“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Berea in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Fredericksburg Campaign

Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. Frustrated by the Army of the Potomacís lack of progress, President Abraham Lincoln replaced army commander Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan with Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, who assumed command on 9 Nov. 1862. Within a week, he had the army marching from its camps near Warrenton toward Fredericksburg along this road. Burnside hoped to cross the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg by pontoon bridges and march on Richmond, but a delay in the arrival of the pontoons thwarted his plan. By the time the bridges arrived, Gen. Robert E. Lee's army blocked his path. Burnside forced a crossing of the river on 11 Dec. but was defeated two days later at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N-4.)
Location. 38° 21.619′ N, 77° 31.198′ W. Marker is in Berea, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Warrenton Road (U.S. 17) near Greenbank and Berea Church Roads (County Route 656), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mud March (here, next to this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2363
Fredericksburg Campaign and two other Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
2. Fredericksburg Campaign and two other Markers
(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Mud March (approx. 1.7 miles away); War Balloons (approx. 1.7 miles away); Original Bell of Hulls Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hulls Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Milton Snellings (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hunterís Iron Works (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berea.
More about this marker. This marker replaces a marker dating from the 1940s with the same number and title that was located on the old alignment of Route 17, now Fleet Road, just north of Berea Church Road. It read, “Here passed part of the Army of the Potomac, under General Burnside, on the way from Warrenton to Fredericksburg, November, 1862. The battle of Fredericksburg was fought, December 13, 1862.”
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,473 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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