Upper Pontoon Bridge, Rappahannock River, Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec 12-13, 1862
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Location of the Union army upper pontoon bridge crossing the Rappahannock River during the battle of Fredericskburg, Dec 12-13, 1862.
Waymark Code: WM5X3W
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 02/23/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Battle of 1st Fredericksburg - Thursday, December 11, 1862
The Upper Pontoon Crossing
Union soldiers moved across the Rappahannock River at three separate locations prior to the battle. They did so at the above mentioned upper crossing, and also at the southern end the city at a section now commonly called "The Middle Crossing" with the third and lower crossing completed further down the river nearer to Confederate Lieutenant General Stonewall Jackson's lines. Union Major General William B. Franklin's Grand Division ventured over the pontoons at the lower crossing, a force which included the men who would later assault Jackson's lines during the earlier stages of the battle. Major General Joseph Hooker's Grand Division, with the exception of some detachments, forded the river at the Middle Crossing pictured on the left.
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