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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fredericksburg

Civil War Sites

 
 
Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Fredericksburg Marker
Inscription. For 18 months Fredericksburg was at the heart of the Civil War. Union and Confederate soldiers camped here, fought here and died here. Today there are many sites within the city. Civil War walking tour information is available free at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center.
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 18.055′ N, 77° 27.484′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Caroline Street (State Highway 1) and Charlotte Street, on the left when traveling north on Caroline Street. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot of the of the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. 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. A different marker also named Fredericksburg (here, next to this marker); Odd Fellows Lodge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) (about 500 feet away); African Baptist Church of Fredericksburg (about 500 feet away); Fredericksburg United Methodist Church
Fredericksburg Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Fredericksburg Map
(about 500 feet away); Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site) (about 500 feet away); A Vibrant, But Segregated Community (about 500 feet away); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. On the upper right is a photo of Fredericksburg, 1863 - "I have seen many towns...viewing with each other as specimens of the effects of war's handiwork," wrote an English correspondent, "but it seems to me that if any spot on earth can fitly represent the abomination of desolation that spot is Fredericksburg..."

To the right of the text is a painting showing Fredericksburg civilians return to their shell-torn home after the 1862 battle. The entire right side of the marker is a map of Fredericksburg detailing the Civil War related sites.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Downtown Fredericksburg Civil War Sites related markers
 
Also see . . .  Revisit December 1862. A walking tour of Civil War related sites in Fredericksburg. (Submitted on July 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fredericksburg Markers Next to the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Fredericksburg Markers Next to the Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,555 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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