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Spotsylvania

[spot-sil-vey-nee-uh, -veyn-yuh] /ˌspɒt sɪlˈveɪ ni ə, -ˈveɪn yə/
noun
1.
a village in NE Virginia: the scene of Civil War battles between the armies of Grant and Lee, May 8–21, 1864.
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  • These charges saved the battle of Spotsylvania for the Confederates.

    On the Trail of Grant and Lee Frederick Trevor Hill
  • I'd be in it too but for that old Spotsylvania shot-hole and rheumatics.

    Ray's Daughter Charles King
  • "Thus the intention of the government to make Spotsylvania a well inhabited frontier is frustrated," he said.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • Also in 1721, a third new county was formed and called Spotsylvania for the energetic and capable Governor.

    How Justice Grew

    Martha W. (Martha Woodroof) Hiden
  • The results obtained by each are told in the story of the battle of Spotsylvania.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • The losses to the Union army in this engagement at Spotsylvania were over four thousand.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • None of the fighting near Spotsylvania Court House was inglorious.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • The total loss to the Union army in killed, wounded, and missing at Spotsylvania was nearly eighteen thousand.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • They were skilled workers in iron and steel from the Msen mines and built the old furnace in Spotsylvania county.

  • The stone used is gray granite and was taken from the farm of Mrs. Mary Downman, in Spotsylvania county.

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