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Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilderness Campaign

 
 
Wilderness Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
1. Wilderness Campaign Marker
Inscription. May 5-6, 1864. The bluecoats of Crawford's Division emerged into the sunlight of this clearing, the Chewning Farm, on May 5 in the predetermined moved toward Parker's Store on the Orange Plank Road. Lee's eastward thrust, however, changed all Union plans, and Crawford was withdrawn to the Turnpike sector. While Ewell's Corps on the Pike and A.P. Hill's on the Plank Road parried the powerful Federal army, the Chewning Farm remained a vulnerable gap between the two battle fronts, presenting an opportunity which the Federals failed to exploit. A.P. Hill's Corps completely close the gap on May 6.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 17.733′ N, 77° 44.622′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Hill-Ewell Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near stop five (Chewning Farm) on the driving tour of the Wilderness Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chewning Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Key Terrain (approx. 0.2 miles away); A.P. Hill Escapes Capture
Wilderness Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
2. Wilderness Campaign Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wilderness Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Higgerson Farm (approx. one mile away); The Widow Tapp House (approx. one mile away); Crisis in the Wilderness (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Wilderness Campaign (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .  Wilderness Battlefield. National Park Service page. (Submitted on April 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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