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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Fredericksburg

 
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 12, 2008
1. Battle of Fredericksburg Marker
Inscription.  December 13, 1862 the Confederates under Lee defeated the Federals under Burnside in a sanguinary conflict marked by extraordinary bravery on both sides. In a series of gallant charges the Federal army sustained heavy losses and Burnside was forced to recross the Rappahannock.
 
Erected 1927 by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Chapters, U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsMilitaryWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is December 13, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 17.831′ N, 77° 28.136′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Hanover Street near Sunken Road, on the left when traveling west. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1822 (a few steps from this marker); c. 1840 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ebert House and Store
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Brompton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kirkland Monument (about 300 feet away); Sunken Road (about 400 feet away); The "Angel of Marye's Heights" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 12, 2008
2. Battle of Fredericksburg Marker
Sunken Road and the Kirkland Monument are in the background.
Battle of Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 12, 2008
3. Battle of Fredericksburg Marker
Looking west down Hanover Street.
Battle of Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
4. Battle of Fredericksburg Marker
As seen from the Sunken Road trail.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
5. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,624 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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