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

Fredericksburg Campaign

 
 
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 15, 2007
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. December 13, 1862. The blue columns of the Army of the Potomac deployed here in the Canal Ditch valley, along the route of present Kenmore Avenue. Then with drums beating and flags flying, the long battle lines advanced towards Marye’s Heights and were mowed down by Confederate artillery and musketry fire.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 17.945′ N, 77° 27.891′ W. Marker was in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker was at the intersection of Hanover Street and Kenmore Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Hanover Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Marye’s Heights (a few steps from this marker); The Canal Ditch (a few steps from this marker); Ravaged Town (a few steps from this marker); 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
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 15, 2007
2. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
(about 700 feet away); Fredericksburg Roll of Honor (about 700 feet away); A Memorial Landscape (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker is no longer standing and has not been replaced.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Start of Federal Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
3. Start of Federal Advance
Looking from near Federal Hill, on Hanover Street, toward the west in the direction of Marye's Heights. The right flank of the Federal advanced passed between this road and William Street. At the base of this hill was the mill race or canal which caused much difficulty with the Union advance.
Advance to the Sunken Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
4. Advance to the Sunken Road
Looking up Mercer Street, with the white sides of the Innis House just visible through the trees in the distant center. Federal forces were stopped in these last 200 yards before reaching the Confederate positions in the Sunken Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,525 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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