Hamilton's Crossing

Hamilton's Crossing (HMEE6)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 14.872', W 77° 26.123'

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The Battle of Fredericksburg

This footpath leads to the site of Hamilton's Crossing, a critical supply base for Confederate troops camped near Fredericksburg during the winter of 1862-63. Prior to the Civil War, Hamilton's Crossing had been merely a flag-stop on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad line. But once Union troops occupied Stafford County, the trains could no longer run safely into Fredericksburg. Hamilton's Crossing, four miles south of the town, became the new railhead.

After the December 1862 battle, Hamilton's Crossing burgeoned into a major supply base as trains from Richmond unloaded daily shipments of food, clothing, and other supplies for Lee's army. After the war, rail service to Fredericksburg resumed and the station at Hamilton's Crossing closed for good. Today, no evidence of it remains.

"the Depot is removed from Fredericksburg to our Crossing....We are surrounded with soldiers, camps and all the paraphernalia of war. It is so exacting, and our feelings are so above the ordinary ones that we can't tell whether it is pleasant or the contrary."
HM NumberHMEE6
Year Placed2009
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286886 N 4236121
Decimal Degrees38.24786667, -77.43538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.872', W 77° 26.123'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 52.32" N, 77° 26' 7.38" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-278 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US
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