None can narrate that strife in the pines,A seal is on it – Sabaean lore!Obscure as the wood, the entangled rhymeBut hints at the maze of war –Vivid glimpses or livid through peopled gloom, And fires which creep and char –A riddle of death, of which the slainSole solvers are.  –Herman Melville, “The Armies of the Wilderness"  Image: Skulls remaining on the field and trees destroyed at the Battle of the Wilderness, 1864, Virginia. Source: Wikipedia.

Image: Skulls remaining on the field and trees destroyed at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia.

Battle of The Wilderness - Orange Turnpike - May 5, 1864

Map of the Wilderness Battlefield, site of this important 1864 Civil War battle in Virginia.

Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia (May 5-7, 1864)   Our ancestor, James Young Miller, died a few days after fighting in the Battle of the Wilderness, the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.   James  fought under Grant. We also have more ancestors that fought here.

Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia (May Our ancestor, James Young Miller, died a few days after fighting in the Battle of the Wilderness, the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. James fought under Grant.

Civil War Battle Maps | Battle of The Wilderness - May 6, 1864

The Civil War Trust's Map of the May 1864 action at the battle of the Wilderness, the opening battle of Ulysses S. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia

The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Summary & Facts | Civilwar.org, Charles Huntington fought here.

Maps are an essential tool to understanding any Civil War battle. Access our full library of Civil War Trust battle maps, animated maps, historical maps and more.

American Civil War: Battle of the Wilderness

A Fiery Forest: The Battle of the Wilderness

Battle of The Wilderness - May 6, 1864

The Civil War Trust's Map of the May 1864 action at the battle of the Wilderness, the opening battle of Ulysses S.

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