7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry

7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry (HM31O)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.461', W 77° 27.649'

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"Dark rolled the Rappahannock's flood,
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Michigan, my Michigan;
The tide was crimsoned with thy blood,
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Michigan, my Michigan;
Although for us the day was lost,
Yet it shall be our proudest boast,
At Fredericksburg our Seventh crossed,
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Michigan, my Michigan."

In December 1862, Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside ordered pontoon bridges to be thrown across the Rappahannock River.

Col. Norman J. Hall, asked for volunteers to flush out Confederate riflemen by crossing the Rappahannock in pontoon boats.

The 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry responded to his call. The men of the Seventh poled and paddled their way across the river. Once ashore, they drove the Confederate riflemen from their concealments.

The battle of Fredericksburg occurred two days later on December 13, 1862.

Dedicated August 31, 2003 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Sponsored by the 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, Inc.
HM NumberHM31O
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed2003
Placed By7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, Inc
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284837 N 4242819
Decimal Degrees38.30768333, -77.46081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.461', W 77° 27.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 27.66" N, 77° 27' 38.94" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1305-1399 Sophia St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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