Although the immediate shore Virginia’s Lower Potomac has been largely spared the devastation of warfare U.S. wars, some of the fiercest fighting of the Civil War took place in and around Fredericksburg. There were battles in the city of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Courthouse and an area known as The Wilderness. These battlefields are preserved as part of the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park.The Northern Neck is the birthplace of one of history’s great military leaders, Robert E. Lee, and of George Washington, who lead American forces in the Revolutionary War before become the nation’s first president.
Virginia's Tidewater Potomac War & Conflict
Last updated: April 10, 2015