Lee's Position

Lee's Position (HMEQ)

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

N 38° 17.084', W 77° 28.761'

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From this hill (now called Lee's Hill) a little to the east, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee watched the First Battle of Fredericksburg. As armies prepared for combat, Lee commented that "It is well that war is so terrible—we should grow too fond of it." On 13 Dec. 1862, Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside ordered an assault against the Confederate position. The Confederates withstood the attack, which lasted until dark, slaughtered the Federals with artillery and small-arms fire. Two days later the defeated Union army retreated across the Rappahannock River.
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HM NumberHMEQ
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Marker NumberE 43
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283148 N 4240315
Decimal Degrees38.28473333, -77.47935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.084', W 77° 28.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 5.04" N, 77° 28' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601-1605 US-1 BUS, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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