Friday, June 25, 2010
New NPS Trail Construction - Bloody Angle
A new interpretive trail has gone into place at the Spotsylvania Battlefield. It was designed to orient visitors from the Union perspective, initially on the north side of the Mule Shoe Salient, with a stop along the way to view the swales where the Federal advance took shelter during the attack of May 12, 1864.
The trail proceeds toward the Bloody Angle and the monuments to the 49th New York and 15th New Jersey.
The trail then continues along the north face of the earthwork for about seventy-five yards, and comes to a sally port in the Confederate line, where a wooden bridge will provide conservation minded passage across, to the inside of the Salient.
The images below show the construction process of the segment heading up to the monuments from the parking area on Grant Drive.