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Was this really a Federal Line? – REWRITTEN April 11 and April 21, May 5.

Went out on Monday morning and shot a video of the inner of the two lines shown in the screen grab above. This line has been historically considered to be a line built by the Federals sometime during their occupation of the area after the initial charge of May 12. They would have incorporated it […]

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Assault on Dole’s Salient

Today I went out to Spotsylvania and did a one man assault on the earthworks at Dole’s Salient. Forgive the fact that there is no audio other than the wind. Also the fact that I was using a hand held … Continue reading

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Google Earth of Dole’s Salient

After Upton was repulsed on the evening of May 10, Lee ordered Gen. Ewell to have a ditch dug in front of that section of line. That ditch, 417 feet in length, and a parapet in front of the left … Continue reading

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Just the beginning

Welcome to the initial setup of my blog about what is known as the “Muleshoe”, or “the Salient” on the battlefield of Spotsylvania Courthouse. Here I hope to post some interesting historical bits, photos and observations by various people. Not … Continue reading

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