Civil War Institute
As with other battles, the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862 yielded shocking results. Homes were destroyed, thousands died, and military doctrine was challenged and changed. One particular story, however, has emerged from Fredericksburg to represent a different narrative, one of compassion. The actions of a 20-year-old Confederate sergeant named Richard Rowland Kirkland are enshrined in stone at the end of Fredericksburg’s infamous “Sunken Road.”
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Danchik, Jonathan G., "Fredericksburg’s Gray Angel: Truth or Utility?" (2017). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 229.