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Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of the Wilderness

 
 
Battle of the Wilderness Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
1. Battle of the Wilderness Marker
Inscription. Here May 5, 6, 1864, 70,000 Confederates under Lee defeated 120,000 Federals under Grant. Confederate loss 11,500. Federal 18,000. This battle, fought with conspicuous bravery, in a Wilderness on fire, will take itís place among the great battles of the Civil War.

Erected by the 13, Virginia Regiment, Chapter U.D.C. 1927
 
Erected 1927 by 13, Virginia Regiment, Chapter U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 18.965′ N, 77° 45.557′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Hill-Ewell Drive and Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20), on the left when traveling south on Hill-Ewell Drive. Touch for map. The marker is in the Wilderness Battlefield, at Stop Three (Saunders Field) on the driving tour. 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. “A Wild, Wicked Roar” ( a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Line ( a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Defense ( about 400 feet
Battle of the Wilderness Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
2. Battle of the Wilderness Marker
The pedestal for the marker is on the right. To the left is a "compass" pointing out the direction and distance to key points on the battlefield. The compass is a feature repeated throughout the Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House battlefields.
away, measured in a direct line); 140th New York State Vols. ( about 700 feet away); First Blood in Saunders Field ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Gordon Flank Attack Trail ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wilderness ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Saunders Field ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Wilderness Battlefield - Hill-Ewell Drive virtual tour by markers.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of the Wilderness. (Submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Saunders Field Tour Stop image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
3. Saunders Field Tour Stop
Compass Points for the Battle of the Wilderness image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
4. Compass Points for the Battle of the Wilderness
At several locations in the Central Virginia Battlefields, bronze pointers such as this one indicate the locations related points of interest. Here Parker's Store (along the Orange Plank Road) is indicated as 2.9 miles south. Spotsylvania Court House is 13 miles to the southeast. Culpeper Court House is 17 miles to the northwest. Orange Court House is 20 miles west. Richmond is 60 miles almost due south. And Appomattox Court House is 95 miles southwest.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
5. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,642 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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