Tag Archives: Sarah Spindle

“Battlefield Season”

“Battlefield season,” as I refer to early May, is always an especially busy time of year for me. Of the five battlefields I live among, the battles of Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania all took place in early and mid-May, with … Continue reading

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In Search of Sarah Spindle

Maxwell and I wind our way through a primordial tunnel of woods before the path we’re following descends a short staircase of plant roots and spits us out into a field. It’s an ersatz field, really—the Park Service hasn’t been … Continue reading

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The Topography of Spotsylvania

Last Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to give a tour of the Spotsylvania and North Anna River battlefield to a great group from the Central Ohio Civil War Round Table. I have walked Spotsylvania many times; however, one … Continue reading

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A Walk Across Spindle Field/Laurel Hill

At 7:45 a.m., the running battle between Robinson’s division and retreating Confederate cavalry came to an abrupt end along a ridge on the southern edge of Sarah Spindle’s farm. Robinson’s exhausted men, jumbled and confused by the running engagement, once … Continue reading

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