Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill, December, 1862
"This point, densely wooded when first chosen, became the most important, perhaps, in the entire scene as the position affording the best view of all the field...."
Brig. Gen. W.M. Pendleton,
Lee's Chief of Artillery
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 17.098′ N, 77° 28.573′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Lee Drive 0.1 miles south of Layfayette Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Stop #3 on the Fredericksburg Battlefield driving tour, this marker is located at the top of Lee's Hill, about a 20 minute hike, next to the exhibit shelter, where other markers are located (Lee's Command Post, Near Disaster, and the Lee Hill Stone Marker, as well as those inside the exhibit shelter). Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee's Command Post (here, next to this marker); Near Disaster (here, next to this marker); The Pioneers (here, next to this marker); The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (here, next to this marker); Artillery on Lee's Hill Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lee’s Hill (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 18, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.