— The Battle of the Wilderness —As one of the few large open areas in the Wilderness, the broad fields north and east of Ellwood assumed instant importance during the battle here. While fighting raged a miles to the west, the fields around Ellwood filled with artillery and wagon trains. Provost guards kept watch over Confederate prisoners; surgeons established field hospitals for the wounded; and rough teamsters held their mule-drawn wagons in readiness to carry ammunition to the front.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Historical Park - National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 261215 N 4244751|
|Decimal Degrees||38.31910000, -77.73136667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.146', W 77° 43.882'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 8.76" N, 77° 43' 52.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 36420-36498 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove VA 22508, US|
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