In early May over 150 years ago the edge of this farm field, Saunders Field, was a hive of activity. Men from Ewell's division hastily built a series of trenches and breastworks to hold off a much larger Union force. They used, knives, bayonets, broken canteens and anything else they could find. These are the traces of that effort. Ewell did hold off repeated attacks across Saunder's Field until the Union chose to try another point on the battlefield. It eventually failed to dislodge the Confederate forces at the battle of the Wilderness in Orange County, Virginia.