advised shift, had arrived just in time to be captured without firing. Hancock's mass formation, so successful here against infantry, might have withered under cannon fire.
HM NumberHM6P3
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272722 N 4233809
Decimal Degrees38.22358333, -77.59635000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.415', W 77° 35.781'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 24.90" N, 77° 35' 46.86" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1067-1099 Bloody Angle Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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