About Lakelyn Wiley

Lakelyn Wiley is a rising senior history major at UMW. Her interest history is vast and covers a wide variety of topics such as: The Ottoman Empire and Turkey, the Cold War and Russia, 19th and 20th-century American history, and medieval history. Her thesis for the fall of 2018 will be focused on Liberia and the emigration of African American Freedmen in the 19th century. When she is not buried under mountains of books and paperwork, Lakelyn enjoys running, reading, watching the Office, and volunteering for AdventureTails at the Fredericksburg SPCA. She is excited about her approaching graduation and cannot wait to see what life post-grad has to offer!


Articles created by Lakelyn Wiley

Pictured here is the rear view of the second town hall and the site of the first town hall and market square
March 31, 2018

First Town Hall and Market House

Inscription: On this site stood Fredericksburg’s first Town Hall / Market House built c. 1763. The building most likely had…

Pictured here is the city seal for Fredericksburg Virginia
March 25, 2018


Inscription: Captain John Smith was here in 1608; Lederer, the explorer, in 1670. In May 1671 John Buckner and Thomas…

A view from down Princess Anne Street, you can see the spire of the Baptist Church built by the White Population of the old site Shiloh Church.
March 31, 2018

Fredericksburg Baptist Church

Inscription: The prominent sanctuary to your right is the Fredericksburg Baptist Church, constructed in 1854-55. When it was built, Princess…

Picture of the Rappahannock River viewed from the docks
March 31, 2018

Fredericksburg City Docks – Bridges and Biscuits

Inscription: Why was Fredericksburg important to the Union war effort? The answer lies in logistics. The Union army, numbering more…

Pictured is Fredericksburg National Cemetery viewed from the road
March 25, 2018

Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Inscription: Approximately 20,000 soldiers died in this region during the Civil War, their remains scattered throughout the countryside in shallow,…

Pictured here is Fredericksburg United Methodist Church
March 31, 2018

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

  Inscription: This church sanctuary was built in 1882, the fifth building to be used by the congregation, and the…