Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 17.381′ N, 77° 38.297′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from McLaws Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located several yards to the west of the road on a walking trail
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) (here, next to this marker); Maury House Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matthew Fontaine Maury (about 500 feet away); Jackson on the Move (about 500 feet away); About a mile in the distance... (about 600 feet away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Region of Gloom (approx. half a mile away); Catharine Furnace (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
More about this marker. The top portion of the marker displays a portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury taken in 1853.
Regarding Maury Birthplace. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along McLaws Drive, Furnace Road, Sickles Drive, and East Jackson Trail, on the east side of the battlefield. See the McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
Also see . . .
1. Maury Birthplace. National Parks Service (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers. Spread across a two mile segment on the east side of the battlefield, this virtual tour by markers covers action from May 1-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.