Civil War battle rages again in streets of Fredericksburg

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FREDERICKSBURG — On the second floor of the old brick building on Sophia Street, the three Confederate snipers waited for the Yankees.

They had their muskets at the ready, and paper ammunition cartridges were lined up on the window sills.

Outside, their comrades were retreating. There were shouts, crashes of gunfire and the sound of approaching drums. “Get ready!” rebel Andrew Prasse said as he leaned out a window. “All right, let ’em have it, boys!”

They refought the Civil War’s Battle of Fredericksburg on Saturday, a few days shy of its 150th anniversary....

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