Lost Voices: Slavery, Freedom, and the Battle of Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park


When we talk about the Battle of Fredericksburg, we usually talk about the soldiers and civilians who wrote down their experiences. Unfortunately, relying on these accounts gives us an incomplete picture. What about people who did not write down their stories?

This question is particularly important when trying to understand the impact of the battle on Fredericksburg's enslaved and free black population. In this talk, Ranger Becca explores the secondhand accounts that shine a light on these lost voices.


12 minutes, 33 seconds

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