— The Battle of Fredericksburg —Standing here you can clearly see how the Sunken Road got its name. Cut into the base of Marye's Heights, the roadbed sits several feet below the grade of the surrounding hill slope. Stone retaining walls on either side of the road hold the banks in place. When the Confederate army arrived here in November 1862, it found a ready-made breastwork behind which to fight.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284115 N 4241637|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29686667, -77.46870000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.812', W 77° 28.122'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 48.72" N, 77° 28' 7.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 327-329 Sunken Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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