The Battle of Wilderness

I've always been interested to learn more about this battle. Especially since part of my family has history there (The Chewning Farm and Plateau). There are several trails from what I've read on the National Park Service website.

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  • Marie

    Can't make it by 11:00, sorry.

    May 4, 2014

  • Owen Philip E.

    I'm leaving from NOVA, McLean area, if anyone wants to carpool.

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's plan on meeting at 11 at the temporary visitor center on Saunders Field, tour stop 3, Hill-Ewell Drive. I'll carry a meet-up 'flag' and from there, we can see the tactical and firing demonstration at 11:30, also on Saunders Field. There’s a walking tour from 12-1 at this stop, then we’ll head over to the battlefield for the 1:30 reenactment. I'm looking forward to meeting y'all!

    April 29, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    This will be my first meet-up with this group. I'm looking forward to it; I love Civil War battlefields. Do I understand we're meeting at the "shelter" since there's no visitor's center?

    April 29, 2014

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I’m headed down on May 4 around 9 leaving from Alexandria and planning on staying for the campfire program. An abbreviated schedule is listed below for events going on in the area. Tickets for the reenactment are $12 online or $15 at the gate. For more information: and 9:00 am: Gates open; Living history, sutlers and vendors open
    9:00 – 11: Church services
    11:30 & 13:00: Tactical and firing demonstration
    12:00 – 13:00: Across Saunders Field (with Living Historians)
    13:30: Spotsylvania Courthouse Battle of the Mule Shoe
    14:00 – 15:00: The Rage of a Home Invaded; The Higgerson Farm in the Wilderness Battlefield
    16:00 – 17:00: “Dark, Close Wood: A Walk in the Wilderness” Orange Plank Road
    19:30 – 20:30: Eve of Battle: A Campfire Program at Ellwood

    If you’ll be going, please let me know; would enjoy learning with you!

    April 22, 2014

  • Maureen K.

    Sounds great. Please let us know the date!

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    There's a battle reenactment for the 150th anniversary May 1-4. Event info:

    Just in case you're interested in a hike and show.

    April 2, 2014

  • Elaine

    the yes depends on date of course

    February 26, 2014

  • John W

    I would definitely be interested in this even.

    August 30, 2013

  • Chris C.

    I have no information on these trails and have just started reading the history on it. My family is from Spotsylvania, Virginia and we are somehow related to the family that owned the farm in this battle. I just found it interesting and not too far from the DC metro area. This could make a nice Sunday afternoon hike.

    January 20, 2013

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