Into the Wilderness
— Lee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —When the 1864 Overland Campaign started, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia held the upper fords of the Rapidan River, blocking the Union army's route to Richmond. Rather than attack Lee head on, Grant chose to cross here at Germanna Ford, several miles beyond Lee's right flank, and maneuver his adversary out of position.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 256996 N 4251331|
|Decimal Degrees||38.37720000, -77.78183333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 22.632', W 77° 46.91'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 22' 37.92" N, 77° 46' 54.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8467-8589 VA-375, Locust Grove VA 22508, US|
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