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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., February 18, 2008
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. December 13, 1862. This highway, the Old Richmond Stage Road, here passes wartime Smithfield, now the Fredericksburg Country Club. Out of the ravine alongside the present golf links (your left front), Meade’s Division emerged to form lines of battle and advance against the Confederate heights, a mile in front of this marker. The banners of Doubleday’s Division flew on his left and Gibbon’s on his right. Though Meade temporarily pierced the enemy defenses, all three divisions were forced back to this road by Confederate counterattack.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 15.662′ N, 77° 26.064′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Tidewater Trail (Virginia Route 2), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11031 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); The Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 18, 2008
2. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The ravine alongside the present golf links image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 18, 2008
3. The ravine alongside the present golf links
Slaughter Pen Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2007
4. Slaughter Pen Farm
Meade's men advanced across this ground, now known as the Slaughter Pen, towards Jackson's line on December 13, 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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