Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Although the family replaced the exterior clapboards, you can still see bullet marks on one of the vertical timbers on the right side of the house. More dramatic is the damage to the house's interior. Martha Stephens, who lived next door and probably owned this building too, chose not to replace the partition wall separating the hallway from the living room. The scars made by dozens of bullets as visible today as they were in 1862.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 17.735′ N, 77° 28.096′ 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. Stephens Family Cemetery (here, next to this marker); The Stephens House (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Martha Stevens (a few steps from this marker); Cobb (a few steps from this marker); Thomas R. R. Cobb (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Line (within shouting distance of this marker); The Killing Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); Seeking Cover (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. The lower portion of the marker is a photograph of The bullet-scarred partition wall.
Also see . . . Sunken Road Tour. National Park Service page detailing the Sunken Road, including the Stephens House. (Submitted on June 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Older National Park Service Marker
An older NPS marker was placed, probably in the 1930s, at the Innis House. It read:
This marker was a monopole type, about three feet high. It was dark green with white lettering.
— Submitted December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,679 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 8. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 9. submitted on July 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.