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SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE
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UPTON'S ATTACK (10)


General Upton

Upton Road
Upton Road (At the start of Upton's attack)

Upton Sign
N.P.S. Interpretive Sign near the start of Upton's attack
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Bloody Angle Map



Upton Attack
The Location of Upton's Attack
(The sign marks the Confederate earthworks)
Upton's forces attacked from the wood line.


Upton Sign
N.P.S. Interpretive Sign near the point of Upton's attack
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17TH MICHIGAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT (9)


17th Michigan Monument - Front 17th Michigan Monument - Back
Front Back



AT 2 P.M., MAY 12TH, TWO
NINTH CORPS BRIGADES WERE
ORDERED TO ATTACK THE
CONFEDERATE WORKS ONE-QUARTER
MILE SOUTHEAST OF THIS SPOT.
THE 17TH MICHIGAN WAS ON
THE EXTREME LEFT OF THE FEDERAL
LINE. AS THE REGIMENT APPROACHED
ITS OBJECTIVE, BRIG. GEN. JAMES
LANE'S NORTH CAROLINA BRIGADE
EMERGED FROM THE THICK WOODS
AND STRUCK IT ON THE LEFT FLANK.
IN THE BLOODY HAND-TO-HAND
FIGHTING THAT FOLLOWED, THE
17TH MICHIGAN LOST ITS NATIONAL
COLORS AND 189 OF THE 225
MEN IT CARRIED INTO BATTLE.
THREE SOLDIERS LATER RECEIVED
THE MEDAL OF HONOR
FOR THEIR BRAVE BUT UNSUCCESSFUL
EFFORTS TO SAVE THE COLORS.

Back Text


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