Seeking Cover

Seeking Cover (HMH0J)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 38° 17.763', W 77° 28.086'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Battle of Fredericksburg

For Union soldiers who attacked Marye's Heights, the open plain in front of you offered just two sources of cover: the brick Stratton house, visible just two blocks ahead on the left side of the street, and the swale, a slight drop in the landscape just beyond the Stratton house. Both are visible from this location.

For three days, Union soldiers stubbornly clung to their position in front of the stone wall, pinned down by Confederate riflemen in the Sunken Road. Some Union soldiers lying in the swale tried to protect themselves by pushing dirt in front of them. Others sought shelter behind the bodies of fallen comrades. Night along brought protection.

The enemy riddled every moving thing in sight ....
Capt. John W. Ames, 11th United States Infantry.
HM NumberHMH0J
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 7:44pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284165 N 4241545
Decimal Degrees38.29605000, -77.46810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.763', W 77° 28.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 45.78" N, 77° 28' 5.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 535 Willis St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?