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Commemoration of the Battle of Fredericksburg's 150th anniversary continues
Spectators and re-enactors fill Sophia Street in Fredericksburg on Saturday to watch blue and gray square off once again for the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Fredericksburg.
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Visit the Photo Place
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 Gen. 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 of 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,"