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By Kevin W., January 12, 2008
"Fall Hill" Marker
Virginia, Fredericksburg — E-49A — “Fall Hill”
On the heights one mile to the west, the home of the Thorntons from about 1736. Francis Thornton 2nd was a Justice, a Burgess 1744-45, and Lieut.-Colonel of his Majesty's militia for Spotsylvania County. He and two of his brothers married three . . . — Map (db m4749) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — E-49B — “Fall Hill”
On the heights one mile to the west, the home of the Thorntons from about 1736. Francis Thornton 2nd was a Justice, a Burgess 1744-45, and Lieut.-Colonel of his Majesty's militia for Spotsylvania County. He and two of his brothers married three . . . — Map (db m5094) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
(Front): 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Col. W. W. Jennings Commanding 3rd Brigade 2nd Division 2nd Corps (Rear):127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Col. W. W. Jennings Commanding 3rd Brigade 2nd Division . . . — Map (db m9089) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 9 — 1769 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Study of James Mercer built prior to 1769Map (db m149266) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 6 — 1787 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by William Alexander — Map (db m148505) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1787 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Home and store of merchant Humphrey McAusland — Map (db m149222) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1791 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for James Ferguson, Blacksmith — Map (db m148451) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 10 — 1798 — Dawson House — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation —
Built by the Hon. John Dawson — Map (db m149269) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1801 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Captain Samuel Pearson Constructed atop an earlier stone foundation — Map (db m148476) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1807 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Home of two-term mayor, Benjamin Day 1811-21 Built by Richard Johnson and James Young — Map (db m148581) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1812 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William James—Tailor & Minister — Map (db m148308) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1812 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Philip Terrier, Ship's Carpenter — Map (db m148454) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1817 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
The Doggett House Owned by Doggett Family 1888-1950 Built for Carter L. Stevenson, Attorney — Map (db m149253) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1818 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Ellis House 1818-1906 Built by Robert Ellis, Owner-Builder — Map (db m148305) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1820 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by George French Enlarged by Charles J. Purks, 1907 Map (db m148499) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1821 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Claiborne Wiglesworth, Contractor — Map (db m149221) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1824 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Anthony Kale, Confectionary Shop & Residence — Map (db m148563) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 81 — 1824 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Rev. Edward McGuire Owned by the Scott family since 1872 — Map (db m149256) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1825 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John & William Wellford, Merchants — Map (db m148550) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1825 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John Roy, Merchant — Map (db m148567) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 74 — 1826 — Kobler House — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation —
A Methodist parsonage since 1855 — Map (db m148570) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 34 — 1826 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
William Rollow Residence — Map (db m149224) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 53 — 1827 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Richard Johnston — Map (db m148558) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1831 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William Quarles, Dwelling and Store — Map (db m148556) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 71 — 1831 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Anthony Kale Owned by Kate C Kale, his daughter, 1850-1904 Map (db m148562) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1834 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Smithsonia Built as a female orphans asylum — Map (db m149254) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 70 — 1835 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Gabriel Johnston Owned by Johnston descendents until 1909 Map (db m148561) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1840 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Sarah Myers — Map (db m148485) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 52 — 1842 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by William Bernard — Map (db m148530) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1845 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Ann Edwards, widow — Map (db m149223) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1846-47 / Philip Y. Wyatt
Historic Fredericksburg Foundation George Gravatt House 1846-47 Moved to this site from 610 Princess Anne St. in 1977 [Lower plaque:] Philip Y. Wyatt 1907 - 1984 Practiced . . . — Map (db m149237) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 33 — 1848 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Original Owner, Ann C. Henry — Map (db m148527) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 69 — 1848 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Hurkamp House — Map (db m148528) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1848 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Maria Reed — Map (db m149239) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1849 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Thomas Knox Proctor House 1873 - 1934 Moved from 1300 Princess Anne St. 1935 — Map (db m148443) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1849 — Chinn-Willis House — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation —
