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By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2007
7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Marker
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 — Fredericksburg Campaign
December 11, 1862. The peacetime bridges having been destroyed, engineers of Burnside’s Federal Army began laying pontoons across the Rappahannock. Here, overlooking the upper pontoon site, Confederates of Barksdale’s Mississippi Brigade, sheltered . . . — Map (db m5377) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg City DockBridges and Biscuits
Why was Fredericksburg important to the Union war effort? The answer lies in logistics. The Union army, numbering more than 100,000 troops, required tons of food, clothing and other supplies to operate, Wagon trains could supply the army for short . . . — Map (db m1131) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg City DockContesting the Crossing
Confederate troops under the command of Gen. William Barksdale were awake and alert hereon the morning of December 11,1862, waiting anxiously for the sun to rise. On the river, unseen in the inky blackness but clearly audible in the night’s . . . — Map (db m1132) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg City DockUnion Artillery on Stafford Heights
Directly ahead of you, across the river, stood George Washington’s boyhood home, Ferry Farm. According to legend, the future president cut down his father’s cherry tree there and threw a coin across the river. The property took its name from a ferry . . . — Map (db m1133) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Irish Brigade
2nd Brigade, 1st Div., II Corps Army of the Potomac While posted here in the early morning of Dec. 13, 1862, the men of the Irish Brigade placed sprigs of boxwood in their caps in honor of their Irish heritage. Later in the day, they took . . . — Map (db m5097) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Pontoon Bridge Site
Federals crossed here on Pontoon Bridge, Dec 12-13, 1862 — Map (db m5378) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Rocky Lane
Rocky Lane leading to Washington Ferry. Center pontoon bridge was located near foot of lane (Battle of Fredericksburg) December 11 - 16, 1862. — Map (db m1130) HM

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