“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Fredericksburg Campaign

Brompton image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, circa 1997
1. Brompton
View of Brompton. The Department of the Interior marker to the right was replaced by a newer Brompton marker. Also note the removal of several trees.
Inscription. December 13, 1862. The Washington Artillery of New Orleans was posted around the Marye House here on Marye's Heights. Col. J. B. Walton, the commanding officer, had his headquarters in the house. This unit and Alexander's Reserve Battalion, which relieved it during the afternoon, helped hurl back seven Federal charges. On May 3, 1863, Sedgwick's Federal VI Corps, attempting to join Hooker at Chancellorsville, successfully stormed these heights, only to be defeated at Salem Church, four miles west. During the Wilderness and Spotsylvania operations of May 1864, the Marye House served as a Federal hospital and the wounded lay outside under the trees, one of which, the large oak between you and the house, still stands.
Erected by Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 17.793′ N, 77° 28.121′ W. Marker was in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker was at the intersection of Sunken Road and Hanover Street, on the left when traveling north on Sunken Road. Touch for map. Located on the Sunken Road walking trail, which starts at the Fredericksburg battlefield visitor center. The Sunken Road is closed to vehicle traffic. Marker was in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Brompton image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
2. Brompton
Photograph taken well after the battle, possibly in 1864, showing rifle pits in front of Brompton. [Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0166]
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Original Wall (a few steps from this marker); Brompton (a few steps from this marker); The Ebert House and Store (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Kirkland Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunken Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Angel of Marye's Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Fredericksburg (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. This marker, like many similar of the metal plate, wood post type, has been replaced. It is included here for reference. It has been replaced by another nearby marker titled, "Brompton."
Also see . . .  Sunken Road Tour. National Park Service page detailing the Sunken Road. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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