Confederate Artillery Defense

Confederate Artillery Defense (HM26C)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 16.71', W 77° 28.424'

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About noon ? ? ? ? December 13, 1862

Army of Northern Virginia
General Robert E. Lee, Commander
Brigadier General W. N. Pendleton
Chief of Artillery
304 guns on the battlefield

Army of the Potomac
Major General A. E. Burnside, Commander
Brigadier General H. J. Hunt, Chief of Artillery
381 guns on the battlefield

Smooth bore cannon had an extreme range of about one mile; rifled cannon up to three miles. Since long range fire was not very effective, defending artillery, protected by earth-works, blasted attacking infantry and prevented enemy guns from advancing too close. The Confederates made good use of both frontal and crossfire during the Battle of Fredericksburg.
HM NumberHM26C
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283620 N 4239610
Decimal Degrees38.27850000, -77.47373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.71', W 77° 28.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 42.60" N, 77° 28' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115-129 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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