Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.
This Georgian style manor, on a bluff overlooking the Rappahannock River, was a Union artillery position, headquarters, camp and hospital and provides a panoramic view of historic Fredericksburg.
Wave after wave of Union soldiers charged against this position in one of the most lopsided engagements of the Civil War.
Although other parts of the Fredericksburg battlefield are better known, the Slaughter Pen Farm was the Union's best chance for victory.
Fredericksburg is a place bursting with old Virginia history. The town itself, characterized by its historic homes and churches, was the scene of urban combat amid one of the largest and most desperate battles of the entire war.
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