Fredericksburg Campaign

Fredericksburg Campaign (HM26Y)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.133', W 77° 28.512'

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December 13, 1862. Watching the battle from the crest of this hill, Confederate commander R. E. Lee remarked: "It is well that war is so terrible - we should grow too fond of it!" In no battle were the Confederates more fortunately located. Starting at a bluff above the river dam, two miles north, Longstreet's Corps occupied a ridge made impregnable in front by a deep canal and swamps. Then came Marye's Heights, almost as strong. Next, here at Lee's Hill, began a curving line of high ground that stretched southward five miles to a bend in the Richmond railroad. The far right, the most vulnerable area on the field, was held by the massed brigades of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's Corps.
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HM NumberHM26Y
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Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:46am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283513 N 4240396
Decimal Degrees38.28555000, -77.47520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.133', W 77° 28.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 7.98" N, 77° 28' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115-129 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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