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Near Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Counterattack

 
 
Union Counterattack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
1. Union Counterattack Marker
Inscription.  On the morning of May 3, Col. Emlen Franklin's Union brigade shifted from south of the Orange Turnpike to this vicinity. Here, they met Pender and Thomas head on. Lt. Col. Jonathan H. Lockwood of the 7th Virginia (Union) remembered what happened when his brigade arrived and attacked the Confederate left flank: "We opened on them a volley of musketry that apparently shook the ground they walked on. We immediately charged them, putting them to flight." The Confederates fell back all the way to the earthworks where they had begun the attack, west of the modern visitor center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1893.
 
Location. 38° 18.693′ N, 77° 38.302′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling west. Located at trail stop six on the Chancellorsville History Trail, at the Chancellorsville Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8920 Elys Ford Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Chancellorsville History Trail - Stop Six image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
2. Chancellorsville History Trail - Stop Six
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marker. Chancellorsville Clearing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flanking of Hays' Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Chancellorsville (approx. ¼ mile away); The Chancellorsville Intersection (approx. ¼ mile away); Climactic Struggle (approx. ¼ mile away); Lee's Greatest Triumph (approx. ¼ mile away); Chancellorsville (approx. ¼ mile away); The Chancellor Slaves (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service page. (Submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Another View of the Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
3. Another View of the Marker Location
This is the view from the west along the trail. Note the marker is placed along the crest of a low ridge line.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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