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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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A Special Saturday Before Memorial Day Tribute at Ellwood Manor

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Please join us on Saturday, May 25, as we honor those Civil War soldiers who gave their lives on the Chancellorsville and Wilderness Battlefields.   The program will be held on the grounds of the historic structure Ellwood, which served as a hospital for Confederate casualties during the Battle of Chancellorsville and then one year later was the scene of Federal …

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A Special Mother’s Day Tribute at Ellwood Manor

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Please join us as on Saturday, May 11 when we read aloud from letters written by Civil War soldiers to their mothers, wives, and grandmothers as a special Mother’s Day tribute. Readings will take place at 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.  The programs will last about 30 minutes.  Bring your favorite lawn chair so you can listen in comfort as …

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Lafayette in the Wilderness – Luncheon and Speaker Event

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:30 AM  – 1:30 PM  Generals Quarters Restaurant 32345 Constitution Hwy (Route 20) Locust Grove, VA 22508 Have you ever wondered why the Marquis de Lafayette, a French Aristocrat, came to be one of the most important heroes of the American Revolution, and, did you know that he actually spent time in the Wilderness during the …

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The 155th Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness

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Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 10am – 5pm Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove 22508 Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to host a special Living History event to mark the 155th anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. This will be an interactive weekend marked by the opportunity for …

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