Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield

Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield

The wartime road used by the troops of Col. Emory Upton preparatory to their attack on the Mule Shoe Salient on May 10, 1864.  Upton proved that the Confederate line could be cracked, but lacked insufficient troops to exploit the breach and had to withdraw.  When the results of the attack were reported to Grant, he remarked, " A brigade today; we’ll try a corps tomorrow" 

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