150th anniversary of the first day of Anson Croman’s and the 20th Michigan’s first battle: Fredericksburg
Union artillery and infantry, including other units from Michigan, provided protection for Union engineers and mechanics as they constructed pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Virginia. This may have been the bridge over which Anson Croman and the 20th Michigan crossed 150 years ago on December 12, 1862.
On December 12, 1862, Anson Croman and the 20th Michigan crossed the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The 20th Michigan took up positions on the west side of the Rappahannock River south of Fredericksburg.
They were preparing for the assault scheduled to begin the next day.
December 12-13, 1862: Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Positions of the 20th Michigan:Light orange regimental symbol:
Initial position on Dec. 12.Dark orange regimental symbol:
Final position on Dec. 13.
For more information:
Visitor Guide to Fredericksburg’s 2012 Sesquicentennial Commemoration by the National Park Service.
The 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Fredericksburg ”Fire on the Rappahannock” by The Battle of Fredericksburg Commemoration Committee.
Anson Croman and the Civil War
The Musbachs and Robinsons are direct line descendents of Anson Croman.
Tags: 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment, Anson Croman, Fredericksburg