Near Fredericksburg in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
May 1, 1863 at 9:15 AM
“Heavy columns of Infantry/Artillery moving upriver opposite Falmouth accompanied by wagons.”
May 2, 1863 at 6:15 AM
“The enemy are advancing in large numbers to attack our Army on the right of Fredericksburg.”
May 4, 1863 at 6:50 PM
“The enemy are engaged in full force and driving our force badly.”
May 4 and 5, 1863 at 7:30 PM
“The enemy have driven our left with a large force and have possession of the river opposite Falmouth.”
Balloonists Thaddeus Lowe as quoted, May – May 5, 1863, in providing Major Generals Joe Hooker and John Sedgwick with strategic information during the Union Army’s engagement at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Location. 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. Mud March (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 (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.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.