The Battle of FredericksburgUsually thought of as a Union monument, the large pyramid in front of you was in fact erected by the Confederate Memorial Literary Society. In 1897, the society contacted Virginia railroad executives asking them to erect markers at historically significant sites along their lines. The president of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad embraced the proposal, but rather than simply erected a sign, he constructed a stone pyramid modeled after the memorial to the unknown Confederate dead buried in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286620 N 4236382|
|Decimal Degrees||38.25015000, -77.43850000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 15.009', W 77° 26.31'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 15' 0.54" N, 77° 26' 18.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 898 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US|
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