More photos from the Fredericksburg battlefield – Howison Hill
Howison Hill in December 1862 provided a significant platform for Confederate artillery, including a 30-pounder Parrott Rifle, of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Battle of Fredericksburg. A wayside marker along Lee Drive in the national military park delineates the firing angles toward Union positions. Today a heavy growth of timber totally blocks the war-time view.
More photographs taken by Scott Mingus of the battlefield:
Part 1 – Hamilton’s Crossing
Part 2 – Prospect Hill
Part 3 – Lee’s Drive
Part 4 – Howison’s Hill
Part 5 – Marye’s Heights
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