Fredericksburg visit

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Dec 12, 2020
Fredericksburg was my first stop on my Civil War journey. I really liked how they valued their CW history and make visitors welcome there. There is a Visitor Center right in the downtown that will set you up with all the information you can handle. There is a downtown walking tour that goes into the CW fighting on the city streets. I will try to do that another time. Fredericksburg was so welcoming I would go back there again.
I stumbled onto the Slaughter Pen while wandering around during a GPS loss. It would have been great to walk it, but there were no mileages posted and it was HOT. The Civil War Trails sign had fallen down.
The lady at the Spotsylvania Visitor Center said people are drawn to it. There is a falling down farmhouse you can see in the fourth photo that they have no plans to fix up. She said photographers are drawn there and you can follow them on Facebook.
I found my way out to Lee Drive, those are the pictures that follow. The big name generals were all out there, it was the Confederate line, which I am told was 7 miles.
From there I made it to the Battlefield, Marye's Heights and the Sunken Road. I walked it the Sunken Road, attempting to channel events, but the best view was at the top of the hill in the National Cemetery where you can see down into town and the river. The graves of the unknowns with multiple persons were very sad. The first number is the section, the number below how many bodies are interred there.
I stopped in at a shop at the bottom of the hill called "The Picket Post" The owner gave me some info on how to get around amid the construction and how to get out to Chatham. He had some interesting things for sale if you get out that way.
He also gave me a tip for a restaurant, Brock's Riverside Grill, which was great. I ate there both nights I was in town.
Chatham was closed but the grounds were beautiful. The view from the other side of the river that Burnside saw was stunning. Burnside-I just shake my head in disbelief.

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