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A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor

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Saturday, December 14: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  Santa and Crafts. 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Open House Sunday, December 15:  12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.  Open House Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20: 12:00 PM     – 3:00 PM.  Ellwood Open On Saturday, December 14, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will host our 11th annual event: “A 19th Century Christmas at …

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Phenie Tapp Cemetery Marker Dedication

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On Thursday, July 18, at 11am, the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield and descendants of Elizabeth Frances “Phenie” Tapp will hold a brief ceremony to rededicate her grave marker at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1902 Plank Road, in Fredericksburg. After FoWB volunteer Daniel Sheron noticed that her grave marker was in need of repair, FoWB and Phenie’s descendants took immediate steps to make the repair happen. Out …

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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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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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