William M. Baggett, Builder — Map (db m149260) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1850 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by C. Gabriel Brown, Grocer, Insurance Agent — Map (db m148577) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1850 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John L. Knight, master mason and his wife, Ellen Matherson — Map (db m149232) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1851 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for George Aler, Brick Mason — Map (db m148449) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 36 — 1851 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Granville Gilman Residence — Map (db m148489) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1851 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Additions in 1898 and 1988 Built for Capt. John Sands — Map (db m148500) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1851 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Jacob Miller, Printer & Cabinetmaker — Map (db m149233) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1851 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by William M. Baggett, Owner & Contractor — Map (db m149252) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1852 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for James B. Timberlake, businessman — Map (db m149238) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1854 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Howard M. Smith for the "Full & Absolute Enjoyment" of Lacey A. Boardman — Map (db m148613) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1854 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Artist John A. Elder resided here 1892-95 Built for Ephraim Francis, carpenter — Map (db m149240) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1854 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by William M. Baggett, owner and contractor — Map (db m149251) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1854 / 1925 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
1854 Townhouse built for B. B. Sacrey 1925 Facade & addition built by E.G. Heflin for Elks Lodge No. 875 1905-1996 — Map (db m149226) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 32 — 1855 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by William Burke — Map (db m148518) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1855 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William Burke, Photographer — Map (db m148519) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1855 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Benjamin F. Currell, House Joiner & Carpenter — Map (db m148520) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1855 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for James Turner, Merchant & Foundry Foreman — Map (db m148525) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1855 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William Jefferies, Shoe Manufacturer — Map (db m148585) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1862
Each leaf represents one thousand soldiers who died between December 13-15th in the battle of Fredericksburg.
Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department that you are the mother of five sons who have . . . — Map (db m148069) HM WM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1866 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built as The Exchange Hotel Also known as The Hotel Frederick 1915-1920 and Hotel Maury 1920-1973 — Map (db m148306) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1870 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for James M. George — Map (db m148501) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1870 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for the Thom Sisters Mary & Catherine — Map (db m148549) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 38 — 1870s Residence — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Christopher Armat & John Pittman — Map (db m148516) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1871 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William T. Lowery, Tailor — Map (db m148494) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1871 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John Anderson's lumber yard On Princess Anne Street, moved to Caroline Street in 1877 as a doctor's office, and to this site in 1902. — Map (db m149246) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1872 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Andrew Nicholas — Map (db m148491) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 76 — 1875 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William H. Smith, Grocer — Map (db m148482) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1875 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for A.K. Phillips & Co., Commission Merchants — Map (db m148507) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1877 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built as a general store, to replace a burned early 1800s store and dwelling — Map (db m148303) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1877 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William Fitzpatrick, Boat Captain — Map (db m148521) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1877 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for W. S. Embrey, Businessman — Map (db m148522) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1878 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Alexander Mason Garner — Map (db m148460) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1878 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by A. Mason Garner for John T. Payne and John T. Hawkins — Map (db m148472) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1879 