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THE WILDERNESS
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Wilderness Map
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Heth
General Henry Heth   100



Lee also ordered General Henry Heth's Division, of Hill's Corps, to the Orange Plank Road - Brock Road intersection (1). Heth's division of 6,700 men, now faced the 30,000 men comprising Hancock's Corps and Getty's division. Lee called back Wilcox, from his gap filler role, in order to support Heth and he arrived just in time to prevent the collapse of Heth's left flank. Only the thickness of the Wilderness, the confusion of battle, and darkness kept Hill from being overrun.


Alexander Hays   91
General Alexander Hays


As the battle for the Orange Plank Road - Brock Road intersection (1) see-sawed back and forth, General Alexander Hays's brigade joined the Federal troops. Hays stopped briefly to encourage the 63rd Pennsylvania (15) when he was shot in the head and died shortly thereafter.



Hays Monument
General Alexander Hays Monument - 2000   (15)



Hays Monument
Base of Hays Monument   (15)

ERECTED BY
GENERAL ALEXANDER HAYS POST NO. 3
DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA G.A.R.
AND
DAVIS STAR CAMP, SONS OF VETERANS.



Hays Monument
Text on Hays Monument   (15)

HERE
FELL
GENERAL
ALEXANDER HAYS
3D.DIV.2D.CORPS USA
MAY 5, 1864

 






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