Tag Archives: Fredericksburg

Two Terraced Cemeteries

There is a terraced cemetery overlooking Fredericksburg, Virginia. Over 15,000 U.S. personnel are buried there, making it one of the largest cemeteries outside of Arlington in the National Cemetery System. Many of the men on that hill died trying to … Continue reading

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War Comes to St. George’s (part four)

(part four in a series) After the battle of Fredericksburg and before the battle of Chancellorsville, the Confederate army used St. George’s for services and revivals. J. William Jones reported in his memoir Christ in the Camp that revivals were … Continue reading

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War Comes to St. George’s (part three)

(part three in a series) With the Union army occupying Fredericksburg, change was in the air, with runaway slaves and soldiers coming in and out of town, mixing freely with the citizens. Betty Herndon Maury describes the scene: Runaway Negroes … Continue reading

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Join Us Tomorrow for Day Two of Our Fredericksburg Facebook LIVE Event

Hopefully you were able to join us earlier today for our special Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service from Fredericksburg National Battlefield. On our adventures, we climbed into the steeple of the Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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War Comes to St. George’s (part two)

(part two in a series) In the summer of 2010, Park Service historian John Hennessy and I presented a History at Sunset program entitled “Slavery and Slave Places in Fredericksburg.” One of our stops was at St. George Episcopal Church’s … Continue reading

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Join us Tuesday from Fredericksburg on Facebook LIVE!

Emerging Civil War is helping to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg with a special two-day Facebook LIVE event from the battlefield. We’re teaming up with the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service to bring … Continue reading

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War Comes to St. George’s (part one)

(part one of a series) Last August, I had the honor of giving a lecture at my church, St. George’s Episcopal Church, about its history during the Civil War. Several living historians, members of Women of the Civil War, the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/20-11/26/17

In November 1862, Union General Burnside began his advance toward Richmond, only to stop across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg to wait for the delayed pontoon bridges. In Burnside’s situation, what would you have done if you were the commanding … Continue reading

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“Brains” on the Battlefield

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ECW Symposium Traffic Alert

For all of you traveling to this weeks symposium: The Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium is being held in Northern Virginia. Traffic in this area of the I-95 corridor can be EXTREMELY heavy on Friday afternoons/evenings, especially if you … Continue reading

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