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154th Anniversary of the Wilderness Battle

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Living History Weekend Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th, 2018 Hear cannon blasts, hoof beats, rifle volleys, and the sound of marching feet! See the uniforms, weapons, equipment, tents and food of the Civil War. Speak with soldiers, civilians, and even General Ulysses S. Grant! Take part in this free, family-friendly interactive experience! Infantry Demonstrations:10:00 & 1:00 Cavalry Demonstrations: 11:00 …

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Park Day Rescheduled

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Due to the weather forecast for cold temps, rain and snow on Saturday, April 7, Park Day has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 21.  Same time – Same place. If you have already pre-registered, please email Kevin Hunt, hockeyminga@aol.com, to advise if you will be able to join us on the 21st.  Thank you!

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Park day Update #1

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Park Day at the Wilderness and Chancellorsville battlefields is currently still planned for this coming Saturday, April 7. We are monitoring the weather forecast which is now calling for a rain/snow event on Saturday.  We will send out an email by noon on Friday to those who have registered to advise you if we are going to cancel and reschedule the …

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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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Park Day 2018

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Park Day Projects at Battlefields in Fredericksburg Area Click Here to Register FREDERICKSBURG, VA:  Saturday, April 7, 2018 will be “Park Day”, an annual hands-on preservation event where thousands of volunteers show their dedication to the battlefields and other historical sites that matter to them, as well as our nation.  Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has led this effort across the …

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