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Battle of the Wilderness

Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864

This map depicts the positions and movements of Union troops (in blue) and Confederate troops (in red) on May 5, 1864, on the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness, which took place in a seventy-square-mile patch of tangled undergrowth near Fredericksburg. This battle was the opening engagement of the Overland Campaign.

Original Author: National Park Service

Created: Twenty-first century

Medium: Digital map

Courtesy of National Park Service, Wikimedia Commons

Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864

This map depicts the positions and movements of Union troops (in blue) and Confederate troops (in red) on May 6, 1864, on the second day of the Battle of the Wilderness, which took place in a seventy-square-mile patch of tangled undergrowth near Fredericksburg. This battle was the opening engagement of the Overland Campaign.

Original Author: National Park Service

Created: Twenty-first century

Medium: Digital map

Courtesy of National Park Service, Wikimedia Commons

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  • Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864

    This map depicts the positions and movements of Union troops (in blue) and Confederate troops (in red) on May 5, 1864, on the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness, which took place in a seventy-square-mile patch of tangled undergrowth near Fredericksburg. This battle was the opening engagement of the Overland Campaign.

    Original Author: National Park Service

    Created: Twenty-first century

    Medium: Digital map

    Courtesy of National Park Service, Wikimedia Commons

  • Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864

    This map depicts the positions and movements of Union troops (in blue) and Confederate troops (in red) on May 6, 1864, on the second day of the Battle of the Wilderness, which took place in a seventy-square-mile patch of tangled undergrowth near Fredericksburg. This battle was the opening engagement of the Overland Campaign.

    Original Author: National Park Service

    Created: Twenty-first century

    Medium: Digital map

    Courtesy of National Park Service, Wikimedia Commons