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Map Plan of attack on Marie's Heights, Fredericksburg Va. By Maj. Genl. John Sedgwick, USA, with the 6th Army Corps. Sunday May 3rd 1863.

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Title

  • Plan of attack on Marie's Heights, Fredericksburg Va. By Maj. Genl. John Sedgwick, USA, with the 6th Army Corps. Sunday May 3rd 1863.

Summary

  • Area depicted includes the Rappahannock River to the northeast, Taylor Hill to the northwest and Deep Run to the south. The Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad is also indicated.
  • As part of Gen. Hooker's plan to drive the Confederate Army back toward Richmond, Gen. Sedgwick was to undertake a diversionary attack across the Rappahannock River toward the Confederate entrenchments above Fredericksburg. On May 3rd, having started late and after meeting tougher opposition than anticipated, he did finally succeed in overrunning Marye's Heights and moved to reinforce Hooper's troops camped outside Chancellorsville in an area known as the Wilderness.
  • While sometimes referred to as the Second Battle of Fredericksburg, this action was actually part of the larger Battle of Chancellorsville.

Names

  • Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.

Created / Published

  • [1863-1865]

Headings

  • -  Sedgwick, John,--1813-1864
  • -  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 6th
  • -  Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863--Maps
  • -  Fredericksburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  United States--Virginia--Fredericksburg Region
  • -  United States--Virginia--Chancellorsville
  • -  Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va

Notes

  • -  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image.
  • -  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
  • -  Relief shown by hachures.
  • -  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
  • -  Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
  • -  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 243).
  • -  Manuscripts

Medium

  • 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 24.5 x 15 cm.

Source Collection

  • x86013014005

Repository

  • Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221 to 0311 USA vau

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Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of attack on Marie's Heights, Fredericksburg Va. By Maj. Genl. John Sedgwick, USA, with the 6th Army Corps. Sunday May 3rd. [to 1865, 1863] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00222/.

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1863) Plan of attack on Marie's Heights, Fredericksburg Va. By Maj. Genl. John Sedgwick, USA, with the 6th Army Corps. Sunday May 3rd. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00222/.

MLA citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of attack on Marie's Heights, Fredericksburg Va. By Maj. Genl. John Sedgwick, USA, with the 6th Army Corps. Sunday May 3rd. [to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00222/>.