Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed--most in graves unknown. As a crossroads between Washington D.C. and Richmond, capital of the Confederacy, Fredericksburg saw its fair share of Civil War battles. Stop by the city’s Visitors Center, for maps that will take you to the Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Spotsylvania Courthouse battlefields, among others.