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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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Ellwood Manor Opens March 31

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  Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to begin our 20th season providing volunteer interpreters at historic Ellwood Manor located on the Wilderness battlefield! Ellwood opens for the 2018 season on Saturday, March 31.  We will be open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM the week of April 1, and then weekends until our daily operation begins in June.  …

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FoWB Education Committee a Big Hit at Local School Event

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On Saturday, Jan 6, a group of volunteers from the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) kicked off the new year by visiting the Childhelp East Campus in Lignum, VA to share some presentations about life in the 19th century with the young residents living on the campus.     Bob Lookabill and Dr. John Yurechko, dressed in Civil War garb, spoke …

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Ice House Site Preservation at Ellwood

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Eagle Scout candidate Matt Irwin of Troop 325 and a small group of dedicated assistants recently aided the National Park Service and FoWB in preserving the 19th century ice house site on the grounds of historic Ellwood Manor. Following detailed instructions from NPS, Matt’s Eagle Scout project included removing 20th century debris and trash that had been tossed into the pit …

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Lucy Lawliss Named as New Superintendent of FRSPNMP

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Lucy Lawliss, Acting Superintendent,  Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, has been selected as the new Park Superintendent.  Read the NPS Press Release  

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