About Rachel

Rachel Dacey is a graduating senior and history major, with her focus of study on ancient and Medieval British history. After graduation, she will be assisting Alexandria Archaeology in their summer dig at Shuter’s Hill in Alexandria, VA before flying to England and assisting the Sussex Archaeological Society in their summer dig at the Plumpton Romano-British villa in England. In 2019 she aims to gain a Masters degree in Heritage Management from Bath Spa University, with her eyes set on another Masters in the Conservation of Historic Buildings by 2020! In the future, she would like to go into a career with museum work or preservation.

Articles created by Rachel

Pictured here is the Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg
March 13, 2018

A Vast Hospital

Inscription: “Wounded Union soldiers in a Fredericksburg yard, May 1864. All but one of these men have been wounded in…

March 15, 2018

A Vibrant, But Segregated Community

Inscription: “In the aftermath of the Civil War, numerous former slaves came to Fredericksburg where there was already an established…

Pictured is the Angel of Marye’s Heights with Brompton in the background
March 19, 2018

Angel of Marye’s Heights

Inscription: “While the Civil War entailed immense destruction and tragedy, it did not always engender hate. For two days following…

Pictured here is the Slave Auction Block and a view of Williams Street
March 20, 2018

Auction Block

Inscription: “Fredericksburg’s Principal Auction Site in Pre-Civil War Days for Slaves and Property. Research: The Fredericksburg Auction block is a…

Pictured here is the building that is set on the site of the original Bridgewater Mills
March 22, 2018

Bridgewater Mills

Inscription: “On the site formerly stood office and warehouse of the Bridgewater Mills 1822 – 1908 Operated by members of…

Pictured here is Brompton the home of UMWs President
March 22, 2018

Brompton – The Battle of Fredericksburg

Inscription: “The house and grounds are not open to the public. “The pillars of the porch…were speckled with the marks…