Historic Ellwood Manor

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Become an Interpreter at Ellwood

Ellwood Interpreters provide tours of Ellwood Manor.

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Become a Member of the Ground Force

Ground Force Volunteers maintain the grounds at Historic Ellwood Manor and on the battlefiled.

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Monuments on the Wilderness Battlefield

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Taming the Wilderness - A Fall Living History Event

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Heritage Program Biographies

Read the stories of Members's ancestors who fought in the Battle of the Wilderness or lived/worked at Ellwood.

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Wilderness Crossing Trail

Take a Walk Along the Wilderness Crossing Trail

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HIOB Articles

History In Our Backyard - Short educational articles written by FoWB volunteers designed to inform local residents about the rich history in the Wilderness Area of Orange and Spotsylvania Counties in Virginia.

Ellwood Manor Re-opening to the Public July 23

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Ellwood Manor Opening Doors July 23, 2021 FREDERICKSBURG, VA –The National Park Service and volunteers with the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, who have been providing visitor services on the Ellwood grounds throughout the summer, will be opening the doors of Ellwood Manor to visitors on July 23, 2021. Ellwood Manor will be open 10am-4:30pm, Friday-Monday, until August 16. After August …

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New Hospital Room Display At Ellwood!

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For many years we have been mentioning to visitors that Ellwood was used by the Confederate Army as a convalescence hospital after the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863.   Thanks to the tireless efforts of three of our members, extensive research was conducted to find documentation on at least one of the patients treated at Ellwood and what the hospital …

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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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