Fort Hood

Fort Hood (HM260)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.16', W 77° 25.574'

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In November 1862, Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood constructed this fort a half mile northeast on the Rappahannock River in an effort to prevent Union gunboats from ascending the river toward Fredericksburg. Four rifled guns of Capt. H.M. Ross's Georgia Battery briefly occupied the work, but were withdrawn when the Union army crossed the river upstream from here on 11 December. Two days later, during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Union troops of the Iron Brigade captured the fort after a brief skirmish with the 13th Virginia Cavalry, which guarded this portion of the Confederate line.
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HM NumberHM260
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Marker NumberE 84
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287701 N 4236633
Decimal Degrees38.25266667, -77.42623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.16', W 77° 25.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 9.60" N, 77° 25' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10609-10699 Co Rd 608, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US
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