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A Day in the Life of a Soldier - Living History at Ellwood

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October 13, 2018
Ellwood Manor
36380 Constitution Hwy
Locust Grove, VA 22508

Join the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield for a living history day at Ellwood Manor. Historians John Yurechko and Mike Pierce will compare and contrast the equipment, motivation, and experiences of soldiers on opposing sides during presentations at 11am and 1pm. They, along with several other Living Historians, will be on site all day to talk about camp life and Civil War military service in general.

Author and retired National Park Service Historian Don Pfanz will give a presentation at noon regarding “The Great Skeleton Hunt of 1865”. Don’s new book, Where Valor Sleeps: A History of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery 1866–1933, will be available for purchase and he will be glad to sign your copy until 2pm. 

Living Historian John Pelletier, who portrays a Civil War Surgeon, will be available inside Ellwood Manor throughout the day to converse and answer questions about medical practices utilized during the Civil War era. Visitors will be able to see reproductions of the various instruments in a surgeon’s kit and learn how surgeons saved many lives.

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield
P.O. Box 576
Locust Grove, VA 22508