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From Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

On the weekend of May 5-6, 2018, the National Park Service and the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, in conjunction with multiple living history groups, will host a full-spectrum event covering unique aspects of the Battle of the Wilderness. Depictions of cavalry, artillery, infantry, civilians, and notable leaders will help convey the stories of what happened here before, during, and after the battle. These programs are free and suitable for history buffs and the general public alike. Families are encouraged to interact with the reenactors or pick up a free Junior Ranger activity booklet.

Visitors should come to Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20), Locust Grove, VA, 22508. Ongoing demonstrations (including musket and cannon firings), will occur between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. More detailed information is available on the park’s website at: https://www.nps.gov/frsp/planyourvisit/special.htm.

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