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The Battle of the Wilderness erupts in Saunders Field

View of the remains of the Wilderness Tavern - a key landmark during the Battle of the Wilderness.

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View of three skeletons of soldiers in the Wilderness.

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View of Saunders Field after the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness.

View of the original roadbed that thousands of Union soldiers used to march into the Wilderness. This land was saved by the Civil War Trust in 2009.

The Battle of the Wilderness was the first Civil War battle where U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee fought each other. Unlike other Army of the Potomac commanders, Grant would not retreat back above the Rappahannock despite taking heavy losses at the Wilderness.

View of three skeletons of soldiers in the Wilderness.

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View of the Widow Tapp Farm field on the Wilderness Battlefield.

A replica Union 5th Corps flag flies outside of Ellwood - the plantation home used by 5th Corps commander Gouverneur K. Warren during the Battle of the Wilderness.

Satellite view of the 49-acre property at the Wilderness Battlefield that the Civil War Trust saved in early 2011. Take note of all the recent residential development at the edges of this historic battlefield.