Anson Croman and Civil War Archaeology in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Items found at Fredericksburg

From the top:
Food tins, parts of tobacco pipes, and bullets of the type Anson Croman may have used. Found in Fredericksburg north of Anson Croman’s position.

Check out The New York Times report on Civil War archaeology at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

During recent construction artifacts were found on a a site where 150 years ago Union troops fought and took shelter in the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Anson Croman and the 20th Michigan were in positions south and southwest of the town so the recently discovered artifacts are not theirs. However, they are probably identical to items Anson Croman carried and used.

20th Michigan Positions Battle of Fredericksburg

December 13, 1862: Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Artifacts were found within the town, grey on the map.
Positions of the 20th Michigan south and southwest of the archaeology site in town.
Light orange regimental symbol is their initial position.
Dark orange regimental symbol is their final position.


Construction Site Offers Fleeting Glimpse of the Civil War Past by THEO EMERY, The New York Times, November 11, 2012.


The Musbachs and Robinsons are direct line descendents of Anson Croman.

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One Response to “Anson Croman and Civil War Archaeology in Fredericksburg, Virginia”

  1. Leonard H. Cizewski Says:

    Reblogged this on Anson Croman and the American Civil War.

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