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Fredericksburg Campaign

 
 
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. With Richmond as his objective, Gen. Ambrose Burnside started the Federal Army of the Potomac from Warrenton on November 15, 1862. Forcing a crossing of the Rappahannock on December 11, he occupied Fredericksburg and the plain south of town along the river. Across that plain, on the morning of December 13, the Federals attacked Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson’s front in an unsuccessful attempt to break the Confederate right flank. Then, about noon, other Federal columns formed at the western edge of town (1/2 mile to your rear) and charged across open fields towards Marye’s Heights. Confederate infantry behind the stone wall, supported by artillery on these and neighboring heights, repulsed seven Federal attacks. The Federals retreated across the Rappahannock during the night of December 15-16.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 17.619′ N, 77° 28.055′ W. Marker was in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker was on Lafayette Blvd (Business U.S. 1) near Sunken Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is near the exit to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. 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
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
2. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
of this location. Fredericksburg National Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); The Sunken Road (a few steps from this marker); The Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fredericksburg National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Sunken Road Walking Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been replaced by another nearby orientation marker titled, "Fredericksburg Battlefield."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fredericksburg Happel Markers
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Map of the Fredericksburg Spotsylvania National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
3. Map of the Fredericksburg Spotsylvania National Military Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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