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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HIOB Articles

History In Our Backyard - Short educational articles written by FoWB volunteers designed to inform local residents about the rich history in the Wilderness Area of Orange and Spotsylvania Counties in Virginia.

FoWB Annual Membership Meeting

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The 2019 Annual Membership Meeting was held recently at the Wilderness Baptist Church. Here is a link to the 2019 Annual Report.

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A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor

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Saturday, December 14: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  Santa and Crafts. 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Open House Sunday, December 15:  12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.  Open House Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20: 12:00 PM     – 3:00 PM.  Ellwood Open On Saturday, December 14, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will host our 11th annual event: “A 19th Century Christmas at …

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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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