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Park Day – Saturday April 1

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Park Day Projects at Three Battlefields in Fredericksburg Area  At Civil War parks all across the country, Saturday, April 1, 2017 will be “Park Day.”  On this day, volunteers will participate in numerous service projects with national coordination done by the Civil War Trust.  Local efforts are managed by both the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield and the National Park Service …

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Dinner and Speaker Event – SOLD OUT

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THE BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS: Bloody Road to Peace with Lee and Grant Sponsored by Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) in partnership with Lake of the Woods Civil War Study Group (CWSG) ***  SOLD  OUT  *** What: An evening of fine dining and a presentation by renowned speaker and Civil War expert, Frank O’Reilly When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 6:00 …

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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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