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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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y7V_the-apperson-family-and-lake-of-the-woods_Locust-Grove-VA.html
Alfred Apperson was born in 1806. He married Malinda Jones in 1816 and managed a plantation until he had saved enough money to purchase 120 acres of farm land in 1846. That land would become part of Lake of the Woods 120 years later. Alfred and Ma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y7U_spotswood-family-cemetery_Locust-Grove-VA.html
· In 2012, local historians recorded 15 field stones in rows that resembled the manner in which graves were marked in colonial and antebellum days before permanent granite headstones became popular. · In 2013, they used Ground …
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Dick Ewell was raring for a fight. When a subordinate approached him early on May 5, 1864, and asked Ewell about his orders, the balding, pop-eyed general piped up cheerily: "... Just the orders I like - to go right down the [turnpike] and strike …
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1st NC Cavalry and Ewell's lead infantry regiments fought Sedgwick's three divisions throughout Lake of the Woods Golf Course. Regiments from Nine States in Lake of the WoodsMay 5, 1864 Union InfantryMaine 5th, 6th, 7thNew Jersey 1st, 2nd, 3…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM18DN_gordons-flank-attack_Locust-Grove-VA.html
Before Sunset on May 6, 1864From this site, you would have seen Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon quietly assembled ten regiments between here and the woods, across the lake, at Madison Cir. In those woods, Union Brig. Gen. T. Seymour had o…
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On This Site Stood a Union 6th Corps Field Hospital On Spotswood's Farm were 4 Medical Wagons, 14 Six-Mule Wagons, 24 Tents, 3 Medical Officers and 34 Attendants, in addition to about 15 Ambulances and 80 Men from the Corp's Ambulance Company. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17KG_the-enchanted-castle-at-germanna-circa-1720-1750_Locust-Grove-VA.html
Home of Colonial Governor Alexander Spotswoodand formerly the site ofFort Germanna, 1714 Archaeological excavation byMary Washington College,Center for Historic Preservation
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSZ1_the-battle-of-paynes-farm_Locust-Grove-VA.html
"In the fight of Johnson's Division on last Friday I was under as warm a musketry fire as I have experienced for a good while—certainly worse than I have been in since Sharpsburg." — Lt. Col. Alexander S. "Sandie" Pendleton, CSA "On…
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"Several efforts were made to charge the hostile line, but as these attempts were made by single brigades, without proper deliberation and without co-operation on the part of the other forces to the right and left, they naturally resulted in nothi…
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