[ spot-sil-vey-nee-uh, -veyn-yuh ]
/ ˌspɒt sɪlˈveɪ ni ə, -ˈveɪn yə /
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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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How to use Spotsylvania in a sentence
The Weather Service received more than 25 reports of damaging winds and large hail in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties, as well as the city of Fredericksburg, as the violent storm swept across the area.Tornado hit Columbia Thursday, while straight-line winds slammed Fredericksburg|Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow|July 30, 2021|Washington Post
And so behold him as a hermit once more, settled in a deserted cabin not far from the battle-field of Spotsylvania.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
All along the lines about Spotsylvania desperate fighting occurred that day, but the battle was distinctly a draw.Historic Fredericksburg|John T. Goolrick
Spotsylvania was a continuation of the Wilderness with the fighting increased, if possible, in ferocity.
Their commander, now Gen. Stevenson, was killed in battle at Spotsylvania.
A courthouse was built there, for a new county had been cut from Essex and was called Spotsylvania, in the Governor's honor.Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia|Carrie Hunter Willis