Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Begin your visit to this historic ground at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. Then take a leisurely one-hour walk down Sunken Road and up onto Marye's Heights. After completing your walk, take time to travel Lee Drive and visit Chatham, two other units of the Fredericksburg Battlefield. Three other battlefields - Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - are also within easy driving distance.
Erected 2009 by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 17.654′ N, 77° 28.066′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Sunken Road and Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Highway 1), on the right when traveling south on Sunken Road. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot for the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sunken Road Walking Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); The Willis Hill Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Field of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fredericksburg National Cemetery (about 300 feet away); The Union Attacks Begin (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. At the top of the marker is a painting of the battlefield, with a tag indicating the respective location of the marker. In the right center is a map of the park indicating the location of the park units. At the bottom are four photographs of battlefield landmarks:
Sunken Road - The Sunken Road witnessed the heaviest fighting at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
National Cemetery - The Humphreys Monument stands in the National Cemetery. Here more
Lee Drive - Lee Drive, the park tour road, follows the Confederate battle line.
Chatham - Colonial-era Chatham served as a Union army headquarters and hospital in two different campaigns.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,627 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.