2nd Battle of Fredericksburg Civil War Conversation

Date: 
May 8, 2013 - 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Location: 
Appomattox
Event Type: 
Series
Contact: 
Linda Lipscomb
Address: 
205 Main Street
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The talks will take place upstairs at Baine's Books and Coffee.

The Second Battle of Fredericksburg took place on Lee's right flank during the Chancellorsville Campaign.  On the same ground where the Union Army had suffered terrible losses a few months earlier while assaulting Marye's Heights, Union Gen. Sedgwick was assigned the task of dislodging Gen. Early from the heights and separating him from the rest of Lee's Army.  A little known but dramatic battle ensued with important consequences. Join Bryan Baine, owner of Baine's Books and Coffee for this free lunchtime talk.

Admission is free. Lunch will be available for purchase at Baine's Books and Coffee (Outside lunches are not permitted).