— The Battle of Fredericksburg —Artillery was an effective weapon, particularly when used in defensive combat. Nowhere was that demonstrated more clearly than here on Marye's Heights, where nine guns of the Washington Artillery shattered the ranks of the oncoming Union army. "The shells fell thick and fast, exploding with deafening roar right in our midst. Shattered, torn and bleeding, our column still pushed on," wrote one Union soldier.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284129 N 4241388|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29463333, -77.46846667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.678', W 77° 28.108'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 40.68" N, 77° 28' 6.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500-540 Willis St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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