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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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