The Chewning Farm

The Chewning Farm (HM4LG)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22551 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.756', W 77° 44.661'

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The Battle of the Wilderness

On the ridge ahead of you stood the Chewning house, an important landmark on the Wilderness Battlefield. Sixty-nine-year-old William V. Chewning scratched out a living on this 150-acre farm during the war with the help of his wife Permelia and their two grown children. Union troops looted the farm in November 1863 but left the two-and-one-half-story frame house standing.

The building, extensively remodeled after the war, fell victim to fire in 1947. The farm road to your right leads to the Chewning house site. Exhibits there discuss the clearing's tactical importance and its occupation by both Union and Confederate armies during the Battle of the Wilderness.

Trail length: 0.25 mile
Hiking time (roud trip): 20 minutes
Grade: This is an easy hike
HM NumberHM4LG
Placed ByFredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 260003 N 4242213
Decimal Degrees38.29593333, -77.74435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.756', W 77° 44.661'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 45.36" N, 77° 44' 39.66" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 867 Hill Ewell Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US
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