"On Bloody Ground" Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park by chewy3326

Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battles of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Wilderness, and Chancellorville are protected in this national military park, but the only unit I've visited is the one in Fredericksburg (which is about a convenient mile walk from where I live). In December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg was fought here, resulting in a massive Confederate victory. Union soldiers who tried to cross the Rappahanock and scale Marye's Heights were slaughtered by the Confederates, resulting in over 15,000 Union casualties. Today you can visit parts of the battlefield. The visitor center is on Lafayette Blvd (VA Route 2). Most of the rest of the battlefield is now part of many subdivisions.

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  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 4:53 PM

    I've been to Kennesaw but not this one. Heading to Fort Sumter and trying to do the tour in historical order. :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2006 at 6:59 PM

    This MUST be the longest place name in VT's database. I've visited other Civil War battlefields in northern Virginia, but not this one.

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