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Commemoration of the Battle of Fredericksburg's 150th anniversary continues
3:30-5 p.m. "The Hopeless Charge: The Last Attacks at Marye's Heights." Union troops repeatedly attacked
CVBT reception, banquet, lectures
6 p.m. A special evening of reflection
SATURDAY, DEC. 15
NPS walking tours:
10 a.m.-noon "Lee and Jackson at Belvoir." A rare chance to visit the evocative site of Belvoir--a major Confederate field hospital where General Maxcy Gregg died. Later, Jackson hosted his wife and child here. Meet Frank O'Reilly and John Hennessy in the parking lot at Lee Hill Elementary School, 3600 Lee Hill School Drive. Access courtesy Crossroads Associates LLC.
1-2:30 p.m. "Yankees Coming and Going: Franklin's Crossing." One of the war's most-photographed sites, the Lower Pontoon Crossing in Spotsylvania County is today obscured, rarely visited. Half the defeated Union army retreated across bridges here. Join Frank O'Reilly and Eric Mink at
3:30-5 p.m. "City of Hospitals." One writer called it a "city of death,"