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Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fairview

 
 
Fairview Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Fairview Marker
The loop trail shown here is supplemental to the Hazel Grove-Fairfield walking trail linked below.
Inscription. Formerly a Chancellor farmstead, on May 3, 1863, Fairview became a gory landscape. That morning all the energy and violence of the Battle of Chancellorsville focused here - on the fields and woods around a commonplace log house. Here, the contending armies decided the outcome of the battle.
 
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
 
Location. 38° 18.422′ N, 77° 38.639′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Berry-Paxton Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located at Fairview, stop ten of the driving tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield, in the parking lot for that stop. The marker is also at stop six of the Hazel Grove-Fairview walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Artillery Duel (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordeal of the Wounded (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fairview (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Impact (within shouting distance of this marker);
Driving Tour Stop Ten image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Driving Tour Stop Ten
High Drama, Human Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellor Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Collis Zouaves (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 27th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
More about this marker. The marker displays a map of the walking loop around Fairview with the caption, "Walk this easy loop trail over farm-turned-battlefield - through Union gun pits, past the Fairview house site, and near the Chancellor cemetery. Signs along the trail interpret the site. The loop trail takes approximately 20 minutes." Of note this loop trail is supplemental to the Hazel Grove-Fairview walking trail linked below.
 
Regarding Fairview. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville at Hazel Grove and Fairview, the central part of the battle. See the Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park
Some of the Earthworks at Fairview image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Some of the Earthworks at Fairview
Service site. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Hazel Grove - Fairview Walking Trail. A one mile walk through the scene of the heavy fighting on May 2-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers. The Hazel Grove and Fairview portions of the battlefield (stops nine and ten on the driving tour of the battlefield). Markers along this tour include those on Stuart and Slocum Drives. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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