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Wilderness Campaign

The thick underbrush in the Wilderness made it difficult to see the enemy and impossible to keep lines in formation. When fires broke out, wounded men were burned to death. Two days of fighting in the Wilderness resulted in approximately 18,000 Union casualties and 10,000 Confederate casualties.

Grant was unable to overpower Lee in the Wilderness, Grant moved south to Spotsylvania Courthouse (next tour.).

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Confederate General Ewell's Corps entrenched on Saunders Field Higgerson Farm Sign
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Chewning Farm Texas Monument Center of the battle
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Federal trenches - Hancock's Position New Jersey Monument Suburbia meets the Battlefield

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Copyright 2005. Photos taken by Linda Walcroft.



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