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The House of Henry August Ebert

The Ebert House, or as it was sometimes known after the Battle of Fredericksburg, the “Battle House” was built possibly as early as 1826. It was located upon 1,300 to 1,400 acres owned by John S. Wellford. It, as well … Continue reading

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The Incredible Eye of Alfred Waud

In the time before photography was able to capture action shots, an intrepid group of men sketch “action” for the public. During the Civil War, this group of “Special Artists” included Frank Vizitelli, Alfred Waud, Thomas Nast, Edwin Forbes, WT … Continue reading

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Stratton House

The Stratton house is one of the iconic witnesses to the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. It shows up in a number of written accounts by the participants, in drawings of the battle, and in photographs following the … Continue reading

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Union fire from the Swale

Having seen the ballistic path of the Minieball in actual use from the Confederate soldiers’ point of view, what were the ballistic implications for Union soldiers firing from the Swale? These soldiers had several possible targets to be concerned with: … Continue reading

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