Tag Archives: Bloody Angle

Writing Spotsy

Kris and I have been finishing up article for Civil War Times about Spotsylvania–specifically, the often-overlooked attack of May 18, 1864. The battle at the Bloody Angle on May 12, being as horrific as it was, tends to overshadow other … Continue reading

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Questions of the Week for February 3, 2014

This week we are reintroducing our question of the week, which is designed for open and courteous debate on Civil War topics. We hope that many of you will join in or suggest questions of the week by emailing us … Continue reading

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Regrounding at Spotsy

The thermometer says it’s 36, but it’s lying. So say the snowfalkes, big and fluffy, falling in slow motion around me. It’s the third weekend in March, and I’m at the East Angle of the Mule Shoe Salient. “Spotsylvania” and … Continue reading

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“Life Given, Not Lost”: Captain Morey’s Final Charge—Part One

We are happy to welcome guest author Edward Alexander. Edward Alexander is the Education & Interpretation Specialist at Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia. A 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois, he has also worked with Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania … Continue reading

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Pick number three in my Top 10 List: A set of maps

The third book, or books, every Civil War buff needs on the bookshelf is a good set of maps. These are invaluable–nothing less. They give form to the function of a campaign or battle and, depending on your choices, can … Continue reading

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Blood in front of the Angle

The swale in front of the Bloody Angle Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield Sunday, October 21, 2012

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Jonesin’ for a Civil War battlefield fix

I have a confession: It’s been almost two months since I’ve been on a Civil War battlefield, and I am getting antsy My travels this summer have taken me far and wide, so I’ve seen a lot of cool stuff: … Continue reading

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Bloody Field, Peaceful Field

On a recent trip to the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania I was again struck by the beauty of the battlefields.  Today, not a shadow of the violence, pain, and intensity remains on the fields where so many fell almost 150 … Continue reading

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After the Fire

The smell of smoke still hangs over the battlefield. It’s been a week since Park Service personnel have done their prescribed burn at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle, and I’ve come out to see the scorched landscape for myself. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Fire at the Bloody Angle Revisited

Earlier this month, I helped with a prescribed burn at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle.

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