— The Battle of Fredericksburg —For 130 years, this was a road like thousands of others. First called the County Road, then Telegraph Road, it carried farmer's wagons into Fredericksburg or townsfolk to visit relatives in the country. During the 1830s an adjacent landowner built stone walls along the road as it passed below Marye's Heights and "Brompton," the home of John L. Marye. In the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, the road shed its former names and became simply the "Sunken Road," one of the most famous byways in America.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 10:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284209 N 4241253|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29343333, -77.46751667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.606', W 77° 28.051'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 36.36" N, 77° 28' 3.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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