[spot-sil-vey-nee-uh, -veyn-yuh]


a village in NE Virginia: the scene of Civil War battles between the armies of Grant and Lee, May 8–21, 1864. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for spotsylvania

Historical Examples of spotsylvania

  • 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