Battles of Fredericksburg

Battles of Fredericksburg (HMF4)

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

N 38° 17.468', W 77° 28.201'

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During the First and Second Battles of Fredericksburg, the Confederates occupied Marye's Heights, a defensive position enhanced by a sunken road and stone wall on the eastern slope. On 13 Dec. 1862, during the first battle, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Confederate corps withstood attempts by Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's and Maj. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner's Grand Divisions to take the heights. During the second battle (Chancellorsville campaign), on 3 May 1863, Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick's Union troops repeatedly attempted to capture the ridge from Brig. Gen. William Barksdale's brigade. A bayonet charge finally drove the Confederates off the heights.
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HM NumberHMF4
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Marker NumberE 44
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:59am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283983 N 4241003
Decimal Degrees38.29113333, -77.47001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.468', W 77° 28.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 28.08" N, 77° 28' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1207 US-1 BUS, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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