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Near Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fredericksburg Campaign

 
 
Fredericksburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
1. Fredericksburg Campaign Marker
The marker was damaged by a storm in the spring of 2008. As markers of this series are being replaced by more modern types with images and maps, it is likely this marker will not be repaired.
Inscription. December 13, 1862. This is Hamilton's Crossing, the crossing of the Old Mine Road over the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Since the railroad was threatened from here to Fredericksburg by long range Federal cannon, Hamilton's Crossing became the railhead in the winter of 1862-63. A Confederate village of supply tents and sheds grew up at this point. Jackson's reserves lay along the Mine Road during the battle of 1862, and from this area his corps marched toward Chancellorsville on April 30, 1863.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 14.637′ N, 77° 26.074′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Mine Road (County Route 636), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the end of a trail from Prospect Hill, stop six of the driving tour of Fredericksburg Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hamilton's Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dead Horse Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson Holds Prospect Hill
Tree Fells a Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
2. Tree Fells a Marker
A metal sign nearby with a map of the battle area was also damaged.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Southern Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Meade Pyramid (approx. half a mile away); Union Breakthrough (approx. 0.7 miles away); Death of Maxcy Gregg (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of the Marker Before the Damage. Several photos from Civil War Album show the marker before the damage. (Submitted on July 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hamilton's Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
3. Hamilton's Crossing
Park Map also Damaged image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
4. Park Map also Damaged
A nearby marker with a map of the park was also damaged by the storm.
Close Up of the Park Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
5. Close Up of the Park Map
 
 
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 1,144 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on August 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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