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Lake of the Woods in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of the Wilderness

 
 
Battle of the Wilderness Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 1, 2013
1. Battle of the Wilderness Marker
Inscription. On This Site Stood a Union 6th Corps Field Hospital

On Spotswood's Farm were 4 Medical Wagons, 14 Six-Mule Wagons, 24 Tents, 3 Medical Officers and 34 Attendants, in addition to about 15 Ambulances and 80 Men from the Corp's Ambulance Company.

One of three field hospitals that treated the 6th Corps' 3,660 wounded in 36 hours.
 
Erected by Civil War Study Group and Lake of the Woods, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 20.579′ N, 77° 44.818′ W. Marker is in Lake of the Woods, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Lakeview Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at a park in Lake of the Woods Community, a gated community. Visitors must register to visit the marker. . Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain John Spotswood (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange Grove 1865 - 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange Grove 1728 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of the Wilderness
Moving Wounded off the Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 1, 2013
2. Moving Wounded off the Battlefield
"Some were carried off by the ambulance corps, others in blankets suspended to four muskets, and more by the aid of sticks, muskets, or even by crawling." - Alfred Waud
(approx. half a mile away); Gordon's Flank Attack (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Federals Fall Back (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Gordon's Flank Attack (approx. 1.5 miles away); Gordon's Attack Falters (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake of the Woods.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battlefield map showing location of hospitals image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 1, 2013
3. Battlefield map showing location of hospitals
"All the hospital tents belonging to the division were filled to overflowing with the unfortunate victims of the battle." - George Thomas Stevens, Surgeon of the 77th Regiment New York Volunteers
The Hospital / Wilderness - Friday's fight image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 1, 2013
4. The Hospital / Wilderness - Friday's fight
Hospital / Wilderness Friday's Fight - Army of the Potomac - Bringing in the Wounded - May 6, 1864 Drawn by Joseph Becker, war correspondent for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Courtesy of the Becker Collection, Boston, MA.
Battle of the Wilderness Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 1, 2013
5. Battle of the Wilderness Marker
Location of the Field Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 1, 2013
6. Location of the Field Hospital
The field hospital covered a large area that is today part of the Lake of the Woods community.
Alexander Crees image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 23, 2013
7. Alexander Crees
Tombstone of Alexander Crees, one of many soldiers who were killed in the Battle of the Wilderness.
May 5, 1864
In His 23 Year
A Member of Co. G. 139 Regt. PA. Vol.
"Through ? nights and dangers, amidst our countries gloom. This soldier of a loyal band, was marching to his tomb."
Grave is located at Little Hill UM Church, Magee Road Extension, Sewickley, Pa 15143
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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