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"Moment of Mercy" Monument

This memorial at the National Civil War Museum commemorates the Confederate soldier Richard Rowland Kirkland (August 1843 20 September 1863) who, during the Battle of Fredericksburg, risked enemy fire to bring water to the wounded Union soldiers who were lying in front of his stronghold. By this action he was known as "The Angel of Marye's Heights".

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