Category Archives: Muleshoe

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

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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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Maybe they look like piles of leaves but long ago…

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Looking out from the trench at the apex of the East Angle toward the Landrum house. Note the rolling terrain. During my explorations on the area within the Muleshoe I have taken a bunch of pictures. Most of them the … Continue reading

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

The last of the Second Corp’s five battalions of artillery to arrive in the vicinity of  Spotsylvania Courthouse was Cutshaw’s. His three batteries arrived late in the morning of May 10th, having trailed the battalions of Hardaway and Nelson along … Continue reading

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GPS Plot – Muleshoe – Revised

Over the years many of us have noticed that there are features of historical interest within the Muleshoe Salient. Of course the ones that remain survive because of a lack of activity on the property after the two armies had … Continue reading

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