Wilderness Battlefield


Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax.

The Wilderness Battlefield is part of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed--most in graves unknown. The Battle of the Wilderness was fought on May 5-6, 1864. It was the beginning of the Overland Campaign, the bloodiest campaign in American history and the turning point in the war in the Eastern Theatre.

Contact Information

Phone: Chancellorsville Visitor Center: (540) 693-3200
Hours: May-October - Begin your tour at Ellwood Manor. Ranger talks and tours at Saunders Field available seasonally.
Website: http://www.nps.gov/frsp/index.htm
Address: 35347 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508
 
 

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