Christmas was just around the corner in 1862. I am sure Alexander Bennett was thinking about his family in Vermont.
I visited Fredericksburg, Virginia, in September 2011.
I was going to visit a friend in North Carolina. It was like a stopover to cut travel time. I knew nothing about Fredericksburg or about the part it played in the Civil War.
Alexander Bennett was also a complete stranger and I did not know he was a private with Vermont Second Infantry.
I remembered going there and visiting Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center.
As usual I took a lot of fuzzy pictures with my cellphone (my camera battery was dead)… while trying to make sense of all this madness that occured around Christmas time in December 1862.
Wikipedia has all the answers and I have a few fuzzy pictures to share.