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111-0147 Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 01/16/1973

NRHP Listing Date 10/15/1966

NPS property number 66000046

Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia achieved significant victories at Frede-ricksburg in 1862 and Chancellorsville in 1863 but suffered an irreparable blow with the death of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. (“Stonewall”) Jackson. In 1864 the armies returned to the Fredericksburg area and met at the sanguinary battles at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. Preserved by the National Park Service in a 6,100 acre network of battlefield sites are some thirty miles of earthworks, approximately forty monuments, and several buildings including Salem Church in Spotsylvania County and the colonial mansion Chatham in Stafford County. In Fredericksburg, the Service has preserved much of the property lining the Sunken Road (shown), scene of some of the fiercest fighting of the first and second battles of Fredericksburg.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated August 7, 2018