Spotsylvania Court House: Myer’s Hill

Looking up Myer’s Hill from near the Ni River. Initial V Corps attacks would have come from the right, moving uphill.

from Chris

On May 14, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant planned to throw his V and VI Corps against the Confederate left flank in an early morning attack. As it was, Mother Nature worked against him. As his men tried to shift into their new positions, the rain that had started on May 11 continued to drench them. “The mud …

 

A CVBT Recap

from Chris

Last weekend, Stevenson Ridge again had the chance to host Sunday brunch for the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust’s annual conference. After two full days of battlefielding in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania—plus the Saturday night dinner highlighted by a great talk about recent archeology being done on a Civil War field hospital on the Second Manassas battlefield—festivities wrapped up with a delicious meal and a special tour of CVBT’s newest property acquisition, Myer’s Hill (which is pretty much …

 

Exploring Myer’s Hill with the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

from Chris

This weekend, I get to help the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust show off one of its newest property acquisitions, Myer’s Hill, which sits to the south side of Route 208 across from Stevenson Ridge. A radio tower on Myer’s Hill is visible from the front yard of the Lodge. (We told you about the acquisition last fall.)

The purchase of Myer’s Hill was a fantastic coup for CVBT. The plot is just over 73 acres, which …

 

Commemorating the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville

Our historian-in-residence, Chris Mackowski, took part in an exciting two-day event to help commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle of Chancellorsville earlier this week. Chris, along with several fellow historians from Emerging Civil War, joined Kris White and Garry Adelman from the Civil War Trust and Beth Parnicza and Pete Maugle from the National Park Service for a series of Facebook LIVE broadcasts.

From Emerging Civil War, Dan Davis, Ryan Quint, Steward Henderson, and Edward Alexander joined in. So …