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Battlefields : All sites (in town & out)

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Sunken Road
Sunken Road which was closed to traffic permanently in August 2004. Work has recently been completed there to restore the road to its Civil-War era appearance. Confederate soldiers fired from behind the stone wall and successfully held off Union troops crossing the Rappahannock River.
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Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Site includes walking trails, bookstore and visitor center. Twenty-minute film is shown every 30 minutes. Museum exhibits and bookstore help you understand the park's history. The Park Service is transforming the asphalt surface along Sunken Road and surrounding landscape to look as it did in December 1862 during the Battle of Fredericksburg.
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Chancellorsville visitor center
Visitor center includes slide show, museum and Civil War bookstore. Walking tours are offered during the summer; self-guided driving tours are open year-round.
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Wilderness battlefield
There's no actual visitor center, but there is an exhibit shelter that tells the story of the battle, and historians lead walking tours on the weekends. There are also self-guided walking tours and a driving tour.
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Spotsylvania courthouse battlefield
No visitor center, but grounds are open until sunset. Historians lead walking tours on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., including a visits to "the Bloody Angle" at 1 and 4 p.m.
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Manassas National Battlefield Park
This countryside was the scene of fierce fighting during two major battles between the armies of the North and South in 1861 and 1862. The park is open daily during daylight hours.
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Richmond National Battlefield Park
In the Civil War, the Virginia capital was the big goal for the two U.S. armies fighting in the deadly battles from 1861 to 1865. Park battlefields are open from sunrise to sunset, with visitor centers open from 9 to 5.
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Petersburg National Battlefield
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Army against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in a series of battles in the Petersburg region. They have come to be known as the Overland Campaign. The last of these fights was Cold Harbor, which dealt the Union a major loss. Afterward, Grant gave up on his plan to take Richmond with a direct attack.
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