Category Archives: Battlefields & Historic Places
At the intersection of the Chambersburg Pike and Reynolds Avenue stands a tall white stone slab with a figure in relief on its face. He faces away from the town, looking towards the Confederate line. It is in plain sight … Continue reading
A lesser known part of the Chancellorsville campaign is the battle that swirled around Salem Church on May 3rd and 4th, 1863.
Guest-poster Caroline Davis is wrapping up an internship at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Now that the dust has settled from the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial, we asked her to reflect on what she learned from the commemoration. Because her work … Continue reading
In the midst of the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial, the 149th anniversary of the battle of the Wilderness slipped by unnoticed, and the anniversary of the battle of Spotsylvania Court House arrived without fanfare. But I’ve taken it upon myself as my … Continue reading
The monument to Parker’s Virginia Battery stands as the lone monument to the Second Battle of Fredericksburg. Dedicated on May 3rd, 1973, this monument on the south end of Willis Hill, memorializes the efforts of Lt. J. Thompson Brown’s section … Continue reading
You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, … Continue reading