Lee Drive: The Confederate Line

Lee Drive: The Confederate Line (HM24ED)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.137', W 77° 28.498'

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The Battle of Fredericksburg

Lee Drive, the battlefield tour road, runs along five miles of the Confederate line. Along the way you will see the remains of trenches built by Lee's men, a Confederate artillery position on Howison Hill, and the spot where union troops briefly penetrated "Stonewall" Jackson's line. Trails to the site of Bernard's slave cabins and Hamilton's Crossing provide opportunities to explore the battlefield on foot.

Lee's line extended nearly eight miles, from his left on the Rappahannock River above Fredericksburg to his right at Massaponax Creek, four miles south of you (to your left). Between those two points, his troops constructed miles of formidable earthworks. Some were in place at the time of the battle; most were built shortly thereafter. Virtually all survive.

(map) Lee drive receives heavy use by cyclists and pedestrians. Please take your time and share the road.

(top) Howison Hill

(bottom) Prospect Hill
Meade Pyramid
Union Breakthrough
Bernard's Cabins
HM NumberHM24ED
Placed ByFredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
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Date Added Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283534 N 4240403
Decimal Degrees38.28561667, -77.47496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.137', W 77° 28.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 8.22" N, 77° 28' 29.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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