Posted by: Erin Longbottom | 21st Oct, 2009

Belated Partial Field Trip Post

When we were at the Fredericksburg battlefield the park ranger there let me take pictures of the photos of the pictures she showed the tour group. I took a few of them and then lined them up with current day pictures:

This one isn’t of the battlfield, but the man on the left was a confederate soldier who went out on the battlfield and gave water to wounded union soldiers. I want t say he was called the angel of Fredericksburg, but I’m not sure that was his name. The picture on the right is a monument to him.

The picture on the left is of the battlefield wall with the Innis house in the distance. The right hand picture is of the same wall with the Innis house.

This photo is of the Steven house, which you can see the foundation of on the right.

Picture of what the battlefield originally looked like, and a picture of what’s there today.

You can see the images at a larger size if you go to my flickr account, I think if you go here you should be able to see them. Hopefully I’ll be adding more picture from the trip within the next two days.


This is GREAT! What a good idea– it’s really powerful. You are right about the Angel of Marye’s Heights, whose real name was Sgt. Richard Kirkland.

Wow! Thank you for all these pictures! It’s amazing to see the before and after effects of each photograph. The last one of the battlefield interests me the most. Thank you for such contribution.

Hey Erin, will you tag this “fieldtrip” so it goes through to that page?

Okay, I see it there!

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