Before we get too far away from the anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg, I just want to pass along a few pictures I took along the way yesterday during ECW’s Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service.
If you didn’t get the chance to follow along, you can go to the Civil War Trust’s Facebook page and watch the archived video:
Chatham, part one:
Chatham, part two:
The street fighting at Fredericksburg:
The city of Fredericksburg:
Slaughter Pen Farm:
The Sunken Road/Stone Wall/Marye’s Heights:
The City/Confederate Cemetery in downtown Fredericksburg:
Wayne Motts (center) and Brett Kelley (second from left) from the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg brought Joseph Kershaw’s sword to the Sunken Road, where Kershaw served during the battle of Fredericksburg. Garry Adelman (left) and Kris White (third from left) talk about the sword while ECW’s Dan Davis films.
A close-up of the hilt of Kershaw’s sword:
NPS historian Pete Maugle explains the wartime damage in the Innis House:
The sun gets ready to set over Marye’s Heights and the Sunken Road:
Brompton, a wartime home that now serves as the residence for the president of the University of Mary Washington, is decked out for the holiday:
The view toward Fredericksburg from in front of Brompton:
The Confederate cemetery in downtown Fredericksburg has been decorated for the holiday by the Sons of Confederate Veterans: