Meet at Hurkamp Park, (Intersection of Prince Edward and George Streets).
Attendees are encouraged to park at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center and walk the .3 mile to Hurkamp Park to avoid backtracking after the program.
This program will follow the 7th West Virginia Infantry (U.S.), one of the Confederate defenses at Marye’s Heights. As a pro-Union regiment raised in the South, the 7th West Virginia presents a glimpse into those Southerners who remained loyal to the Union, and how their stories can reveal much about the individuals who fought the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg from December 9-13, 2022.
This year’s commemoration begins with an opening program discussing the larger context of the campaign, including efforts of self-emancipation, military events, and political pressure. This program will feature Ms. Mali Lucas-Green sharing her personal story as a descendent of freedom seekers. Other programs will follow in the footsteps of units fighting in the battle, consider the care of the wounded, and ultimately, the commemorative weekend will close with a program in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Tuesday, December 13, will feature extended tours of the battlefield itself. All programs are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, programs may be altered or cancelled.