Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Festive Covering of History
Fredericksburg--Federal Hill was built in 1790 and is a blending of the Georgian and Federal styles of architecture. During the Battle of Fredericksburg the house and grounds were occupied by Union infantry and artillery. Fire from this area is said to have killed General Cobb who commanded the Confederate troops defending the Sunken Road. Cobb's parents had been married in the house. Later it was used as a hospital and the grounds for burials.
The snow, gas lamps, and wreath provide a more festive and tranquil picture.

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