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The Wilderness Battlefield

A unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park, the Wilderness battlefield features extensive walking trails that allow visitors to explore this hallowed ground. Stop by the Chancellorsville Visitor Center on Virginia Route 3 (the Plank Road) for museum exhibits and an orientation to the area. The Wilderness Battlefield driving tour begins at Grant's Headquarters near Ellwood Manor, proceeds to Saunders Field, where the battle opened, and continues down the Confederate line.

The Wilderness Battlefield: What's Nearby

Locust Grove, VA

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 295 acres at The Wilderness Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Spotsylvania and Orange Counties, VA | May 5, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Estimated Casualties
29,800
Union
17,000
Confed.
13,000