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Trail Stop 2: The Wilderness
Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: November 10, 2007
Caption: Trail Stop 2: The Wilderness
Additional Description: From the trail guide:
Much of the fighting at Chancellorsville occurred in thick woods known as the Wilderness. This area had been heavily logged earlier in the century to provide charcoal for the numerous iron furnaces that dotted the area. By the 1860's a young forest with dense underbrush, similar to the front of you, dominated the landscape west of Fredericksburg and south of the Rapidan and Rappahannock rivers. The open field in front of you was a tangled mess of small trees and dense undergrowth in 1863
Submitted: December 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p90163
File Size: 1.693 Megabytes

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