— The Battle of Fredericksburg —On this hill on December 13, 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee twice nearly met personal disaster. While firing its 39th round of the day, a 30-pounder Parrott Rifle (like the one in front of you) burst, sending chunks of metal across the hilltop - narrowly missing Generals Lee and Longstreet.
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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||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:55am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 283427 N 4240332|
|Decimal Degrees||38.28495000, -77.47616667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.097', W 77° 28.57'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 5.82" N, 77° 28' 34.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1013 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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