Fredericksburg Campaign

Fredericksburg Campaign (HM26Y)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.133', W 77° 28.512'

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December 13, 1862. Watching the battle from the crest of this hill, Confederate commander R. E. Lee remarked: "It is well that war is so terrible - we should grow too fond of it!" In no battle were the Confederates more fortunately located. Starting at a bluff above the river dam, two miles north, Longstreet's Corps occupied a ridge made impregnable in front by a deep canal and swamps. Then came Marye's Heights, almost as strong. Next, here at Lee's Hill, began a curving line of high ground that stretched southward five miles to a bend in the Richmond railroad. The far right, the most vulnerable area on the field, was held by the massed brigades of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's Corps.
HM NumberHM26Y
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior, National Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283513 N 4240396
Decimal Degrees38.28555000, -77.47520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.133', W 77° 28.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 7.98" N, 77° 28' 30.72" 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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