Tag Archives: Fredericksburg

Engineers on the Rappahannock (Part 3) – How to Build a Pontoon Bridge

Building a ponton bridge is not a simple exercise. Rather it is a highly choreographed undertaking by men trained for specific tasks. The 50th NY Engineer Regiment did so under fire on December 11th, 1862. Continue reading

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Remembering the sacrifices of the 50th New York Volunteer Engineer Regiment

Remembering the sacrifices by men of the 50th New York Volunteer Regiment at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Continue reading

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Howison’s Mill

Howison’s Mill during the Civil War was a land mark along the Confederate line of defense belwo Marye’s Heights. Continue reading

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Pontoons on the Rappahannock (Part 1)

Crossing the Rappahannock River under fire as seen by Captain Wesley Brainerd on the morning of December 11th, 1862 at the start of the Battle of Fredericksburg. Continue reading

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Carlton’s Battery

The Washington Artillery (click here), positioned on Marye’s Heights, received recognition for its  role in helping to defeat the Union assaults during the battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862. But what about the nearly two dozen other artillery batteries listed … Continue reading

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