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Historical photo of Marye’s house, also known as Brompton

A Stately Mansion Turned Hospital During the Civil War

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Brompton, the former Mayre Mansion, stands atop the western heights that overlook the old city of Fredericksburg. Along these heights, extending into a five-mile front, Confederate force dominated the scene, despite going against a Union force nearly twice its size on December 13, 1862.