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  • marye's heights - Fredericksburg
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  • union general william french - Fredericksburg
      union general william french
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  • union general oliver howard - Fredericksburg
      union general oliver howard
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  • union general samuel sturgis - Fredericksburg
      union general samuel sturgis
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  • union general charles griffin - Fredericksburg
      union general charles griffin
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marye's heights was the site of fierce fighting in both the first and second battle of fredericksburg. during the first battle of fredericksburg union general ambrose burnside ordered general william french to take this confederate position. french failed to take the hill and general oliver howard was ordered to take command from french. howard failed to take the position and was replaced by general samuel sturges. sturges also failed to take the hill and was replaced by general charles griffin. by this time the union had lost over 5,000 men in this battle and burnside finally gave up. this major confederate victory was the last battle in the first battle of fredericksburg. that night burnside withdrew across the rappahannock and the union did not return to fredericksburg until may 1863.

Address: chantham lane.
Directions: fredericksburg national battlefield, just west of downtown.
othercontact: http://www.civilwartraveler.com/
Phone: 540-373-6122
Website: http://www.nps.gov/frsp/

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2011
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