Chatham Exit Road Closed 9/2-9/5
The Chatham exit road will be closed from September 2-5, 2014 as part of the project to restore the historic viewshed from Chatham Manor. The road will be closed at all times. Please use the Chatham entrance road as a two-way road. More »
Special Bus Tour of the Mine Run Campaign
For Immediate Release – SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
MINE RUN CAMPAIGN 150TH ANNIVERSARY BUS TOUR – NOVEMBER 23
FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA –Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will sponsor a bus tour of the Mine Run Campaign on Saturday, November 23.The tour will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the campaign which occurred November 26-December 1, 1863.The tour departs from the Gordon Road commuter lot on Route 3 (Plank Road), about five miles west of Fredericksburg.Participants should bring their own lunch and drinks and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking about three miles.The tour will last from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.The cost of the tour is $40 per person.Advanced reservations must be made by calling 540-372-3034.
After the battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern
Miscalculations, muddy roads and indecisiveness slowed the Federal attempt to surprise the
desperate fighting across the Payne farm fields and through the adjacent woods until dark.
set of defensive works.The Federals however, concluded that an attack on the southern end
For additional information, call 540-373-6124.
Did You Know?
Both Ellwood and Chatham were owned by the Lacy family during the Civil War. Both houses are part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.