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Thomas Harrison, Carpenter & Builder — Map (db m148461) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 30 — 1879 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by William C. Baylor — Map (db m148466) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 75 — 1879 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John T. Payne, Planing Mill Owner — Map (db m149264) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1881 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Annie H. and Benjamin B. Patterson — Map (db m148459) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1881 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John J. George, Painter — Map (db m148496) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1881 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for James N. Turner, Government Inspector — Map (db m149218) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1882 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John Churchill Willis, Merchant — Map (db m149268) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1883 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Robert E. Bozel, Merchant — Map (db m148437) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1883 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John Henry Lee — Map (db m148465) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1883 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by F.F. Portch, Carpenter — Map (db m148484) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1883 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Richard G. Swift, Grocer and Lumberyard Owner — Map (db m148493) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1884 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Clementina Toombs — Map (db m148464) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1884 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Charles W. Erdington, City Sergeant — Map (db m149245) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1884 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Nellie Carmichael — Map (db m149265) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1885 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Terence McCracken, Merchant — Map (db m148304) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1885 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built as a stable for John S. Berryman — Map (db m148467) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 29 — 1885 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by John English — Map (db m149250) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1886 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Wm. I. King Wholesaler & Grain Merchant — Map (db m148457) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 68 — 1888 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Dr. George H. Chewning — Map (db m148531) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1888 / Lot 255
Historic Fredericksburg Foundation 1888 Built for James Lee, Cook [Lower plaque:] Jacob Wray of Elizabeth City County purchased Lot 225 — Block 58 from Roger Dixon in 1764. Wray sold the lot to James . . . — Map (db m148462) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 64 — 1890 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Home of Henry W. Willenbucher — Map (db m148469) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1890 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Robert T. Raines, Shoe Factory Machinist — Map (db m148470) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1890 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Mary Frances Lang, School Teacher — Map (db m148479) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1890 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Margarete E. Clarke — Map (db m148490) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1890 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for A.D. Tapscott, Shoe Company Owner — Map (db m148504) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1890 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Designed by Frank P. Stearns, Architect Built for Edgar W. Stearns, Dry Goods Merchant — Map (db m148575) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1891 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Powhatan Rose — Map (db m148424) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1891 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John W. Rodgers — Map (db m148458) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 40 — 1891 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Robert Adams Residence — Map (db m149220) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1892 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Knights of Pythias Lodge #22 & Myrtle Lodge #50 Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Knights of Pythias Lodge until 1961 — Map (db m90972) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1893 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Contractor George W. Wroten for Captain John Ward, Merchant — Map (db m148438) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 79 — 1893 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Ella M. Hicks, Merchant — Map (db m148487) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1893 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for H. Hoomes Johnston, Druggist — Map (db m149259) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1894 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
