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Chatham Heights in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chatham and the Civil War

 
 
Chatham and the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 5, 2008
1. Chatham and the Civil War Marker
Inscription. The Civil War focused national attention on Chatham, which became known as the Lacy House after its wartime owner, J. Horace, Lacy. Federal troops first occupied Fredericksburg in the sping of 1862 and their commander, Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell, was the first of a series of Northern officers to establish his headquarters at the Lacy House. Union artillerymen bombarded the city and its Confederate defenders from gun emplacements near Chatham and Federal infantry crossed the Rappahannock on pontoon bridtes below the house during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Hundreds of wounded soldiers received treatment from military surgeons and volunteer nurses inside the mansion while many of the dead were buried on the grounds. After the battle, the Lacy House served as a refuge for pickets and a rest station where weary Federal troops received provisions. With the end of the war, Lacy returned to his home to find it in as shattered a condition as his hopes for Southern independence.
 
Erected 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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.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° 18.546′ N, 77° 27.265′ W. Marker was in Chatham Heights, Virginia, in Stafford
Chatham and the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 5, 2008
2. Chatham and the Civil War Marker
County. Marker was on Chatham Lane. Click for map. Marker is located at Chatham Manor, part of the Fredericksburg National Military Park. Marker was at or near this postal address: 120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Lincoln's Review (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Beyond the Big House (here, next to this marker); Chatham (here, next to this marker); Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (a few steps from this marker); A Changed Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Sow…Tend…Harvest (within shouting distance of this marker); A “Picture of Desolation” (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bombardment (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chatham Heights.
 
Regarding Chatham and the Civil War. This marker was replaced by a new one named Beyond the Big House (see nearby markers).
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Adjacent marker showing a portrait of Chatham during the Civil War image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 5, 2008
3. Adjacent marker showing a portrait of Chatham during the Civil War
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 972 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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