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Posted on: September 19, 2019



Spotsylvania County’s Department of Economic Development & Tourism along with Civil War Trails and Wilderness Run Vineyard are excited to announce the unveiling of a new sign titled “Midnight Amputation – The Complications of Civil War Surgery” with a description of the surgery and a photo of the surgical kit that was used on Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.   The public is invited to attend on Friday, September 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Wilderness Run Vineyard/1781 Brewing, 11109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553. Spotsylvania Tourism Manager and Region II Director for CWT, Debbie Aylor will speak and answer questions about the organization.

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will also have a small ceremony the same day at 1 p.m. at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center to unveil a surgical kit that belonged to Hunter McGuire, which may have been used during the amputation of Jackson’s left arm.

Civil War Trails is the nation’s largest outdoor museum with the red, white and blue bugle marker pointing to interpretive signs located in six states.  The organization recently launched a new consumer page on their website  that features an interactive, GPS-based map to help visitors find each CWT site and the wealth of amenities available in each community. The CWT program continues to grow and map requests continue to increase.

Wilderness Run Vineyard and 1781 Brewing are family-owned with a passion for the land and an ethos for sustainability and the future. The Pagan family are the winemakers and co-founders of one of the most historically significant vineyards in the country.  It’s here that you will find great wine, beer, live music on most weekends and a relaxing atmosphere.

 Tastings available at Wilderness Run Vineyard: Monday 12pm-8pm, Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 11am-2pm.

The 1781Brewery is a Virginia Farm brewery with farmhouse ales made entirely from scratch on location. The brewery is open Wednesday &, Thursday 4-9pm; Friday& Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Contact: Debbie Aylor at [email protected] or 540-507-7755 for more information


For further county information:

Contact:                                  Michelle McGinnis, Director of Community Engagement

                                                Spotsylvania County Government

                                                Office: (540) 507-7005

                                                Email: [email protected]

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