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History at Sunset – Chancellorsville

Scouts, Spies, and Espionage: The Unionist Underground of the Fredericksburg Area

Residents of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania area were not uniformly in support of the Confederacy. In coordination with staff from Richmond National Battlefield Park, this tour will examine the role played by Unionists as they fed information to the United States Army, and how the local intelligence group fed into a larger organization of subterfuge located square in the Confederacy’s capital city.

Meet at the First Day at Chancellorsville Battlefield parking lot, 6159 Plank Road, Fredericksburg VA 22407; includes a 1.5 mile walk; sturdy shoes, water, and bug spray recommended.

History at Sunset is an annual series that focuses on areas rarely visited, stories rarely told, or familiar sites seen through a different lens. Park rangers lead each History at Sunset program. All programs are free and take place every other Saturday evening at 6:30 pm. Most include walking, with distances ranging from about 0.5 to 1.5 miles. Participants are recommended to bring bug spray and water and to wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes.
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Event Details
Saturday, July 22, 2023
9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA, USA