Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Few Photos From Fredericksburg Battlefield

Last week during our trip home to Savannah from New York, we stopped for several hours at the Fredericksburg Battlefield. This Civil War battle, which took place in December 1862, saw the Confederates defeat the Federals in a battle that was similar, only in reverse, to what occurred on Day 3 of the famous battle in Gettysburg seven months later.

The stone wall we are standing in front of was used as a defense by the Southerners as the Northern army attempted to attack. The wall was very effective - no Federal soldier made it within 50 yards of the wall during the battle.

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