Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
140th New York State Vols.
Number engaged 529
23 killed 118 wounded
May 5, 1864
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1790.
Location. 38° 19.049′ N, 77° 45.452′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20), on the right when traveling west. The monument is in Wilderness Battlefield along the Gordon Flank Attack trail, near Driving Tour Stop Two (the Exhibit Shelter). 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. First Blood in Saunders Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Flank Attack Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of the Wilderness (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wilderness (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Collision of Giants (about 300 feet away); Clash on the Orange Turnpike (about The Fighting Ends in Stalemate (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of the Wilderness (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
Also see . . .
1. History of the 140th New York. The regiment served with distinction on several battlefields. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The 140th New York at Gettysburg. The Regiment is probably better known for it's stand at Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,401 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.