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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

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Hidden in the Bushes

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

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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

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A Thank You to Our Veterans and Active Duty Soldiers

All of us at Emerging Civil War would like to thank our veterans and active duty troops. Memorial Day to many has turned into early vacations, barbeques, and baseball games. None of these activities would be possible without the sacrifices … Continue reading

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The Lights Atop the Hill

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Luminaries at Fredericksburg National Cemetery

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A Morning on Marye’s Heights

Chris and I continued our exploration of the Fredericksburg area this weekend. On Sunday morning, we ventured up famed Marye’s Heights and took a stroll down the Sunken Road. Most visitors to the park do not know that there were … Continue reading

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