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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
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Chancellorsville Battlefield
Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
The Chancellorsville Battlefield
Spotsylvania, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Mine Run Battlefield
Locust Grove, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield
Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
Spotsylvania County Museum
Spotsylvania, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Spotsylvania Court House Historic District
Spotsylvania, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Kelly's Ford Battlefield
Remington, VA
Civil War  |  Heritage Site
Harris Farm Battlefield
Fredericksburg, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
Historic Kenmore
Fredericksburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Fredericksburg Battlefield
Fredericksburg, VA

Preservation

Preserve 95 Acres at Three 1864 Civil War Battlefields Mansfield, The Wilderness and First Deep Bottom.

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Save Three Civil War Battlefields The Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Bentonville.

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The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 259 acres at The Wilderness Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Locust Grove, VA | May 5, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Estimated Casualties
29,800
Union
17,000
Confed.
13,000