Approximately 110,000 casualties occurred during the four major battles fought in the vicinity of Fredericksburg, Virginia making it the bloodiest ground on the North American continent. In 1927 the U.S. Congress established Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Memorial National Military Park to commemorate the heroic deeds of the men engaged at the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. Today the park also includes the historic structures of Chatham, Ellwood, Salem Church, and the "Stonewall" Jackson Shrine. The park encompasses over 8,000 acres making it one of the largest military park in the world. There is no fee to visit the park. There is a fee to see the 22 minute movies at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville Visitor Centers.
Last Updated: 7/15/2008 4:15 PM