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Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilderness Campaign

 
 
Wilderness Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
1. Wilderness Campaign Marker
Inscription. May 5, 1864. In the early afternoon, Wadsworth's Division of Warren's Corps hit the right flank of Rodes' Confederate Division near this point. Its left already crippled by Griffin's Division on the Turnpike a mile north, Rodes' line here staggered under Wadsworth's blow. The whole front of Ewell's Corps seemed about to give way. Then Gordon's Brigade, struggling through the same thickets which had caused Wadsworth's troops to lose direction smashed into the Federal division and drove it back.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 18.265′ N, 77° 44.839′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Hill-Ewell Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between stops four (Higgerson Farm) and five (Chewning Farm) on the driving tour of the Wilderness Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Higgerson Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chewning Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Wilderness Campaign
Wilderness Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
2. Wilderness Campaign Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Key Terrain (approx. 0.8 miles away); A.P. Hill Escapes Capture (approx. 0.8 miles away); Saunders Field (approx. one mile away); The Fighting Ends in Stalemate (approx. one mile away); “A Wild, Wicked Roar” (approx. one mile away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Wilderness Campaign Happel Markers
 
Also see . . .  Wilderness Battlefield. National Park Service page. (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 880 times since then and 35 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week May 4, 2014. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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