Wilderness Campaign

Wilderness Campaign (HM4MD)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.34', W 77° 43.617'

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May 6, 1864, Hancock's Federal soldiers opened the second day of battle about 5 a.m. Hill's Confederates were driven westward to this vicinity, the small clearing of the Widow Tapp Farm where Lee had his headquarters. As Col. William T. Poague's cannon staved off disaster, Longstreet's belated Corps came swinging up. Lee waved his hat and personally started to lead the countercharge of Longstreet's men, only to be restrained by the cry of "Go back, General Lee, go back!" Longstreet quickly saved the immediate situation. He later outflanked the Federals rolling their lines ("like a wet blanket," said Hancock) to the trenches along the Brock Road.
HM NumberHM4MD
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261502 N 4241399
Decimal Degrees38.28900000, -77.72695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.34', W 77° 43.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 20.40" N, 77° 43' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11301-11317 State Rte 621, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
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