Tag Archives: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
The First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Monument at Harris Farm. This will be one of the stops on the Mackowski/Davis tour, at the upcoming First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge.
For all of those planning on attending the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, the Inn at Stevenson Ridge has a limited number of rooms left. If you are planning on staying on site, be sure to … Continue reading
After the Union attacks had subsided on June 3, 1864, the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac stared at each other across the open space that separated them. Men in each army strove to improve their … Continue reading
On June 5, 1864, writing from “Camp on the Battle field,” Chaplain H. L. Calder of the 7th New York Heavy Artillery wrote a letter to the wife of Capt. Charles McCulloch, who’d been killed on May 19, 1864 at Harris … Continue reading
The May 30, 1864, edition of the Bangor (ME) Whig & Courier included a notice titled “Death of a Bangor Boy”—a sixty-four-word obituary for Corporal Charles W. Smith of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Company D, who “died of a … Continue reading
May 19, 1864, was “a day long to be remembered by the 1st Maine Heavy,” wrote a member of the regiment, “as it was on this day that we received our baptism of fire and learned the stern duties of … Continue reading
In recognition of the Federal attacks that took place at Spotsylvania Court House today, 150 years ago, we offer a repost of a piece by Chris Mackowski: “Engineering Over Infantry: Spotsylvania May 18, 1864.” Chris and co-author Kris White have … Continue reading
McGowan’s Brigade Monument at the Bloody Angle.