Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Night. The sacking of Fredericksburg–& biovace [sic]of Union troops.

December 12, 2012

Library of Congress,Miscellaneous document sources

The sacking of Fredericksburg- December 12

Summary: Street scene of soldiers plundering, buildings in shambles–some on fire.

Described on verso: Friday Night in Fredericksburg. This night the city was in the wildest confusion sacked by the union troops = houses burned down furniture scattered in the streets = men pillaging in all directions a fit scene for the French revolution and a discrace[sic]to the Union Arms[?] this is my view of what I saw. Lumley.

Artist: Arthur Lumley.

Library if Congress image.

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