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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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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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Ellwood Manor Opens March 31

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  Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to begin our 20th season providing volunteer interpreters at historic Ellwood Manor located on the Wilderness battlefield! Ellwood opens for the 2018 season on Saturday, March 31.  We will be open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM the week of April 1, and then weekends until our daily operation begins in June.  …

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FoWB Education Committee a Big Hit at Local School Event

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On Saturday, Jan 6, a group of volunteers from the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) kicked off the new year by visiting the Childhelp East Campus in Lignum, VA to share some presentations about life in the 19th century with the young residents living on the campus.     Bob Lookabill and Dr. John Yurechko, dressed in Civil War garb, spoke …

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Ellwood Manor Featured on TV Show

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Ellwood Manor is being featured on a local TV program!  FoWB President Mark Leach is interviewed and provides some of the history of Ellwood and the Battle of the Wilderness!

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