Tag Archives: Fredericksburg

Limited Number of Rooms Available

For all of those planning on attending the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, the Inn at Stevenson Ridge has a limited number of rooms left. If you are planning on staying on site, be sure to … Continue reading

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General Turned Chemist

Another installment of the series “Tales from the Tombstone”  Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia on September 8, 1829, Seth Maxwell Barton had one of the unique post-Civil War careers out of any of the former Confederate general officers. He became a noted … Continue reading

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A Post-Fredericksburg Message from Lincoln to the Army

For a president renowned for his literary skills, President Lincoln’s message to the Army of the Potomac following its loss at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862, stands out as a particularly feeble piece of writing. Certainly the … Continue reading

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“Respect the Flag” and the Breakthrough at Prospect Hill

In commemoration of the battle of Fredericksburg 151 years ago today, we offer up a piece passed along to us by Daniel Weinfeld, an ECW reader with the White Plains (NY) Civil War Roundtable. This is a poem by Rev. … Continue reading

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A Stop Along the River: Fredericksburg 151

I walked down to the banks for the Rappahannock River last night. I’d had a lovely dinner with family at one of William Street’s excellent restaurants, and walking back to the car, I had an open view down the hill … Continue reading

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Preserving our Battlefields: “History” and “Nature” are not mutually exclusive

In a recent post, James Broomall spoke of a panel discussion he’ll be moderating at the upcoming conference at Gettysburg College, “The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th.” Jim will be focusing on the future of battlefield … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg in Harrisburg

Moment of Mercy by sculptor Terry Jones at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA

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Burnside’s Sword

One cool part of my experience in Fredericksburg last week that I didn’t yet get to mention: Ambrose Burnside’s sword is on display in the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. A Pennsylvania collector, Alan Genetti, has loaned the sword to the … Continue reading

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More Scenes from the Sunken Road

Sunday, December 9 started quiet and foggy in Fredericksburg. As I looked across the Slaughter Pen Farm, I could imagine the morning of December 13, 1862, as the men of John Reynolds’ First Corps looked across that same ground, through … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen

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