The Battle of FredericksburgThis short trail leads to "Grant's Knoll." For three days Gen. Ulysses S. Grant made his headquarters here, issuing orders that would determine the fate of armies and men. President Abraham Lincoln had recently appointed Grant general-in-chief over Union armies throughout the country. Rather than remain in Washington, Grant chose to travel with Gen. George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac, which was battling Lee's Confederates here in Virginia. Grant hoped to infuse the Union army with his own relentless drive and determination. He succeeded.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Natioanl Military Park - National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 11:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 261007 N 4245114|
|Decimal Degrees||38.32231667, -77.73386667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.339', W 77° 44.032'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 20.34" N, 77° 44' 1.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 36437-36545 VA-20, Locust Grove VA 22508, US|
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