150th anniversary:
Battles of the Wilderness
and Spotsylvania Courthouse
On May 1-4, 2014, the Commonwealth of Virginia will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse battle.
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Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse 22 Days in May 1864

We respectfully request that you join the Citizens of Spotsylvania County, the National Park Service* and the Commonwealth of Virginia in commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse. Events for the Battle of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse reenactment will be held May 1-4, 2014. Additional special activities focusing on the historic events surrounding the battles are slated throughout the Month of May.

Check on Event and Activity Updates; and View Interesting Articles in “News from the Front.”

*The National Park Service is not officially affiliated with the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse reenactment.

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 NEWS FROM THE FRONT

Tickets for an “Evening with the Generals” are now available!

Come join us for a very special “Evening with the Generals” on Thursday evening May 1, 6:30 P.M. at Stevenson Ridge on the historic battleground…

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Somewhere near Yellow Tavern…..

Alphonzo W. Chillson was the son of George Washington and Catherine ‘Clarissa’ Moore Chillson. He was born on December 25, 1835 at Chilson, Essex County,…

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Buried Between Two Apple Trees Near the Spot Where He Fell

The following article appears courtesy Don Caughey of regularcavalryincivilwar.wordpress.com, a blog site dedicated to regular US Cavalry in the Civil War.

Joseph Penrose Ash was…

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The Flesh and Skin was All Fell Off the Bones

John Wesley Stewart was a private in the Panola Rifles later designated Company H, 13th Georgia Infantry which was part of Brigadier General’s John Brown…

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Wave and Bloom On Daisies!

Editors Note:  Sometimes you run across stories that you wish you had written.  Such was the case when I was doing research on Colonel Charles…

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