Embattled Fredericksburg: Civil War Bus Tour with Greg Mertz
June 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Join Greg Mertz, Supervisory Historian at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (retired), as we explore events leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. Newly appointed to command of the Army of the Potomac, General Ambrose E. Burnside had an aggressive plan, approved by President Lincoln, to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. The only thing standing in the way of success was General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia.
The tour will leave from the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin Historical Park at 8:00 a.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. We will begin the tour at Chatham Manor then proceed to spots of interest on the battlefield including the Sunken Road, Marye’s Heights, Telegraph Hill, Howison Hill, the Union Breakthrough Field, and Prospect Hill. A picnic lunch will be provided (included in your registration fee). Reservations are required and space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Register online today.
This tour will include several stops that require walking on uneven terrain. Please dress and plan accordingly.