The Rappahannock River During the Civil WarThe Rappahannock River served as a barrier separating the Union and Confederate Armies during the winter of 1862-63. Places where the water level, the river bottom, and the steepness of the banks were favorable for crossings were known as "fords." At Banks' Ford, Alabama troops under Col. Hilary Herbert guarded the Confederate side of the river. Although fraternizing with the enemy was against orders, the opposing soldiers often arranged informal truces.
|Placed By||Friends of the Rappahannock|
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|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278912 N 4243034|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30818333, -77.52858333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.491', W 77° 31.715'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 29.46" N, 77° 31' 42.90" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5463-5477 State Rte 618, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US|
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