Fredericksburg, Virginia

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) John Ashby , who was out of the fort, was attacked by Indians and made a remarkable escape to the fort. It is from this incident that the name was applied.

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title The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography year 1960 publisher James T. White & Company location New York Hugh Doggett Scott, Jr. was born on an estate in Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Virginia, that was once owned by George Washington.


Freedom''' was drafted in 1777 (though it was not first introduced into the Virginia General Assembly until 1779) by Thomas Jefferson in the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 1786, the Virginia General Assembly Assembly

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:*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

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, and hosted interviews. He also hosted a comedy program with three fellow students called ''The King Schmaltz Bagel Hour''. Stern, pp. 115–117. Stern gained admission to the School of Public Communications (Boston University College of Communication) in 1974 Colford, p. 31. and earned a diploma in July 1975 at the Radio Engineering Institute of Electronics in Fredericksburg, Virginia which allowed him to apply for a General

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of the Hanover County militia, numbering about 150, marched toward Williamsburg, arriving about

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Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Dahlgren naval base , respectively. The power chord of modern guitar was first developed by Link Wray in Fredericksburg in 1958 during his first improvisation of the instrumental piece "Rumble" (Rumble (instrumental)), a single released by Wray & His Ray Men.

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uniformed and armed with rifles from state military depots, his regiments presented a fine military appearance during the march through Maryland and Pennsylvania. Some of his regimental officers were also members of the North Carolina planter "aristocracy," including Colonel Collett Leventhorpe leading the 11th North Carolina Infantry and twenty-one-year-old Harry Burgwyn (Henry King Burgwyn) at the head of the 26th North Carolina Regiment, the largest Confederate regiment at Gettysburg. Not having been in serious combat for nearly a year, his brigade mustered a strength over 2,500 officers and men. Busey & Martin, p. 286. Lost incorporated towns Many of Virginia's incorporated towns grew to become independent cities. In fact, most of Virginia's current independent cities began that way. Towns that became cities of the same name include the current cities of Charlottesville (Charlottesville, Virginia), Danville (Danville, Virginia), Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Norfolk, Poquoson (Poquoson, Virginia), Portsmouth, Richmond, and Williamsburg, to name only a few. Not to be confused with Roanoke County, the town and then city of Roanoke made its two step transition in only a couple of years, the fast growth earning the nickname "Magic City." In those times, waterways were the major highways of commerce. Early developments along the east coast of the colonies tended to end at the fall line (the head of navigation) of the rivers that emptied into the Atlantic directly (e.g., the Hudson River) or into its great Bays (e.g., the Delaware (Delaware Bay) and the Chesapeake (Chesapeake Bay)). Such early communities in Virginia included what we now know as Alexandria (Alexandria, Virginia) on the Potomac River, Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia) on the Rappahannock River, Richmond (Richmond, Virginia) and Lynchburg (Lynchburg, Virginia) on the James River (James River (Virginia)) and Petersburg (Petersburg, Virginia) on the Appomattox River. Early life and college Maine was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After graduating from North Stafford High School in Stafford, Virginia, Maine played college baseball for UNC Charlotte where he was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Year in

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title The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography year 1960 publisher James T. White & Company location New York Hugh Doggett Scott, Jr. was born on an estate in Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Virginia, that was once owned by George Washington.

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or regionally owned. Sports There are no professional sports teams in Fredericksburg. In October 2013, the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team formally applied to relocate there for the 2015 season,

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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