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Fredericksburg Battlefield

The historic town of Fredericksburg with its surrounding battlefields remains a must-see for all visitors interested in history and the Civil War.  The town, whose streets are still lined by historic homes and churches, was the site of some of the first urban combat in American history.  The nearby Sunken Road, Slaughter Pen Farm, and Prospect Hill areas are filled with historical markers and trails for those who want to understand the 1862 battle. A driving tour of the battlefield begins at the Visitor Center on Lafayette Boulevard. Be sure to visit Chatham Manor and the Fredericksburg National Cemetery also.

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Fredericksburg Battlefield: What's Nearby

Fredericksburg, VA

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Related Battles

Fredericksburg, VA | December 11, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties
18,500
Union
12,500
Confed.
6,000