GraniteStater wrote:Coming back from a visit to Richmond, going to the residence in Annapolis, MD. Stopped by the site of the North Anna action (Grant/Lee, May, '64) and a quick pop-in at Fredericksburg. Had been to neither before.
The North Anna site is apparently maintained by Hanover Cty., VA. Some Civil War Trust signage there. Only had a Chrysler mini-van, so couldn't check it out properly, probably need a pickup or 4 wheels for the unpaved access. Some impressive field works. I would hazard it resembles the landscape of 150 years ago muchly.
This is near Kings Dominion. The last leg is Verdon Road, to the west of US Rte. 1.
A quick hit at F-burg. Went to a park office, which is apparently Marye's Heights.
Marye's Heights. OMFG. Burnside should have been sedated on the spot and relieved for even thinking of assaulting that. It is damn near a 45 degree slope, the wall is about halfway up the hill, and is perfect for defensive cover.
The courage of the troops who tried that is just unbelievable.
That's it for now. I'm still stunned by Fredericksburg.
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