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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21R8_the-124th-new-york-regiments-first-battle_Fredericksburg-VA.html
After the Union Army's disastrous events of May 3, 1863, the 124th New York Regiment of Franklin's Brigade, Whipple's Division of Sickles III Corps fell back to this area where the Mineral Springs Road crossed La Roque's Run (to the rear and right…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21R7_union-line-contained-along-mineral-springs-road_Fredericksburg-VA.html
The old colonial Mineral Springs Road crossed here running about one mile northeast to Tubal (Spotswood's Furnace) and Scott's Dam Ford on the Rappahannock. The road straddled the ridge between La Roque's Run and Mineral Springs Creek. On May 3 th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21R6_chancellorsville-campaign_Fredericksburg-VA.html
Early on May 3, 1863, elements of Howard's battered XI Corps retired to this vicinity. As the battle swirled around the Chancellorsville crossroads, one mile to the southwest. Howard's men hastily dug and constructed lines of rifle pits and entren…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YDD_industrial-interlude_Fredericksburg-VA.html
The Rappahannock River has been the life blood of Fredericksburg, its velocity feeding five industrial raceways and its flow providing drinking water to three jurisdictions. From around 1770 through 2004, various types of dams diverted part of the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UE7_sherwood-forest-historical_Fredericksburg-VA.html
Sherwood Forest, also known as the Fitzhugh House, was built just northeast of here in the first half of the 19th century. During the Civil War, Union forces used the property as communications center and observation post most notably in Apri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U31_the-slave-ship-othello-historical_Fredericksburg-VA.html
Virginia Fredericksburg Augt 25th 1773 Messrs. Samuel &William Vernon Gentlemen You will by this opportunity be advised by Capt. Jno. Duncan of his Arrival here, & valuing himself on Col. John Thornton for his Services in disposal of the Bri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U2Q_no-outlet-historical_Fredericksburg-VA.html
(panel 1) No Outlet Smith explored several Chesapeake rivers hoping to find a water passage to the Pacific Ocean. Instead, he discovered that even the longest rivers reached a point—a fall line—where higher ground and rocky waterfa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U2P_the-middle-passage-historical_Fredericksburg-VA.html
If the Atlantic were to dry up, it would reveal a scattered pathway of human bones, African bones marking the various routes of the Middle Passage. -Dr. John Henrik Clarke (1915-1998) From 1502 to 1860, the trans-Atlantic slave trade brought o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SXF_contact-an-industrial-society-confronts-a-native-american-culture-historical_Fredericksburg-VA.html
"They use also long arrows tyed in a line wherewith they shoot at fish in the rivers." —Captain John Smith In 1608, shortly after Jamestown had been established, Captain John Smith and a small crew worked a vessel up the Rappaha…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SXE_harnessing-the-rivers-power-historical_Fredericksburg-VA.html
Native Americans came to the falls of the Rappahannock River because seasonal runs of spawning fish provided food. Europeans settled near the falls to take advantage of the river's powerful flow. This area reflects more than a ce…
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