The Mud March

The Mud March (HMSP)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Country: United States of America

N 38° 21.619', W 77° 31.198'

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In Jan. 1863, after the Federal defeat at the First Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 Dec., Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside sought to restore the army's morale by crossing the Rappahannock River at Banks's Ford two miles south and attacking the rear of Gen. Robert E. Lee's army. The march began on 19 Jan.; that night a warm front thawed the frozen road with 48 hours of pouring rain. Confederates across the river taunted the sodden Federals with large signs: "This Way to Richmond" and "Burnside Stuck in the Mud." Burnside canceled the march on 23 Jan., and two days later President Abraham Lincoln replaced him with Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker.
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HM NumberHMSP
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Marker NumberN-6
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:11am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279824 N 4248800
Decimal Degrees38.36031667, -77.51996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.619', W 77° 31.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 37.14" N, 77° 31' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 975-989 U.S 17, Fredericksburg VA 22406, US
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