Category Archives: Muleshoe

The route back to camp

    We do not know exactly the route that the artillery took as it marched back to its camps. However, as we know the starting, midpoint and destinations we can make a very good hypothesis as to the route … Continue reading

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A comment on a portion of the Campbell Brown Papers

In the Campbell Brown papers he leaves us a description of a meeting at the Harrison House on the afternoon of May 11, 1864. Supposedly Gen. Lee orders the guns removed from the salient at this time, and for the … Continue reading

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Who was Colonel Alexander? (updated 5/31/17 and 6/10/17)

One of the fascinating things about the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse and its aftermath is the amount of things that we have no answers to. One of them is a simple straight forward question. Who was Colonel Alexander? Now of … Continue reading

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Addendum to the post “Some facts to ponder about the march back to the Salient”

A couple of weeks ago I posted a article recounting a dialogue between an artillery reenactor and myself. This article while was quite well received explained some of the nuances about the artillery arm in the middle of the 19th … Continue reading

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“There is no enemy in reach that way” Artillery at the West Angle – Part Three

The centerpiece to the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse was Hancock’s assault on the Mule Shoe in the early morning hours of May 12th. This assault initially exceeded even the most optimistic Federal expectations, and came close to a defeat of … Continue reading

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Then and Now

While trying to finish the third part of the article on the West Angle thought I would put something out there for those that like to look at maps. Below are three maps, pretty self-explanatory. First is the map prepared … Continue reading

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They May Just Look Like Leaves Now – Part Two

This gallery contains 10 photos.

Still more of the photos I have taken of various positions along and inside and the Mule Shoe Salient. All were taken during the winter of 2011/12.

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