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Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fredericksburg Campaign

 
 
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. Because he had moved too slowly to attack Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was relieved of his command of the Army of the Potomac by President Abraham Lincoln. McClellan was replaced by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. Determined to act boldly, Burnside reorganized his army and marched it to Fredericksburg, where he planned to strike South around Lee’s right flank toward Richmond. Delays in crossing the Rappahannock River enabled Lee to confront Burnside there, then defeat him in a bloody battle on 13 Dec. 1862—a battle neither general had intended to fight.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-55.)
 
Location. 38° 44.299′ N, 77° 45.966′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 29) and Colonial Road / Dumfries Road (County Route 605), on the right when traveling south on Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McClellan’s Farewell (here, next to this marker); Colonial Road (about 300 feet away, measured
McClellan's Farewell and Fredericksburg Campaign Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
2. McClellan's Farewell and Fredericksburg Campaign Markers
in a direct line); Buckland Races (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brentmoor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Warrenton (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Singleton Mosby (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lafayette’s Stepping Stone (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,774 times since then and 124 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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