Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Crisis in the Wilderness
This trail leads a short distance into the Widow Tapp Field to exhibits that describe the dramatic events that saved the Confederate army, and perhaps its famous commander. From there, a 30-minute loop trail visits three other points of interest.
Location. 38° 17.365′ N, 77° 43.617′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Orange Plank Road (County Route 621), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is the first of a walking trail in the Tapp Field. The trail head is accessible from a parking lot off the Orange Plank Road. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilderness Campaign ( within shouting distance of this marker); Lee-to-the-Rear ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In The Nick of Time ( about 300 feet away); The Widow Tapp House ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Earthworks ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee to the rear! ( approx. ¼ mile away); The Texans Attack ( approx. ¼ mile away); Texas ( approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a trail map indicating positions of the units, the tree lines, and stops along the trail.
Also see . . . Battle of the Wilderness. (Submitted on March 9, 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 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.