The Battle of FredericksburgThe crescent-shaped earthworks in front of you protected the 14 guns of Lieutenant Colonel Reuben Lindsey Walker's artillery battalion, which held this position on December 13, 1862. Prior to the assault of Union infantry, artillery blanketed this hilltop with a savage fire. So many artillery horses perished in the bombardment that local residents nicknamed this ridge "Dead Horse Hill."
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286875 N 4236162|
|Decimal Degrees||38.24823333, -77.43551667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 14.894', W 77° 26.131'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 14' 53.64" N, 77° 26' 7.86" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1000 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US|
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