Fredericksburg Campaign

Fredericksburg Campaign (HM5KV)

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

N 38° 17.578', W 77° 28.115'

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December 13, 1862. On this ridge, called Marye's Heights, blazed the cannon of Col. J.B. Walton's Louisiana battalion, the Washington Artillery. Late in the day, out of ammunition, it yielded the post to Col. E.P. Alexander's Reserve Artillery. Gen. Robert Ransom's North Carolina infantrymen supported the guns and reinforced Cobb's Georgians and Kershaw's South Carolinians in the Sunken Road below. The open field of attack was raked "as with a fine-tooth comb," Alexander assured corps commander James Longstreet, "A chicken could not live on that field."
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HM NumberHM5KV
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Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:29am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284114 N 4241204
Decimal Degrees38.29296667, -77.46858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.578', W 77° 28.115'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 34.68" N, 77° 28' 6.90" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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