— The Battle of Fredericksburg —In 1862 the ground in front of you was an open plain stretching from here to the outskirts of Fredericksburg, one-half mile away. As Union troops left the town to attack Marye's Heights, they had to break ranks to cross a canal ditch, then knock down fences on an old fairground. For the last 300-400 yards of their advance toward the Sunken Road, they were virtually without cover.
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|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284149 N 4241425|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29496667, -77.46825000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.698', W 77° 28.095'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 41.88" N, 77° 28' 5.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500-540 Willis St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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