One of the principal crossings of the Rapidan River from colonial times. Here a part of the Army of the Potomac crossed the river, April 30, 1863, preceding the battle of Chancellorsville. Here a part of Meade's army crossed on the way to Mine Run, November 26, 1863. Here the Fifth and Sixth corps of Grant's army crossed, May 4-5, 1864, to open the Wilderness campaign.
Geographic Location: Orange County
Physical Description of Location: 2058-2098 Germanna Hwy (Route 3 eastbound), Locust Grove, VA 22508. Marker is on right when traveling east on Route 3, in front of Germanna Foundation Visitors Center and Germanna Community College.
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