The Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg (HM1YL)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.158', W 77° 25.574'

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This landscape, now changed by commercial and residential development, once swarmed with Union soldiers. Forty thousand Northern troops, led by General William B. Franklin, having crossed the Rappahannock River, massed here on the plain south of Fredericksburg. A like number of soldiers, led by General Edwin V. Sumner, occupied the town itself.

Franklin and Sumner had the same objective: drive the Confederate army from its stronghold on the heights west of the river. Franklin would attack the right end of the Confederate line at Prospect Hill, one-half mile to your left-front, while Sumner attacked the left end of the enemy line at Marye's Heights, in rear of Fredericksburg. Franklin deployed his troops one-quarter mile ahead of you. At 10 a.m., December 13, 1862, as he was making final arrangements for the assault, the sound of cannon fire broke the silence. Franklin himself was under attack!
HM NumberHM1YL
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Delaware Corporation
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287701 N 4236629
Decimal Degrees38.25263333, -77.42623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.158', W 77° 25.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 9.48" N, 77° 25' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10609-10699 Co Rd 608, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US
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