A Southern Memorial

A Southern Memorial (HM25C)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.003', W 77° 26.297'

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The cleared vista to the left offers a framed view of a 30-foot square, 23-foot high pyramid. It marks the left of the Northern penetration into Confederate lines on Dec. 13, 1862. Federal troops under Gen. George Meade took advantage of an unprotected marshy woodland 500 yards wide, which jutted beyond the railroad tracks. Although 4500 Federals surged through the defensive line, they were soon driven out, after sustaining 40 percent casualties. R. F. & P. railroadmen used unhewn Virginia granite to erect the pyramid in 1903 for the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, which sought to memorialize the battle in a location visible to train travelers.
HM NumberHM25C
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior, National Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286638 N 4236370
Decimal Degrees38.25005000, -77.43828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.003', W 77° 26.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 0.18" N, 77° 26' 17.82" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1525 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US
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