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National Cemetery (Part 1) – The Fallen

A year ago, I posted three items concerning the Confederate Cemetery (click here). This year I deal with war casualties and the National Cemetery in Fredericksburg. This is the first of five in this series. The American Civil War was … Continue reading

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Thompson’s Hill

In 1885 S. Millett Thompson, former lieutenant of the 13th New Hampshire (NH) Volunteer Regiment, revisited Fredericksburg and other sites in Virginia that he and the 13th NH marched and fought through during the Civil War. He had last been … Continue reading

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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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Appomattox Remembered (3)

  The Final Act; Stacking Arms and Parole General Lee’s surrender was the simplest part of what is viewed popularly as the Surrender at Appomattox. A joint commission established by Grant and Lee then had to work out the details … Continue reading

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Appomattox Remembered (2)

Peace comes to the war torn land Appomattox Court House is where the Civil War essentially finished. While not technically accurate, there were after all more armies to surrender, General Lee’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia proved to … Continue reading

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