Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Gordon's Flank Attack
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1935.
Location. 38° 19.578′ N, 77° 45.841′ 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 7 of the Gordon Flank Attack trail, near Driving Tour Stop Two (the Exhibit Shelter). Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilderness Battlefield Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gordon's Attack Falters (about 600 feet away); Dedicated To The Fallen (about 600 feet away); From Wilderness Run To Flat Run (about 600 feet away); Fighting on the Evening of May 5, 1864 (about 800 feet away); John Gordon Proposes a Flank Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morning of May 6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federals Fall Back (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
Also see . . . 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.