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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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Civil War Artillery

  Civil War Artillery There is a real challenge for a blogger to attempt to write something new on Civil War artillery, given the array of information available in books and on the web today. But I felt compelled to, … Continue reading

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The 1864 Overland Campaign Remembered (4)

At 9 pm on Saturday evening May 24, 2014,Taps rang out at the National Cemetery in Fredericksburg. This was an echo of other sites across the nation that in 1864 were deeply wounded by the losses of the 1864 Overland … Continue reading

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