Battle of Fredericksburg 150th Weekend Events

National Park Service and the Battle of Fredericksburg Commemoration Committee weekend events for the Battle of Fredericksburg Sesquicentennial.

This information was provided by the National Park Service.  For additional details, see their website.

Saturday, December 8

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.


Fire in the Streets

Rappahannock Regional Library

Walk the city blocks where Union and Confederate soldiers fought for control of the town

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Civil War HistoryMobile


Come learn about the Civil War in Virginia through the Commonwealth’s moving museum, the HistoryMobile

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Children’s Muster

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

Kids can try on soldier uniforms and drill with wooden muskets while earning Civil War trading cards

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.




Protecting Jackson’s Left

South Lee Drive, Fredericksburg Battlefield

Stroll the area around Mannsfield’s slave cabins, a Confederate artillery position that anchored the left end of Stonewall Jackson’s line

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



Across the Bloody Plain

Hurkamp Park at Prince Edward and George Streets

Follow in the steps of Union soldiers as they advanced toward Marye’s Heights and, for many, their deaths

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



The Dreaded Heights

Hanover Street and Sunken Road

Take a walk along Marye’s Heights, the strongest position Robert E. Lee ever held



Sunday, December 9, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Civil War Historymobile


Come learn about the Civil War in Virginia through the Historymobile, the Commonwealth’s museum on wheels

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Breakthrough at Prospect Hill

Tour Stop 6, Fredericksburg Battlefield

Take a tour of Prospect Hill, where Union troops briefly cracked Stonewall Jackson's line

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.



Killing Field to Hallowed Ground


Riverfront Park on Sophia Street

Join NPS historians on a procession from the river, ending with a special program at Marye’s Heights

Additional events are being sponsored by the Battle of Fredericksburg Commemoration Committee.  See their website for a complete list.

Visit Battle of Fredericksburg 150th for Fredericksburg Patch's assemblage of information about and coverage of the week's events.

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Charlie Herbek December 08, 2012 at 05:50 PM
If you are not here you should drop what you are doing and come here. The battle is raging


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