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

Fort Hood

 
 
Fort Hood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
1. Fort Hood Marker
Inscription. In November 1862, Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood constructed this fort a half mile northeast on the Rappahannock River in an effort to prevent Union gunboats from ascending the river toward Fredericksburg. Four rifled guns of Capt. H.M. Rossís Georgia Battery briefly occupied the work, but were withdrawn when the Union army crossed the river upstream from here on 11 December. Two days later, during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Union troops of the Iron Brigade captured the fort after a brief skirmish with the 13th Virginia Cavalry, which guarded this portion of the Confederate line.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 84.)
 
Location. 38° 15.16′ N, 77° 25.574′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Tidewater Trail (Virginia Route 2) and Benchmark Road (County Route 608), on the right when traveling east on Tidewater Trail. Click for map. Marker is 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 marker. The Gallant Pelham (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Gallant Pelham (here,
Markers along Route 2 (Tidewater Trail) image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
2. Markers along Route 2 (Tidewater Trail)
next to this marker); The Battle of Fredericksburg (here, next to this marker); Stuart and Pelham (here, next to this marker); Dead Horse Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson Holds Prospect Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hamilton's Crossing (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,217 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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