The Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Saturday, October 23, 2021 ~ $95.00 pp ~ Depart: Lower Dauphin High School 6:00 AM ~ Camp Hill Radisson 6:30 AM
Please join the Harrisburg and Hershey Civil War Round Tables on Saturday, October 23, 2021 as we visit Fredericksburg, Virginia the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg, a resounding Confederate victory that left the town devastated, the union army humiliated and the fields around the town littered with Union dead and wounded.
On December 11, 1862, Union troops bombarded the town from Stafford Heights, then crossed the river on pontoon bridges to confront Robert E. Lee’s Confederates holding fortified high ground to the west. On December 13, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside’s Union troops launched a two-pronged attack. On the south end of the line, they achieved a brief-but-bloody breakthrough against Stonewall Jackson’s corps at Prospect Hill. To the north, behind the town, seven waves of Union attackers struggled against the powerful Confederate defenses on Marye’s Heights and in the Sunken Road. Not one of those waves reached the Confederate line.
The battle dealt a painful blow to the Union war effort—discouraging Union soldiers and intensifying public debate about the war and the wisdom of emancipation. For the Confederates, the triumph helped establish both Lee and his army as the Confederates' greatest hope for ultimate victory.
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The price of this field trip is $95.00 per person. This includes round-trip motor-coach transportation, lunch, driver tip, guide honoraria and entrance fees. To register, complete the form below and mail to: Norm Daniels, Harrisburg CWRT, 500 Bonnymead Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Your $25.00 deposit will hold your seat with the $70.00 balance due not later than August 11, 2021. Cancellations received before September 23rd will receive a full refund. Cancellations after September 23rd will receive a refund ONLY if the open seats have been filled. Make checks payable to: Harrisburg CWRT. Questions: contact Steve Smith at 717-433-0209 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ricky Hollis at 717-805-7502 or email: email@example.com.
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Pick-up point (check one):
[ ] Lower Dauphin HS at 6:00 am
[ ] Camp Hill Radisson Hotel at 6:30 am Lunch (check one): (Note: if you register for more than one seat, provide menu choices for each seat’s occupant)
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