Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Bloody Angle
Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield. The rise in the ground behind the tree is what remains of the Confederate earthworks. The markers in the distance were erected in honor of some of the Union regiments that fought here.

"Around the Bloody Angle, the dead lay five deep, and bodies had to be moved from the trenches to make room for the living. The action around Spotsylvania shocked even the grizzled veterans of the two great armies. Said one officer, "I never expect to be fully believed when I tell what I saw of the horrors of Spotsylvania."

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