The Battle of the WildernessOn May 6, 1864, General Robert E. Lee faced one of the greatest crises of his career. A dawn assault by the Union army had routed A.P. Hill's corps and threatened the destruction of the entire Confederate army. Just when all seemed lost, a body of gray-clad soldiers appeared through the smoke moving toward the enemy. "What troops are you?" Lee demanded, "Texas boys," came the reply. The only Texans in the army belonged to Longstreet's corps, which was on its way from Gordonsville. Help had arrived in the nick of time. "Hurrah for Texas!" cried Lee, waving his hat in a rare show of emotion. "Hurrah for Texas!"
|Placed By||Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park|
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|Date Added||Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 261819 N 4241654|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29138333, -77.72341667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.483', W 77° 43.405'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 28.98" N, 77° 43' 24.3" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11325 Orange Plank Rd, Locust Grove VA 22508, US|
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