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Fredericksburg Battle Observance

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December 14, 2019
9:00am3:00pm
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

On Saturday, December 14th, join the National Park Service in observing the 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg with historian-led programs. See the full schedule of events below.  

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Living History Life in the Camps

Visit Prospect Hill for displays and interactions with members of the 47th Virginia, Company I, reenactment group.  At Tour Stop 6, Prospect Hill. (GPS Coordinates: 38°14'53.64"N  77°26'9.09"W).

 

9:30 a.m.  To the Pontoons!: The Struggle to Cross the Rappahannock 

Gather at Chatham to recount one of the dramatic days of the war: December 11, 1862, as the Union army struggled to cross the Rappahannock River. The program includes a walk to the upper pontoon crossing site. Chatham:  120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, 22405. Presenter: John Hennessy

 

10:00 a.m.  Civil War Drill and Music

Watch a Civil War drill and music demonstration by members of the 47th Virginia, Company I, reenactment group.   At Tour Stop 6, Prospect Hill. (GPS Coordinates: 38°14'53.64"N  77°26'9.09"W).

 

12:00 noon  Civil War Drill and Uniforms

Learn about Civil War drills and uniforms in this demonstration by members of the 47th Virginia, Company I, reenactment group.   At Tour Stop 6, Prospect Hill. (GPS Coordinates: 38°14'53.64"N  77°26'9.09"W).

 

12:30 p.m.  Deadly Ground: Sunken Road, Marye’s Heights, and the Swale

This program will take a close look at what was likely the strongest tactical position ever used by Lee’s army, and the efforts of Union commanders and soldiers to counter it. Park at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Boulevard, 22401.  Presenter: Frank O’Reilly.  

 

1:30 p.m.  Civil War Drill Demonstration and Presentation

Watch a Civil War drill and learn about the role of the 47th Virginia in the Battle for Prospect Hill by members of the 47th Virginia, Company I, reenactment group.   At Tour Stop 6, Prospect Hill. (GPS Coordinates: 38°14'53.64"N  77°26'9.09"W).

 

3:00 p.m.  Battle in the Balance:  Prospect Hill

Walk to forgotten ground on the south end of the field, where the battle hung in the balance—where Union troops for a time broke Stonewall Jackson’s line. Meet at Tour Stop 6, Prospect Hill. (GPS Coordinates: 38°14'53.64"N  77°26'9.09"W). Presenter: Greg Mertz.

CONTACT
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
(540) 693-3200