The Battle of the WildernessEllwood stood in the midst of the Wilderness, a dark, forbidding forest characterized by stunted trees and densely tangled undergrowth. When the Confederates challenged General Ulysses S. Grant's advance through the Wilderness on May 5, 1864, the Union commander made his headquarters just a few hundred yards north of here, along the Orange Turnpike (modern Route 20). For the next three days Ellwood, a quiet farm in a desolate region, suddenly found itself the center of national attention.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Historical Park, National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 261212 N 4244753|
|Decimal Degrees||38.31911667, -77.73140000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.147', W 77° 43.884'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 8.82" N, 77° 43' 53.04" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 36420-36498 VA-20, Locust Grove VA 22508, US|
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