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(1861-1865) Civil War Battles (Eastern Theater)
Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
Posts: 1082
Yankee's at Fredricksburg
Posted on: 12/8/2020 9:16:43 AM

From the Spirit of The Age. Raleigh North Carolina. December 8, 1862

"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.
Phil Andrade
Posts: 4794
Yankee's at Fredricksburg
Posted on: 12/8/2020 2:20:22 PM

Very interesting vignettes, Larry.

Fredericksburg makes a profound impression in the folklore of the Civil War. I visited the place once or twice and find that it remains vivid in my memory even after thirty years.

That river, and the gracious buildings, the Stone Wall at the foot of Marye’s Heights, combined to make it a dramatic place.

Didn’t Lee have strong family connections with the town ?

The fact that the yankees unleashed such a cannonade against the place, and subsequently looted the town, makes the accounts more striking.

The stories about roughing up the women in Baltimore is something else !

Regards, Phil
"Egad, sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!" "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress." Earl of Sandwich and John Wilkes

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