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Linda Walcroft

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Site of Gordon's Flank Attack
clearing in the wilderness   trail sign
Landscape behind the exhibit shelter
Sign: Gordon Flank Attack Trail
"In this field and its surrounding woods fell nearly one-third of the men killed or wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness."
"The two-mile Gordon Flank Attack Trail tracks the Battle of the Wilderness in all its horrible forms: the open-field Union attacks here that initiated the battle; the stalemate in the tangled woods to the north; and the devastating Confederate flank attack that, after two days of fighting, almost brought the Federals to disaster."

Copyright Linda Walcroft 2005