Fredericksburg, Virginia

What is Fredericksburg, Virginia known for?


small publishing

:*Fredericksburg, Virginia on the Rappahannock River :*Richmond, Virginia on the James River '''George Weedon''' (1734–1793) was an American soldier during the Revolutionary War (American Revolutionary War) from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He served as a Brigadier General in the Continental Army and later in the Virginia militia. '''Studio Ironcat''' was a small publishing company based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, dedicated


time music

;Old-time (Old-time music) - University of Mary Washington Eagles Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia) Capital Athletic Conference - Quote In Bishop White's response of August 15, 1835 to Colonel Mercer of Fredericksburg, Virginia, he writes: "In regard to the subject of your inquiry, truth requires me to say that General Washington (George Washington) never received the communion (Eucharist) in the churches of which I am


classical architecture

a memorial to George Rogers Clark to be erected in Vincennes. Completed in 1933, the George Rogers Clark Memorial, built in Roman Classical (classical architecture) style, stands on what was then believed to be the site of Fort Sackville, and is now the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. It includes a statue of Clark by Hermon Atkins MacNeil.


time national

planned to return to limited service on excursion trains planned to operate on the short-line Shenandoah Valley Railroad. King, who now lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, retired in 2002 (at which time ''National Review'' published an anthology of her columns entitled ''STET, Damnit!''), but resumed writing a monthly column for ''National Review'' in 2006, titled in 2007 "The Bent Pin".


band rock

Fredericksburg , Virginia, United States genre One-man band, rock (Rock music), jam (Jam band), progressive bluegrass, dance (dance music), funk, folk (folk music), alternative rock, jazz, reggae '''Keller Williams''' (born February 4, 1970) is an American (United States) musician from Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Virginia, who began performing in the early 1990s. He is also known by the names '''K-Dub''' or just '''Keller''', when


century historic

was established in 1720. Within the historic district, four 18th-century historic sites have been managed by Preservation Virginia but, following a full, statewide reorganization by that organization, the newly created "Washington Heritage Museums" group will acquire the sites by 2014: the Mary Washington House, where George Washington's mother (Mary Ball Washington) spent her final years; the late 18th century Rising Sun Tavern (Fredericksburg, Virginia) Rising Sun Tavern


natural defense

was to attack the Union right flank, north of the Chickahominy River, before McDowell's corps, marching south from Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia), could arrive. However, on May 27, the same day the Battle of Hanover Court House was fought northeast of Richmond, Johnston learned that McDowell's corps had been diverted to the Shenandoah Valley and would not be reinforcing the Army of the Potomac. He decided against attacking across his own natural defense line, the Chickahominy, and planned to capitalize on the Union army's straddle of the river by attacking the two corps south of the river, leaving them isolated from the other three corps north of the river. Salmon, pp. 20–21. On April 19, a detachment of the 8th Connecticut and the 89th New York landed on Hill's Point at the confluence of the forks of the Nansemond River. This amphibious force assaulted Fort Huger from the rear, quickly capturing its garrison, thus reopening the river to Union shipping. On April 24, Brig. Gen. (Brigadier general (United States)) Michael Corcoran's Union division mounted a reconnaissance-in-force from Fort Dix against Maj. Gen. (Major General (CSA)) George E. Pickett's extreme right flank. The Federals approached cautiously and were easily repulsed. On April 29, Gen. Robert E. Lee directed Longstreet to disengage from Suffolk (Suffolk, Virginia) and rejoin the Army of Northern Virginia at Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia). By May 4, the last of Longstreet's command had crossed the Blackwater River en route to Richmond (Richmond, Virginia). Background When Maj. Gen. (Major general (United States)) Ambrose Burnside was relieved of command of the Union's Army of the Potomac (following the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862 and the fiasco of his Mud March (Mud March (American Civil War)) in January 1863), his replacement, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, immediately began reorganizing and training his army, in winter quarters outside of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia). One of his most significant actions was to combine smaller cavalry units, spread out across the army, into a single Cavalry Corps, led by Maj. Gen. George Stoneman. Up until this time, the Union cavalry had been consistently outperformed by their Confederate counterparts, commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. Although they possessed superior equipment and had the advantage of a plentiful supply of men and federal horses, the Union cavalrymen had lacked the confidence, experience, and leadership to challenge Stuart. Salmon, pp. 165-67. The '''Second Battle of Fredericksburg''', also known as the '''Second Battle of Marye's Heights''', took place on May 3, 1863, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as part of the Battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War. Anderson, a supporter of southern secession and states' rights, was commissioned a brigadier general (Brigadier General (CSA)) in the Confederate Army on September 3, 1861. Initially assigned to command the Confederate forces at Wilmington, North Carolina, in April 1862, he was reassigned to the area around Fredericksburg, Virginia, opposite Union (Union Army) Maj. Gen. (Major general (United States)) Irvin McDowell. thumb right 300px Movements in the Overland Campaign, May 27–29, 1864, following the Battle of North Anna (File:Overland Campaign May 27-29.png) As he did after the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, Grant now planned to leave the North Anna in another wide swing around Lee's flank, marching east of the Pamunkey River to screen his movements from the Confederates. He ordered (on May 22) that his supply depots at Belle Plain, Aquia Creek (Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve), and Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia) be moved to a new base at Port Royal, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River. (Six days later the supply base was moved again, from Port Royal to White House (White House (plantation)) on the Pamunkey.) If Grant had decided to move directly south, he would have been forced to cross three rivers, the Little River, the New Found, and the South Anna, minor obstacles that Lee would have to navigate instead. Eicher, pp. 671, 679, 683; Rhea, ''Cold Harbor'', p. 22; Welcher, pp. 981, 986; Furgurson, p. 43. During this period, Confederate General James Longstreet unsuccessfully besieged the town (Siege of Suffolk) with 20,000 men between April 11 and May 4, 1863. He was ordered to disengage by General Robert E. Lee to join the Army of Northern Virginia at Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia). Two months later on July 3, the Union forces abandoned the town for strategic reasons, as decided by General John Adams Dix.


