Winter War on the RappahannockIn November 1862, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside led his 115,000-man army southward toward Richmond, the Confederate capital. Delayed by tardy pontoon boats, Burnside was slow to cross the Rappahannock River, which allowed Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee time to block the Union advance with his 78,000 men near Fredericksburg.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust and Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286414 N 4237966|
|Decimal Degrees||38.26436667, -77.44133333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 15.862', W 77° 26.48'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 15' 51.72" N, 77° 26' 28.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11190-11196 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US|
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