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    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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  • Exhibit renovations at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

    Exhibits and the film are currently unavailable at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center while we prepare the building for new exhibits. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.

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    Exhibits are currently unavailable at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, as we remove old exhibits and prepare the building for new exhibits in June 2014. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.

Virtual Tour Stop, Germanna Ford

Union army crossing at Germanna Ford during the Wilderness Campaign
During the winter of 1863-1864, the Rapidan River separated the opposing armies. The Wilderness Campaign began when the Union army, with the exception of the Second Corps crossed the river at Germanna Ford on May 4-5, 1864. The Second Corps crossed at Ely's Ford. This photo shows the Union army crossing at Germanna Ford during the Wilderness Campaign.
 
Germanna Ford on the Rapidan River
This modern photo shows the Rapidan River at Germanna Ford. The ford was used both during the Chancellorsville and Wilderness campaigns as well as other times during the war.
 

Did You Know?

Hazel Grove at Chancellorsville Battlefield

Hazel Grove was a plateau of high ground that General Hooker gave up on the early morning of May 3, 1863. Realizing that this ground was the key to winning the battle, the Confederates quickly seized it and concentrated artillery which had an advantageous position to the Union artillery at Fairview.