n the Rapidan and Rappahannock.
The line of march of the Army of the Potomac, after crossing the Rapidan, led through that region known as the Wilderness, which extends a considerable distance southward from the river, and westward as far as Mine Run.
It was along its gloomy margin that the bloody battle of Chancellorsville had been fought a twelvemonth before.
Now General Grant did not expect to be brought to quarters in this difficult country, and the direction given the columns when theeade said to Warren, Sedgwick, and others standing by: They [the enemy] have left a division to fool us here, while they concentrate and prepare a position towards the North Anna; and what I want is to prevent those fellows from getting back to Mine Run.
The main development of opposition having come from the force that showed itself against Griffin on the turnpike, an attack was ordered at that point—Wadsworth's division (also of Warren's corps) being disposed in line on the left of Griff