Near Locust Grove in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Chewning Farm
The Battle of the Wilderness
The building, extensively remodeled after the war, fell victim to fire in 1947. The farm road to your right leads to the Chewning house site. Exhibits there discuss the clearing's tactical importance and its occupation by both Union and Confederate armies during the Battle of the Wilderness.
Trail length: 0.25 mile
Hiking time (roud trip): 20 minutes
Grade: This is an easy hike
Erected by Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service.
Location. 38° 17.756′ N, 77° 44.661′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Hill-Ewell Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop five (Chewning Farm) on the driving tour of the Wilderness Battlefield. The marker is the trail head for the Chewning House Trail, and stands next to the Old
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilderness Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Key Terrain (approx. 0.2 miles away); A.P. Hill Escapes Capture (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wilderness Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Higgerson Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Home of Widow Tapp (approx. one mile away); Crisis in the Wilderness (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Wilderness Campaign (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker is a trail map showing the location of the trail head, farm road, Chewning house site, and other exhibits.
Also see . . . Wilderness Battlefield. National Park Service page. (Submitted on April 29, 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 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,912 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.