Sunday, May 08, 2016

Pictures from my trip to Fredericksburg

I took a trip down to Fredericksburg a few days back. Here are some pictures of my trip to the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Here's a little more about the cemetery:
Established in 1865, Fredericksburg National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 15,000 Union soldiers who died in the major Civil War battles that occurred between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. Today the cemetery is a component of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, a National Park Service unit preserving and providing access to the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. The battlefields’ visitor centers feature exhibits, films, and tours interpreting and commemorating the battles in the larger context of the Civil War and American history.  Fredericksburg National Cemetery is one of 14 national cemeteries managed by the National Park Service.
Above is a map of the grounds.

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