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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

The Innis House, a Testament to Fury

The Innis House was built about 1861 on property
owned by Martha Stephens. In 1861 it was lived in by John Innis, one of
Martha's common law husbands.

The Innis House was lived in until the 1970s.
After the house was sold to the park, restoration work returned the
house to its 1862 appearance. Work crews removed modern layers of wood
and wall paper revealing hundreds of bullet holes.

Kurt Repanshek
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National Park Service Rolling Out 5-Year Plan to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Through the course of the next five years the National Park Service will be rolling out a series of programs to both help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and highlight its impact on the Civil Rights movement in this country.
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Updated: Walmart Drops Plan to Build Super Store on Historic Parcel of Wilderness Battlefield

In a development that apparently ends a long dispute over whether a key vestige of the Wilderness Battlefield near Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park would be paved over, Walmart officials reportedly have abandoned their plans for a supercenter on the parcel.
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Civil War Preservation Trust Saves 49 Acres of "Wilderness Battlefield" From Development

A campaign to forever save from development a nearly 50-acre parcel of Virgina land that witnessed pitched fighting during the Civil War has succeeded. The land eventually will be turned over to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, which surrounds the acreage.
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These "Christmas Past" Events Included a Stars and Stripes Santa, a Nog Party and a Legendary Winter Ride

A glimpse into holiday celebrations from Christmas Past was offered by a number of parks around the country in recent days. Here's a sampling from three historical parks that includes a Stars and Stripes Santa, an 1861 Nog Party and legendary Christmas Eve ride to a frontier fort to call out the cavalry.
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Civil War Preservation Trust Working To Save 49 Acres Surrounded by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Reading about the Civil War is one thing, walking across the battlefields is something entirely different. As you follow the rise and fall of the landscape, see the forests, the cannons, the earthworks, it's not hard to imagine the terrible fighting that took place 150 years ago.
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Trails I've Hiked: The Bloody Angle at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

From his cabin, Willis Landram had a front-row perch to one of the bloodiest days of the Civil War. Today, a trail leads you across the landscape now recalled as the "Bloody Angle" at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
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