Historic Ellwood Manor

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Become an Interpreter at Ellwood

Ellwood Interpreters provide tours of Ellwood Manor.

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Become a Member of the Ground Force

Ground Force Volunteers maintain the grounds at Historic Ellwood Manor and on the battlefiled.

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Monuments on the Wilderness Battlefield

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Taming the Wilderness - A Fall Living History Event

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Heritage Program Biographies

Read the stories of Members's ancestors who fought in the Battle of the Wilderness or lived/worked at Ellwood.

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Wilderness Crossing Trail

Take a Walk Along the Wilderness Crossing Trail

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Taming the Wilderness: An 18th Century Living History Event at Ellwood

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Taming the Wilderness, an 18th Century Living History event in its 13th year, is sponsored by Friends of Wilderness Battlefield. The event will be held rain or shine on Sunday, September 29th, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., at Ellwood Manor. Specific Presentations Include: 10:30 AM: Friends of Wilderness Battlefield volunteers will conduct guided walking tours of the Wilderness Crossing Trail. …

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Dinner and Speaker Event – Civil War Soldiering by Dr. Peter Carmichael

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*** Date changed to Saturday, October 19 *** You may already know about important battles of the Civil War, and the generals that led the armies, but do you  know enough about the common soldiers who did the actual fighting and dying? That will be the theme of renowned Civil War historian Dr. Peter Carmichael, at a gourmet dinner presentation sponsored …

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Phenie Tapp Cemetery Marker Dedication

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On Thursday, July 18, at 11am, the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield and descendants of Elizabeth Frances “Phenie” Tapp will hold a brief ceremony to rededicate her grave marker at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1902 Plank Road, in Fredericksburg. After FoWB volunteer Daniel Sheron noticed that her grave marker was in need of repair, FoWB and Phenie’s descendants took immediate steps to make the repair happen. Out …

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Recent Archaeology at Ellwood

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By Eric Mink, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Miitary Park Learning About Our Sites – A couple inches of snow last week did not stop archaeologists from the NPS Northeast Region Archaeology Program from spending a couple days on the Wilderness Battlefield. Archaeologists Joel Dukes and James Nyman conducted a geophysical survey of the location for a couple suspected slave quarters …

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