The Battle of the WildernessThe Battle of the Wilderness climaxed here in the twilight of May 6, 1864. After a day of seesaw fighting in the woods behind you, the Confederates mounted a final effort to take the Plank Road-Brock Road intersection, 100 yards to your left. Thousands of Confederate troops tore through these woods, wrapped in the smoke of burning leaves and underbrush. Thousands of Union soldiers awaited them behind earthworks, the remains of which still stand about 40 yards ahead of you.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 263128 N 4242651|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30070000, -77.70880000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.042', W 77° 42.528'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 2.52" N, 77° 42' 31.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10717-10719 Co Rd 613, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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