The Second Battle of Fredericksburg

The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (HM5LK)

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

N 38° 17.518', W 77° 28.124'

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Five months after the Battle of Fredericksburg the Union army finally captured Marye's Heights. On May 5, 1863, General John Sedgwick's Sixth Corps streamed out of Fredericksburg to attack this ridge. Twice Confederates on the Sunken Road repulsed the assaults, but on the third try Sedgwick's men triumphed. Charging up a ravine 500 yards to your left-front, the victorious Union soldiers swept across this plateau, capturing eight cannon, including two guns of Captain William W. Parker's battery, located here.

From Fredericksburg, Sedgwick headed west to assist the main Union army, fighting at Chancellorsville. He never made it. Four miles west of here, Confederate troops blocked his path at Salem Church. Unable to break through their line, Sedgwick retreated across the Rappahannock River at Scott's Ford.
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HM NumberHM5LK
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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 Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284098 N 4241093
Decimal Degrees38.29196667, -77.46873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.518', W 77° 28.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 31.08" N, 77° 28' 7.44" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1018 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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