Near Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Slaughter Pen Farm
The Walking Trail
Please stay on the marked trails throughout your visit, keep your pets on leashes and watch for ticks and other wildlife. There are no restrooms or drinking facilities along the trail. We hope you have a meaningful and enjoyable visit here at the Slaughter Pen Farm. For more information about this and other sites saved by CWPT, please visit www.civilwar.org.
"Beyond the road was a plowed field, now trampled into mud, the winter stubble crushed into it by hoofs of straining horses and heavy wheels of cannon and the slogging feet of hundreds of men."
- Lt. Abner Small, 16th Maine Infantry, USA
"We were posted on a chain of hills.... I could see fully half the whole Yankee army, reserves and all. It was a grand sight seeing them come in position this morning."
- "Ben," Pee Dee (South Carolina) Artillery, CSA
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 15.825′ N, 77° 26.494′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Tidewater Trail (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south. Located on the Civil War Preservation Trust's Slaughter Pen Farm trail. Please obtain permission before entering the property. Call CWPT at (800) 298-7878. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Fredericksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Fredericksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Slaughter Pen Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Slaughter Pen Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. On the left is a map of the trail. This 1¾ mile trail focuses primarily on the attack of Union Gen. John Gobbon's division. On the right are photos of the battlefield as it appears today.
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. A Tour of the CWPT's Slaughter Pen Battlefield by markers.
Also see . . . Slaughter Pen Farm. Civil War Preservation Trust virtual tour of the Slaughter Pen Farm. (Submitted on July 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.