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  Wilderness Battlefield
Built in the 1790's and located near the crucial Wilderness road intersection, the Ellwood plantation was the scene of activity for both Federal and Confederate troops during the Civil War Battles of Chancellorsville and The Wilderness.
The Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FOWB), in partnership with the park, staffed Ellwood with volunteers and opened the building to the public for the first time over the summer of 1998.
A major portion of the Wilderness Battlefield was added to the park in the Spring of 2002.
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 Battle of the Wilderness
When Lee discovered this movement he pushed forward nearly his whole army to strike the flanks of the Nationals on their march.
So ended the battle in the Wilderness, without decisive results on either side, and with a mutually heavy loss.
The Wilderness is a wild plateau, covered with a dense growth of dwarf trees and vines and brambles, and sloping every way to cultivated fields.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/battle-wilderness.htm   (831 words)

  ReadingGroupGuides.com - Wilderness Run by Maria Hummel
Wilderness Run recounts their coming of age as it follows America's own loss of innocence after entering the Civil War.
Two years pass and Laurence is a soldier fighting in some of the war's bloodiest battles, while Bel, in the confines of her father's mansion, begins to fall for her French-Canadian tutor, Louis Pacquette-only to see him enlist for the Union.
The history of family and nation come together when Bel goes to serve as a nurse in Washington, D.C., and after the terrible fires of the Battle of the Wilderness, reunites with the two men who love her.
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  Chapter L. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
The battle-field from the crossing of the Rapidan until the final movement from the Wilderness toward Spottsylvania was of the same character.
Meade moved his headquarters on to Old Wilderness Tavern, four miles south of the river, as soon as it was light enough to see the road.
Burnside, who had passed Wilderness Tavern at six o’clock, was ordered to send a division to the support of Hancock, but to continue with the remainder of his command in the execution of his previous order.
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  Battle of the Wilderness - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is the battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War.
The battle was fought in the Wilderness of Spotsylvania, an expanse of impenetrable scrub growth and rough terrain that encompassed more than a dozen square miles of Spotsylvania County in central Virginia.
A number of battles were fought in its vicinity between 1862 and 1864, including the bloody Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863.
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 Wilderness Watch - Online
Built prior to Wilderness designation, 15 of these dams were intended to "improve" non-native fisheries and 3 were to sub-irrigate meadows for livestock grazing, but their effectiveness for these purposes is questionable.
Structures like dams are prohibited by the Wilderness Act unless they exist as a private existing right, which is not the case in the Emigrant.
As you may know, bear baiting is the deliberate placing of food - such as baking grease, rotting meat, jelly donuts, and horse carcasses - in the woods to attract a bear so that a trophy hunter can shoot the animal at point-blank range while he or she is feeding.
www.wildernesswatch.org /guardian/2003/feb03.html   (1694 words)

The battle of the Wilderness, the opening contest between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in the 1864 Overland campaign, haunts the collective American memory as one of the most nightmarish struggles waged in a war known for its brutality.
The very name of the Wilderness conjures into mind a hellish vision of a primordial landscape enveloped with impenetrable vegetation, shrouded in dense smoke and raging fires, erupting with furious combat and unimaginable human suffering, especially for those wounded that were unable to escape from encroaching flames and were tragically burned alive.
The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864, historian Gordon C. Rhea delivers a detailed narrative of the engagement between Confederate forces under the command of Robert E. Lee and Union forces led by the newly appointed commander of the Union armies, Ulysses S.
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 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - The Battle of the Wilderness
And now, with the advent of the last full year of fighting, the growing preponderance of northern might, fueled by a superior industrial capacity and an abundant supply of manpower, would be felt by an ever shrinking Southland, whose ability to sustain the war effort diminished daily as 1864 wore on.
The battle plan for the main Union force, the huge Army of the Potomac (118,000+ men - MG George G. Meade, commanding but under LTG Grant's strategic control), was simple and direct: Meade would move continuously against the Army of Northern Virginia (62,000+ men - GEN Robert E. Lee, commanding) wherever it may be found.
Grant hoped to quickly clear the Wilderness, a desolate area (12 miles wide by 6 miles deep) of dense, second growth scrub oak and pine and the scene of Lee's great tactical victory at Chancellorsville one year earlier.
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 Battle of the Wilderness, Va
So dense was the forest that it was nearly impenetrable by troops in battle formation.
The ruggedness of the ground and the density of the forest caused the battle to be fought along the three main roads; Orange Turnpike, Orange Plank Road, and Brock Road.
GOUVERNEUR K. V Corps was in the vicinity of the Old Wilderness Tavern, and the cavalry divisions of U.S.A. Brig.
www.geocities.com /scv_camp_meredith_pool/Wilderness.htm   (2181 words)

