Sherwood Forest Historical

Sherwood Forest Historical (HM1UE7)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22405 Stafford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.753', W 77° 24.788'

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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 April-May 1863. From here the
aeronautical corps launched balloons to monitor
Confederate movements south of the Rappahannock
River. When the Union Army of the Potomac's
1st Corps advanced across the Rappahannock on
29 April 1863 during the Chancellorsville
Campaign. Sherwood Forest served as a staging
ground, and the property became a hospital for
wounded Union soldiers.
HM NumberHM1UE7
Year Placed2013
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288876 N 4237700
Decimal Degrees38.26255000, -77.41313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.753', W 77° 24.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 45.18" N, 77° 24' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 879 VA-3, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US
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