Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Killing Fields
—The Battle of Fredericksburg —
The photograph shows clearly both the stark nature of the battlefield and several prominent landmarks. Most important was the Stratton House, the solitary brick building at the right of the image, which gave cover to hundreds of Union soldiers. The Marye House and the Innis House (both still standing), as well as the Ebert House are also clearly seen. Today most of the open space in the image is covered by an early 20th-century neighborhood.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Location. 38° 17.761′ N, 77° 28.086′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Sunken Road and Kirkland Street, on the right when traveling south on Sunken Road. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seeking Cover (here, next to this marker); Angel of Marye's Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Kirkland Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Innis House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephens Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunken Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg Campaign (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Brompton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. The wartime photo has several important locations annotated - the Sunken Road, fairgrounds, Stephens House,Innis House, Marye House (Brompton), Stratton House, and Ebert House. The location of the marker is indicated just below the Innis House.
Also see . . . Sunken Road Tour. A virtual tour of the Sunken Road and vicinity. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, 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 June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,069 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.