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Fredericksburg II   

Other Names: Marye’s Heights

Location: Fredericksburg

Campaign: Chancellorsville Campaign (April-May 1863)

Date(s): May 3, 1863

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick [US]; Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 2,000 total

Description: On May 1, Gen. Robert E. Lee left Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early’s division to hold Fredericksburg, while marching with the rest of the army to meet Hooker’s main offensive thrust at Chancellorsville. On May 3, the Union VI Corps under Sedgwick, reinforced by John Gibbon’s II Corps division, having crossed the Rappahannock River, assaulted and carried the Confederate entrenchments on Marye’s Heights. The outnumbered Confederates withdrew and regrouped west and southeast of town.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: VA034

Preservation Priority: IV.1 (Class B)

National Park Unit: Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP

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