The Battle of the WildernessThe Wilderness of today looks different than it did in 1864. Then it was a patchwork of second-growth forest. Brush obscured, briars grabbed, and thickets disrupted the battle lines. One solder described the combat here as "bushwhacking...on a grand scale." For men accustomed to fighting in open woods and fields, the tangled landscape of the Wilderness translated into sheer horror.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 263068 N 4242591|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30015000, -77.70946667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.009', W 77° 42.568'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 0.54" N, 77° 42' 34.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10267 State Rte 621, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US|
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