Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
An Uneasy Partnership
The Battle of the Wilderness
Although Grant had no wish to interfere with Meade’s handling of the Army of the Potomac, he increasingly found it necessary to impose his will upon his subordinate. The aggressive tactics employed by the army throughout 1864 and 1865 carried Grant’s stamp above all others.
Lee’s army will be your objective point. Wherever Lee goes, there you will go also.
- Ulysses S. Grant to George G. Meade
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service.
Location. 38° 19.355′ N, 77° 44.043′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at stop one (Grant's Headquarters) of the driving tour of Wilderness Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Grant’s Headquarters (here, next to this marker); Grant Comes to Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Campaign of 1781 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archeology at Ellwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Ellwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Military Scene (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Stonewall” Jackson’s Arm (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
More about this marker. The marker is dominated by a picture of Meade and Grant in the Wilderness. The right of the marker features photographs of Ulysses S. Grant and George G. Meade.
Also see . . . Battle of the Wilderness. (Submitted on March 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.