Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill, December, 1862
"This point, densely wooded when first chosen, became the most important, perhaps, in the entire scene as the position affording the best view of all the field...."
Brig. Gen. W.M. Pendleton,
Lee's Chief of Artillery
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 17.098′ N, 77° 28.573′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Lee Drive 0.1 miles south of Layfayette Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Stop #3 on the Fredericksburg Battlefield driving tour, this marker is located at the top of Lee's Hill, about a 20 minute hike, next to the exhibit shelter, where other markers are located (Lee's Command Post, Near Disaster, and the Lee Hill Stone Marker, as well as those inside the exhibit shelter). 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. Lee's Command Post (here, next to this marker); Near Disaster (here, next to this marker); The PioneersThe Second Battle of Fredericksburg (here, next to this marker); Artillery on Lee's Hill (here, next to this marker); Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lee’s Hill (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 18, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.