For those of you interested, and if you weren’t you wouldn’t be reading this, there are a lot of books to choose from. One of the best in my opinion is a book by Varina Davis Brown titled “Colonel at Gettysburg and Spotsylvania”.
Ms. Brown was the daughter of the Colonel who succeeded to command of McGowen’s South Carolina with the wounding of Brig. Gen. McGowen early in the counterattack of May 12. He led his men in the retaking of the works to within 150 yards of the East Angle, where they stayed until withdrawn in the early morning hours of May 13.
The map below, taken from her book, is arguably the best around for showing the lines and positions taken that day. Sorry its oriented the way it is. Also I originally failed to include the legend so here it is:
T – Location of Oak tree 20″ in diameter, cut down by musket balls at the Bloody Angle, held by McGowen’s Brigade
H – Left of Harris’s Brigade
M – Right regiment of McGowen’s Brigade
J – The East Angle
V to P – Thirteenth Virginia Regiment
C to G – Forty-ninth Virginia Regiment
F – Right of Field’s Division
F to K – Kershaw’s Division
D to R – Daniel’s Brigade
R to H – Ramseur’s Brigade of Rode’s Division