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Sketch of the Siege of Fredericksburg

View of Fredericksburg from Falmouth, VA, on the north bank of the Rappahannock River.  

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African-Americans in the Civil War (Part 2)

Part two in a series. While thousands of slaves escaped slavery before the Civil War, in many cases using the Underground Railroad, thousands more escaped slavery during the Civil War.  In 1862, from April to August the Union army occupied … Continue reading

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