Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 58 miles north of Richmond. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 19,279. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes. It is a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Ed. J.T. Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton Our Young Folks; An illustrated magazine for Boys and Girls (Boston, MA: Ticknor and Fields, 1866)