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

Mud March

 
 
Mud March Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Mud March Marker
Inscription. In early January 1863, General Ambrose E. Burnside strategized to out-flank Confederate forces by crossing the Rappahannock at Bank’s Ford, well upstream of Fredericksburg. His advance was brought to an abrupt halt when a vicious winter storm settled in for days and pounded his troops with wind and rain. With two divisions and 150 artillery pieces stuck firm in cold, ankle high mud, Burnside reluctantly retreated back to Stafford from the Greenbank area of Celebrate Virginia. This famous “Mud March,” as it came to be known, proved to be Burnside’s final act of command.
 
Location. 38° 20.176′ N, 77° 31.127′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Celebrate Virginia Parkway and Bolivar Point Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Balloons (here, next to this marker); George Washington: Statesman and Public Servant (approx. 1.6 miles away); George Washington: Surveyor and Family Man (approx. 1.6 miles away); George Washington: Soldier and Virginia Planter
Bank's Ford area map image. Click for full size.
2. Bank's Ford area map
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2363 (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Mud March (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Winter storm pummels Union forces & Mud March misery image. Click for full size.
3. Winter storm pummels Union forces & Mud March misery
Mud March Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Mud March Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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