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Locating the Site


Map 2: Chatham, above the Rappahannock
River (inset), and Fredericksburg, Virginia,
and surrounding area, 1861-65.
[Map 2} with link to higher quality map.
(Adapted from National Park Service map))

Questions for Map 2

1. Locate Chatham on Map 2. What are some of the natural and man-made features near Chatham?

2. Why do you think the Union forces might have found Chathamís location helpful?

3. Find the general location of the Civil War battles mentioned in Setting the Stage that took place in the area and use the scale to determine approximately how far each battlefield was from Chatham.

* The map on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Map 2, but be aware that the file may take as much as 45 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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