These are GREAT, Brady! Jim, we will definitely want this slide show of Brady’s on our course blog.
I went to the Fredericksburg Cultural Museum yesterday- the old bank building across from Hyperion. They have a small interesting display about civilian life in the Civil War that we might make extra credit or something– a list of Fred sites like the museum, the slave auction block, etc.??
I learned several new things: that Fred’s population prior to the war was about 9% free blacks (surprisingly high; as you probably know, among other places they lived in the area Libertytown); that as many as 10,000 slaves from Fred and surrounding counties (Spotsy, Stafford, Caroline) crossed the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg to reach the Union Army and freedom; that about 2000 of the 5000-6000 people living in Fred during the 1862 battle fled town as refugees for awhile.