Berea in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Mud March
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N-6.)
Location. 38° 21.619′ N, 77° 31.198′ W. Marker is in Berea, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Warrenton Road (U.S. 17) 0.1 miles east of Greenbank and Berea Church Roads (County Route 656), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fredericksburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2363 Mud March (approx. 1.7 miles away); War Balloons (approx. 1.7 miles away); Original Bell of Hulls Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hulls Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Milton Snellings (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hunter’s Iron Works (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berea.
More about this marker. This marker replaces a marker dating from the 1940s with the same number and title that was located on the old alignment of Route 17, now Fleet Road, just north of Berea Church Road. It read, “Here passed a part of the Army of the Potomac moving westward toward the fords of the Rappahannock, January 20-21, 1863. Burnside, commanding, sought to get in the rear of Lee, who was at Fredericksburg. A storm, making the roads deep in mud, forced the abandonment of the movement.”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,850 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.