Saturday, December 8, 2012
The monument honors the military unit which made the most famous attack at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
By Donald Pfanz, National Park Service The culminating afternoon of the Fredericksburg Battle Anniversary weekend will begin with a procession through town, starting at Riverfront Park at 1 p.m. Sunday. The procession will be shaped largely by sound, including hundreds of explosions simulating artillery fire. Residents should not be alarmed when they hear the explosions. The exploding fireworks shells will symbolize the bombardment of Fredericksburg and the ordeal of the town’s residents as on Dec. 11, 1862, as many as 100 shells a minute exploded over the town. The program on December 9 will include the explosion of 200 shells in two minutes. As the procession moves from Riverfront Park to Hurkamp Park, the town’s church bells will …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Fredericksburg Patch's one place stop for information and stories about the Battle of Fredericksburg Sesquicentennial.
Welcome to our collection of stories about the Battle of Fredericksburg 150th commemoration, with events from Dec. 7 - 15. This page will be updated daily as news, information, photographs and video are added to Fredericksburg Patch. Overview of Sesquicentennial Events Special Exhibits Events In Their Own Words [Videos] Stories Stories in Other Publications This page was last updated Dec. 30, 2012. Find Fredericksburg Patch via:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The 12-page booklet provides the detailed schedule of events for the nine day commemoration.
The National Park Service (NPS) joins the City of Fredericksburg in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg from Dec. 7 - 15, 2012. The weekend of Dec. 7 - 9 will include a bus tour, a walking tour, lectures, living history demonstrations and re-enactments. The weekend's culminating event is Sunday's "A Nation Remembers: Fredericksburg" procession, which begins at 1 p.m. From the shore of the Rappahannock River at Riverfront Park, participants will walk through town to the Sunken Road. The procession will be "accompanied by the words of those who were there, and witness to the names of those who fell," according to the Visitor Guide. There also will be the simulated explosion of 100 shells per minute, the …