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Hazel Run Crossing

We are going to go a little off script in this blog to explore an area that was tangentially associated with both battles of Fredericksburg. Hazel Run is an east-west flowing stream which was a maneuver constraint during the December … Continue reading

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Martha Stephens House

Martha Ann Stephens, also known by the last names of Farrow and Innis or Ennis or Stevens, is a person of legend in Fredericksburg, a person of contradictions. She could not read or write, yet owned land, a rarity for women in the mid-nineteenth century. She did not have the advantage of family or wealth in the community. Martha was a nonconformist doing things ‘her way’ which frequently caused legal issues. She spoke her mind to whomever she talked to. She may not have even been remembered but for the fact that she owned a home located on the historic Sunken Road. Continue reading

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155th Fredericksburg Remembrance Walk (Pt 2)

I continue to review the Remembrance Walk conducted by the National Park Service (NPS) on Sunday, December 10th. This was the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg, conducted by the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. This innovative approach … Continue reading

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155th Fredericksburg Remembrance Walk (Pt 1)

Sunday, December 10th, marked the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park decided to make a significant programmatic change in how the anniversary was remembered. According to National Park Service (NPS) Chief Historian … Continue reading

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Unfinished Railroad Cut – Part 1

This is the first of two posts on the unfinished railroad cut at Fredericksburg. In this piece I will look at the cut and its development from the mid-1850 to the present. Part two will look at how the cut … Continue reading

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