 Redrock Wilderness Act - Utah Wilderness - Wildlands - Sierra Club
Wilderness designation in Utah will help preserve some of its most special places, and make the state a more attractive place to live, work and vacation.
Moreover, preservation of wilderness will contribute significantly to Utah's already healthy economy by preserving the unique beauty that is the basis of the growing tourist industry.
The battle for Utah wilderness has persisted for decades -- since the Federal Land Policy and Management Act in 1976 directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct an inventory of potential wilderness areas.
www.sierraclub.org /wildlands/utah/wildernessbill.asp   (1398 words)

 Battle of the Wilderness - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Battle of the Wilderness - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Wilderness, Battle of the, battle of the American Civil War, fought on May 5-6, 1864, in a densely thicketed woodland known as the Wilderness, in...
Wilderness Road, path following buffalo traces and Native American trails, more than 300 km (200 mi) long, extending from the Holston River valley...
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 The Battle: Chancellorsville
Of equal importance to Crane's vision of war are the many illustrations in Battles and Leaders which provided him with subjects for description: the huts at the Falmouth winter camp; pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock; the Chancellor House in the center of the battlefield; and the rout of the Eleventh Corps.
The path of Henry's retreat from the battle is untraceable, but topographical evidence supports the hypothesis that Henry's flight took him west from the Union center toward the Eleventh Corps on the Union right.
At this point in the battle, the fate of the entire Eleventh Corps, and with it that of the Union, hung in the balance.
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 Welcome to the University of Alabama Press Search Page
The first battle, to establish the Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead National Forest, was the catalyst for reform of national policy regarding public land preserves in the eastern United States.
It, and the later campaigns—to establish the Cheaha Wilderness, to enlarge the Sipsey, and to create the Dugger Mountain Wilderness—are classic tales of citizen activists overcoming the quagmire of federal bureaucracy and the intransigence of hostile politicians.
The Battle for Alabama's Wilderness permits all of the players—pro and con—to speak for themselves, but the heroes—people like Mary Burks, Blanche Dean, Joab Thomas, and Pete Conroy—embody the vision, hope, and persistence required of those who succeed in their preservation efforts.
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 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Editorials / The wilderness battle
In the East, proponents of extending wilderness protection must contend not just with Bush's attacks on the Clinton rule but also with policies staked out by regional Forest Service officials, including some from Clinton days, that undercut the 1975 law.
These policies and their effect on wilderness designations in the East are described in a report published this month by Jim Furnish, a former top Forest Service official who left in 2002 because of differences with the Bush administration.
Furnish also says regional officials have required that areas proposed for wilderness protection have a sizable, heavily buffered "core of solitude" that is not even demanded of Western wilderness areas.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/10/31/the_wilderness_battle   (509 words)

 Battle of the Wilderness: 1864
This battle took place approximately eleven months before the end of the war at Wilderness, Virginia..
The battle was part of the great Spring Campaign of 1864 and was fought very close to the town of Richmond.
The area of the Wilderness consisted mainly of underbrush and brackish water, 70 miles wide and 30 miles long.
www.thenagain.info /Webchron/USA/Wilderness.html   (439 words)

 Wilderness Watch - Library
The statutory definition of Wilderness is found in Section 2(c) of the Wilderness Act.
According to the canons of statutory interpretation, when reading a specific section of law the first statements in the section are understood to lay out Congress’ clear intent and subsequent statements in that same section are understood to support and expound on that legal directive.
In Wilderness, the forces of nature and natural processes would be allowed to unfold without intentional human interference.
www.wildernesswatch.org /library/stewardship/what.html   (365 words)

 in wilderness is dissension   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Utah Wilderness Coalition and its late spokesperson Wallace Stegner considered the conflict to be one between the material and the spiritual, as well as one between disparate cultures.
County hearings scheduled by the state to elicit additional citizen input revealed that citizens favoring H.R. 1500 outnumbered their opponents by at least six to one, even though most of these hearings were strategically held in the most rural parts of the state, hundreds of miles away from the central Utah population.
Most local officials oppose larger wilderness designation bills because they pose a loss of revenue either from lost payments-in-lieu-of-taxes — payments made to local governments each year to offset the loss of tax revenue caused by the presence of tax-exempt federal land within their jurisdictions—or mineral leases.
forum.ra.utk.edu /1999summer/wilderness.htm   (4747 words)

