Va Historical Hwy Markers - Stafford County - Little Falls

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Virginia Historical Highway Markers

Stafford County

J 93

Little Falls 

This marker is on Route 3 (Kings Highway) heading east a couple miles outside of Ferry Farm, on the right hand side. I live a few miles from here in a subdivision called Little Falls Village. At one time we lived in a subdivision called Brookstone and we had Little Falls Run going through the back of our property. Little Falls Run empties into the Rappahannock River.

The sign reads:

On 11 December 1862, Union engineers began the construction of pontoon bridges here so the army could cross the Rappahannock River to Fredericksburg. They began in the morning, hidden by fog. Soon the fog lifted, however, and Confederate sharpshooters drove them off. A heavy Union artillery barrage and an amphibious assault finally secured the crossing and the engineers completed the bridges. Two days later, Brig. Gen. William B. Franklin's Left Grand Division, including divisions led by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade and Brig. Gen. Abner Doubleday, crossed over the bridges when the Battle of Fredericksburg began. They were defeated by Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's corps.

 

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