Marye's Heights - Fredericksburg Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 17.616 W 077° 28.054
18S E 284205 N 4241271
Part of the campaign at Fredericksburg, this Civil War battle took place along a sunken road worn by wagon wheels and stone wall giving the Confederate army a ready-made defensive line.
Waymark Code: WM257P
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/06/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 81

On December 13, 1862, during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside with nine Federal divisions totaling 30,000 men assailed the ridge being defended by a Georgia brigade under Brigadier General Thomas R. R. Cobb. Not a single Union soldier reached the heights, though 8,000 fell in the attempt.

The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 1013 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg is located at Marye's Heights and a walking tour is available.

Name of Battle:
Marye's Heights

Name of War: Civil War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Parking: Not Listed

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): Not listed

Date of Battle (End): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post a photo of you in front of a sign or marker posted at the site of the battle (or some other way to indicate you have personally visited the site.

In addition it is encouraged to take a few photos of the surrounding area and interesting features at the site.
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