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Mercy Street? What about Mercy Town?

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Fredericksburg, Its Wounded, and the Men and Women Who Rushed to Help 7 p.m. February 29, 2016 Headquarters Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, 22401 Fredericksburg, VA —  During 17 days in May 1864, more than 26,000 wounded soldiers passed through Fredericksburg—the human toll of the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. Fredericksburg became known …

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FoWB Seeking New Volunteers for 2016 Season

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We still have a few positions open!  Training dates listed below! Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is seeking new volunteers to staff positions at Ellwood Manor for the 2016 Season. FoWB volunteers form a dynamic team of dedicated individuals who share multiple common interests. At Ellwood Manor, the only Civil War-era structure remaining on the Wilderness Battlefield, volunteers may choose to become a …

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Kirsten Talken-Spaulding Selected as Superintendent of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

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National Park Service – News Release February 4, 2016 Philadelphia: National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Mike Caldwell has selected Kirsten Talken-Spaulding as superintendent of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia.  She replaces Lucy Lawliss who retired in late December, 2015.  Talken-Spaulding comes to the position from Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia.  She will begin her new …

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Victorian Christmas at Ellwood Photos

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This year’s Victorian Christmas at Ellwood was a huge success!! The weather was perfect, the manor house was decorated like never before and an estimated 360 visitors enjoyed the event! Thank you to all of the FoWB members and volunteers who outdid themselves this year decorating, preparing refreshments, and hosting the event! Click Here to see the photo gallery of …

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FoWB to Manage 48-Acre Battlefield Tract

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefield Partners with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to Manage 48-Acre Battlefield Tract Press Release from Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA: The nonprofit group Friends of Wilderness Battlefield has entered into a cooperative management agreement with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to assist in monitoring and maintaining a 48-plus acre battlefield tract in …

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