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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/HM1RGP_chancellorsville-campaign_Fredericksburg-VA.html
May 3-6, 1863. About noon on May 3, Hooker's army fell back to a new position covering the roads to Ely's and United States fords. With the center here, the right of his line rested on the Rapidan and the left on the Rappahannock. On May 4, Hooker…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RGO_chancellorsville-campaign_Fredericksburg-VA.html
May 3-6, 1863. The Confederate trench remains crossing the Bullock Road at this point mark a line held by "Stonewall" Jackson's Corps after the severe fighting of May 3. Jackson's forces, now commanded by "Jeb" Stuart, held Hoo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RG6_chancellorsville_Fredericksburg-VA.html
In 1816, an innkeeper named George Chancellor announced that his "large and commodious" roadside inn, named Chancellorsville, was open. By the 1860's the inn had gone out of operation, as central Virginia became a vast battleground. Head…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RG3_chancellorsville-home-of-mrs-sanford-chancellor_Fredericksburg-VA.html
In the spring of 1863, Chancellorsville was the home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor and seven of her children. The old inn hosted a steady flow of Southern military men as soldiers and officers from Lee's army stopped to pay their compliments to Mrs. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1NNO_lees-winter-headquarters_Fredericksburg-VA.html
During the winter of 1862-1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee maintained his headquarters in a small clearing in the woods in this vicinity. The camp contained only a few tents and nothing but a flag to indicate it was Lee's headquarters. By mid-…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L94_secondary-education-for-african-american-children_Spotsylvania-VA.html
The Spotsylvania Sunday School Union (SSSU) was formed in 1905 by 12 African American Baptist churches for the purpose of promoting education past the 7th grade for their children. Initially they helped the growth of the Fredericksburg Normal & In…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L93_spotsylvania-sunday-school-union-parksite_Spotsylvania-VA.html
Formerly the John J. Wright Parksite, the renamed Spotsylvania Sunday School Union (SSSU) Parksite is an example of long- standing community partnership and involvement. The parksite comprises 10 acres - a portion of 158.5 acres originally owned b…
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