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    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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Virtual Tour Stop, Lee's Hill

View from Lee's Hill
From this hill, called Telegraph Hill in 1862, General Robert E. Lee and other members of the Confederate high command watched the Battle of Fredericksburg. The slaughter Lee witnessed stirred him to remark, "It is well this is so terrible! We would grow too fond of it."
 
Cannon on Lee Hill

Cannon on Lee Hill

Beside's being Lee's command post, there was artillery on this hill. Lee was nearly killed when a large 30 pounder Parrott exploded and on another occasion when an incoming explosive shell landed nearby, but failed to explode. Read more about Lee's activities on this hill.
 
Trail to Lee Hill

Trail to Lee Hill

A short, but steep trail switchbacks up the hill to Lee's Command Post during the Battle of Fredericksburg.
 
Exhibit shelter on Lee Hill

Exhibit shelter on Lee Hill

On top of the hill are Civil War cannon and a shelter of exhibits that explains Lee's Command Post during the Battle of Fredericksburg, the placement of Confederate artillery to obtain a converging fire upon the Union infantry attackers, and the 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg which was fought in part on this hill and is part of the Chancellorsville Campaign
 
Lee's Command Post Exhibits
Exhibits about General Lee's command post being located on this hill.
 
Artillery Exhibit
Artillery Exhibit at Lee Hill
 
Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg Exhibit
Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg Exhibit at Lee Hill
 
Tour Stop 4, Howison Hill

Howison Hill is Tour Stop #4 on the driving tour of the battlefield

Proceed to Virtual Tour Stop, Howison Hill

Did You Know?

Chatham Manor Gardens

Both Ellwood and Chatham were owned by the Lacy family during the Civil War. Both houses are part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.