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History and Culture


Civil War Series

The Battles of Wilderness & Spotsylvania


book cover
Cover: Sixth Corps Skirmishers in the Wilderness, by Julien Scott. Courtesy of Robert A. McNeil.


Maps by George Skoch

Thanks to Robert Krick and Donald Pfanz at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Published by Eastern National, copyright 2007. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Service
USAMHIUnited States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Gordon C. Rhea, The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1994), Gordon C. Rhea, The Battles For Spotsylvania Court House And The Road To Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005), Gordon C. Rhea, To the North Anna River: Grant And Lee, May 13-25, 1864 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005), as well as the NPS Handbook #155: Fredericksburg battlefields : Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park (Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1999).

History and Culture