Valley Arts Publishing
The exclusive publisher for the works of nationally recognized artist and sculptor Gary Casteel. Please visit our gallery to browse his collections of Civil War monument replicas and plaques of historic figures. Free shipping to anywhere in the continental United States is now offered for all orders.
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The latest release is the Colquitt's Salient Marker (Petersburg).
Colquitt’s Salient played an important role in the last offensive operation undertaken by the Confederates during the siege. The nearness of the fort, which made a surprise attack possible, was one of the reasons General John B. Gordon selected Stedman as the object of his assault. Gordon believed that he could reach the cleared ground beyond the fort, form there, and take the three works in reverse. If he could do this and could spread his troops to the right and to the left for a sufficient distance, he argued that he would have a position of such strength and depth that he would divide the enemy's troops and could force the Federals to abandon that part of their fortifications to the south and southwest. On March 25th, 1865, from Colquitt’s Salient, Gordon, his selected 50 axe men and 300 troops, distinguished by strips of white cloth across their chests, launched a predawn attack on Union Fort Stedman and Union Batteries X and XI on either side of Stedman. The Union troops were initially driven out, but counterattacked and ultimately retook the positions.
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