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

Fredericksburg Campaign

 
 
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. December 13, 1862. Here, on the wood’s edge facing the fields of the Lansdowne Valley, Gen. George Pickett’s 9,000 men, including soldiers from Fredericksburg, held a vital part of Lee’s line. The enemy did not attack Pickett’s Division and the men remained inactive, though elements of the division were later sent to reinforce the defenders of Marye’s Height. A summer’s charge near a little town called Gettysburg lay in the unknown future.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 16.24′ N, 77° 28.16′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Lee Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located along Lee Drive in the Fredericksburg-Spotyslvania Military Park, near a picnic area pullout. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
2. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
In the past, a smaller square sign stood next to this marker and contained a map of the battle. See the photo provided by the National Park Service in the link for the Howison Hill Virtual tour below.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Artillery Defense (approx. 0.6 miles away); Big Gun at Howison Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee’s Hill (approx. one mile away); The Pioneers (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 1.1 miles away); Artillery on Lee's Hill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Howison Hill Virtual Tour. National Park Service page. (Submitted on July 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Close Up Photograph of the Old Map Marker. The map marker has been removed but a photo at Civil War Album shows the detail of the old map. (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Smaller Map Marker
A photo of the smaller map marker can be found at Civil
Signs identify surviving Confederate Trenches nearby as part of McLaw's Division image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
3. Signs identify surviving Confederate Trenches nearby as part of McLaw's Division
War Album (link 2 above). The description on the map read:
Lansdowne Valley Sector
About 3:30 P.M.
December 13, 1862
At this time, heavy fighting continued on the Marye's Heights front. To the south, Stonewall Jackson's lines had been broken but were now restored. Here in the Lansdowne Valley, a minor Federal attack up Deep Run was soon repulsed.
    — Submitted December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Signs identify surviving Confederate Trenches nearby as part of McLaw's Division image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 9, 2007
4. Signs identify surviving Confederate Trenches nearby as part of McLaw's Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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