Killing RangeBefore the battle, Confederate artillerists used a lone tree on this ridge as a mark to establish a "killing range," to punish any Federals who attacked. As Gen. George G. Meade's men surged past the unassuming tree, the Confederates trapped Union troops in a deadly crossfire.
|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||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:44am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286034 N 4237795|
|Decimal Degrees||38.26273333, -77.44561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 15.764', W 77° 26.737'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 15' 45.84" N, 77° 26' 44.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11232 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US|
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