Furnished with a four-poster queen-sized bed, decorated with a cozy color palette and images depicting the countryside, the décor featured in room 206 honors the battle and legend of Marye’s Heights. This spacious room overlooks a scenic view of the historic neighborhood and the garden patio along the side of the Inn. The historic charm is enhanced by the 1930s bathroom fixtures and tile work in the room’s private bathroom. A favorite choice for our business travelers due to it’s quiet location, check out the affordable business rate.
December 13, 1862 dates the Battle of Fredericksburg where Union Major General Burnside charged the Confederate Army at Marye’s Heights. In regards to the Unions attempt a confederate soldier, William Miller Owen, responded, “What a magnificent sight it is! We have never witnessed such a battle-array before; long lines following one another, of brigade front. It seemed like a huge blue serpent about to encompass and crush us in its folds.” Although, loosing upwards of 8,000 troops, not one Union soldier reached the Heights.
Following the battle, many Union and Confederate troops laid to die on the battlefield. Many soldiers recount hearing the moans of the suffering and injured. That night a Confederate soldier, Richard Rowland Kirkland, collected canteens and bravely walked through the battlefield in order to bring water to the injured, both Confederate and Union. Remembered as “The Angel of Marye’s Heights”, Kirkland’s story illustrates humanitarian gestures between countrymen during the Civil War.