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Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield (Overland Pt. 2)

***MAP ALERT*** I contacted the Park Ranger and got these directions to the shelter coming from Richmond, as the map above seemed a little iffy:

"The shelter is at the entrance of Spotsylvania Battlefield off of Brock Road (613) and yes there is parking. There are multiple ways to get there. I95 north to Exit 118 Thornburg then west to 208 Courthouse Road and make a right going north through the small town of Spotsylvania Courthouse.
Continue straight through and it becomes Brock Rd. A couple miles from the Courthouse you should see the entrance to the park. You can also go to nps.gov/frsp for more info and other directions from the other battlefields. The directions I gave you is the "back way" which is more rural but most direct from Richmond."

I'll be at the shelter the battlefield around 10:30am - as long as there is fair weather. There's about seven miles of walking tour...will probably do all of that and plan on being out there several hours.

http://www.nps.gov/frsp/spot.htm

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/spotsylvania-court-house.html

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  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the best trips I've had recently. Great company, great weather. This type of walks makes one really appreciate history.

    April 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought Tina and Karl were lovely, and the Battlefield gave me more questions than answers!

    April 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent event! Terry led us on a rain-shortened hike through the earthworks of the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse. From Bloody Angle to the Mule Shoe and Dole's Salient, this trail covered the key positions of the battle and presented vistas very similar to that seen in 1864. Thank you, Terry! Well done!

    April 28, 2012

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