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Battle Of Spotsylvania Courthouse

Information about the Battle Of Spotsylvania Courthouse, an 1864 Civil War Battle of the American Civil War

Battle Of Spotsylvania Courthouse Facts
Location: Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Dates: May 8 – May 21, 1864
Generals: Union: Ulysses S. Grant | Confederate: Robert E. Lee
Soldiers Engaged: Union: 100,00 | Confederate: 52,000
Outcome: Inconclusive
Casualties: Union: 18,400 | Confederate: 13,400

Battle Of Spotsylvania Courthouse Summary: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was fought May 8 – May 21, 1864 as part of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign of the American Civil War.

Banner image Battle of Spottsylvania, L. Prang & Co. lithograph of work created by Thure De Thulstrup, Library of Congress.

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