“Looked for in the Hour of Danger – but Trampled Underfoot in the Time of Peace”
Friday, February 22, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Rain date: March 1
A $10 donation (paid in advance) is greatly appreciated.
Tours are every 20 minutes beginning at 6:00 p.m. They begin at St. George’s Episcopal Church and end at Shiloh Baptist (New Site) with vignettes at the Presbyterian Church and Fredericksburg United Methodist Church in between. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Each vignette will have local actors portraying scenes based on real people and their service before and after a particular war. Included will be a look at the relationship between George Washington and Phillis Wheatley, the first U.S. female African American poet; a view of the “lost” Camp Casey near the present-day Pentagon that served as a training ground for the all-black 23rd U.S. Colored Infantry; a moment in a foxhole in France with Dr. Urbane Bass, a Fredericksburg physician who gave his life for his country; and, finally, a discussion with local resident who served in the US Navy during WWII.
This is FoWB’s 2nd annual Black History Month Untold Stories event and is co-sponsored by the John J Wright Educational and Cultural Center and four historic churches in Fredericksburg. Light refreshments will be served following the last vignette and guests are encouraged to visit with sponsor organizations at this time.
To reserve a spot for a tour, please sign up at the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield’s website www.fowb.org, where you may request which tour you would like to take. Please note that space is limited so signing up early is advised!