Sunken Road

VA-FRED-The-Wall
Fredericksburg VA

This stone wall in an area known as Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg, VA was heavily defended by 3,000 riflemen and snipers directing fire onto advancing Federal troops. The wall shielded defenders from Union fire and allowed Confederates behind the wall to feed freshly reloaded muskets to the front where they could be rapidly aimed and fired on the Union troops.
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