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ˈfrɛd rɪksˌbɜrg, ˈfrɛd ər ɪks-fred·er·icks·burg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Fredericksburgnoun

    a town in northeastern Virginia on the Rappahannock River

  2. Fredericksburg, Battle of Fredericksburgnoun

    an important battle in the American Civil War (1862); the Union Army under A. E. Burnside was defeated by the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee

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  1. Fredericksburgnoun

    A city in the northern part of the state of Virginia in the United States

Freebase

  1. Fredericksburg

    Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located 49 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 58 miles north of Richmond. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,286. The city had grown to 25,691 in 2011, a gain of 5.8%, making it the fastest-growing locality in Virginia. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes. Fredericksburg is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Fall Line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War, the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Tourism is a major part of the economy, with approximately 1.5 million people visiting the Fredericksburg area annually, including the battlefield park, the downtown visitor center, events, museums and historic sites. Fredericksburg is home to several major commercial centers including Central Park and Spotsylvania Towne Centre, located in Spotsylvania County adjacent to the city line. Major employers include the University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO. Many Fredericksburg-area residents commute to work by car, bus, and rail to Washington DC and Richmond, as well as the counties of Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington. This has led to Fredericksburg becoming more culturally synonymous with the rest of Northern Virginia.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fredericksburg

    A city of Spottsylvania Co., Va., on the south bank of the Rappahannock River. On December 10, 1862, Gen. Burnside and the Federal army of the Potomac crossed the small deep river of the Rappahannock. On December 11, Fredericksburg was bombarded by the Federals and destroyed. On the 13th commenced a series of most desperate yet unsuccessful attacks on the Confederate works, defended by Gens. Lee, Jackson, Longstreet, and others. Gen. Hooker crossed the river with reserves, and joined in the conflict in vain. The Federal army recrossed the Rappahannock December 15 and 16. This battle was one of the severest of the war. Fredericksburg was the scene of several bloody battles during the civil war.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fredericksburg in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fredericksburg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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