Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Second Battle of Fredericksburg
From Fredericksburg, Sedgwick headed west to assist the main Union army, fighting at Chancellorsville. He never made it. Four miles west of here, Confederate troops blocked his path at Salem Church. Unable to break through their line, Sedgwick retreated across the Rappahannock River at Scott's Ford.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Location. 38° 17.518′ N, 77° 28.124′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Lafayette Boulevard (State Highway 1). Touch for map. Located on the Marye's Heights walking trail, which starts at the Fredericksburg battlefield visitor center. The Sunken
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parker's Battery ( a few steps from this marker); Col. Joseph A. Moesch ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys ( about 300 feet away); Fredericksburg Campaign ( about 400 feet away); Battles of Fredericksburg ( about 500 feet away); The Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac ( about 500 feet away); 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry ( about 500 feet away); The Sunken Road ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a wartime photo (duplicated on the nearby Field of Battle marker). It is captioned, A photographer standing near this spot took this picture of Fredericksburg in 1864. Note the end of the stone wall, in the center of the picture, and the open plain beyond. On the upper right is a map detailing the Federal attacks during the Second Battle of Fredericksburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Second Battle of Fredericksburg virtual tour by markers.
Also see . . . Marye's Heights Virtual Tour. National Park Service page. (Submitted on July 5, 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 July 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,165 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.