Fredericksburg City Dock, Union Artillery on Stafford Heights
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek
N 38° 17.797 W 077° 27.203
18S E 285454 N 4241573
Quick Description: Virginia Civil War Discovery Trail, Fredericksburg City Dock, Union Artillery on Stafford Heights.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/19/2009 11:16:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM5W9F
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 10

Long Description:
Directly ahead of you, across the river, stood George Washington’s boyhood home, Ferry Farm. According to legend, the future president cut down his father’s cherry tree there and threw a coin across the river. The property took its name from a ferry that operated at the time.
In 1862, Union artillery crowned the bluffs once occupied by the Washington farm. When Confederate troops resisted the Union army’s efforts to cross the river on December 11, Burnside turned nearly 150 guns – arrayed along a three mile front – on the town. Thousands of shells, some weighting as much as thirty pounds, crashed down upon the unfortunate city, setting several buildings on fire. But when the smoke cleared the Confederates were still there.
Type of site: Battlefield

Address:
120 Sophia St.
Fredericksburg, VA USA
22401


Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Phone Number: Not listed

Driving Directions: Not listed

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