Spotsylvania Campaign - Spotsylvania VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 13.421 W 077° 36.386
18S E 271840 N 4233845
Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County 22553. Marker is on Grant Drive, at tour stop two (Upton's Road) on the driving tour of Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Waymark Code: WM18KVP
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/19/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Spotsylvania Campaign

Upton's Attack About 6 p.m. May 10, 1864
A quarter of a mile beyond this point, their bayonets fixed, Upton's lines broke silence with a wild cheer as they burst from the piney woods across a 200-yard clearing to the Confederate trenches. Though thrown back by counterattack and losing some 1,000 men in killed, wounded and missing, Upton brought off over 1,000 prisoners. Mott's division had been expected to attack from the north, but Confederate artillery around the apex of the Salient swept a wide open field and easily kept Mott at bay. Meanwhile, Federal attacks along the Brock Road front also failed.
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