Battle of the WildernessJust after noon on May 5, 1864, Union troops raced toward this intersection. With Confederates from General A.P. Hill's corps sweeping down the Orange Plank Road from the west, blue-clad troops under George W. Getty arrived here just moments before the Confederates. The Federals immediately started building earthworks to defend the crossroads. The remnants of those works are still visible along the Brock Road.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 263075 N 4242643|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30061667, -77.70940000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.037', W 77° 42.564'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 2.22" N, 77° 42' 33.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10717-10719 State Rte 621, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US|
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