Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fredericksburg Campaign, December 1862
Brochures for a walking tour of Civil War Fredericksburg that more fully describe these events are available at the City Visitor Center.
"Knowing there were many families occupying the houses on the margin od the river, I deemed it proper to notify all the women and children of their danger and give them time to get from under range of the enemy's guns. This being accomplished, about 5:00 a.m. I ordered my men to fire on the bridge builders, which they obeyed promptly and deliberately..."
Lieutenant Colonel of the 17th Mississippi Infantry
"My company was close to (the leading company) and we entered upon the main (Caroline) street within a moment of each other. that instant a tremendous and deadly fire swept down from the front nd left. The Rebels occupied the houses and were behind fences, and could not be seen except by the flash of guns. It staggered the column but in a moment they pressed on...."
A company commander in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, US Civil.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 18.37′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Fire on Caroline Street (here, next to this marker); 1908 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kenmore (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Rising Sun Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); 1920 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1854 (about 400 feet away); 1848 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Fire on Caroline Street (see nearby markers).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,313 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.