MEDIA
Map of the Battle Field of Fredericksburg
Original Author: B. L. Blackford
Created: 40991.62361
Medium: Map
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society

Map of the Battle Field of Fredericksburg

An 1866 map commissioned by Carter Moore Braxton, a civil engineer, businessman, and former Confederate artillery officer, details the battlefield at Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. The position of Union forces are shown in blue, Confederate units in red; in addition, topographical features, railroad lines, roads, and various farms and residences are included. The map was drawn by B. L. Blackford, who had served during the war in the Confederate Topographical Engineers Office.