• Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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Virtual Tour Stop, Higgerson Farm

Higgerson Farm
Some of the heaviest and most confusing fighting occurred on the Higgerson Farm. Permelia Higgerson was at home as Union soldiers swept past her dwelling, trampled her garden and disappeared into the woods. As Yankees hurried past her, she taunted them, predicting that they would soon be coming back with Confederates at their heels. Her words proved prophetic.
 
Higgerson Farm
A short trail leads to the site of the Higgerson House, which was destroyed in the 1930's.
 
Higgerson Farm
Union soldiers of General James Wadsworth's division battled Georgians of General John Gordon's brigade and North Carolinians under General Junius Daniel in the fields and adjacent woods of the Higgerson Farm.
 

Did You Know?

Chatham Manor

John Lee Pratt willed his house and 30 acres to the National Park Service. His remaining land was willed to Stafford County for recreational parks and most of his possessions were auctioned with the proceeds going to charity.