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Out&About Saturday Battlefield Tours The Brandy Station foundation is presenting a series of tours, one devoted to each of the four engagements that comprise the Battle of Brandy Station on June 9, 1863. Personal vehicle caravan tour will depart from the Graffiti House at 10 a.m. and last 2 hours. The cost is $10 (children under 12 are free). Please arrive at the Graffiti House before 10 a.m. 7/10 Buford Knoll & Yew Ridge Tour—This tour presents the fighting that took place late in the afternoon of June 9 between General Buford and General W.H.F. “Rooney” Lee’s brigade, Robert E. Lee’s second son. 7/24 Beverly Ford & St. James Church Tour—Incidents examined include the death of Union Colonel Benjamin Franklin Davis in a one-on-one encounter with a Confederate lieutenant on the Beverly Ford Road, and the charge of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry against Confederate artillery at Saint James Church. 8/7 Kelly’s Ford & Stevensburg Tour—Begins with a discussion of the Union river-crossing at Kelly’s Ford, and then follows the route of the march of the Union cavalry division commanded by Colonel Alfred Napoleon Duffie, a deserter from the French army, to Stevensburg. 8/21 F  leetwood Hill Tour—This tour focuses on the fighting for Fleetwood Hill, the most intense and prolonged combat on June 8, 1863. Unlike most Civil War battles, the troopers fought from the saddle, mostly with sabers. One Rebel was heard to shout, “Why don’t you Yankees put away your sabers, draw your pistols, and fight like gentlemen!” Also join us for our free Sunday lecture series the last Sunday of every month. Information is available on our website: plantation. For children ages 8—12. Stratford Hall, Westmoreland; 7/14/2010–7/17/2010

Caroline County Fair There will be multiple vendors, live entertainment, a midway, animals, and activities for all ages. Special events include: dog show, home goods contests, garden tractor pull, and antique & classic truck show. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 10 years old and under are free. For more information or to get a contest entry form, please visit our website, 7/16/2010

Rikki’s Refuge 3rd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament Enjoy watching 18 holes of golf, luncheon, raffles, silent auction, demonstrations, entertainment and more. Meet the spokes-animals of Rikki’s Refuge. Play begins with an


8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is $25/person for events and lunch, $10/person events only. Pre-registration is required. For details and to register, please visit www.,. Cannon Ridge Golf Club, 475 Greenbank Road, Fredericksburg 7/16/2010

Horror on the Plank Rd Historians Greg Mertz & Frank O’Reilly will lead a walking tour covering the fierce fighting astride the Orange Plank Road during the Battle of the Wilderness. Park on Longstreet Drive, at the entrance to the Fawn Lake subdivision, directly across Route 621 from the Wilderness Battlefield tour road, Hill-Ewell Drive. The tour begins at 7 p.m. and lasts 90 minutes. For additional information call 540-786-2880. 7/17/2010

Summer Beach Party Grab your friends and surf on over for an evening of fun!

Prize for best costume. Includes tour, tasting, Ingleside wine glass, live music and dinner (optional). From 6–9 p.m.; admission is $20 per person–music only (bring your own picnic); $35 per person– music and dinner. Limited seating; reservations required., Ingleside Vineyards, 5872 Leedstown Rd., Oak Grove 7/17/2010

BB King w/ Lucas Nelson & The Promise Real For the past 61 years, BB King has been releasing music that has defined the blues and now he is bringing his commanding vocals and unique brand of electric guitar virtuosity to Virginia for one night only at the Charlottesville Pavilion. Tickets are available at www. 7/17/2010

Patriot Park Concert Series Wil Gravatt Band performs at

7 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $5/ Adults. $2/ Ages 12 & under. Rain or shine event. No alcohol. Bring your own chair or blanket. Concessions will be available. Please call 540-507-7540 for more information. 5710 Smith Station Rd., Fredericksburg 7/17/2010

Wine & Whiskers A fundraiser for the SPCA. This event features wine tastings, a cash wine bar, light fare and desserts, silent auction, door prizes and live music from Twelve Row Barley. $45 ticket includes souvenir wine glass, tours and tasting. Reservations for food are required. Visit www. for tickets and information. Lake Anna Winery, Spotsylvania 7/18/2010

Rebuilding Montpelier’s Civil War Huts Come and see Civil War reenactors from the 3rd

Virginia Neighbors  

July August 2010Issue

Virginia Neighbors  

July August 2010Issue