Tag Archives: Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Honoring Heroes

This past Saturday I closed out my work detail—I hate using the word “work” to describe an opportunity to spend a few weeks being a ranger at a national military park–but I digress. However, my last day coincided with assisting … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Emerging Civil War, Memory, National Park Service | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Searching for Frank Krug (part one)

Today, we’re pleased to offer the first of a two-part guest post by Tom Schobert. Tom is the president of the Buffalo (NY) Civil War Roundtable. A retired healthcare administrator, Tom is life-long student of the Civl War and has been a reenactor for … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Common Soldier, Memory, National Park Service | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Fredericksburg Luminaria 2013

Thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers, Fredericksburg National Cemetery once again hosted its annual Memorial Day Luminaria commemoration on Saturday night. More than 15,000 soldiers are buried in the cemetery, although only about twenty percent of them are … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War Events, Memory, National Park Service, Photography | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The 23rd USCT Honors America’s Veterans

On November 10, 2012, the 23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops celebrated veterans in the Fredericksburg area of Virginia.  This was our first Veterans Day program and it was held at the John J. Wright Museum in Fredericksburg. During this … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War Events, Common Soldier, Holidays, Memory | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Lights Atop the Hill

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Civil War Events, Common Soldier, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments