Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed--most in graves unknown.
National Cemetery Illumination
On Saturday, May 26, more than 15,300 candles will light the Fredericksburg National Cemetery for the twenty-third annual luminaria.
Last updated: May 21, 2018