I am expanding from my usual focus on the Battle of Fredericksburg. As a volunteer to the National Park Service (NPS) I am assisting in the NPS remembrance of the 1864 Overland Campaign and its focus on the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse. This sesquicentennial event runs from May 3rd to the 26t, 2014.
For this blog, I will focus on the opening day, May 3rd. As I am busy each day, I will add photos and comments on an intermittent basis as time permits.
This event was attended by over 300 spectators plus officials, NPS staff and reenactors. The gathering took place on the Spotsylvania battlefield at the Bloody Angle.
The program highlighted acclaimed historian Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. who provided formal remarks on the Overland Campaign.
Grant and the Landscape of War
Walking tour of General Grant’s headquarters and Wilderness Tavern.