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Sacred to the memory ofHugh Mercer,Brigadier-Generalin the Army ofThe United States;He died on the 12th of January, 1777,of the wounds he receivedon the 3d of same month,near Princetown, in New Jersey,bravely defending theLiberties of America.The …
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In 1728, the colonial government established Fredericksburg as far upstream on the Rappahannock River as was navigable. Vessels traveling to and from the Chesapeake Bay and beyond could tie up at the docks there. Workers and slaves loaded tobacco …
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This tablet marksthe only home in America ofJohn Paul JonesHe was appointed a lieutenantin the Continental Navy whilestill a resident of Virginia
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Commuters and rail passengers hurry to their trains over asphalt paving that is only the most recent layer in Fredericksburg's history. These travelers cross over prehistoric work sites, eighteenth-century shops and dwellings, a Civil War battlegr…
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(Front):Historic Kenmore and George Washington's FerryFor George Washington, Fredericksburg was "...the place of my growing infancy." The old town on the Rappahannock River remained his home until he moved permanently to Mt. Vernon after the death…
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(Front):George Washington: SoldierGeorge Washington gained his first military experience during the French and Indian Wars where his bravery and leadership made him a hero. When discord between the American colonies and the British Crown broke out…
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(Front):George Washington: SurveyorGeorge Washington loved mathematics, a passion he put to work when he learned to survey land, a useful trade in colonial America. At the age of 15, his first surveying job was to map his brother's turnip field. W…
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(Front):George Washington: StatesmanFollowing the Treaty of Paris that guaranteed American independence from Great Britain in 1783, Washington became an influential mover in the steps leading to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 178…
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In 1774, St. George's Parish purchased the land around you for a cemetery. Following the American Revolution and disestablishment of the Anglican Church in Virginia, the Fredericksburg government appropriated this land for a public burying ground.…
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In August 1608, the first meeting between the Mannahoac Indian people of the Piedmont and the English colonists at Jamestown occurred at the falls of the Rappahannock River. Men from the upriver town of Hasinninga were hunting here at the eastern …
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