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National Cemetery (Part 2) – Stratton Burial Trench

The purpose of this post is to honor the memory of the fallen, and to identify some of the prominent locations of the temporary Union war-time burials, prior to their being gathered into the Fredericksburg National Cemetery on Willis Hill. … Continue reading

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Lower Fredericksburg

I have always been interested in finding out how the terrain of Fredericksburg influenced the Battle of Fredericksburg. I begin this research by looking at one area of the city; the lower or southern end. This area of study is … 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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Washington Artillery (part 4)

Miller’s Battery Merritt B. (Buck) Miller and the 3rd Company of the Washington Artillery of New Orleans are probably best remembered for an incident associated with the Antietam Campaign. During the Union attack on the center of that battlefield at … Continue reading

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Washington Artillery (part 3)

Squires Battery Technically, Squires Battery is the 1st Company of the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. Charles W. Squires began his career with the Washington Artillery at age 19 as the 1st Company’s First Lieutenant. Squires, along with three hundred … Continue reading

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