Fredericksburg Battlefield (Virginia)

Fredericksburg Battlefield
Fredericksburg's geographic location drew contending armies, to its environs with a deadly inevitability. The City is located on the banks of a river that served as a natural defensive buffer as well as astride a north-south rail corridor that helped keep the large armies supplied. On four separate occasions, the Union Army of the Potomac fought the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in and around the City. These clashes left over 100,000 casualties and a scarred landscape in their wake.