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National Park Service – Battle of the Wilderness

December 1st, 2010

The Civil war Battle of the Wilderness was a horrific contest fought in tangled second-growth forest just west of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The National Park Service turned to International Mapping to produce a map documentary for this historic Civil War site. The geographic details of the battlefield are crucial to understanding the tactics of Union General Grant and Confederate General Lee. The movie tells the story of the battle from first troop movements to the grisly results of attacks and counter-attacks and chronicles the many men who died in battle and in the fires that raged through the woods of the Wilderness.

Visitors can view the movie in season at the new Ellwood House at the Wilderness Battlefield. The movie is also available on International Mapping’s YouTube channel.