Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Archeology at Ellwood
—The Battle of the Wilderness —
Many questions about Ellwood remain unanswered. Where were the slave cabins and other plantation dependencies? Did an earlier dwelling occupy the same site as the current structure? What was the extent of the garden? Future archeological digs may uncover the answers to these and other tantalizing questions.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Historical Park - National Park Service.
Location. 38° 19.163′ N, 77° 43.903′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Constitution Highway (State Highway 20), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Ellwood (Lacy House) section of the Wilderness Battlefield, within the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ellwood (here, next to this marker); Union Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); A Military Scene (within shouting distance of this marker); “Stonewall” Jackson’s Arm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arm of Stonewall Jackson (about 500 feet away); The Campaign of 1781 (approx. ¼ mile away); Grant Comes to Virginia (approx. ¼ mile away); Grant’s Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
More about this marker. On the right side of the marker a photo shows Picks and shovels mark the site of a 1985 archeological test pit. A drawing on the lower left shows Items like these, unearthed during archeological digs, provide important clues to Ellwood's past.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.