Chatham Manor


Burnside's Headquarters

. This Georgian style mansion was used byUnion commander Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside during the battle. After the fighting Clara Barton and Walt Whitman worked at Chatham caring for the wounded here.

Chatham was across the Rappahanock River from Fredericksburg.

Chatham Manor (the garden)
The Mansion was called Lacy House during the war

. The Leader of the Confederate forces that faced Gen. Burnside was the Great Robert E. Lee.

Chatham had a special place in Gen. Lee's heart because it was where his wife Mary Custis lived when he courted her many years before.

Maddie at Chatham
Maddie walking in history

Maddie's Fredericksburg Tour


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