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Lafayette in the Wilderness – Luncheon and Speaker Event

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:30 AM  – 1:30 PM  Generals Quarters Restaurant 32345 Constitution Hwy (Route 20) Locust Grove, VA 22508 Have you ever wondered why the Marquis de Lafayette, a French Aristocrat, came to be one of the most important heroes of the American Revolution, and, did you know that he actually spent time in the Wilderness during the …

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The 155th Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness

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Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 10am – 5pm Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove 22508 Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to host a special Living History event to mark the 155th anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. This will be an interactive weekend marked by the opportunity for …

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Gracie and Lacy Concert – April 28

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefield presents  “Great American Songbook Live” On the heels of rave reviews in New York City, sisters GRACIE & LACY appear one-day-only in the hometown of their ancestors in support of the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, who preserve the sites and stories where their Lacy Family roots lie. Enjoy powerhouse vocals set to great American musical hits …

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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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