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  • Two Civil War soldiers seated next to one another

    Read about the soldiers on whose lived were forever changed on these battlefields.

  • Historical photo of a group of enslaved people crossing a river.
    Enslaved People

    Before and during the Civil War enslaved African Americans helped determine the course of history.

  • A picture of Fredericksburg across the Rappahannock River.

    From local residents to family waiting for news at home, the history of the park spans beyond the military.

  • A painting of men in suits standing around a seated Abraham Lincoln.

    Political leaders in the United States and the Confederacy had enormous influence on the course of the Civil War.

  • Six women sitting on a porch during the Civil War.

    Explore the stories of the diverse group of women whose lives intersected with the park and influenced the course of history.


People Making History

Browse stories of people whose lives impacted and intersected with the resources that the park protects.

We are continuously learning and researching stories to enrich and deepen our understanding of the past. The content on this page will grow with time.
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    Last updated: March 6, 2023

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