The Hill behind the town of Fredericksburg is called Marye's Heights. Along this high ground was a old sunken road with a stone wall. The Confederates waited behind this wall until the Union soldiers came within a few yards of the wall. The Confederates destroyed the Union blue completely.
Wave after Wave of Union died. Over 6,300 killed in just a few minutes. (Almost as many that were killed in the great Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg)
Maddie walking on the stone wall
This part of the wall is a reconstruction
Maddie's Fredericksburg Tour
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James C. Ferenzi, M.D.