1110 built for Henry Ulman, Merchant 1112 Built for Benjamin Goldsmith, Merchant — Map (db m149257) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1895 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Mary Lou Chesley — Map (db m149284) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1896 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for James B. Colbert, Dry Goods Dealer and Farmer — Map (db m149282) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1896 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Mary L. Chesley, Housewife — Map (db m149283) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1899 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for P.E. Wise, Grocer — Map (db m148427) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1899 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for S. Sidney Bradford, Realtor — Map (db m148580) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1900 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Thomas B. Heiser by John J. Heflin — Map (db m148532) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1901 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for J. Edward Tompkins, Physician — Map (db m148583) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1902 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Dr. J. Garnett King; Dentist and City Mayor (1920-29) — Map (db m148576) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1904 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William H. Rice, Freight Agent — Map (db m148503) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1905 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for V. C. Roane — Map (db m149281) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1908 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for William Fitzpatrick, City Employee — Map (db m148492) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 16 — 1908 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation — [The Wallace Library] —
Originally Lafayette Elementary School — Map (db m149241) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1909 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Eugene Bode, Businessman — Map (db m149287) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1910 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Julian L. Donahoe, Supervisor R.F.&P. Railroad — Map (db m148509) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 15 — 1910 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Originally Wallace Library [Dedication tablet above entrance:] This tablet is erected to perpetuate the fact that this library building was built and this library established by virtue of a bequest of. Fifteen thousand . . . — Map (db m148540) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1912 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Parsonage built by Rev. John C. Diamond for the Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) — Map (db m149261) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1912 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for J. Frederick Brown, Shoe Merchant — Map (db m149280) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1916 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Grain Elevator 1920 Built for Edgar M. Young & Houston K. Sweetster — Map (db m148448) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1916 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for G. Frank Timberlake, Merchant — Map (db m149262) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1919 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Charles G. Heflin for John F. Freeman, Grocer — Map (db m148441) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1919 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Stuart Ellis, Inventor — Map (db m148498) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1920 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by E.G. Heflin for Judge A.W. Wallace — Map (db m148573) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1920 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Theodore Catlett — Map (db m149249) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1922 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for John S. Bowling, Lumber Dealer — Map (db m149285) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1930 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by Robert B. Payne, Contractor — Map (db m148442) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 1st Lt. Benjamin Hall
In Honor of 1st Lt. Benjamin Hall US Army KIA July 31, 2007 Afghanistan — Map (db m149296) WM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 2nd Lt. Jeff Graham
In Honor of 2nd Lt. Jeff Graham US Army KIA February 19, 2004 Iraq — Map (db m149301) WM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 401 Hanover Street
Historic Fredericksburg Foundation 1851 Built for Eustace Conway, Lawyer Visited by President William McKinley in 1900 [Additional plaque below:] Owners of 401 Hanover Street Land . . . — Map (db m148568) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
“Dark rolled the Rappahannock’s flood,                     Michigan, my Michigan; The tide was crimsoned with thy blood,                     Michigan, my Michigan; Although for us the day was lost, Yet it shall be our proudest . . . — Map (db m5374) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Canal Defines its Neighborhood
The canal in front of you is a section of a navigation system that extended 50 miles up the Rappahannock River. The downstream terminus was a turning basin, in the block to your right. Several industries were established nearby, some that benefited . . . — Map (db m1068) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Canal Defines Its Neighborhood
The canal in front of you, constructed in the 1830s, was part of a navigation system that extended 50 miles up the Rappahannock River. The downstream terminus was a turning basin, in the block to your right. Several industries were located . . . — Map (db m95316) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Diversion — The Second Battle of Fredericksburg
3 May 1863. During the Chancellorsville Campaign, Brigadier General John Gibbon deployed his Union division in this area in support of other federal units in Fredericksburg. On the morning of May 3, Gibbon’s troops rushed forward to assault . . . — Map (db m1064) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Diversion: Second Battle of Fredericksburg
On May 3, 1863, Brigadier General John Gibbon advanced his division into this area in support of Federal attacks on Marye’s Heights. Union troops rushed forward to cross this canal and assault the hills in front of you, but the Confederates had . . . — Map (db m95313) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A History of Floods — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
