Tag Archives: Washington Artillery

Unfinished Railroad Cut – part 2

In the last post, I explored the unfinished railroad cut located in Fredericksburg.  It was created in the early years of American railroad construction in Virginia. In this post, I will be looking at the Union infantry regiments who traversed … 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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Washington Artillery (part 2)

Eshleman’s Battery on Willis Hill Unfortunately, due to the major ground leveling associated with the establishment of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery in 1866 atop Willis Hill, at the southern end of Marye’s Heights, all trace of Confederate earthworks located upon … Continue reading

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Washington Artillery (part 1)

Finding the Confederate artillery locations would seem relatively simple. As I was preparing this blog, I realized that this is not really the case. Even in my post on Confederate artillery dominance (click here), in order to look at the … Continue reading

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