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150 years of the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The ceremony of the Fredericksburg battle takes place once a year and shows how americans are linked to their recent past. During the Civil War, Fredericksburg, Virginia, gained strategic importance due to its location midway between Washington and Richmond, the opposing capitals of the Union and the Confederacy. During the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 11–15, 1862, the town sustained significant damage from bombardment and looting by the Union forces.