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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24G7_the-battle-of-the-wilderness_Locust-Grove-VA.html
On no American battlefield did the landscape do more to intensify the horror of combat. One soldier called the Wilderness "a wild, weird, region... [a] dense and trackless forest." For decades loggers had cut and re-cut these forests to fuel nearb…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24G6_the-capture-of-winslows-battery_Locust-Grove-VA.html
The May 5 fighting in Saunders Field was waxing hot when Captain George B. Winslow received orders to rush two guns of Battery D, 1st New York Artillery, to the front to support Union attacks here. Dashing down the turnpike at a trot, Winslow's me…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24FR_a-busy-place_Locust-Grove-VA.html
You are now standing in what was commonly referred to as "the yard," that part of the plantation where many of the slaves lived and did their daily chores. Depending on the time of year, you might have seen slaves here boiling soiled laundry in a …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24FQ_a-wild-wicked-roar_Locust-Grove-VA.html
The arrival of Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell's Confederate Second Corps here along the Orange Turnpike on the morning of May 5 challenged the Union march through the Wilderness. At midday more than 6,000 troops of the Union Fifth corps moved forward o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Z78_capt-andrew-maples-jr-tuskegee-airman_Orange-VA.html
Andrew Maples grew up in Orange and completed the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Hampton Institute in 1941. He graduated from the Advanced Flying School at the Tuskegee Army Air Field on 14 Jan. 1943, was commissioned a second lieutenant in th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-b8da3_kempers-grave_Orange-VA.html
A mile south is the grave of James Lawson Kemper, who led his brigade of Virginia troops in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and fell desperately wounded, he became a Major-General in 1864. Kemper was governor of Virginia, 1874-1878.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YF8_civil-war-gilmore-farm-trail_Montpelier-Station-VA.html
Roundtrip: One mile of level woodland trails An easy walk through a Confederate winter camp to the Gilmore Farm, home of freed Montpelier slave, George Gilmore and his wife, Polly. Montpelier During the War After Dolley Madison sold Montpelie…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YCD_confederate-encampment_Montpelier-Station-VA.html
Modern re-enactors from the 3rd Regiment of the Army of Northern Virginia constructed these huts. Like the South Carolina Brigade before them, the re-enactors cut these logs from the surrounding woods. The trees around you are about the same age a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YCC_gilmore-family-cemetery_Montpelier-Station-VA.html
George and Polly Gilmore's Graves This area contains several graves of the Gilmore family. Most prominent among these are the graves of George and Polly Gilmore who are buried beneath the depressions in front of this sign. These depressions forme…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y7W_wilderness-battlefield-memorial_Locust-Grove-VA.html
The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-7, 1864 resulted in almost 29,000 Union and Confederate casualties. Both armies attempted to find and bury the dead, but moved on before completing the process. Over the next few years, many dead were disinterre…
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