 Amazon.com: The Battle Of The Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864: Books: Gordon C. Rhea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fought in a dense woods, the Battle of the Wilderness was the first clash between Grant and Lee.
This is quite possibly the best book on the battle of the Wilderness particularly since this is one of the most difficult battlefields to visualize with an on site visit since the wilderness, barring suburban encroachment, is still hard to see since much of the growth has or was still there.
For example, Ewell is praised throughout the book because of his staunch command of the initial aspects of the battle and his handling of troops yet at the end he seems criticized a little too much for having a delayed initiative that seemed more hamstrung by Early's reluctance (Gettysburg the first Day again?).
www.amazon.com /Battle-Wilderness-May-5-6-1864/dp/0807130214   (2987 words)

 Ancient Egyptian Games
Mai would like to defeat Joey to prove that she is greater than he is. That is the reason why she joins Doom and gains the power of the Oracle.
Battle Stage: The wilderness of the stones in the valley
Battle Stage: The Roof of Doom HQ Key Point: All of Raphael's Guardians are power up by the Oracle Curse.
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 Friends of Wilderness Battlefield
llwood, located in the western portion of the Wilderness Battlefield, is significant to the nation because of the role of the house and grounds during the Civil War.
In 1863, the Battle of Chancellorsville found Ellwood the scene of a skirmish or two, and the family cemetery became the burial site for General “Stonewall” Jackson’s amputated arm.
In 1998, the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) went into partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (FSNMP) to open Ellwood to the public.
www.fowb.org /jEllwood.html   (551 words)

 Friends of Wilderness Battlefield
Although the Battle of the Wilderness, with its two days of ruthless fighting in the burning tangle of underbrush, was a tactical draw, Grant, unlike his predecessors, would not accept retreat as an option and pushed on toward Richmond.
The Battle of the Wilderness would be the beginning of the end of the American Civil War.
The Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which works in partnership with Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, a unit of the National Park Service, to protect, pre­serve, and interpret the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia’s Spotsylvania and Orange Counties.
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 Battle Summary: Wilderness, VA
Description: The opening battle of Grant’s sustained offensive against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, known as the Overland Campaign, was fought at the Wilderness, May 5-7.
On the morning of May 5, 1864, the Union V Corps attacked Ewell’s Corps on the Orange Turnpike, while A.P. Hill’s corps during the afternoon encountered Getty’s Division (VI Corps) and Hancock’s II Corps on the Plank Road.
On May 7, the Federals advanced by the left flank toward the crossroads of Spotsylvania Courthouse.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/va046.htm   (276 words)

 Online NewsHour: Preserving Utah's Wilderness -- July 17, 2003
A battle over federal wilderness designations in Utah ended when the state convinced the federal government to drop certain land restrictions, an agreement environmentalists say will endanger pristine areas.
For 25 years various interests have been locked in battle over how much of this kind of spectacular landscape should be designated as federal wilderness.
The wilderness debate has been particularly contentious in Utah, a state with only a few thousand acres of land set aside as wilderness.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/environment/july-dec03/utah_7-17.html   (1660 words)

 BAttle of the Wilderness
The Battle of the Wilderness began what was to be variously termed the Battle Summer, the Overland Campaign, or the Dance of Death.
Grant was aware that a large number of the three year troops who enlisted in 1861 were due to leave his army at the expiration of service, and it appears he wanted to get all the use out of them that he could.
The Wilderness, however, is assigned to May 5th, 6th, and 7th, though from May 5th to the 18th, it would be difficult to find a soldier of those days who would not claim that it was one constant fight.” *Roe p.
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 76th NY Volunteers at the Battle of the Wilderness
After moving about 2 miles the division formed in line of battle at about 8:00 am and subsequently moved onto the dense woods of the Wilderness where they became heavily engaged with the enemy.
After marching about two miles it was halted, formed in line of battle, and moved through a dense wood for a distance of nearly a mile, when it was met by a heavy fire of musketry from an unseen enemy.
They marched, as Smith wrote, "toward the sound of battle," believing that the Army of the Potomac was retreating toward the Rapidan.
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 Battle of the Wilderness 1864
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He brought his Union army over the Rappahannock River on May 4, 1864, into the land around Chancellorsville known as Wilderness.
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