The Battle of the WildernessBefore the Wilderness, battlefield stalemate meant retreat by one side or the other - a return to the starting point to try again another day. But not here. Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant rendered stalemate in the Wilderness irrelevant. On the night of May 7, 1864 as the woods around you still smoldered, Grant ordered the Union army not backward, but forward - south toward Spotsylvania Court House and eventually Richmond.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 263114 N 4242690|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30105000, -77.70896667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.063', W 77° 42.538'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 3.78" N, 77° 42' 32.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10717-10719 Co Rd 613, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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