Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout

Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout (HM270)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.094', W 77° 28.575'

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General Robert E. Lee used this hill as a command post during the Battle of Fredericksburg. It has borne his name ever since.

Lee's View from Here
Civilians viewing this scene might have focused their attention on the picturesque steeples which mark the skyline today, just as they did in 1862. Lee's attention, however, was quickly taken up by the blue lines which made heavy attacks on both of his fronts.

Chatham (Lacy House)
This vantage point offered a fine view of the surrounding country. Across the Rappahannock, on Stafford Heights, Lee could see Chatham (the Lacy House) where Federal General E. V. Sumner had his headquarters.
HM NumberHM270
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283419 N 4240326
Decimal Degrees38.28490000, -77.47625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.094', W 77° 28.575'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 5.64" N, 77° 28' 34.50" 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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