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Civil War Virginia, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Virginia, circa 1971-1990

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Summary:Civil War Virginia, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Virginia, circa 1971-1990. Caption: "Civil War Virginia, The Wilderness. On May 5, 1864, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee engaged in battle for the first time in a tangled forest known as the Wilderness. Units lost all semblance of order in the woods and accidentally shot many of their comrades. To add to the horror, the dry woods caught fire from the flashes of the guns, and when the two-day battle ended in a stalemate the Wilderness was filled with blackened corpses. Background: The Wilderness Battlefield. Top right: Union Brig. General James S. Wadsworth Monument." Postcard number: VA 186.
Contributor:Card, Ron
Card, Linda
Provider:Cards Unlimited, Inc.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Keysville
Temporal subject: 1971-1980
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Spotsylvania
Topical subjects: Wadsworth, James S. (James Samuel), 1807-1864
Monuments & memorials
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology Postcard Collection
  • series Virginia
  • box 13
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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