Battle of the Wilderness (May 5 - 7, 1864)

External Links

The following links contain more information on the topic of this entry. Although we have reviewed these links, we do not certify the accuracy of information, nor endorse points of view that may be expressed.

External links have not been added to this entry.

Comments powered by Disqus
Battle of the Wilderness

The Battle of the Wilderness was the first major battle in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Between May 5 and 7, 1864, the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George Meade, engaged the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, in a tangled area of dense forest and undergrowth in east-central Virginia, locally known as the Wilderness.

Related Entries

Categories

Topics

Time Periods

Regions

Help support the ongoing development of Ohio Civil War Central by clicking the banner and then purchasing products from Amazon.com.

Ohio Civil War Central: An Encyclopedia of the American Civil War