1863 Burials

After spending the early months of the year in winter encampment near Fredericksburg, the Union and Confederate armies clashed in the Battle of Chancellorsville, a few miles west of the city.  After that battle, both armies would move north in the Gettysburg Campaign and return to northern Virginia in the fall.  After a short engagement at Mine Run, the armies once again settled into winter encampments in preparation for 1864.