• Fredericksburg Battlefield: Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House sunrise

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

Grant's Headquarters

Tour Stop 1 Sign
General Grant intended to march through the Wilderness and attack the Confederates where he assumed they awaited him at Mine Run. However, Robert E. Lee chose to strike Grant's men while they were entangled in the dense undergrowth of the Wilderness. Grant established his headquarters on a slight knoll above the Orange Turnpike, today Route 20.
 
Trail Sign to Grant's Knoll
A short trail leads to the location of Grant's headquarters.
 
Sketch of Grant at his headquarters
This sketch shows Grant, seated in the center of the image, on the knoll which he used as his command post.
 
Interpretive Signs at Grant's Knoll
Interpretive exhibits on Grant's Knoll.
 

Did You Know?

Confederate artillerists on Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg

The Confederate battleline at Fredericksburg stretched for seven miles on a series of hills and ridges west of the town. A five mile drive links the two sectors where fighting occurred. It follows the remains of Confederate earthworks which can be seen from your car.