Sherwood Forest, also known as the Fitzhugh House, was built in the first half of the 19th century on land formerly belonging to Mary Ball Washington. It served the Union army in several capacities during the Civil War, most importantly as a vantage point to watch Confederate movements south of the Rappahannock River in April–May 1863. A site for balloon launches and a telegraph station, Sherwood Forest also served as a staging ground for the Army of the Potomac’s I Corps during the Chancellorsville Campaign. During the Second Battle of Fredericksburg in May 1863, the Fitzhugh House became a hospital for wounded I Corps soldiers.
Original Sponsor: DHR-TEA Sesquicentennial
Geographic Location: Stafford County
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location: Near house near the intersection of Route 3 and Route 621
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