Chancellorsville Visitor Center Closed Beginning Dec. 23
The Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center will be closed for renovation work until March 15, when we expect to open on a limited basis. The information desk, restrooms, and bookstore will open then, but exhibits will be closed as we install new.
Exhibit renovations at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
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 Stonewall Jackson Shrine
Guinea Station was a bustling supply base during the winter of 1862-1863. All Confederate supplies came into the station and then dispersed to the camps of the Army of Northern Virginia. All soldiers coming or going from General Robert E. Lee's army passed through Guinea Station. Since the army was not camped in an agriculturally productive area, Lee's army was dependent upon the railroad to bring food to Guinea Station. Therefore, a key part of General Joseph Hooker's plan for the Battle of Chancellorsville directed the cavalry to sever the railroad south of Guinea Station, a task they successfully accomplished. Confederate sick and wounded at Chancellorsville needing hospitalization came to the station unable to be transferred further south until the railroad tracks were repaired on May 4. Visit the Jackson Shrine webpage for more information.
Did You Know?
The Battle of Todd's Tavern was not the largest cavalry battle of the war, but may have been the most important. Confederate horsemen delayed the advance of the Union just long enough so that the Confederate army could win the race to Spotsylvania which extended the war for eleven months.