Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military
Park will hold a special tour and a ceremony to commemorate the 151st
anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Events will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, and are free and open
to the public.
historian Frank O’Reilly accompanied by
living historians of the 28th Massachusetts will lead a two-hour, 1.5 mile tour along the route of attack of the Federal Irish Brigade.
The tour begins at 12 p.m. at Fredericksburg City Dock, 207 Sophia St.,
and concludes at about 2 p.m. at the Kirkland Memorial along Sunken Road.
The park's annual Battle of Fredericksburg Commemorative
Event begins at 2 p.m. at the Kirkland Memorial. Fredericksburg City Councilman Matt Kelly is the featured speaker. Kelly is also a member of the 28th Massachusetts, Company B,
living history unit.
In the event of
inclement weather, the program will be held in the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor
Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd.. For
more information, call 540-373-6122 or 540-373-6124.
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