I know most people these days carry their laptop or other mobile devices for accessing the internet, but there may be a few other dinosaurs like me who do not and look for somewhere they can use a computer for the net. The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is a very handy place for such in Fredericksburg. They require nothing for you to use their computers and there is no charge for it or even for printing. There are about 15 computers in the room set aside for them. I was assigned one and told that I had about an hour. I suspect if no one is waiting, you could probably have more time.
1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA
Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, Part II
The Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery is part of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial.
Organized on May 10, 1866, the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Fredericksburg established the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery; the Association continues its ownership and maintains the grounds and headstones of those Confederate soldiers who died in this area’s four battles of the War Between the States.
The Cemetery was dedicated in May of 1870 to 3,553 soldiers — including five Confederate Generals — from 14 states who were reinterred here from the battlefields surrounding Fredericksburg.
The Cemetery attracts 150,000 visitors each year. It is open free of charge seven days a week. The Association maintains lists and biographical information of soldiers buried in the Cemetery. Since 1867 the Association has held an annual Memorial Day ceremony in the Cemetery.
Quaint and Charming Fredericksburg, Virginia
"~ Fredericksburg and My First VT Meet ~"
When the announcement was made that a VT Meet was being held in Fredericksburg, Virginia, I immediately signed up! Not only was I excited about attending my first VT meet and finally meeting some great VT people, but I was also looking forward to visiting Fredericksburg for the first time. VT members came from as far away as the U.K., Canada and California! The town of Fredericksburg was extremely visitor friendly and walkable!
Zana ("Zanzooni") who planned and executed the details of the meet, did a great job of scheduling a number of varied activities and places for us to visit. The Thursday night meet & greet dinner, which was held at the Inn at the Old Silk Mill and catered by Zana herself, kicked off the weekend festivities. Many of us were staying at the Inn and it served admirably as a base from which all activities began.
Friday afternoon a convoy of vehicles transported many of us to the Lake Anna Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Beautiful, sunny weather and the changing color of leaves was a stunning backdrop for the lovely vineyard. It might not have been Napa Valley, but we all enjoyed our time there.
That evening many of us signed up for the "Ghost Walk" in old, downtown Fredericksburg. At dusk, we gathered at the Visitor's Center where the tours begin. Light was fading fast when our young guide, dressed in period garb and carrying an old lantern, arrived to whisk us into the darkening streets. Stopping at various spots, he introduced us to tales of ghosts and strange happenings in Fredericksburg. Whether the tales are to be believed or not, it was fun!
Unfortunately had to leave the following day and so were not able to visit Luray Caverns with the group or attend the farewell dinner at TruLuv's on the Rappahannock River. Nevertheless, we had a marvelous time meeting everyone and discovering Fredericksburg.