Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A.P. Hill Escapes Capture
The Battle of the Wilderness
— Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
Later that day General Lee conferred with Hill on the front porch of the Chewning house, located directly in front of you. As the two generals spoke, staff officers peered through a hole cut in the roof and spotted large numbers of Union guns heading south, toward Spotsylvania Court House. After two days of fighting in the Wilderness, Grant was moving on. Lee would follow.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1634.
Location. 38° 17.587′ N, 77° 44.662′ W. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Key Terrain (here, next to this marker); Wilderness Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chewning Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wilderness Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Wilderness Campaign (approx. one mile away); The Widow Tapp House (approx. one mile away); The Home of Widow Tapp (approx. one mile away); Lee-to-the-Rear (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a portrait of A.P. Hill. On the right is a drawing of The Chewning Farm ("Mount View") as it looked at the time of the Civil War.
Also see . . . Wilderness Battlefield. National Park Service page. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,160 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.