Fredericksburg has experienced floods since its earliest settlement. The Rappahannock River originates 77 miles to the west, in a mountain spring, and the upriver watershed drains a very large expanse. By the time is passes Fredericksburg, the . . . — Map (db m90971) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Memorial Landscape — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
On this site, the Fredericksburg Area Veteran's Council honors the local men and women who gave their lives in wars and military actions during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The extension of George Street to a new high school cut . . . — Map (db m64223) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Moment in Time: Circa 1925 — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
Historic preservation does not freeze time, but makes visible the ongoing changes within a community. While many architectural details remain intact, most of the street-level storefronts are different today than they were in the 1920s, and . . . — Map (db m148078) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Navigation Canal Becomes a Raceway
The Rappahannock Navigation system provided a means to transport bulk cargo between Fredericksburg and upriver farms and mines. In 1829, with financial assistance from Virginia’s Board for Public Works, the Rappahannock Company began construction of . . . — Map (db m7179) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Once Promising Canal Becomes a Raceway — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
Beginning in 1829, the Rappahannock Company constructed a series of dams and canals along the river, to transport bulk cargo. Gold had been found in Spotsylvania County in 1806 and a canal could bring heavy equipment and other materials to the . . . — Map (db m95304) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Sacked and Gutted Town — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
"We marched past the court-house, —past churches, schools, bank-buildings, private houses, —all lighted for hospital purposes, and all in use, though a part of the wounded had been transferred across the river. Even the . . . — Map (db m148064) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Segregated Park Service — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park became a unit of the National Park System in 1933, at the height of the "Jim Crow" era in the South. "Jim Crow" laws required separate public facilities for Caucasians and people of color. . . . — Map (db m148432) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Vast Hospital — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service —
Wounded Union Soldiers in a Fredericksburg yard, May 1864. All but one of these men have been wounded in the leg. Most of the wounded soldiers brought to Fredericksburg survived… …But some did not. Hundreds of men died in the hospitals here . . . — Map (db m2575) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Vast Hospital — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
During the December 13, 1862 battle, thousands of wounded Union soldiers were crowded into Fredericksburg's houses and churches, including the Presbyterian Church across the street from you. During that period, Clara Barton, the future founder of . . . — Map (db m148062) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Vibrant but Segregated Community — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, many formerly enslaved persons came to Fredericksburg where there was an established free black community. Many of them took work as laborers and servants. Others brought artisan skills to their new community. . . . — Map (db m149228) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Vibrant, But Segregated Community — City of Fredericksburg, Virginia
In the aftermath of the Civil War, numerous former slaves came to Fredericksburg where there was already an established free black community. Many freedmen took work as laborers and servants. Others brought artisan skills they had practiced in . . . — Map (db m733) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Walking Tour of Fredericksburg’s Historic Old Mill District
Fredericksburg’s Historic Old Mill District dates its origins to the earliest settlers along the Rappahannock River. This walking tour takes you through what can be considered the city’s first industrial park as it winds along the Rappahannock . . . — Map (db m1135) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Walking Tour of Fredericksburg’s Historic Old Mill District
Fredericksburg’s Historic Old Mill District dates its origins to the earliest settlers along the Rappahannock River. This walking tour takes you through what can be considered the city’s first industrial park as it winds along the Rappahannock . . . — Map (db m1143) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Winter Campaign Ends in Union Disaster — December 11-15, 1862 — The Battle of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
Faced with a populace divided over the upcoming Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln prodded his army and its commander, Ambrose Burnside, into a rare wintertime campaign. Lincoln hoped military victory would heal political . . . — Map (db m148435) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — African Baptist Church of Fredericksburg — City of Fredericksburg, Virginia
The Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) resides on the site once occupied by the African Baptist Church. Constructed as the Fredericksburg Baptist Church, the building was sold to its African-American members in 1857, after the white congregation had . . . — Map (db m1084) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — N-38 — Amoroleck Encounters John Smith
In August 1608, the first meeting between the Mannahoac Indian people of the Piedmont and the English colonists at Jamestown occurred at the falls of the Rappahannock River. Men from the upriver town of Hasinninga were hunting here at the eastern . . . — Map (db m9218) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Andrew Atkinson Humphreys
(Front): Erected by Pennsylvania to commemorate the charge of General Humphreys' Division Fifth Corps· On Marye's Heights Fredericksburg Virginia December·13·1862 134th 129th 126th 91st 131st 133rd 123rd 155th Penna · Vol · Inf Brigadier . . . — Map (db m8751) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Angel of Marye's Heights — The Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
