FREDERICKSBURG,VA-- Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers (on left) from Battery A 1st Battalion 111th Field Artillery. and the 116th Special Troops Battalion exchange salutes with New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company A 1st Battalion 69th Infantry during a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, which was fought on Dec. 9, 1862.
The 69th Infantry, and the ancestors of the Virginia Army National Guard units, fought against each other during the battle. The members of A Company visited the battle field to commemorate the event. The unit representatives met along the "Sunken Road" where the Confederates had dug in to resist the Union assault.
Members of the 69th Infantry put springs of green in their coats, to mark themselves as an Irish regiment, before they charged the Confederate lines that day.
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