Innis House

Innis House (HM5EK)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.735', W 77° 28.096'

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— The Battle of Fredericksburg —

This frame building, known as the Innis (or "Ennis") house, stands as a mute witness to the terrible combat that engulfed this spot. Located along the Confederate line of battle, the small structure was marred by soldier graffiti and perforated by bullets and shell fragments. Confederate General Lafayette McLaws wrote that the house "had no space as large as two hands on it that had not been pierced."

Although the family replaced the exterior clapboards, you can still see bullet marks on one of the vertical timbers on the right side of the house. More dramatic is the damage to the house's interior. Martha Stephens, who lived next door and probably owned this building too, chose not to replace the partition wall separating the hallway from the living room. The scars made by dozens of bullets as visible today as they were in 1862.
HM NumberHM5EK
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284149 N 4241493
Decimal Degrees38.29558333, -77.46826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.735', W 77° 28.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 44.10" N, 77° 28' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 540 Willis St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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