Wilderness battlefield defenders fight for the heritage of all Americans





Wilderness battlefield defenders fight for the heritage of all Americans

Historians claim that the Battle of the Wilderness began on May 5, 1864, and ended on May 7, 1864. They're right, with one exception.

For the people of Orange County, the Battle of the Wilderness didn't end in May 1864. While Gens. Grant and Lee--and their respective armies--moved on, the people of Orange did not. They, like Americans in battlefield communities across all parts North and South, were left to cope firsthand with the unromantic horrors of war and gruesome vestiges of a battle that modern Civil War prints, books, and films are rarely able to convey....

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