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    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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Living History Schedule

Living Historians fire in the woods at Chancellorsville

Living historians dressed in period gear breathe life into our programs.

NPS Photo

May 3, 2014

Union infantry encampment at Ellwood

Noon: Interactive living history program at Ellwood

3:00 p.m.: Tactical and firing demonstration at Ellwood

May 4, 2014

Union infantry encampment at Ellwood

11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.: Tactical and firing demonstrations at Saunders Field

The 12:00-1:00 p.m. "Across Saunders Field" program will include living historians (Wilderness Tour Stop 3)

May 5, 2014

12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.: Tactical and firing demonstrations at Saunders Field

May 6, 2014

The 6:00-8:00 a.m. "Sunrise in the Widow Tapp Field" program will include cannon firings. (Wilderness Tour Stop 6)

May 10, 2014

Union infantry encampment near the Landram House site (beyond Spotsylvania Tour Stop 3)

Confederate infantry encampment at Tour Stop 6, East Face of the Salient

11:30 a.m.: Union and Confederate infantry demonstrations near Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter (Tour Stop 1)

3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.: Confederate artillery demonstrations at the apex of the Mule Shoe (near Tour Stop 3)

The 2nd Maryland Fife and Drums Corps will perform concerts at:

Noon and 3:00 p.m.: Tour Stop 1, Spotsylvania Battlefield Exhibit Shelter

6:30 p.m.: Tour Stop 5, McCoull House Lane

Did You Know?

Site of Chancellorsville

While laying out the Chancellorsville History Trail, the park staff in places had to literally hack their way through a jungle of underbrush that resembled the Wilderness that the soldiers struggled through during the Battle of Chancellorsville.