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

Fredericksburg Campaign

 
 
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. December 13, 1862. About 100 yards to the south Georgiaís Gen. T.R.R. Cobb fell mortally within sight of his motherís girlhood home. He died at the roadside dwelling of Mrs. Martha Stevens, who remained all during the battle to aid the Confederate wounded. Though withstanding shot and shell, Mrs. Stevens modest frame house has not survived to the present. Nearby Sgt. Richard Kirkland, a young South Carolinian earned the nickname “Angel of Maryeís Heights” by risking his life to carry water to the wounded Federals in front of the wall.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 17.789′ N, 77° 28.108′ W. Marker was in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker was on Sunken Road 0.3 miles north of Lafayette Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Original Wall (a few steps from this marker); Kirkland Monument (a few steps from this marker); Brompton (a few steps from
General Cobb-marker at place of death image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
2. General Cobb-marker at place of death
this marker); The Ebert House and Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Angel of Marye's Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunken Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Seeking Cover (within shouting distance of this marker); The Killing Fields (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been replaced by another nearby marker titled, "The Original Wall"
 
Also see . . .  Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 4, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Kirkland Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
3. Kirkland Monument
Sign at the entrance to the Fredericksburg Battlefield site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
4. Sign at the entrance to the Fredericksburg Battlefield site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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