Tag Archives: Fredericksburg National Cemetery

A Monumental Discussion: Steward T. Henderson

Over the past two weeks, I have had many conversations with visitors and co-workers about whether Confederate monuments should be removed from public spaces. I must say that I have mixed emotions on this subject, first of all because the … Continue reading

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Warrington G. Roberts: “Dedicated to the Proposition that All Men Are Created Equal”

Interred in grave 3287 at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery lays Warrington G. Roberts. This past Memorial Day I had the privilege of telling Roberts’s story during the annual Luminary program atop Marye’s Heights. Telling his story and digging even further … Continue reading

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Hiram Lare Among the Unknown

Fredericksburg National Cemetery has the largest number of unidentified soldiers anywhere in the National Cemetery System. Last Saturday evening, at one of the tour stops for the cemetery’s annual Memorial Day luminaria ceremony, I had the privilege of talking about … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Fredericksburg Luminaria

We are pleased today to welcome back guest photographer Joe Lafleur, who shares with us a few glimpses of the annual Memorial Day luminaria at Fredericksburg National Cemetery, held Saturday, May 27, 2017.

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Bivouacs of the Dead

When touring battlefields on my own or leading a group, I always try and stop by the cemeteries that are there – both to meet the men but also to reflect on the events. I try to do this whether … Continue reading

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Snow Along the Sunken Road

A snowy day at Fredericksburg National Battlefield offers some beautiful scenery. Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, My Favorite City in Virginia (part two)

part two of five In Washington, D.C., I could go almost anywhere without too many problems with racism. However, whenever we were going south to Fredericksburg, my brothers and sisters and I were told to be on our best behavior. … Continue reading

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Bivouac of the Dead

“BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD” By Theodore O’Hara The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread, And … Continue reading

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Honoring Heroes

This past Saturday I closed out my work detail—I hate using the word “work” to describe an opportunity to spend a few weeks being a ranger at a national military park–but I digress. However, my last day coincided with assisting … Continue reading

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Searching for Frank Krug (part one)

Today, we’re pleased to offer the first of a two-part guest post by Tom Schobert. Tom is the president of the Buffalo (NY) Civil War Roundtable. A retired healthcare administrator, Tom is life-long student of the Civl War and has been a reenactor for … Continue reading

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