Original Wall

Original Wall (HM5G6)

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

N 38° 17.812', W 77° 28.122'

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— The Battle of Fredericksburg —

Standing here you can clearly see how the Sunken Road got its name. Cut into the base of Marye's Heights, the roadbed sits several feet below the grade of the surrounding hill slope. Stone retaining walls on either side of the road hold the banks in place. When the Confederate army arrived here in November 1862, it found a ready-made breastwork behind which to fight.

At the time of the battle, the stone wall stretched for more than 500 yards along the eastern (left) side of the road. After the Civil War, however, large sections were removed. Today just this one-block remnant of original wall remains. Please help the National Park Service preserve this original section of the stone wall by not touching or approaching it.
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HM NumberHM5G6
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Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:44pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284115 N 4241637
Decimal Degrees38.29686667, -77.46870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.812', W 77° 28.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 48.72" N, 77° 28' 7.32" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 327-329 Sunken Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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