4-inch Seige rifle

This is a “Cannoneer’s eye view” of Fredericksburg. The cannon is a 4-inch Seige rifle on the Chatham Grounds. It aims across the Rappohanock River toward Marye’s Heights, the focal point for much of the Union effort during the battle. The Steeple seen rising in the picture is St. George’s Episcopal church, which has been on that site since the founding of Fredericksburg in the early 1700′s

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