Near Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Chancellorsville Campaign
While General Robert E. Lee engaged the Union army at Chancellorsville, Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early confronted a smaller Union force led by Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick at Fredericksburg. On 3 May 1863, Sedgwick overran Early’s lines at Marye’s Heights, compelling Early to fall back to this point. When Sedgwick moved toward Chancellorsville, Early slipped in behind him, retaking Marye’s Heights. Early and other Confederate troops then attacked Sedgwick on 4 May, forcing the Union general to retreat across the Rappahannock River at Scott’s Ford.
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-118.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 15.697′ N, 77° 29.542′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Lafayette Boulevard (Business U.S. 1) half a mile north of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. 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 2 milesLongstreet’s Winter Headquarters (here, next to this marker); Cox House (here, next to this marker); Stuart (approx. 0.6 miles away); Start of Sheridan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia Central Railway Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Railway, With Tracks and Without (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2019, by Jorge A. Torres of Springfield, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.