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A Surreal Morning in Fredericksburg

One of the bloodiest slaughters in the Civil War occurred on the gentle slope of a hillside peach orchard in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  I knew that my great-great-grandfather, George Kriebel, died at Fredericksburg, but did not know any details.  717 more words

Road Trip

The Civil War at the 'Old Washington Farm'

Editor’s Note: Lives & Legacies continues to remember the Civil War as that conflict’s 150th anniversary concludes this April and May.  During the Civil War, the homes of George Washington and Fielding Lewis – both indispensable to securing American freedom in the Revolution — served as campsite and hospital in a bloody struggle over the definition of that same freedom. 939 more words

George Washington's Ferry Farm

New Review!

I received a new review for my novel, A Beckoning Hellfire. This book is the sequel to A Beautiful Glittering Lie, and the second book in the Renegade Series. 180 more words

Ice on the Rappahannock

This picture was taken early Sunday afternoon, February 15, 2015, of the Middle Pontoon Crossing site at the Fredericksburg City Dock. Ferry Farm can be seen on the opposite bank at the center of the picture.


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

Battlefields & Historic Places

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