Ramseur's Brigade - Spotsylvania Court House VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 13.232 W 077° 36.104
18S E 272242 N 4233484
Quick Description: Brig. Gen. Ramseur and his NC Brigade successfully counterattacked Union forces at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, VA and regained control of the Confederate line.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 4:55:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM94J2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
Up on a ridge about 500' away from the site of the McCoull House on the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield in VA, there is a lone monument. Made of granite and bearing the Confederate emblem, the inscription reads:

RAMSEUR'S BRIGADE
2ND NORTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPS   4TH NORTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPS
COL WILLIAM R COX                  COL BRYAN GRIMES

14TH NORTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPS   30TH NORTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPS
COL R TYLER BENNETT                  COL FRANCIS M PARKER

AT DAWN, MAY 12, 1864, UNION TROOPS OVERWHELMED MAJ GEN EDWARD JOHNSON'S DIVISION AT THE MULESHOE SALIENT. BRIG GEN STEPHEN DODSON RAMSEUR'S NORTH CAROLINA BRIGADE COUNTERATTACKED ACROSS THESE EARTHWORKS AND BY 7:30 A.M. REGAINED THE PORTION OF THE SALIENT OPPOSITE THIS POINT. FOR THE NEXT TWENTY HOURS RAMSEUR'S MEN HELD THEIR GROUND IN THE FACE OF DETERMINED UNION ASSAULTS. THE NORTH CAROLINIANS THEN WITHDREW TO A NEW DEFENSIVE LINE ONE-HALF MILE TO THE REAR. THIS GALLANT STAND HELPED THWART THE UNION ADVANCE AND SAVED LEE'S ARMY FROM DISASTER.

DEO VINDICE

ERECTED BY THE 30TH N.C. TROOPS (REACTIVATED) CHARLOTTE N.C.
SEPT 2001

The North Carolina troops distinguished themselves with their successful counterattacks against the Union army and earned Ramseur a promotion to major general.

The Spotsylvania Court House BattlefieldClick for related waymark to open in new window is part of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. The Park and battlefields are open daily dawn to dusk. There is no admission.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 9/1/2001

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: 30th NC Troops

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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