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National Cemetery (Part 6) – Luminaria 2017

This last Saturday, I volunteered to assist again with the illumination of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery program. This was the 22nd annual Luminaria program of the National Park Service (NPS) conducted by the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park unit. … Continue reading

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National Cemetery (Part 4) – Creation of the Cemetery

The National Cemetery in Fredericksburg was officially created on February 22, 1867 when Congress passed an “Act to establish and protect national cemeteries.” This act “authorized the Secretary of War to purchase cemetery land, build enclosures, appoint superintendents, construct caretaker … Continue reading

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The Poor House

This post is a continuation of my previous post on the area of lower Fredericksburg (click here). One location of interest in my previous post was the John L. Knight’s Poor House and nearby brick yard. Both the Poor House … 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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Willis Hill Cemetery

Today I felt we should take a side trip. I’ve noticed from some of the supporting data I am provided through WordPress, that many of my readers are from different countries. It occurred to me that you may never have … Continue reading

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