Wilderness Campaign

Wilderness Campaign (HM4LS)

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

N 38° 17.658', W 77° 43.184'

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May 5, 1864. Since Longstreet's Corps was still on the way from encampment near Gordonsville, Lee began this battle with only two of his three corps. Keeping Ewell on the defensive in the Orange Turnpike sector, he pushed A.P. Hill's Corps eastward along the Plank Road to seize Grant's route of march, the Brock Road. Getty's Division and Hancock's Corps foiled the Confederate thrust. When darkness ended the struggle, Hill's exhausted troops in this vicinity awaited relief from Longstreet's men and made little effort to entrench. Longstreet did not arrive until the next morning. Confederate trench remains on this front represent later improvements.
HM NumberHM4LS
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 262151 N 4241968
Decimal Degrees38.29430000, -77.71973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.658', W 77° 43.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 39.48" N, 77° 43' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-28 Hill Ewell Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US
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