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FREDERICKSBURG and SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY BATTLEFIELDS MEMORIAL
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Part I: A New Thrust Into Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG
NovemberóDecember 1862

  a. A FAST MARCH

  b. THE FATAL DELAY

  c. ACROSS THE RAPPAHANNOCK

  d. BURNSIDE'S FAILURE

  e. "THAT TERRIBLE STONE WALL"

CHANCELLORSVILLE
AprilóMay 1863

  f. A NEW COMMANDER

  g. HOOKER'S PLAN

  h. LEE'S RESPONSE

  i. JACKSON DISAPPEARS INTO THE FOREST

  j. THE COMMANDER WHO WOULD NOT DARE

  k. LEE MOVES NORTH


Part II: Grant Begins the Final Drive

THE WILDERNESS
May 1864

  l. ONCE MORE INTO THE FOREST

  m. THE FLAMING WILDERNESS

SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE
May 1864

  n. THE FIGHT FOR THE SALIENT

  o. ANOTHER MARCH


p. ADMINISTRATION

This digital version of the park's 1966 handbook is reproduced here unaltered from its original form (including a few errors the careful reader will quickly note). We hope to have the park's most recent handbook online in the near future.

For additional information, visit the Web site for
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
or view their Official National Park Handbook (#155):

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Historical Handbook Number Thirty-Nine
1966

This publication is one of a series of handbooks describing the historical and archeological areas in the National Park System administered by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior. It is printed by the Government Printing Office and may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Price $1.25

NPS seal The National Park System, of which Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park is a unit, is dedicated to conserving the scenic, scientific, and historic heritage of the United States for the benefit and enjoyment of its people.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Stewart L. Udall, Secretary

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
George B. Hartzog, Jr., Director


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relics
Gathered behind the stone wall below Marye's Heights are relics and equipment that recall the tenacious Confederate stand against successive waves of Union infantry on December 13, 1862. Another arrangement, on pages 54 and 55, displays weapons and gear of the Union army amid a line of entrenchments in the Wilderness.
Photograph by Arnold Newman.



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