While the Civil War entailed immense destruction and tragedy, it did not always engender hate. For two days following the battle, wounded Union soldiers, caught between the lines, cried out for water. Though exposure to enemy fire even for a . . . — Map (db m8661) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Artillery on Lee's Hill
(Left marker): Here and on hills to the left and right the Confederates developed a powerful concentration of artillery. Enfilading Fire During the Federal attacks of December 13, 1862, Confederates cannon poured devasting . . . — Map (db m4178) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Auction Block
Fredericksburg’s Principal Auction Site in Pre-Civil War Days for Slaves and Property — Map (db m5598) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Barton Street Confederate Monument
This monument is dedicated to honor the memory of the 51 Confederate Soldiers buried here in the Barton Street Cemetery. They died in Fredericksburg, Virginia between the months of October 1861 and March 1862. The Rev. Alfred M. Randolph of St. . . . — Map (db m39824) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Battle of Fredericksburg
December 13, 1862 the Confederates under Lee defeated the Federals under Burnside in a sanguinary conflict marked by extraordinary bravery on both sides. In a series of gallant charges the Federal army sustained heavy losses and Burnside was forced . . . — Map (db m4762) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — E-44 — Battles of Fredericksburg
During the First and Second Battles of Fredericksburg, the Confederates occupied Marye’s Heights, a defensive position enhanced by a sunken road and stone wall on the eastern slope. On 13 Dec. 1862, during the first battle, Lt. Gen. James . . . — Map (db m1672) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Big Gun at Howison Hill — The Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
Two weeks of Union delay before the Battle of Fredericksburg gave the Confederates time to bring up large cannons rarely seen on other battlefields in Virginia. The sturdy gun emplacements above you protected a huge siege gun, capable of firing a . . . — Map (db m8863) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Bound for Freedom — Trail to Freedom — Fredericksburg: Timeless. —
“Fredericksburg is a captured town, the enemy took possession of the Stafford Hills … and their guns have frowned down upon us ever since… The Federal army has abolished slavery wherever it has gone.” — Jane Beale, a . . . — Map (db m32388) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Braehead
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m148033) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Bridgewater Mills — Rappahannock Electric Light & Power Company
On the site formerly stood office and warehouse of the Bridgewater Mills 1822 - 1908 Operated by members of the Ficklen family, this concern's flour won first prize at the world's first international exposition held at Paris, France in 1878. . . . — Map (db m76514) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — N-32 — Brig. Gen. John Minor
Hazel Hill, the home of John Minor (13 May 1761 – 8 June 1816), a close friend of President James Monroe, once occupied this site. Minor served as a soldier in the American Revolution, as a colonel if the Spotsylvania County militia, and as a . . . — Map (db m1129) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Brompton — The Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
The house and grounds are not open to the public. "The pillars of the porch...were speckled with the marks of bullets. Shells and shot had made sad havoc with the walls and the woodwork inside. The windows were shivered, the partitions torn . . . — Map (db m8635) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Building a Railroad Through a Stream Valley — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
In the 1850s, work gangs leveled this railway bed by cutting through hills and filling in valleys. They established culverts where the mounded earth would have otherwise blocked streams. To construct such facilities, they first laid down . . . — Map (db m95323) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 45 — c. 1740s — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
John Allan House Owned by the Willis family since 1882 — Map (db m149243) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1770 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built by John Tayloe, Jr., Businessman & Builder — Map (db m148559) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1785 — Silversmith House — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation —
Occupied by James Brown, Silversmith c. 1792-1808 Built by John Brownlow — Map (db m148307) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1785 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Joseph Jones, Judge James Monroe lived here 1787-1789 — Map (db m148474) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1785 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Known as the Betty Washington Inn 1927-1964 — Map (db m149258) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1787 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Larkin Smith, Additions c.1796 and c.1850 — Map (db m148478) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 81 — c. 1787 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Dr. Charles Mortimer, Landlord — Map (db m148483) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1790 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
