Stone's Reconnaissance

Stone's Reconnaissance (HM8AR)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Country: United States of America

N 38° 19.1', W 77° 38.657'

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Union soldiers on the front line probably utilized these rifle pits on May 3-5. Trenches on the other side of the creek possibly served Confederate skirmishers. While the fighting raged near Salem Church, Union Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds believed that the Federal army of 75,000 should attack the 25,000 Confederates facing it here at Chancellorsville. After Hooker refused to assume the offense, Reynolds ordered Col. Roy Stone's brigade on a reconnaissance, hoping this would lead to a general engagement. Stone, however, was unaware of Reynolds' ulterior motive. After advancing close enough to hear the enemy's voices, the colonel withdrew.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 268826 N 4244444
Decimal Degrees38.31833333, -77.64428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.1', W 77° 38.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 6.00" N, 77° 38' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9100 Elys Ford Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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