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Zion Methodist Church - 1864 Overland Campaign
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 11.639 W 077° 35.192
18S E 273490 N 4230500
Quick Description: Zion Methodist Church served as Confederate headquarters during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2011 9:00:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMBF7K
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
In the spring of 1864, Union Gen. U. S. Grant launched an offensive against the Confederate army in Virginia. While Federal forces came from the east and south, Grant led the Army of the Potomac on the Overland Campaign from the north driving Confederate Gen. R. E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to Petersburg.

In May, after leaving WildernessClick for related waymark to open in new window, the armies next engaged in battle at Spotsylvania Court HouseClick for related waymark to open in new window. Confederate Gen. A. P. Hill set up headquarters at the Zion Methodist Church and while he and Lee met with officers, the signalmen monitored the battle with telescopes from second-floor windows. The church suffered heavy damages when Union troops fired upon it.

Type of site: Church

Address:
8700 Courthouse Rd
Spotsylvania, VA USA
22553


Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
From Fredericksburg: Travel Courthouse Road - Route 208 South to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Area At the light by the Courthouse, make a left and follow Courthouse Road - Route 208 South The church will be located on the right side just past the Snow Library From the West: Travel Brock Road east to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Area At the light by the Courthouse, continue straight on Courthouse Road - Route 208 South The church will be located on the right side just past the Snow Library. From the East: Travel Massaponax Church Road west to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Area At the end of Massaponax Church Road the church will be directly in front of you. From the South: Travel Courthouse Road north to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Area You will see the church on the left immediately after passing Marshal Park. Marker is at left of the church.


Phone Number: Not listed

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