April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013
Town Hall/Market House, 1st Floor
The Civil War figuratively consumed Fredericksburg — it was, indeed, the city’s defining, transformative event. The futures of the residents — African-Americans, women, children, soldiers, Unionists, confederates, abolitionists, slave traders — were forever altered, and their experiences differ greatly depending on their rolls in the war. Vignettes portray these differing groups and their experiences.
This exhibition is the Museum’s signature Sesquicentennial exhibition.