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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 3:26 p.m. PST

"Here we remember….the Sunken Road, the stone wall, and the men who defended it. Before you is the only surviving section of the original stone wall that bordered the Sunken Road.

No physical feature on any battlefield of the war had a greater impact on the magnitude of victory than this one. While more than 1,000 Southern men fell killed or wounded in this road (let's not forget that that number by itself is horrific and unimaginable), more than seven times that many Union soldiers fell in the uncluttered fields in front of the stone wall…."


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BrianW13 Aug 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

I went there last year. It was a cold, misty day and I can tell you it was VERY moving.

GuyG1313 Aug 2018 7:20 p.m. PST

My run route takes me along the sunken road almost every night. The low portion near the Kirkland memorial and the Innes house is always noticeably cooler, even in mid summer

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

My reenactment unit commemorates The actions of the Irish Brigade every year in Fredericksburg. Walking from the City Dock up to the stone wall really brings it home what an impossible task was set for the Federal soldiers. I am always in awe at their bravery and willingness to make the attempt.

Also, how stupid it was to ask them to do it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 11:44 a.m. PST

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