Bernard's Cabins

Bernard's Cabins (HM4ZD)

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

N 38° 15.588', W 77° 27.261'

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The Battle of Fredericksburg

On this knoll stood Bernard's Cabins, a small community that in 1860 was home to about three dozen slaves. The complex consisted of three two-room cabins, a stone-lined well, and perhaps two additional buildings. This was only one of several such clusters of slave housing scattered across the 1,800-acre "Mannsfield" estate.

The men and women who lived here helped power the most prosperous plantation in the Fredericksburg area. Arthur Bernard's plantation house, "Mannsfield" (1766), stood about a mile east of here (it burned in 1863). During the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg it served as headquarters for three top Union generals - W.B. Franklin, J.F. Reynolds, and W.F. Smith.
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HM NumberHM4ZD
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Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285261 N 4237490
Decimal Degrees38.25980000, -77.45435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.588', W 77° 27.261'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 35.28" N, 77° 27' 15.66" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 490 Lansdowne Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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