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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5UQ_col-george-eskridge-memorial-tree_Fredericksburg-VA.html
May this Oak Tree from "Sandy Point" Westmoreland Co. Virginia, home of Col. George Eskridge, who was guardian for Mary Ball, shelter her last resting place, as she in her early childhood was sheltered and protected by her beloved guardian. As des…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5UP_the-birdcages_Victoria-BC.html
The Legislative Buildings for the Colony of Vancouver Island were built on these grounds in 1859. Nicknamed "The Birdcages" because of their quaint style, they were replaced in 1894-97 by the present buildings. The original Legislative Hall, meeti…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5UO_fort-victoria_Victoria-BC.html
The mooring rings on the rocks below are the only surviving fragment of Fort Victoria built by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843. From 1846, when the Oregon boundary was drawn at the 49th parallel, this post served as grand depot and headquarters o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5UN_meditation-rock_Fredericksburg-VA.html
HereMary Ball Washington prayed for the safet of her son and country during the dark days of the Revolution. This tablet was presented byThe National Mary WashingtonMemorial Association(Chartered February 22, 1890 - February 22, 1962)by whose d…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5S5_fredericksburg_Fredericksburg-VA.html
Because of the immense amount of fighting that occurred here, the Fredericksburg area has been called the vortex of the Civil War. Four major battles - Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House - resulting in approx…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5S2_fredericksburg_Fredericksburg-VA.html
For 18 months Fredericksburg was at the heart of the Civil War. Union and Confederate soldiers camped here, fought here and died here. Today there are many sites within the city. Civil War walking tour information is available free at the Frederic…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5S1_col-joseph-a-moesch_Fredericksburg-VA.html
(Front):In memoryofCol. Joseph A. MoeschKilled atthe WildernessMay 6, 1864———Erected bySurviving Comrades (Rear):83rd N.Y. Vol's———Ninth RegimentN.Y.S.M. — N.G.S.N.Y.2nd Brig.2nd Div. 5th Corps.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5RX_127th-regiment-pennsylvania-volunteer-infantry_Fredericksburg-VA.html
(Front):127th RegimentPennsylvaniaVolunteerInfantryCol. W. W. JenningsCommanding 3rd Brigade2nd Division2nd Corps (Rear):127th RegimentPennsylvania Volunteer InfantryCol. W. W. Jennings Commanding3rd Brigade 2nd Division 2nd Corps—&mda…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5M0_big-gun-at-howison-hill_Fredericksburg-VA.html
Two weeks of Union delay before the Battle of Fredericksburg gave the Confederates time to bring up large cannons rarely seen on other battlefields in Virginia. The sturdy gun emplacements above you protected a huge siege gun, capable of firing a …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5LZ_near-disaster_Fredericksburg-VA.html
On this hill on December 13, 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee twice nearly met personal disaster. While firing its 39th round of the day, a 30-pounder Parrott Rifle (like the one in front of you) burst, sending chunks of metal across the hi…
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