Wilderness Campaign


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Noun1.Wilderness Campaign - American Civil War; a series of indecisive battles in Grant's campaign (1864) against Lee in which both armies suffered terrible losses
battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Spotsylvania - a battle between the armies of Grant and Lee during the Wilderness Campaign
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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Leopold Karpeles (1838-1909) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery as Color Sergeant--drawing fire as flag carrier of the 57th Massachusetts Regiment--during the May 1864 Wilderness Campaign in the Virginia woodlands, considered a turning point in the Civil War.
The wilderness campaign is supported by environmental organizations, but is being led by Trout Unlimited with assistance from other hunting and fishing groups.
1864--For two days, May 5-6, the Army of the Potomac battles the Army of Northern Virginia in a thickly wooded area north of Richmond In what*e known as The Wilderness Campaign.