Near Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
23rd USCT At the Alrich Farm
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EM-3.)
Location. 38° 16.948′ N, 77° 37.272′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Catharpin Road (County Route 612) and Sawhill Boulevard (Local Route 2085), on the right when traveling south on Catharpin Road. Click for map. It is just south of Old Plank Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wilderness and the Overland Campaign (approx. half a mile away); U. S. Colored Troops in Spotsylvania Sergeant Benjamin Brown (approx. half a mile away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bivouac (approx. 0.9 miles away); Final Meeting, Fateful March (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Bold Plan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jackson on the Move (approx. one mile away).
More about this marker. Orange Plank Road mentioned on the marker is present-day Old Plank Road, County Route 610.
Also see . . . In Our Midst: First Combat of the USCTs in Northern Virginia. Narrative of the engagement at the Alrich Farm. With map. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3. submitted on , by Kirk Heflin of Spotsylvania, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.