CHAPTER THREE: A Call to Action
Private Frederick H. Kronenberger of the Second New Jersey Volunteers was shot in the knees on May 12, 1864, while on picket duty at Spotsylvania Court House. He was taken back to Fredericksburg, where he died on May 22. Kronenberger may have been one of the 328 soldiers buried by Corporal Albert M. Downs on the lot of Charles Miller, near the Chew House.
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This rare image, published in Harper’s Weekly, shows the Burial Corps excavating Union remains on Fair Oaks Battlefield, outside of Richmond.
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Tents of the Burial Corps are visible in the left background of this woodcut looking south along Sunken Road. The national cemetery stood to the right of the road. This image comes from Benjamin Lossing’s Pictorial History of the Civil War,