Near Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The small depot became a major Confederate railhead in November 1862. Union artillery located across the Rappahannock River could fire upon the tracks immediately south of Fredericksburg, so trains from Richmond unloaded supplies in safety at Hamilton’s Crossing. Confederate troops defended Hamilton’s Crossing during the Battle of Fredericksburg and camped in the vicinity during the winter of 1862-3.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 14.872′ N, 77° 26.123′ W. Marker was near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker was on Lee Drive. Click for map. Marker is at the end of Lee Drive in the Fredericksburg National Military Park, just beyond a fence. Marker was in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Hamilton's Crossing (here, next to this marker); Dead Horse Hill Jackson Holds Prospect Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); A Southern Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Meade Pyramid (approx. Ľ mile away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Union Breakthrough (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Regarding Hamilton's Crossing. This marker was replaced by an updated wayside marker with the same name, see nearby markers.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,042 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.