Since we were on a “business” trip, @Southern Unionist and I only had a couple days to explore Fredericksburg. Needless to say it’s on our list for a return trip. Thanks to my CWT buddies we saw some of the highlights so of course I wanted to share them here. All the pics are courtesy of my hubby. Please enjoy! Our first stop was Chatham Manor, a home that played a vital role as a Union headquarters, hospital and soup kitchen during the Civil War. Five "witness trees" from the Civil War still grow on the grounds of Chatham, including two Catalpa trees, which have become locally famous. And here's the chair. Chatham is worth a visit for the view alone. And the trees. You have to see the Catalpa trees. Hurry, they're on life support! Next post will be the Wilderness.