Lafayette's ManeuversIn the campaign of 1781, the Marquis de Lafayette marched through the Wilderness to rendezvous with Brig. Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne. On 3 June 1781, Lafayette's army camped to the south of the Wilderness Bridge across Wilderness Run from Ellwood. The next day, Lafayette reconnoitered Ely's Ford while the army crossed Germanna Ford to reach Culpeper Church. Afterward Lafayette marching south, recrossed the Rapidan River. During his Grand American Tour, Lafayette retraced his campaign and visited the Wilderness twice. In November 1824, Lafayette attended a reception at the Wilderness Tavern, and in August 1825 he breakfasted at Ellwood.
|Marker Number||OC 22|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 261156 N 4245152|
|Decimal Degrees||38.32270000, -77.73216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.362', W 77° 43.93'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 21.72" N, 77° 43' 55.80" W|
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