• Fredericksburg Battlefield: Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House sunrise

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • Chatham Exit Road Closed 9/2-9/30

    The Chatham exit road will be closed to all traffic (pedestrians and vehicles) at all hours from September 2-30, 2014 as part of the project to restore the historic vista at Chatham Manor. More »

Virtual Tour Stop, Heth's Salient

Confederate earthworks
By mid-afternoon on May 12 the fighting at the Muleshoe Salient had reached an impasse. By coincidence, both sides focused attention on another bulge in the Confederate lines known as Heth's Salient. General Grant ordered General Ambrose Burnside to attack Heth's Salient at the same time as General Lee ordered General Jubal Early to attack Burnside's left flank. In doing so, he hoped to relieve pressure on the Confederates at the Bloody Angle.
 
17th Michigan Monument
The 17th Michigan Regiment was among the Union units badly hurt in the fighting. They lost 200 men in 30 minutes. On May 10, 1997, this monument was dedicated to their memory.
 
Rebuilt logworks in Lee's Last Line

Rebuilt logworks in Lee's Last Line

Continue to Virtual Tour Stop, Lee's Last Line

Did You Know?

Sketch depicting fighting at Spotsylvania's Muleshoe

If looked on as one campaign, the fighting at Wilderness and Spotsylvania resulted in more American casualties than any other campaign in history: 60,000 killed, wounded, or missing.