The Battle of FredericksburgThis 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.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286886 N 4236121|
|Decimal Degrees||38.24786667, -77.43538333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 14.872', W 77° 26.123'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 14' 52.32" N, 77° 26' 7.38" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-278 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US|
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