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Fredericksburg’s Evolving War – Battle of Fredericksburg 160th

As the course of the Civil War evolved in the months leading up to December 1862, so did life in Fredericksburg. Join park staff for this talk about the impact of the war on the Fredericksburg community, the bombardment and looting of the city, and what came next for civilians caught in the crossfire.

Bring a chair and/or blanket for this stationary program.

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.

two national park service rangers standing in a field on the civil war battlefield
Event Details
Sunday, December 11, 2022
10am -11am
Chatham Manor, Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA, USA