11th United States Infantry

11th United States Infantry (HM24FV)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.748', W 77° 35.389'

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Major Delancey Floyd-Jones

—17 officers 360 enlisted —

During the Chancellorsville Campaign, the 1st Battalion, 11th United States Infantry formed a part of Colonel Sidney Burbank's 2nd Brigade, Major General George Syke's 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps. Advancing eastward along the Orange Turnpike, Syke's division opened the Battle of Chancellorsville here on the morning of May 1, 1863. The 11th United Staes Infantry advanced on the left of Syke's line and drove Confederate skirmishers across Mott's Run to this ridgeline, taking 30 prisoners along the way. Here Confederate resistance stiffened, and the 11th Infantry engaged in a deadly firefight. The battalion returned volley for volley with the enemy and steadfastly and stubbornly held its ground against increasing odds. In the early afternoon, General Sykes received orders to abandon the advance and return to Chancellorsville. The regiment's loss in this engagement on May 1, 1863 numbered 28 men.

Killed: 7 enlisted
Wounded: 1 officer, 15 enlisted
Missing: 5 enlisted

In 1869, the 11th United States Infantry was redesigned the 16th Infantry Regiment, a designation it currently holds.

Erected by the 16th Infantry regiment Association in the 150th Anniversary year of the Battle of Chancellorsville - 2013
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HM NumberHM24FV
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Year Placed2013
Placed By16th Infantry Regiment Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 10:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273519 N 4241808
Decimal Degrees38.29580000, -77.58981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.748', W 77° 35.389'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 44.88" N, 77° 35' 23.34" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6067-6089 VA-3, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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