Tag Archives: Marye’s Heights

Last Photos from Fredericksburg’s 155th

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 … Continue reading

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Going Forward Again

As the 155th of the Battle of Fredericksburg passes, I cannot help being struck by an aspect often overlooked, one involving the latter waves of attackers against Marye’s Heights. Joseph Galloway wrote once that  it is a supreme test to re-enter … 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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ECW Symposium Tickets

There are only a handful of tickets left for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (August 5-7, 2016). Our Keynote Speaker is James Ogden from Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. Our lineup of speakers also … Continue reading

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Sergeant Kirkland: Warrior Angel at Marye’s Heights

On the night of December 13, 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg was over, but the soldiers didn’t know it yet. All they knew was the bone-chilling cold, the shrieks and moans of the wounded, the sweeping wind, and the Northern lights … Continue reading

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Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

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Civil War Witch Hunt: George Gordon Meade, the Retreat from Gettysburg and the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

Part five in a series In the previous installment, we examined George Gordon Meade’s decision to defer an all-out assault along the lines at Williamsport for a day, instead of following his own aggressive instincts. Instead, he listened to the … Continue reading

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Landscape Restoration in Fredericksburg: The New View is “Phenomenal”

Over the past few months, parts of the Fredericksburg battlefield have seen a real change in scenery. These changes include landscape restoration surrounding Chatham, the park headquarters, and the Richardson House, which sat atop Marye’s Heights, one of the park’s … Continue reading

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The Heights Beyond Fredericksburg

Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg must have looked a lot like this on December 13, 1862 (except that it was swarming with Confederates).

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U.S. Grant and the Shadow of Cold Harbor

At 4:30 a.m. on the morning of June 3, 1864, the II, VI and XVIII Corps commenced their assault on the Confederate line at Cold Harbor. One New Yorker recalled “as soon as the skirmishers were engaged, our artillery opened … Continue reading

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