Civil War Observation Balloon Site

Civil War Observation Balloon Site (HM1G00)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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N 38° 18.938', W 77° 26.449'

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This site, once part of the Phillips property and occupied by the Union Army in the winter of 1862-1863 became the launch site for Aeronaut Thaddeus Lowe reconnaissance balloons. The tethered balloon Eagle with General Edwin Sumner's staff officer, Lt. Col William Teall ascending to the heights of 900 feet to observe and report the troop movements engaged in the battle of Fredericksburg.
HM NumberHM1G00
Year Placed2014
Placed ByStafford County
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286609 N 4243655
Decimal Degrees38.31563333, -77.44081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.938', W 77° 26.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 56.28" N, 77° 26' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30-34 Ridge Pointe Ln, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US
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Nice to see the Balloon Corps recognized!

Jul 26, 2015 at 4:37pm PDT by tsclowe

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