• Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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Fredericksburg Links

The webpage for Fredericksburg Battlefield contains more information on the battlefield, walking tour folders, and links to much more about the battle.

For information on special events, lectures and tours of Fredericksburg and nearby battlefields click here.

Educational Resources at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania N.M.P. contains information for teachers and students working on reports.

Virtual Tour
. Take a virtual tour of the battlefield with photos and text by clicking here.

Also see the Battle of Chancellorsville and the Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House for information on those battles of the park.

For further information on the Battle of Fredericksburg visit these websites.

Don Pfanz, Park Staff Historian, has written 37 articles about the battle. Click here to read them.

Consult the vast and growing collections of reference materials online, including free public-domain books and articles about the battle, its setting, and its implications. These resources are available by searching or browsing for “Fredericksburg,” or related terms such as “Rappahannock” and “Marye’s Heights,” at the commercial website here, the nonprofit website here, and the university sponsored websites here, here, here, and here, among numerous other locations.

The Battle of Fredericksburg, Animated
View an animated recreation of the entire battlefield on December 13, 1862. The Confederate army is represented by red bars and the Union army by blue bars. The animation requires Shockwave to play. If you don't have it, you can download it for free from Macromedia. Battle animation courtesy of TravelBrains. (File size: 1.9 MB)
(Download time: 38 sec with DSL / 4 min 30 sec with 56K)
Click Here to begin the program

Did You Know?

Saunders Field

The first infantry shots of the bloodiest campaign in American history were fired in Saunders Field on May 5, 1864.