Fredericksburg Campaign

Fredericksburg Campaign (HM3U)

Location: Warrenton, VA 20187 Fauquier County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 44.274', W 77° 45.998'

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Because he had moved too slowly to attack Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was relieved of his command of the Army of the Potomac by President Abraham Lincoln. McClellan was replaced by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. Determined to act boldly, Burnside reorganized his army and marched it to Fredericksburg, where he planned to strike South around Lee's right flank toward Richmond. Delays in crossing the Rappahannock River enabled Lee to confront Burnside there, then defeat him in a bloody battle on 13 Dec. 1862—a battle neither general had intended to fight.
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HM NumberHM3U
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Marker NumberC 55
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 259530 N 4291326
Decimal Degrees38.73790000, -77.76663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.274', W 77° 45.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 16.44" N, 77° 45' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6389 Lee Hwy, Warrenton VA 20187, US
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