— The Battle of Fredericksburg —The hill in front of you, once called Telegraph Hill but now known as Lee's Hill, served as General Robert E. Lee's headquarters during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Throughout the afternoon of December 13, 1862, Lee and his generals watched uneasily as the Union army repeatedly attacked Southern troops in the Sunken Road. The Federal infantry became easy targets for Confederate artillery atop this hill and Howison Hill (a quarter mile to your left). The Union attacks failed.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 283513 N 4240396|
|Decimal Degrees||38.28555000, -77.47520000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.133', W 77° 28.512'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 7.98" N, 77° 28' 30.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1013 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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