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Fredericksburg in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Little Falls

 
 
Little Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
1. Little Falls Marker
Inscription. On 11 December 1862, Union engineers began the construction of pontoon bridges here so the army could cross the Rappahannock River to Fredericksburg. They began in the morning, hidden by fog. Soon the fog lifted, however, and Confederate sharpshooters drove them off. A heavy Union artillery barrage and an amphibious assault finally secured the crossing and the engineers completed the bridges. Two days later, Brig. Gen. William B. Franklin’s Left Grand Division, including divisions led by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade and Brig. Gen. Abner Doubleday, crossed over the bridges when the Battle of Fredericksburg began. They were defeated by Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s corps.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J 93.)
 
Location. 38° 16.301′ N, 77° 25.269′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is at the intersection of King’s Highway (Business Virginia Route 3) and County Route 1402, on the right when traveling east on King’s Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park
Marker on King's Highway (SR 3) image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
2. Marker on King's Highway (SR 3)
(approx. half a mile away); Sherwood Forest (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. one mile away); Colonial Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
The Rappahannock River near Little Falls image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
3. The Rappahannock River near Little Falls
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,394 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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