Category Archives: Confederate Artillery

Unfinished Railroad Cut – part 2

In the last post, I explored the unfinished railroad cut located in Fredericksburg.  It was created in the early years of American railroad construction in Virginia. In this post, I will be looking at the Union infantry regiments who traversed … Continue reading

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Union Action at the Poor House

On the day of the Union attack against Marye’s Heights, two batteries of Union artillery supported these attacks from lower Fredericksburg. They were Lieutenant George Dickinson’s Battery E, 4th US Light Artillery and Captain Charles A. Phillips 5th Massachusetts Light … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery – Part 3

This is a short post. While I was researching my next several topics, I came across a reference to one of the Confederate soldiers highlighted in my last post (click here).  I was paging through William Owen’s book on the … Continue reading

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Donaldsonville Artillery (part 2)

This is the second of two articles devoted to the Donaldsonville Artillery Battery. Previously, I wrote about the unit itself and the part it played in the Battle of Fredericksburg (here). In this post, I shift my focus to the … Continue reading

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Donaldsonville Artillery (part 1)

The Donaldsonville Artillery Battery of Louisiana was formed on August 8, 1837. It was mustered into Confederate service in August 1861. Captain Victor Auguste Maurin was the battery commander. The battery participated in most of the engagements of the Army … Continue reading

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