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The Heights Beyond Fredericksburg

Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg must have looked a lot like this on December 13, 1862 (except that it was swarming with Confederates). 69 more words

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December 14: “An errand of mercy”

Above: A memorial to Richard Rowland Kirkland at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

ON THIS DATE in 1862, nineteen-year-old Confederate sergeant Richard Rowland Kirkland… 200 more words

'In Account Of We Being Irish': A New Irish Brigade Letter After Fredericksburg

As some readers will be aware I am currently working on a long-term project identifying and transcribing the letters of Irish and Irish-American soldiers contained within the Civil War Widows & Dependents Pension Files. 1,542 more words

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DECEMBER 13: A war hero, an AIDS victim, and more

ABOVE: James Dean in 1950, looking even younger than his nineteen years.

TWELVE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, one teenager fought bravely in the Civil War, one fled the Holocaust, one made a Pepsi commercial, and one died of AIDS-related causes. 353 more words

The Rappahannock

by Jason Klaiber, ECW Correspondent

One hundred and fifty two years ago today, the Union army made a harrowing crossing over the Rappahannock River as it prepared to do battle in Fredericksburg. 1,052 more words

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