— The Battle of Fredericksburg —You are now standing beside the Sunken Road, part of a heavily used 19th-century road system that linked Washington, D.C. and Richmond. In 1862, Confederate riflemen fired from the road upon line after line of Union troops advancing across open fields to your left. (Houses constructed early last century now cover most of these fields.) A waist-high stone wall protected the Confederate riflemen; Union troops had no such protection.
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|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 10:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284141 N 4241458|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29526667, -77.46835000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.716', W 77° 28.101'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 42.96" N, 77° 28' 6.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500-540 Willis St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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