Looming Yankees: The Union Army Hovers Opposite Fredericksburg–Some Images and Incidents.

Belmont was constructed in the 1790s, nearly 126 years prior to the Melchers’ purchasing the Falmouth property in 1916. This is an excellent blog post written by National Park Service Historian John Hennessy that describes the devastation that took place in Falmouth during the Civil War. Many of the structures included in the image titled “Falmouth looking NW, 1862,” are still extant, including Union Church, the Conway House, and Belmont.

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