— The Battle of Fredericksburg —While the Civil War entailed immense destruction and tragedy, it did not always engender hate. For two days following the battle, wounded Union soldiers, caught between the lines, cried out for water. Though exposure to enemy fire even for a moment meant almost certain death, Sergeant Richard R. Kirkland of the 2nd South Carolina Volunteers tried to help.
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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||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284162 N 4241571|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29628333, -77.46815000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.777', W 77° 28.089'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 46.62" N, 77° 28' 5.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 547 Willis St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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