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?
The first infantry shots of the bloodiest campaign in American history were fired in Saunders Field on May 5, 1864.