Chatham Manor

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Chatham Manor, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia is a historic mansion with deep significance in American history. Built in 1768, it served as a Revolutionary War headquarters for George Washington and played a pivotal role during the Civil War, serving as a Union Army headquarters and hospital during the Battle of Fredericksburg. It gained further importance as a site linked to the Emancipation process, where escaped slaves found refuge. Today, Chatham Manor is part of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, offering visitors a glimpse into its rich past as a witness to key events in colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War eras.

(Submitted by Alicia Duggan)

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