Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dead Horse Hill
The Battle of Fredericksburg
During the bombardment, battery commander Captain Willie Pegram struggled to keep his men to their work. Several abandoned their guns and fled to the woods behind you. To inspire them, Pegram wrapped himself in a Confederate flag and walked calmly among the deserted cannon. "It was a time to test a man's courage," wrote one solider "...Pegram's men soon returned."
"The trees around our guns were literally torn to pieces and the ground plowed up. I have been several times covered with dirt, and had it knocked in my eyes and mouth."
A Confederate artilleryman
Your feet can do damage. Please help preserve the earthworks by not walking on them.
Erected 2009 by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 38° 14.894′ N, 77° 26.131′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania Touch for map. Marker is at the end of Lee Drive in the Fredericksburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Holds Prospect Hill (here, next to this marker); Jackson (here, next to this marker); Hamilton's Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); A Southern Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Meade Pyramid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Breakthrough (approx. half a mile away); Death of Maxcy Gregg (approx. half a mile away); The Gallant Pelham (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,769 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.