Sons of Confederate Veterans provide a volley salute at the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery. Photo copyright Fredericksburg Today.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is again hosting the popular Friday evening History at Sunset series. Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin at 7 p.m. and last about 90 minutes.

June 12: Starting the Show: A Walk to the Upper Pontoon Crossing
Start at Chatham, 120 Chatham Ln., Fredericksburg, 22405
Presentation by Frank O’Reilly

June 19: Hospitals and Forgotten Graves in the Wilderness: The Carpenter Farm
At the Izaak Walton League, 12400 Herndon Rd., Spotsylvania, 22553
Presentation by John Hennessy

June 26: The Trail and Tale of Stonewall Jackson’s Army
Meet at Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Hwy., Locust Grove, 22508
Presentation by Eric Mink and Beth Parnicza

July 3: Heroes and Homefolk: A Walk Though the City and Confederate Cemeteries
Meet at the head of Amelia Street, Fredericksburg, 22401
Presentation by John Hennessy

July 10: Mayhem and Missed Opportunities: Chancellorsville’s Battle for the Bullock Road
Start at Chancellorsville Visitor Center, 9001 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania, 22553
Presentation by Frank O’Reilly and Beth Parnicza

July 17: Unleash the Thunder: Artillery Marye’s Heights
Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, 22401
Presentation by Frank O’Reilly and Peter Maugle. Includes firing demonstration.

July 24: History Interactive: The Legacy of War. Meet at the Bloody Angle
Tour Stop 3 at the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield, 9550 Grant Dr., Spotsylvania, 22553
Presentation by Beth Parnicza and John Hennessy

July 31: Belle Plain: Gateway to War
Meet at Belle Plains Boat Club, 984 Belle Plains Rd., Fredericksburg, 22405
Presentation by John Hennessy and Noel Harrison. Bring a lawn chair.

August 7: Life of a House: Chatham by Candlelight. NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 8 p.m.
Chatham, 120 Chatham Ln., Fredericksburg, 22405

August 14: Companions in Battle: Animals of War. A Family-Friendly Campfire Program. NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 8 p.m.
Prospect Hill, Tour Stop 6, end of South Lee Drive, Fredericksburg Battlefield, Fredericksburg
Presentation by Peter Maugle. Bring a lawn chair.

For more information, contact the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at (540) 373-6122.

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