Episode 4: Lee and Jackson's Last Meeting

The crossroads of the Furnace and Orange Plank Roads served as the setting for the last meeting between Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It was here that they planned Jackson's famed flank march. Jump in the car with Kris White, Dan Davis, and Chris Mackwoski, and then stand on the ground of this famous meeting.

View the American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of the Wilderness - Orange Plank Road Fight on May 6, 1864, from 2pm to 6pm.

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Hosted by American Battlefield Trust historians, "Boom Goes the History" transcends traditional storytelling by leveraging the power of modern technology to transport listeners to the very locations where history unfolded. With vivid narration the series recreates the landscapes and scenarios of pivotal battles, providing a visceral experience that enhances the understanding of historical events.

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