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Virtual Tour Stop, McCoull House Site

McCoull House
Near the center of the Muleshoe stood the McCoull House. This 1 1/2 story structure was the home of the Neil McCoull family. It was built by 1846.
 
Sketch of Lee to the Rear Incident
Four "Lee to the Rear" incidents occurred during the war, all within a six day period. After the first occurred on May 6 at the Wilderness, three more happened near the McCoull House at Spotsylvania. Of these, the first occurred in repulsing Upton's attack on May 10 and the last two in the Confederate counterattack on May 12.
 
Site of McCoull House
The McCoull House sustained heavy damage during the battle. Afterwards, it was repaired and reoccupied. Fire destroyed the house in 1921. Only the outline of the house remains today.
 
Ramseur's Brigade Monument
During the Confederate counterattack on the west face of the Muleshoe, Ramseur's North Carolina brigade pulled out of line. The Tarheels moved behind fellow North Carolinians of Junius Daniels's Brigade and formed in the field west of the McCoull House. They made a bayonet charge to recapture a portion of the works. General Ramseur was wounded and the brigade may have suffered over 50% losses in the fighting.

This monument to Ramseur's Brigade was dedicated in September, 2001.
 
East Face of Salient tour stop sign

East face of salient, tour stop #6 on driving tour of battlefield.

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Did You Know?

Hazel Grove at Chancellorsville Battlefield

Hazel Grove was a plateau of high ground that General Hooker gave up on the early morning of May 3, 1863. Realizing that this ground was the key to winning the battle, the Confederates quickly seized it and concentrated artillery which had an advantageous position to the Union artillery at Fairview.