“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Lee’s Position

Lee's Position Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
1. Lee's Position Marker
Inscription.  From this hill (now called Lee’s Hill) a little to the east, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee watched the First Battle of Fredericksburg. As armies prepared for combat, Lee commented that “It is well that war is so terrible—we should grow too fond of it.” On 13 Dec. 1862, Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside ordered an assault against the Confederate position. The Confederates withstood the attack, which lasted until dark, slaughtered the Federals with artillery and small-arms fire. Two days later the defeated Union army retreated across the Rappahannock River.
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-43.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 13, 1862.
Location. 38° 17.084′ N, 77° 28.761′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Lafayette Boulevard, half a mile south of Blue and Gray Parkway (Virginia Route 3), on the
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Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
2. Marker along Lafayette Boulevard
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left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee’s Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery on Lee's Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pioneers (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill, December, 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee's Command Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near Disaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee's Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Lee Drive: The Confederate Line (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lee and Howison's Hills Virtual Tour by Markers.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,613 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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