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A day in the Life of a Soldier

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to present a Living History Event at Ellwood on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., detailing what life was like for the common soldier in the Civil War.   Special Presentations:   10:15 AM: FoWB volunteers will lead a walking tour of the grounds around Ellwood. This is a fairly …

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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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*** This event Has Been Sold Out *** 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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Civil War Medical History at Ellwood

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Saturday, June 15, 2019 Civil War Medicine Living History demonstrations: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Guided Walking Tour of the Ellwood Grounds (45 minutes): 11:00 AM Special Civil War Medicine and Hospital Presentation: 1:00 P.M. Guided Walking Tour to Wilderness Tavern hospital site: (1 hr. 15 min) 2:30 P.M. <br Sunday, June 16, 2019 Civil War Medicine Living History demonstrations: …

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Civil War Canoe Trip – June 22

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We would like to offer you the opportunity to be one of the participants in the third annual Friends of Wilderness Battlefield Civil War Canoe Trip. On Saturday, June 22, 2019, National Park Service Historian Greg Mertz will lead a day long canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. Greg’s narration will bring to life such notables …

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