Monthly Archives: May 2016

Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery – Part 2

Memorial Day, officially the last Monday of May, is set aside as the time when the nation honors the dead of all wars. The sheer magnitude of the 620,000+ dead, the direct result of the Civil War dictated the need … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery – Part 1

The Fredericksburg City Cemetery was established on February 10, 1844, when the Legislature of Virginia issued a charter to the Fredericksburg Cemetery Company. The cemetery faced present-day William Street, its east side adjacent to Washington Avenue. It can be entered … Continue reading

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