Near Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Meade Pyramid
The Battle of Fredericksburg
The monument here marks the point where General George G. Meade's Union division penetrated the boggy gap in "Stonewall" Jackson's lines on December 13, 1862. Over the years it has become known as the Meade Pyramid. The monument in not accessible.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 15.009′ N, 77° 26.31′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Lee Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located along Lee Drive in the Fredericksburg-Spotyslvania Military Park. The most convenient access is from Lansdowne
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Southern Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Holds Prospect Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dead Horse Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hamilton's Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Breakthrough (approx. 0.3 miles away); Death of Maxcy Gregg (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gallant Pelham (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. The background is a photograph of the pyramid.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The stone pyramid in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery, as mentioned on this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Prospect Hill. National Park Service page. The pyramid is discussed on this section of the NPS virtual tour of the battlefield. (Submitted on May 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Meade Pyramid. Author and historian Michael Aubrecht on a video tour of the pyramid. (Submitted on May 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,854 times since then and 237 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on December 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Gary Wahl of Davie, United States.