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Lake of the Woods in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilderness Battlefield Memorial

Remembering Those Who Remain Long After the Battle was Over

 
 
Remebering Those Who Remain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
1. Remebering Those Who Remain Marker
Inscription. The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-7, 1864 resulted in almost 29,000 Union and Confederate casualties. Both armies attempted to find and bury the dead, but moved on before completing the process. Over the next few years, many dead were disinterred and reburied in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania cemeteries. Not all were found. Today some still lie on the battlefield. This memorial was placed so these men will never be forgotten.
 
Erected 2014 by Civil War Study Group, Inc. in Lake of the Woods.
 
Location. 38° 19.536′ N, 77° 45.944′ W. Marker is in Lake of the Woods, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Church Lane east of Lakeview Parkway, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the far rear corner of the parking lot at Lake of the Woods Church. Located in Lake of the Woods subdivision, a private gated community where visitors must register upon entering. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Church Lane, Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Gordon Proposes a Flank Attack (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gordon's Flank Attack (about 600 feet away);
Remebering Those Who Remain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
2. Remebering Those Who Remain Marker
Fighting on the Evening of May 5, 1864 (about 700 feet away); Gordon's Attack Falters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morning of May 6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federals Fall Back (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Culpeper Mine Road (approx. half a mile away); The Apperson Family and Lake of the Woods (approx. half a mile away).
 
More about this marker. The National Park Service's Wilderness Battlefield can be accessed from the trail head here, connecting to the Gordon's Flank Attack Trail.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Dedicated to the Fallen image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
3. Dedicated to the Fallen
We honor those who remained in these woods long after the battle ended on May 7, 1864.
"Hundreds of graves on these battlefields are without any marks whatever to distinguish them, and so covered with foliage that the visitor will be unable to find the last resting place of those who have fallen."
Capt. J.M. Moore, Commanding Cemeterial Branch, QMC, USA
From Wilderness Run to Flat Run image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
4. From Wilderness Run to Flat Run
"My total loss at the Wilderness was 1,250 killed and wounded. The burial parties from two divisions reported interring over 1,100 of the enemy. The third, and largest, made no report. When we moved probably one-third or more were still unburied of those who were within reach of our lines."
Lt. Gen. R.S. Ewell
Commanding 2nd Army Corps, ANV
Wilderness Battlefield Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
5. Wilderness Battlefield Memorial
Erected by Civil War Study Group Lake of the Woods May 2014
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 8, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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