The Second WoodsYou are standing at the site of what is known as the Second Woods. The fighting in and around the Second Woods was so rapid and chaotic that many participants disagreed on the details and order of the events. But this is much clear: at 11:40 a.m., Gen. Cuvier Grover's Union Division attacked with fixed bayonets across the Middle Field before you. The rapid and impetuous charge caught the Confederates unprepared - apparently only Gen. Clement Evans' Brigade of Georgians was positioned in and behind the Second Woods. A desperate fight ensued. A Union solider described what followed: "The roar of battle as the two lines fairly met, sounding in a thunderous burst of volleys, pealed up from that woods; and smoke and flame streamed out a long line, as thought the whole forest had been suddenly ignited. The conflict was as fierce as the fiercest battle fought by Grant, from the Rapidan to Petersburg."
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 747778 N 4342922|
|Decimal Degrees||39.20025000, -78.13068333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 12.015', W 78° 7.841'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 12' 0.90" N, 78° 7' 50.46" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 534 I-81, Winchester VA 22603, US|
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