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Harrisburg CWRT to present “Fredericksburg – the Battlefield and Beyond”

On Friday May 31st, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have for our Wilbur S. Nye Memorial Lecture, Dr. George C. Rable. Professor Rable, the Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, … Continue reading

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Marye’s Heights at Fredericksburg

Marye’s Heights, immediately west of Fredericksburg, Virginia, played an important and well publicized role in the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. Confederate infantry and artillery posted on this rise devastated a series of charges by Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s Union … Continue reading

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More photos from the Fredericksburg battlefield – Howison Hill

Howison Hill  in December 1862 provided a significant platform for Confederate artillery, including a 30-pounder Parrott Rifle, of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Battle of Fredericksburg. A wayside marker along Lee Drive in the national military park delineates … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Battlefield – More Photos from Lee Drive

Remnants of old Civil War earthworks line Lee Drive at the Fredericksburg battlefield in Northern Virginia. The National Park Service road follows the southern half of the nearly8-mile long Confederate line from the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg and the … Continue reading

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Prospect Hill at Fredericksburg National Military Park

In the fall of 1862, 150 years ago, Confederate Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson anchored the right of his defensive line at Fredericksburg on Prospect Hill and planted several batteries there. The 65-foot-high position dominated the plain leading down to the … Continue reading

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Jubal Early’s invasion of York County PA began at Hamilton’s Crossing VA

A late afternoon AMTRAK passenger train speeds through Hamilton’s Crossing just south of Fredericksburg, Virginia. During much of late 1862 through the spring of 1863, this ground was an important rail-head for Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Union … Continue reading

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All-Access Battlefield Tours for Wheelchair Travelers

AABT is a new private tour service designed especially for wheelchair travelers who wish to fully explore and experience the hallowed grounds of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, VA. AABT’s all‐accessible individual or group tours take visitors, their families and friends directly … Continue reading

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