Thursday, May 8, 2014

Race to Spotsylvania Court House

Sunday, May 8, 1864

At dawn the Twentieth Massachusetts fell in line and marched along the Brock Road towards Spotsylvania Court House by way of Todd's Tavern. Union General Ulysses S. Grant hoped to win the race to Spotsylvania by arriving before Confederate General Robert E. Lee.1

1Richard F. Miller, Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005), 350.

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