Tag Archives: Marye’s Heights

U.S. Grant and the Shadow of Cold Harbor

At 4:30 a.m. on the morning of June 3, 1864, the II, VI and XVIII Corps commenced their assault on the Confederate line at Cold Harbor. One New Yorker recalled “as soon as the skirmishers were engaged, our artillery opened … 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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Chancellorsville Seminar: May 17-19, 2013

We wanted to remind you that two of our authors are part of this spring’s Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours. Join authors Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White, along with noted historians Robert K. Krick, Ed Bearss, Frank O’Reilly, and more, as they delve into … Continue reading

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Site Update

We all wanted to keep everyone in the loop. We have been working hard on some great new research, as well as some upcoming posts. As the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg approaches, our authors have been putting … Continue reading

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Up at the Heights

From the Sunken Road, looking up at Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg (Kris and Chris are out on the battlefield taking pictures today for an upcoming book. What a glorious day to be battlefielding!)

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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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The Forgotten 5th Corps

Part one in a series. As I have been teaching an extended course on the Battle of Gettysburg focusing on Devil’s Den, Little Round Top, and the Valley of Death, it occurred to me just how overlooked the 5th Corps’ … Continue reading

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