The Steamboat House wings added in 1858 Built for George Lewis — Map (db m149263) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1803 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Kitchen Dependency Built for Dr. George French — Map (db m148477) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1806 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Thomas S. Johnston, Merchant — Map (db m148551) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1816 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Kitchen, built for Alexander Walker, Cabinet Maker and Furniture Dealer — Map (db m149234) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1821 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Margaret Grotz Remodeled in 1895 by George Wroten, Builder — Map (db m149225) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 49 — c. 1822 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Residence of David C. Coyle — Map (db m149231) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1830 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for Joseph Bragdon, Sea Captain — Map (db m148510) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1835 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for first owner Gulielmus Smith, Spotsylvania lawer — Map (db m148302) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 63 — c. 1840 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for James Wilkins A free black and his family — Map (db m148426) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1885 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Built for A.K. Phillips, coal merchant and insurance agent — Map (db m149235) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — c. 1938 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Original building (1855) built for Harriet Hislop — Map (db m148452) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Calvin Coolidge
Dedicated October 19, 1928 by Calvin Coolidge President of the United States To commemorate the beginning of work on the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefields Memorial, authorized by act of Congress . . . — Map (db m33410) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — N-30 — Camp Cobb at Gunnery Springs
Camp Cobb at Gunnery Springs N-30 In 1775, during the Revolutionary War, this “noble spring” was part of a 10½-acre tract purchased for the Fredericksburg Gun Manufactory. On this site in 1898 stood Camp Cobb, a Spanish-American War . . . — Map (db m1711) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Carl's
. . . — Map (db m67085) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Center of Eighteenth Century Urban Life — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly... [that] fifty acres...shall be surveyed and laid out... in lots and streets, not exceeding half an acre of ground in each lot; and also to . . . — Map (db m148548) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 42 — circa 1805 — Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
20th century alterations to front facade — Map (db m148552) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Civil Rights — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable.... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals." —Dr. Martin Luther . . . — Map (db m148077) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Civil War Defenses — December 1862
In December of 1862, with a Federal attack imminent, General Robert E. Lee deployed his Confederate Army of Northern Virginia along a series of hills around the town of Fredericksburg. Brigadier General Cadmus M. Wilcox and his Alabama brigade took . . . — Map (db m7147) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Civil War Earthworks
The cannon emplacement before you is all that remains of a series of similar earthworks that once stretched across this ridge. It was constructed in 1862 as part of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's defenses above the town. During the . . . — Map (db m148048) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Cobb
On this spot Gen. Thomas R.R. Cobb of Georgia fell in battle Dec. 13, 1862. — Map (db m148430) WM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree — April 29, 1937
May this Oak Tree from "Sandy Point" Westmoreland Co. Virginia, home of Col. George Eskridge, who was guardian for Mary Ball, shelter her last resting place, as she in her early childhood was sheltered and protected by her beloved guardian. As . . . — Map (db m9197) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Col. Joseph A. Moesch — 83rd New York Volunteers — Ninth Regiment New York State Militia —
(Front): In memory of Col. Joseph A. Moesch Killed at the Wilderness May 6, 1864 ——— Erected by Surviving Comrades (Rear): 83rd N.Y. Vol's ——— Ninth Regiment N.Y.S.M. -- N.G.S.N.Y. 2nd Brig. 2nd . . . — Map (db m9092) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Col. Paul M. Kelly
In Honor of Col. Paul M. Kelly Virginia National Guard KIA January 20, 2007 Iraq — Map (db m149291) WM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Confederate and Federal Defenses in May 1863 — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
Heavy fighting erupted in this area on May 3rd and 4th, during the Chancellorsville campaign. On May 3rd, Brigadier General Cadmus M. Wilcox moved several Alabama regiments into the area (1) and confronted Federal forces at this canal (2). When the . . . — Map (db m95307) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Confederate Artillery — The Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
Artillery was an effective weapon, particularly when used in defensive combat. Nowhere was that demonstrated more clearly than here on Marye's Heights, where nine guns of the Washington Artillery shattered the ranks of the oncoming Union army. "The . . . — Map (db m8690) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Confederate Artillery Defense — About Noon December 13, 1862
Army of Northern Virginia General Robert E. Lee, Commander Brigadier General W. N. Pendleton Chief of Artillery 304 guns on the battlefield Army of the Potomac Major General A. E. Burnside, Commander Brigadier General H. J. . . . — Map (db m4135) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Confederate Cemetery
The Ladies Memorial Association of Fredericksburg, organized May 10, 1866, cares for the graves and honors those Confederate soldiers who died in this area’s four battles. The Cemetery was dedicated May, 1870 to 3,553 men from 14 States reinterred . . . — Map (db m60375) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Confederate Defenses in December 1862 — Fredericksburg: Timeless.
In December 1862, General Robert E. Lee deployed his Confederate army along a series of hills around the town of Fredericksburg. In front of you is Fall Hill, which anchored the Confederate line at the Rappahannock River. Brigadier General Cadmus M. . . . — Map (db m95306) HM

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