Self-Guided Walking Tour of Fredericksburg: December 1862
During the American Civil War, Fredericksburg's geographic location drew contending armies to its environs with a deadly inevitability. The City is located on the banks of a river that served as a natural defensive barrier as well as astride a north-south rail corridor that helped keep the large armies supplied. On four separate occasions, the Union Army of the Potomac, fought the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in and around the City. This two-part, self guided walking tour will visit scenes of the Fredericksburg Campaign of November - December 1862 - the first of these encounters.