Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Confederate Defense
Location. 38° 19.035′ N, 77° 45.547′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Highway (State Highway 20), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is in Wilderness Battlefield at stop 2 of the Gordon Flank Attack trail, near Driving Tour Stop Two (the Exhibit Shelter). 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. Battle of the Wilderness (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Confederate Line 140th New York State Vols. (about 500 feet away); First Blood in Saunders Field (about 600 feet away); Gordon Flank Attack Trail (about 600 feet away); "A Wild, Wicked Roar" (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of the Wilderness (about 700 feet away); The Wilderness (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
More about this marker. The upper portion of the marker is a portrait of Brigadier General John Marshall Jones, CSA.
Also see . . . Gordon Flank Attack Trail. National Park Service page detailing the Gordon Flank Attack Trail. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.