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The Battle of Chancellorsville 150th Anniversary


Our Civil War Dead: They Risked Their Future To Be Here

A wise man once said that prosperity is not enough to hold a nation together.  History shows that nations are built on s ...
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Acting chief named at battlefield park

BY CLINT SCHEMMER / THE FREE LANCE-STAR There’s a new chief manning the controls of one of America’s biggest battlefiel ...
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Jackson's last night remembered

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Chancellorsville: Fighting is pretend, but 'sutlers' make real money

BY ROB HEDELT / THE FREE LANCE-STARThe word sublime didn’t do justice to the smile that spread across Don Gardner& ...
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NPS Rocks Photo Coverage of Battle of Chancellorsville 150th

The social media team under the National Park Service's Washington Office has been tearing it up photographically ea ...
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Soldiers' harrowing tales shared at park

BY CLINT SCHEMMER / THE FREE LANCE-STAR Henry Fleming and John Chase risked all simply to buy time. Both experienced ...
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COLUMN: Fun replaces fear when battles aren’t bloody

JONAS BEALS / THE FREE LANCE-STARCIVIL WAR re-enacting is a hobby that some soldiers willingly admitted can become an ou ...
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Crowd gets feel for history at Chancellorsville's 150th

BY ROB HEDELT / THE FREE LANCE-STAREven though it meant bundling his 8-week-old twins into a double stroller, there was ...
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Chancellorsville 150: Events slated for big anniversary weekend in Spotsylvania County

Sunday, May 5 All day: Children’s Programs. Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. Gates open at 8:30 a. ...
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Pictures: Chancellorsville's 150th anniversary

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville. The following pictures were captured during th ...
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Students get lesson on the Civil War

BY LINDLEY ESTES / THE FREE LANCE–STARAustin Leonard’s great-great-great grandfather, Milton McKinion, was wounde ...
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COLUMN: Running the Flank Attack March

JIM TOLER / THE FREE LANCE-STARGROWING UP in Fauquier County—and never that far from the Rappahannock River— ...
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May 3: 'Stonewall' Jackson, Just a Regular Guy?

The Mountain Road Illuminated, May 2, 2013. Here, Jackson fell wounded. John Hennessy, via Fredericksburg Remembered ...
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Atmosphere adds to Jackson observance

BY RUSTY DENNEN / THE FREE LANCE–STARConfederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s wounding was an ...
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May 4-5: Battlefield Hospital at Ellwood, 'The Farm With the Arm'

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will commemorate the 150th anniversar ...
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Lee's Greatest Victory: Chancellorsville

An in-depth Free Lance-Star series by renowned historian Robert K. Krick on the 1863 battle in Spotsylvania.


See's comprehensive "America's Civil War" site

FLS history reporter Clint Schemmer's Past Is Prologue blog

Spotsylvania County's Chancellorsville 150th Anniversary site

Battle of Fredericksburg 150th Anniversary

Civil War Traveler: April 2013 events