Into the FieldYou are standing near the center of the most successful Union attack at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Two Union divisions, Gen. George G. Meade's on your left and Gen. John Gibbon's on your right, advanced into this field and soon encountered the "Virginia ditch fence" visible on your right and left. The ditch fences, dug by farmers to divide their fields and to promote drainage, were much steeper, deeper, and wider during the battle. Union soldiers scrambled across this and other obstacles however they could.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust and Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286284 N 4237768|
|Decimal Degrees||38.26255000, -77.44275000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 15.753', W 77° 26.565'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 15' 45.18" N, 77° 26' 33.90" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11232 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US|
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