Battle of the Wilderness
Original Author: National Park Service
Created: Twenty-first century
Medium: Digital map
Publisher: Wikimedia Commons

Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864

This map depicts the positions and movements of Union troops (in blue) and Confederate troops (in red) on May 5, 1864, on the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness, which took place in a seventy-square-mile patch of tangled undergrowth near Fredericksburg. This battle was the opening engagement of the Overland Campaign.