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Virtual Tour Stop, Higgerson Farm

Higgerson Farm
Some of the heaviest and most confusing fighting occurred on the Higgerson Farm. Permelia Higgerson was at home as Union soldiers swept past her dwelling, trampled her garden and disappeared into the woods. As Yankees hurried past her, she taunted them, predicting that they would soon be coming back with Confederates at their heels. Her words proved prophetic.
Higgerson Farm
A short trail leads to the site of the Higgerson House, which was destroyed in the 1930's.
Higgerson Farm
Union soldiers of General James Wadsworth's division battled Georgians of General John Gordon's brigade and North Carolinians under General Junius Daniel in the fields and adjacent woods of the Higgerson Farm.

Did You Know?

Information desk at Chancellorsville Visitor Center

The Wilderness Battlefield does not have a visitor center. Visitors should begin their visit at the Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville visitor centers where they obtain maps, brochures, and ask questions.