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Chatham Heights in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Between Battles

 
 
Between Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 5, 2008
1. Between Battles Marker
Inscription. As the spring of 1863 brought green to the countryside and fish up the river, the legions of civil strife faced each other cheerfully across the Rappahannock. After the slaughter of Fredericksburg, the embattled brothers held off death for the time. No cannon roared. No picket fired. Instead, fishing parties on either bank shouted caustic jokes, and rival bands sent plaintive melodies back and forth. During favorable winds, the doughboys traded souvenirs by means of toy sailboats improvised from scrap lumber and torn bits of old shirts. The tides of the Rappahannock ran free of blood; each soft day seemed to dawn beyond the reality of war. Then Joe Hooker, the new Union commander, took his army upstream and across to defeat at Chancellorsville, after which, again on their sides of the dividing river, the foeman tensely awaited a further move. Lee made that one, and the result was Gettysburg.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 18.493′ N, 77° 27.379′ W. Marker is in Chatham Heights, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Chatham Lane. Touch for map. Marker is located at Chatham Manor, part of the Fredericksburg National Military Park. Marker
Between Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 5, 2008
2. Between Battles Marker
The "Between Battles" Marker is to the far right.
is at or near this postal address: 120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontoon Bridges (here, next to this marker); A Bloody Crossing (here, next to this marker); Bombardment (a few steps from this marker); Beleaguered Town (a few steps from this marker); A “Picture of Desolation” (within shouting distance of this marker); A Changed Landscape (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sow…Tend…Harvest (about 500 feet away); Beyond the Big House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham Heights.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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