Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fighting on the Evening of May 5, 1864
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 19.453′ N, 77° 45.856′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Highway (State Highway 20), on the right when traveling west. The marker is in Wilderness Battlefield at stop 4 of 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. John Gordon Proposes a Flank Attack (about 300 feet away, measured in a Morning of May 6 (about 500 feet away); Gordon's Attack Falters (about 600 feet away); Wilderness Battlefield Memorial (about 700 feet away); From Wilderness Run To Flat Run (about 700 feet away); Dedicated To The Fallen (about 700 feet away); Gordon's Flank Attack (about 800 feet away); The Federals Fall Back (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
More about this marker. The upper portion of the marker is a portrait of Brigadier General Leroy Augustus Stafford, CSA.
Also see . . .
1. Gordon Flank Attack Trail. National Park Service page detailing the Gordon Flank Attack Trail. ( (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. General Stafford. Biographical sketch of General Stafford. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 4. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.