The battlefield - click the image to zoom in.
Sharpeville - looks familiar eh?
The Barnes farm - poor old farmer Barnes must have thought the worst was over!
Cutler's Farm - looking northwest.
View from the Horner farm looking due west across the battlefield.
The action starts at 8.00am on 2 August 1862 with a contact between Porter and Longstreet just to the north of the Barnes Farm. Unusually in this one the North will be coming in from the South and the South from the North. A victory here would give the Union enough VP’s to win the Campaign so the stakes couldn’t be higher.
For the story of how we got to this point take a look at our individual Campaign diaries Wilderness Tavern and Road to Appomattox.