Civil War Park Opens in Stafford County

Civil War park opens in Stafford County
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STAFFORD, Va. (AP) - A site in Stafford County where Union soldiers encamped and built fortifications in 1863 is now a park.

The 41-acre Civil War Park opened Saturday on Mount Hope Church Road.

The Free Lance-Star reports that the park will include re-enactors, cannon firing demonstrations, period musicians and a field hospital.

The Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites, other volunteers and members of the National Guard worked on the project, valued at $2 million.

Three batteries built by the Union Army's 11th Corps, 1st and 3rd divisions, still exist at the site. There also are remnants of huts.

Gen. Robert E. Lee drew the Union soldiers out by heading north to Gettysburg and there was no fighting in Stafford.

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