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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

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