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Overland Campaign Begins

This is the first clash between Generals Grant and Lee after Grant is named general of all Union... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Do Yourself

Of the three battlefields in the Fredericksburg area, this is the only one that really doesn’t have... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is the first clash between Generals Grant and Lee after Grant is named general of all Union armies. Grant will bring a new style of fighting to the Union army; one that does not retreat after major battles. His object is to fight a...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Of the three battlefields in the Fredericksburg area, this is the only one that really doesn’t have any oversight. There is a outdoor exhibit area at stop 2 on the driving tour. There is good information there as well as a two mile walking loop....More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Unlike Chancellorsville, this battle is a little less unknown. Not as much happened here, but it is worth your time to visit.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We had viewed Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville battlefields, so we decided to see the Wilderness battle area since it was not very far way. First stop was an outside enclosure that describes the battle and then you walk down a trail and read some plaques about...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The Battle of the Wilderness lasted from May 5-7, 1864, at the beginning of the Overland Campaign between Conf. Gen. Robert E. Lee & Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The north suffered 18, 000 casualties-killed , wounded & captured/missing, while the south 11,000. The battle...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed August 11, 2017

When over 120,000 Union troops under Gen. Grant left Culpeper and crossed the Rapidan River at the Germanna Ford, the stage was set. Although their is not a lot of quantity, you do have quality both in exhibits and in teaching from the Rangers on...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

This was a 2 mile trail in the Wilderness where it was very dark even though it was day light when I went. almost didn't find my way out.

Thank William M
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Fascinating battle field. It is a bit on the somber side when you learn what happened here. In my opinion it is very important to learn what happened here and how important it is to preserve these sites.

1  Thank David H
Reviewed May 24, 2017

This battle marked the first time Generals Lee and Grant faced each other. There is not much in the way of actual battlefield left, or evidence of a battlefield I should say. Saunder's Field has a few Confederate earthworks but outside of that you really...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed May 15, 2017

There's no visitor center at this battlefield but an exhibit shelter at auto tour stop #2 educates the visitor regarding this first clash of Grant and Lee in May/1864. Grant had been appointed head of all Union armies but here he attached himself to the...More

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