As Others See Us

The following article was found in the Anne Silver Collection at the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center. By proclamation on February 10, 1941 Governor James Price declared Fredericksburg a first class city. This article later appeared. “AS OTHERS SEE US” Crandell Macay, who edits the weekly Chronicle at Arlington, recently took …

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A Simple Clothesline

Volunteer Rollene McCormack came across a most interesting note from the Union Army Signal Corps following the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg: “March 11th 1863 5.30 P.M.   Maj. Gen. Butterfield Chief of Staff General: I have the honor to report that our signal in Fredericksburg has yesterday and to …

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Introducing the Knox family

We at the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center are trying something new: a blog. Writers for the blog will be the volunteers at the Center.  We hope to stimulate discussion, uncover new material and provide a forum for people interested in local history and historic preservation. The Center is a local …

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