Bridges and BiscuitsWhy was Fredericksburg important to the Union war effort? The answer lies in logistics. The Union army, numbering more than 100,000 troops, required tons of food, clothing and other supplies to operate, Wagon trains could supply the army for short distances, but they were cumbersome and difficult to protect. Longer supply lines required either water or rail transportation. Fredericksburg, with its railroad and close proximity to the Potomac River, provided the Union Army with an ideal base for an "On to Richmond" drive.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 6:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 285429 N 4241565|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29653333, -77.45366667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.792', W 77° 27.22'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 47.52" N, 77° 27' 13.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 205-299 Sophia St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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