The Sentry Box

The Sentry Box (HM2U7)

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

N 38° 17.729', W 77° 27.243'

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The Sentry Box (ca. 1786) is an elegant specimen of late~Georgian~style architecture. Brig. Gen. George Weedon of the Continental Army, later mayor of Fredericksburg, built the house and named it to reflect his military career. Weedon's wife, Catherine, invited the family of Gen. Hugh Mercer, who died at the Battle of Princeton, to live with them. The Mercer children later inherited the property and Confederate General Hugh Weedon Mercer was born here. In December 1862, the Union army built its middle pontoon crossing over the Rappahannock River just below the Sentry Box. Intense fighting occurred here, and the house was heavily damaged.
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HM NumberHM2U7
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Marker NumberN-31~a
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285392 N 4241449
Decimal Degrees38.29548333, -77.45405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.729', W 77° 27.243'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 43.74" N, 77° 27' 14.58" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123-199 Caroline St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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