Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Although streets and houses now cover the plain where thousands of soldiers died, important remnants of the Civil War landscape can still be found. Hanover Street, on your immediate left, follows the same course that it did in 1862. The canal ditch that bisected the street has been covered and paved, to make modern Kenmore Avenue, but, the abrupt bluff adjacent to the canal, which sheltered Union soldiers as they formed for their attack, is still visible in the back yard of the house directly across the intersection from you. Several nineteenth-century buildings still remain.
Erected by City of Fredericksburg.
Location. 38° 17.941′ N, 77° 27.901′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Kenmore Avenue and Hanover Street, on the left when traveling east on Kenmore Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Canal Ditch (here, next to this marker); Ravaged Town (here, next to this marker); Fredericksburg Campaign (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Barton Street Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Barton Street Potter's Field (about 700 feet away); Liberty Town (about 700 feet away); Fredericksburg Roll of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Memorial Landscape (approx. 0.2 miles away); From a Burying Ground to a Park (approx. ¼ mile away); The Corporation Burying Ground (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Regarding Marye’s Heights. This marker was repaired and revised in 2008. The Original Marker Text Read:
A Northern photographer took this picture of Marye’s Heights in May 1864, setting up his camera in front of “Federal Hill,” a large white house approximately 250 yards to your left-rear. Seventeen months earlier, thousands of Union soldiers had marched past Federal Hill on their way to attack Marye’s Heights. For many, this panoramic view of the Confederate position was their last earthly sight.
Although streets and houses now cover the plain where thousands of soldiers died, important remnants of the Civil War landscape can
Additional keywords. Fredericksburg Campaign
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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