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

Col. Joseph A. Moesch

83rd New York Volunteers

 

—Ninth Regiment New York State Militia —

 
Front of the Col. Joseph A. Moesch Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Front of the Col. Joseph A. Moesch Monument
Inscription. (Front):
In memory
of
Col. Joseph A. Moesch
Killed at
the Wilderness
May 6, 1864
———
Erected by
Surviving Comrades


(Rear):
83rd N.Y. Vol's
———
Ninth Regiment
N.Y.S.M. -- N.G.S.N.Y.
2nd Brig.
2nd Div. 5th Corps.

 
Location. 38° 17.563′ N, 77° 28.112′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Sunken Road and Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Highway 1), on the right when traveling north on Sunken Road. Click for map. Located in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. 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. Fredericksburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away); The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (about 300 feet away); Parker's Battery
Back of the Col. Joseph A. Moesch Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Back of the Col. Joseph A. Moesch Monument
(about 300 feet away); Fredericksburg National Cemetery (about 400 feet away); The Sunken Road (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marye's Heights Virtual Tour. National Park Service page. (Submitted on July 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 83rd New York Infantry. Brief discussion of the regiment's Civil War service. (Submitted on July 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Andrew Birdsall. As superintendent of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery from 1883 to 1892, Birdsall supervised the burial of remains found on the battlefield. He established a tradition of placing flowers over the soldiers graves. Birdsall was a Federal Civil War veteran. (Submitted on July 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Corps Badge on the Side of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Corps Badge on the Side of the Monument
Seal of the State of New York image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Seal of the State of New York
Col. Joseph A. Moesch Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
5. Col. Joseph A. Moesch Monument
Next to the Monument for Col. Moesch are gravestones for Andrew Birdsall and Julia Birdsall. The Birdsalls are post war burials. See link three for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,329 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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