The Battle of the WildernessIn front of you is the site of Catherine Tapp's house, a 1.5-story log cabin surrounded by a corn crib, orchard, and stable. Union and Confederate forces swept past the dwelling, and at one point a Union shell passed through it. When Lt. Col, Theodore Lyman visited the Tapp farm area two years later, he found trees scarred by as many as a dozen bullets and some cut in two by artillery shells. Canteens, cups, knapsacks, and cartridge boxes littered the ground around you.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 261577 N 4241696|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29170000, -77.72620000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.502', W 77° 43.572'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 30.12" N, 77° 43' 34.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Hill Ewell Dr, Spotsylvania Courthouse VA 22551, US|
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