The Battle of ChancellorsvilleThis jumble of bricks and stones tucked deep within Spotsylvania's Wilderness marks the birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury, the "Pathfinder of the Seas." All but forgotten now, Maury was a legend during his lifetime. While superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory, he compiled information on winds, weather, and ocean currents gleaned from the logbooks of thousands of ships. The result was The Physical Geography of the Seas (1855), the first modern study of oceanography.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 269260 N 4241249|
|Decimal Degrees||38.28968333, -77.63828333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.381', W 77° 38.297'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 22.86" N, 77° 38' 17.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8800 Military Park Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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