Fredericksburg - Marye's Heights Part 2
December 13, 1862
24th North Carolina
This is the view along the line of the 24th North Carolina which held the line to the left of Cobb's Brigade. On the right of the picture is the Marye House, around which stood Confederate artillery batteries. This portion of the Confederate line was assaulted by Howard's division in a failed attempt to flank Cobb's brigade. As the fighting wore on, more troops from both sides were put into the fight, but the Confederate line held. The Innis House on the left of the road existed during the battle. For a similar view after 2nd Fredericksburg (I think taken from just down the road), click here to go to the National Archives.
This is the view from Marye's Heights on the right of
the Confederates' Marye's Heights position, an area which is now a national cemetery. This view
gives a better idea of the commanding nature of the heights. Later
in the battle, Getty's Union division attacked the flank of the Confederate
line along the Sunken Road but was pushed back like all the rest. A
Confederate battalion was sent into the valley on the right of the picture
to guard against any potential Union movement here.
map These photos were taken from the area of the National
Cemetery and Vistors Center. Lee's line extended into what is now Mary
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