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Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maury House Trail

The Battle of Chancellorsville

 
 
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By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
1. Maury House Trail Marker
Inscription. This short trail leads to the birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury, one of America's greatest scientists.

By the time of the Civil War, Maury's birthplace was gone, replaced by a simple brick house. Few of the 28,000 Confederate soldiers who marched past on May 2, 1863, knew the significance of the site tucked off the roadside about 200 yards in front of you. Today only a depression remains.
 
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
 
Location. 38° 17.323′ N, 77° 38.241′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on McLaws Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Maury's Birthplace stop, an un-numbered stop on the Battle of Chancellorsville driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Matthew Fontaine Maury (a few steps from this marker); Jackson on the Move (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); About a mile in the distance... (about
Maury House Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
2. Maury House Trail Marker
600 feet away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Region of Gloom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Catharine Furnace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson's Flank March (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a portrait of Maury. To the left is a map showing the location the Maury house stood.
 
Also see . . .  Matthew Fontaine Maury. Wikipedia entry. Maury can be called the father of Oceanography. (Submitted on August 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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