Following the Battle of Fredericksburg in Dec. 1862, Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet established his headquarters in a tent near here. His command center was in close proximity to Generals Robert E. Lee and J. E. B. Stuart. Longstreet commanded the Army of Northern Virginia's First Corps, a force totaling approximately 40,000 men. In Feb. 1863 Longstreet left Fredericksburg with the divisions of Maj. Gens. George E. Pickett and John B. Hood to conduct an independent military operation near Suffolk. He rejoined the Army of Northern Virginia in May following the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Geographic Location: Spotsylvania County
Physical Description of Location: 4153-4199 Lafayette Boulevard (US 1 Business), Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Marker is on right when traveling north on Lafayette Boulevard, in front of Spostwood Baptist Church.
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