The Battle of the WildernessThese woods saw some of the heaviest fighting of the Battle of the Wilderness. On May 5, then again on May 6, 1864 ragged Union and Confederate battle lines surged back and forth on both sides of the Orange Plank Road. The stalemate here finally broke late on the morning of May 6, when Confederate General James Longstreet managed to move troops opposite the Union left flank, in front of you.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 4:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 262610 N 4242360|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29795000, -77.71461667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.877', W 77° 42.877'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 52.62" N, 77° 42' 52.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 438-454 State Rte 621, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US|
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