As year came to an end, CVBT
accepted an easement for 104 acres on
the Fredericksburg battlefield. This agreement, recorded at the Clerk’s Office of the
Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County on
December 22nd, protects an artillery position known as Latimer’s Knoll. From this
slight promontory, guns under the command of Major Joseph White Latimer were
able to rake the right flank of the Federal
columns that attacked Prospect Hill, on
December 13th, 1862.
The property will remain in private
ownership, but the preservation easement
protects this land from development.