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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

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Did You Know?

Chatham Manor Gardens

William Fitzhugh was the grandson of Robert "King" Carter and the grandfather of Mrs. Robert E. Lee. His wife was the second cousin of Thomas Jefferson.