Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of the Wilderness
— Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
Union Fifth Corps commander Gouverneur K. Warren occupied the first-floor to the left of the front door throughout the battle. Here, on the evening of May 5, he received reports of staggering casualties from his chief surgeon. “It will never do to make a showing of such heavy losses,” he observed. The bloodshed was just beginning. By the time the Army of the Potomac reached the James River, six weeks later, it had incurred more than 60,000 casualties.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 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. A Military Scene (here, next to this marker); Ellwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Archeology at Ellwood (within shouting distance of this marker); A Busy Place (within shouting distance of this marker); “Stonewall” Jackson’s Arm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named “Stonewall” Jackson’s Arm (about 500 feet away); Arm of Stonewall Jackson (about 500 feet away); The Campaign of 1781 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
More about this marker. The lower left of the marker has a modern day photograph of the interior of Ellwood with the caption Gouverneur Warren used this room as his office during the battle. The right half of the marker contains a map of troop positions during the Battle of the Wilderness.
Also see . . .
1. Ellwood Manor. (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Battle of the Wilderness. (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on September 5, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on March 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.