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National Park Service News Release

For Immediate Release:
November 07, 2012
Contact(s):   Donald Pfanz, 540-372-3031

Kat Kirby, 202-208-6843

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park--This week’s National Park Getaway

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – There is something about standing at places where great events occurred that stirs the soul and fires the imagination. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park—the bloodiest ground in all North America—is one such spot. The park is home to no fewer than four major Civil War battlefields—ground hallowed by the blood of the 100,000 soldiers who fell here.

Begin your tour at the Fredericksburg Battlefield visitor center, which features a short film and exhibits about the first of four battles. From here you can walk along the newly restored Sunken Road, a lane bordered by a stone wall, where, for eight hours, a few thousand Confederate soldiers held back repeated assaults of nearly one-third of the Union army. Read more


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