Fire on the Rappahannock: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg
Official Announcement – January 10, 2012
The Battle of Fredericksburg Commemorative Committee is busy planning “Fire on the Rappahannock: the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg” to be held from 7 through 9 December 2012.
The activities planned for “Fire on the Rappahannock” will commemorate the December 1862 Battle at Fredericksburg, VA. Friday December 7 is planned for an education day in the Federal and Confederate camps, Saturday December 8 will have reenactments of the Federal troops crossing the Rappahannock, street fighting in the town and the assault on Marye's Heights as well as various vignettes concerning the plight of the civilian populace and events that occurred throughout the region during the time of the battle. Sunday December 9 is set aside for the official NPS Commemorative Program.
The 'Committee' has been meeting monthly and is putting in place a website for future communications and registration is expected to be open in early March 2012. You can expect future announcements regularly.
Name – Fire on the Rappahannock: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg
Dates - 7 through 9 December 2012
Location – City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County and Spotsylvania County Virginia
Event Type - Historical Reenactment and Living History
Sponsors – 150th Fredericksburg Battle Commemorative Committee, supported by 47th Virginia, Company I and 28th Massachusetts, Company B
Website - To Be Announced
Contact Information: Fredericksburg150@28thmasscoB.org
Battle of Fredericksburg Commemorative Committee
28th Mass, Co B http://www.28thMassCoB.org