The Federal Attack Reaches Its ClimaxThe fighting turned desperate and many combatants struggled hand-to-hand. Some of Crawford's Federal soldiers passed completely behind the 21st Virginia and entered the road near the Confederate artillery line. Confederate soldier John Worsham of the 21st Virginia noted, "I have heard of a 'hell spot' in some battles, this was surely one." He continued, "A great dread filled me for Jackson, because I had seen him at this spot only a moment before." "Stonewall" Jackson was in peril, in the thick of the fight, and it seemed that his command was on the verge of being defeated. However the Federal commander did not send in reinforcements quickly enough, and the Union attack lost its momentum along the Crittenden Lane. Jackson rallied his men and received timely reinforcements from A.P. Hill. By about 6:30 p.m. Banks' Federals were in retreat and Jackson's men were counterattacking and on their way to victory.
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|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust |
Friends of Fredericksburg Area Battlefields
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 756221 N 4255103|
|Decimal Degrees||38.40746667, -78.06565000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 24.448', W 78° 3.939'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 24' 26.88" N, 78° 3' 56.34" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 21620 Dove Hill Rd, Culpeper VA 22701, US|
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