The Battle of the WildernessOn May 5, 1864, this knoll was bordered by a second growth of scraggly pines and scrub oak. From here Grant and Meade could see little of the battle. Instead, they relied on subordinates to keep them apprised of the situation at the front. In the evenings the generals retired to their camp at the foot of the knoll, between here and the Germanna Plank Road (Modern Route 3). Otherwise, they rarely left this spot.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 260991 N 4245144|
|Decimal Degrees||38.32258333, -77.73405000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.355', W 77° 44.043'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 21.30" N, 77° 44' 2.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 36437-36545 VA-20, Locust Grove VA 22508, US|
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