painting portraits

; At 14, he was painting portraits for $5 apiece. Through such work, he supported himself after the death of his father.


crime reporting

were living below the poverty line. Crime The Fredericksburg Police Department tracks crime information under the state-level system of the Uniform Crime Reporting program. The Uniform Crime Reporting program was developed and is administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistical data from law enforcement agencies across the country. The crime information is collected under the National Incident Based Reporting System format Per state code, the central repository for crime statistics rests with the Department of State Police, which compiles data from all of the participating agencies into an annual publication. Crime in Virginia 2011 Politics By long-standing tradition (dating back to the Federal "Hatch Act (Hatch Act of 1939)" which prohibited government employees from participating in 'partisan' politics'), local elections in Fredericksburg are officially non-partisan. The mayoral and council elections nor local constitutional positions (sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, Commonwealth Attorney, for example) do not have candidates with a party label. Like the rest of Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg has trended strongly Democratic (Democratic Party (United States)) in recent years. In the 2008 Presidential election (United States presidential election, 2008), voters in Fredericksburg gave Barack Obama a total of 64.33% of the vote.


reporting+program

were living below the poverty line. Crime The Fredericksburg Police Department tracks crime information under the state-level system of the Uniform Crime Reporting program. The Uniform Crime Reporting program was developed and is administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistical data from law enforcement agencies across the country

Fredericksburg, Virginia

'''Fredericksburg''' is an independent city (Independent city (United States)) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2013, the population was 28,132. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County (Spotsylvania County, Virginia) for statistical purposes.

Located and is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (Washington metropolitan area).

Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Fall Line (Atlantic Seaboard fall line), Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War (American Civil War), the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Tourism is a major part of the economy, with approximately 1.5 million people visiting the Fredericksburg area annually, including the battlefield park, the downtown visitor center, events, museums and historic sites. Official web site of the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia

Fredericksburg is home to several major commercial centers including Central Park (Central Park (shopping complex)) (as of 2004, the second-largest mall on the East Coast (East Coast of the United States)) and Spotsylvania Towne Centre, located in Spotsylvania County adjacent to the city line. Major employers include the University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO. Many Fredericksburg-area residents commute to work by car, bus, and rail to Washington DC and Richmond (Richmond, Virginia), as well as the counties of Fairfax (Fairfax County, Virginia), Prince William (Prince William County, Virginia), and Arlington (Arlington County, Virginia). There has been continuous debate about whether or not Fredericksburg is culturally a part of the rest of Northern Virginia.

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