— The Battle of Fredericksburg —On December 13, 1862, Union troops poured out of Fredericksburg to attack Confederate forces behind the town. The heaviest blows fell here at Marye's Heights. For eight hours Union troops repeatedly charged the heights only to be slaughtered by the volleys of Confederate riflemen occupying a sunken road at the base of the hill.
|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 5:12pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284174 N 4241394|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29470000, -77.46795000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.682', W 77° 28.077'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 40.92" N, 77° 28' 4.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 701-707 Sunken Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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