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    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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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?

Chatham Gardens

Walt Whitman's book "The Wound Dresser" contains a passage about his experience at Chatham during the Battle of Fredericksburg. He mentions a tree which is still standing in the front yard of Chatham.