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

Sunken Road

Battle of Chancellorsville

 
 
Fredericksburg Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
1. Fredericksburg Battlefield Marker
Inscription. This photograph was taken shortly after the Confederates in the foreground were killed on May 3, 1863. This graphic depiction of the human debris of battle is one of the most revealing post-battle photos from the Civil War years, because it was taken with a few short hours after the end of the fighting. The stone wall visible on the left of the photo is the wall at the top of the slope just above you. The Sunken Road of the 1860ís still runs beyond the wall. Exhibits and programs and literature available in the Visitor Center tell the story of the fighting around Fredericksburg and of the men who made up the contending armies
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 17.77′ N, 77° 28.126′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Sunken Road 0.3 miles north of Lafayette Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brompton (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Wall
Stone wall at foot of Marye's Heights image. Click for full size.
By Andrew J. Russell, 1863
2. Stone wall at foot of Marye's Heights
Fredericksburg, Va. at the front carried by 6th Maine Infantry, May 3, 1863. Photographed twenty minutes after storming party had [...] up the hill Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-32929 (digital file from original item) LC-B8184-605 (b&w film copy neg.)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Kirkland Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Angel of Marye's Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Seeking Cover (within shouting distance of this marker); The Killing Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ebert House and Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 4, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Map of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
3. Map of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on April 3, 2016.   3. submitted on April 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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