— The Battle of Fredericksburg —Two weeks of Union delay before the Battle of Fredericksburg gave the Confederates time to bring up large cannons rarely seen on other battlefields in Virginia. The sturdy gun emplacements above you protected a huge siege gun, capable of firing a 30-pound shell nearly two miles. Ten men operated the cannon; typically, a gun like this would fire a round every five minutes.
|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, September 1st, 2014 at 12:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 283616 N 4239647|
|Decimal Degrees||38.27883333, -77.47380000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 16.73', W 77° 28.428'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 16' 43.80" N, 77° 28' 25.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 115-129 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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