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Taming The Wilderness – Sept 24

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Taming the Wilderness: An 18th Century Living History Event at Ellwood Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to host their 11th annual 18th Century Living History event called Taming the Wilderness, on Sunday, September 24, from 11am to 4pm. Visitors will enjoy a full day as craftsmen, artisans, and living historians provide demonstrations of many aspects of life in the late …

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Civil War Medical History at Ellwood

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Please join us on Saturday, June 17, (10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) and on Sunday, June 18, (10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.) for demonstrations by Living Historians regarding medical practices during the American Civil War. Medicine and surgery methods are a captivating – and often misunderstood – aspect of the Civil War. Living Historians representing the 2nd Corps Hospital Unit …

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LaFayette in the Wilderness

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On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 1:00 P.M., Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to host a presentation by NPS Historian Peter Maugle on the General Marquis de Lafayette and his 1781 campaign in Virginia. That campaign included a night camped on Ellwood Plantation near the site of the Wilderness Tavern.  Living Historian John Yurecho will also be present, along with …

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Moments from the Battlefield and Homefront: An All-Encompassing Civil War Living History Event

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On the weekend of May 6-7, 2017, the National Park Service, in conjunction with multiple living history groups, will host a full-spectrum event covering unique aspects of the Battle of the Wilderness. Depictions of cavalry, artillery, infantry, civilians, and notable leaders will help convey the stories of what happened here before, during, and after the battle. These programs are free …

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“Fit-History” Hikes for Spring 2017

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From the National Park Service: Fredericksburg, VA — Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will once again combine health and history with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this spring. These ranger-led hikes are designed to cover a lot of ground in addition to a lot of history. This season’s hikes will range from 2 to 6 miles, covering two …

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