Tag Archives: Marye’s Heights
Civil War Witch Hunt: George Gordon Meade, the Retreat from Gettysburg and the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
Part five in a series In the previous installment, we examined George Gordon Meade’s decision to defer an all-out assault along the lines at Williamsport for a day, instead of following his own aggressive instincts. Instead, he listened to the … Continue reading
by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl Over the past few months, parts of the Fredericksburg battlefield have seen a real change in scenery. These changes include landscape restoration surrounding Chatham, the park headquarters, and the Richardson House, which sat atop Marye’s … Continue reading
Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg must have looked a lot like this on December 13, 1862 (except that it was swarming with Confederates).
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
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
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!)