Sunken Road Walking Trail

Sunken Road Walking Trail (HM5L4)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.682', W 77° 28.077'

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— The Battle of Fredericksburg —

On December 13, 1862, Union troops poured out of Fredericksburg to attack Confederate forces behind the town. The heaviest blows fell here at Marye's Heights. For eight hours Union troops repeatedly charged the heights only to be slaughtered by the volleys of Confederate riflemen occupying a sunken road at the base of the hill.

This half-mile trail takes you down the Sunken Road, then climbs the hill and comes back along Marye's Heights, concluding at the National Cemetery. Those not wishing to climb the hill may return to the parking lot by way of the Sunken Road.
HM NumberHM5L4
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 5:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284174 N 4241394
Decimal Degrees38.29470000, -77.46795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.682', W 77° 28.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 40.92" N, 77° 28' 4.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-707 Sunken Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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