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A Special Mother’s Day Tribute at Ellwood Manor

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May 11, 2019
Ellwood Manor
36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20)
Locust Grove, VA 22508

Please join us as we read aloud from letters written by Civil War soldiers to their mothers, wives, and grandmothers as a special Mother’s Day tribute. Readings will take place at 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. The programs will last about 30 minutes. Visitors can enjoy live Civil War era music played by Evergreen Shade, who will perform between programs. The house will be open from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and Friends of Wilderness Battlefield volunteer interpreters will be available to talk with visitors and answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Event is free and open to the public.

Ellwood Manor is a circa 1790 house within Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The cemetery contains the grave of Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson's amputated arm from the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the house was a Federal headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness. Ellwood Manor is owned by the National Park Service. Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to steward the property in partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. For more information or directions, please visit us at

Ellwood Manor is located off of Hwy 20, about .7 of a mile from the intersection of Rt. 3 and Hwy 20.

Bob Lookabill
Friends of Wilderness Battlefield
(540) 972-5668