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

Fredericksburg Campaign

 
 
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. December 13, 1862. In these gunpits stood 14 cannon of Walker’s Artillery Battalion, guarding the right of the Confederate line. While the youthful Maj. John Pelham’s light and mobile horse artillery, about a mile to the front, daringly challenged the first Federal advance, these guns remained silent and concealed. In the next attacks, about 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., they cut great swaths in the Federal ranks, weakening Meade’s Division before it came to grips with the Confederate infantry.
 
Erected 1958 by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 14.895′ N, 77° 26.131′ W. Marker was near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker was on Lee Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the end of Lee Drive in the Fredericksburg National Military Park. 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. Jackson Holds Prospect Hill (here, next to this marker); Dead Horse Hill (here, next to this marker); Jackson (here, next to
Fredericksburg Campaign Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
2. Fredericksburg Campaign Markers
this marker); Hamilton's Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); A Southern Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Meade Pyramid (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named 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 Fredericksburg Campaign. This marker was replaced by one named "Jackson Holds Prospect Hill" (See nearby markers).
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
View down one of four cannons on the site. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
3. View down one of four cannons on the site.
View down the gunpits, looking northwest image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
4. View down the gunpits, looking northwest
View up the gunpits, looking southeast. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
5. View up the gunpits, looking southeast.
Map of the Battle image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
6. Map of the Battle
Double click on the photo to read the narrative for the units depicted.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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