Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Capture of Winslow's Battery
The Battle of the Wilderness
Winslow quickly saw the impossibility of his task and ordered the cannon to withdraw. Before they could, Union infantry in Winslow's front gave way, and Confederates surged towards the artillerists. The two limbered guns stalled at the ditch. Before gun crews could save the pieces, the Confederates were upon them. with their horses shot and their infantry support gone, the Union artillerymen had no choice but to abandon the guns.
"The guns were fought to the last and lost as honorably as guns could be lost."
Colonel Charles S. Wainwright
Chief of Fifth Corps Artillery
This exhibit is dedicated in memory of John H. (Pete) Clark, Jr.
Erected by Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 38° 19.044′ N, 77° 45.378′ W. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter - Stop 2 on the Wilderness Battlefield Auto Tour Route. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saunders Field (here, next to this marker); The Fighting Ends in Stalemate (a few steps from this marker); Struggle on the Orange Plank Road (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Wilderness (a few steps from this marker); Clash on the Orange Turnpike (a few steps from this marker); Collision of Giants (a few steps from this marker); The Wilderness (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of the Wilderness (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
Also see . . . Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 8, 2018.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.