Monday, May 23, 2011

Tour gets off beaten path at Fredericksburg

Hikers get a glimpse of little-known piece of Fredericksburg battlefield, where Union army crossed and re-crossed the Rappahannock in Virginia. Site of the Yankees' lower pontoon-bridge crossing during the Battle of Fredericksburg, the place is hidden by woods and an industrial landscape. • Article (Alfred Waud sketch, Library of Congress)

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