I’d intended to post a few more articles timed to the events 150 years ago at Spotsylvania. But pressing family issues have me away from the field and pull my thoughts elsewhere. So for the Assault on the Mule Shoe Salient’s 150, I find myself as many do – watching from afar.
The Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania NMP twitter feed is buzzing with “dispatches” from the field. My friends Ron Baumgarten and Robert Moore have the “Blogger’s Twitter Baton” today – each tweeting or posting to Facebook actively. I’ll try to repost as time permits.
I did managed to make the eight-mile (which was actually more like six and a fraction) earthwork hike yesterday. We covered a wide loop from the Federal positions on the Sixth Corps line…
… all the way over the Heth’s Salient on the eastern edge of the park.
But today the focus is rightly on the middle of the field, at the Bloody Angle:
Much to consider.