The Wilderness of Spotsylvania
was a tightly forested area nearly twelve miles wide by six miles long; it was
located south of the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers, ten miles west of Fredericksburg, in
Spotsylvania County, Virginia. During the American Civil War (1861–1865), two major battles were fought there: Chancellorsville, in
May 1863, where Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson famously outflanked
Union forces under Joseph
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