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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Battle of Fredericksburg


book cover
Cover: The Irish Brigade presses toward Marye's Heights. Painting by Don Troiani. Photograph courtesy Historical Art Prints, Ltd., Southbury, Connecticut.


Additional text by Donald Pfanz

Maps by George Skoch

Thanks to the interpretive staff at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Special thanks to Robert Krick for invaluable assistance in completion of this project.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Service
USAMHIUnited States Army Military Historical Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Francis Augustín O'Reilly, The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock (2006) Victor Brooks, Marye's Heights: Fredericksburg (2001) James K. Bryant, The Battle of Fredericksburg (VA): We Cannot Escape History (2010), Donald C. Pfanz War So Terrible: A Popular History of the Battle of Fredericksburg (Richmond: Page One History Publications, 2003), Jay Luvaas and Harold W. Nelson Guide to the Battles of Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996) as well as the NPS Handbook #155: Fredericksburg battlefields : Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park (Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1999) and the Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan: Chatham Plantation: Witness to the Civil War.

History and Culture