History at Sunset
The National Park Service is pleased to announce the 2014 schedule for its popular Friday evening History at Sunset programs. All programs begin at 7 p.m. and are free.
June 13: Ghosts, Spirits, and Eerie Feelings: The Wilderness. At Ellwood, 36380 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, VA. Led by Noel Harrison. Please bring a lawn chair.
June 20: First Clash at Chancellorsville: A Walk on the May 1 Battlefield. Presented in collaboration with the Civil War Trust. Site is on Route 3 five miles west of I-95. Beth Parnicza and Kyle Bracken.
June 27: Building the Mule Shoe Salient. Beth Parnicza and Eric Mink. Meet at the end of Anderson Drive, Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield.
July 11: Jackson at Moss Neck. 18383 Moss Neck Manor Road, 22408. Park along Burma Road (Route 766), off Route 17 in Caroline County. Frank O'Reilly.
July 18: History Revealed: Civil War Secrets on the University of Mary Washington Campus. Park at the corner of William St. and Sunken Road, 1004 William St., 22401. Beth Parnicza and Andrea DeKoter.
July 25: Steamships, Slaves, Railroads, and Armies: Aquia Landing. 2846 Brooke Rd., Stafford, 22554. A Stafford 350th Program. John Hennessy. Please bring a lawn chair.
Aug. 1: Where Valor Sleeps: Explorations in Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Meet at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. Donald Pfanz.
Aug. 8: We Wished for Night: Campfire Program at Chatham. Peter Maugle and Andrea DeKoter. 120 Chatham Lane, 22405. A Stafford 350th Program. Please bring a lawn chair and flashlight.
Did You Know?
Chancellorsville is Lee's greatest victory, but also a Pyrrhic victory. After the battle Lee was very depressed. His army gained no ground, his army lost a much higher percent, his army failed to achieve their objective (destruction of the Union army) and they lost Stonewall Jackson.