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    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

Virtual Tour Stop, East Face of Salient

Confederate Earthworks
After the Union break through on the morning of May 12, the Confederates counterattacked on both sides of the Muleshoe Salient. While much attention has been focused on the intense fighting at the Bloody Angle on the west face of the salient, heavy fighting occurred along the east face. Gordon's division moved forward across the Harrison and McCoull farms to eventually recapture the works.
 
Earthworks on East Face of Salient
Although hard to capture in a photograph, much of the complex earthworks in this area survive.
 
Heth's Salient tour stop

Heth's Salient, tour stop #7 on the driving tour of the battlefield.

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Did You Know?

Chatham Gardens

Walt Whitman's book "The Wound Dresser" contains a passage about his experience at Chatham during the Battle of Fredericksburg. He mentions a tree which is still standing in the front yard of Chatham.