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Rappahannock Railroad Museum

Colonel Spotsgnome’s Field Journal: Today I crossed the tracks and took a rail down memory lane. Tucked back into Spotsylvania County Business Park’s Bowman Center is a spectacular little gem—the Rappahannock Railroad Museum. Run entirely by exceptionally knowledgeable volunteers, this little museum comes to life every Saturdays morning from 9AM to Noon. While listed as Read More

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The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Part 3

Colonel Spotsgnome’s Field Journal: This entry will cover the vast walking area of stop three in the Battlefield of Spotsylvania Court House tour: Bloody Angle. Here you and the family will really want to take your time and walk every inch of this area, and there is a lot of it! If you are lucky Read More

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Colonel Spotsgnome learns about smoking meat

Colonel Spotsgnome’s Field Journal: Now, I don’t get out of Spotsylvania County much, but I had the opportunity to travel with Andrew Flusche up to McLean, Virginia for a fact finding mission of great importance. You see, Andrew is the Grand Knight of St. Jude Catholic Church here in Spotsylvania, and he received a generous Read More

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The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Part 2

Colonel Spotsgnome’s Field Journal: In this field journal entry I will take you through the rest of the entrance monuments and placards, the Laurel Hill trail, and stop two in Battlefield of Spotsylvania Court House tour: Upton’s Road. If you really want to walk through history and take some of the “less traveled paths,” this Read More

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No really, this little gnome sent LOTS of photos!

When we said this little gnome sent in a ton of photos before traveling to his next destination, we really meant it. We love seeing all he did, and LOVE that he spent so much time exploring Spotsylvania County! He explored all over Spotsylvania’s Judicial Center and County Administration Buildings. Colonel Spotsgnome has his work Read More

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The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Part 1

Colonel Spotsgnome’s Field Journal: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was the last of our four major battles in Spotsylvania. Having just come from the Battle of Wilderness, both sides raced towards Spotsylvania Courthouse. Here was the vital route to Richmond, and here—from May 8-21, 1864—some of the fiercest fighting in the Civil War took Read More