Confederate Cemetery Wall Collapses

WOAH! I didn’t know this happened, and its almost 36 hours later!!!

About 6 a.m. yesterday, an 85-foot section of the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery’s brick wall collapsed.

Nearby residents reported hearing the wall, which fronts Washington Avenue, crumble.

Workers with the city’s Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments closed off the section of sidewalk where the wall fell. They spent most of the day gathering up the historic bricks and moving them to a safe place.

Many of the bricks used to build the wall came from downtown homes battered by Union troops during the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg.

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