The Second Battle of Fredericksburg

The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (HM27J)

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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Chancellorsville Campaign May 3, 1863

General Lee conferred with some of his officers here at the start of the Chancellorsville Campaign. A few days later, Union soldiers overran Lee's Hill.

Report on the action at Lee's Hill by Colonel Henry Coalter Cabell commanding artillery battalion, C.S.A.
"?About 11 o'clock that day - Sunday - the enemy attacked and very speedily took and occupied Mayre's Hill. As soon as they appeared on Mayre's Hill, a large force of infantry advanced rapidly from the crest of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, on Howison's farm, obliquely toward the position occupied by Captain Fraser on Lee's Hill. Both of my batteries opened and continued fire upon both lines of infantry, inflicting great loss upon them. The ordnance reports show that a very large amount of ammunition of short-range shell and canister was expended. Captain Fraser defended his position to the last practicable moment. The limber chest of his howitzer was blown up, and he took off the piece with the limber of the caisson. He bore off the body of Lieutenant Habersham, who fell while courageously defending this position?"

Fall of Lee Hill
After the fall of Mayre's Heights, the Federals stormed Lee's Hill. A battery here barely escaped.
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:09pm 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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