Saturday, September 26, 2009

Off the Beaten Path
Travel all the way to the end of Lee Drive in Fredericksburg you will see Meade's Pyramid. And see is all you can do--Big NO NO to cross the train tracks. CSX doesn't like you playing on their tracks.

"The 30-foot square, 23-foot high pyramid at Prospect Hill in the Fredericksburg Battlefield Park marks where Gen. George Meade and his federal troops broke through the Confederate defensive lines on December 12, 1862. They were soon driven out after sustaining 40% casualties.

The R.F.& P. railroadmen built this using Virginia granite for the Confederate Memorial Literary Society. It sits adjacent to the railroad tracks as a reminder to train travelers that they are passing through the Fredericksburg Battlefield."

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