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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill, December, 1862

 
 
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
1. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
Inscription.
"This point, densely wooded when first chosen, became the most important, perhaps, in the entire scene as the position affording the best view of all the field...."

Brig. Gen. W.M. Pendleton,
Lee's Chief of Artillery
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 17.098′ N, 77° 28.573′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Lee Drive 0.1 miles south of Layfayette Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Stop #3 on the Fredericksburg Battlefield driving tour, this marker is located at the top of Lee's Hill, about a 20 minute hike, next to the exhibit shelter, where other markers are located (Lee's Command Post, Near Disaster, and the Lee Hill Stone Marker, as well as those inside the exhibit shelter). Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee's Command Post (here, next to this marker); Near Disaster (here, next to this marker); The Pioneers (here, next to this marker); The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (here, next to this marker); Artillery on Lee's Hill
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
2. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
This is the Lee Hill marker inside the exhibit shelter
(here, next to this marker); Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lee’s Hill (a few steps from this marker); Fredericksburg Campaign (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 18, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
3. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
Marker is located on the far left
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
4. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
Tour stop #3 sign
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
5. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
This marker in the database sits at the beginning of the trail that leads to the top of Lee's Hill
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
6. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
As you begin your hike up the hill you will pass by this marker on your left
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
7. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
View from Lee's Hill to the right of this marker and directly over the Lee's Command Post marker to the right of it.
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
8. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
The cannon on Lee's Hill as well as the Lee's Hill stone marker in the background.
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
9. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
Lee's Hill stone marker that sets behind the cannon
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 19, 2008
10. The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill Marker
This is a guiding stone next to the markers that gives Lee's Hill and Fredericksburg's relevance to the main cities of the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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