Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Capture of Winslow's Battery
The Battle of the Wilderness
Winslow quickly saw the impossibility of his task and ordered the cannon to withdraw. Before they could, Union infantry in Winslow's front gave way, and Confederates surged towards the artillerists. The two limbered guns stalled at the ditch. Before gun crews could save the pieces, the Confederates were upon them. With their horses shot and their infantry support gone, the Union artillerymen had no choice but to abandon the guns.
"The guns were fought to the last and lost as honorably as guns could be lost."
Colonel Charles S. Wainwright
Chief of Fifth Corps Artillery
This exhibit is dedicated in memory of John H. (Pete) Clark, Jr.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1864.
Location. 38° 19.044′ N, 77° 45.378′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20) 1.7 miles west of Germanna Highway (Virginia Route 3), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter - Stop 2 on the Wilderness Battlefield Auto Tour Route. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saunders Field (here, next to this marker); The Fighting Ends in Stalemate (a few steps from this marker); Struggle on the Orange Plank Road (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Wilderness (a few steps from this marker); Clash on the Orange Turnpike (a few steps from this marker); Collision of Giants (a few steps from this marker); The Wilderness (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of the Wilderness (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
Also see . . . Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 8, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on September 5, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 16, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. 3. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.