— The Battle of Fredericksburg —This view, taken a mile behind you, shows the vast open space in front of Marye's Heights only months after the December 1862 battle. Union troops crossed the plain between the town (in the foreground) and Marye's Heights. Some attackers advanced to within about 80 yards of the Sunken Road, and a few got as close as 40 yards. More than 7,500 Union troops fell killed or wounded in the span of the photograph, on the ground just behind you.
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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||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284165 N 4241541|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29601667, -77.46810000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.761', W 77° 28.086'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 45.66" N, 77° 28' 5.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 535 Willis St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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