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Absolutely Hopeless: May 18 at Spotsylvania
July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This program is part of the park’s summer History at Sunset series. All History at Sunset programs begin at 7 p.m. on Friday nights. All will last about 90 minutes. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and a flashlight, and wear bug repellant. In the event of questionable weather, check our Facebook page for updates. See a full schedule of History at Sunset programs here: https://www.nps.gov/frsp/learn/news/special-summer-programs.htm
You perhaps know the landscape—the Bloody Angle—but you likely don’t know the story of the futile, disastrous Union attack launched across that ground on May 18, 1864, six days after the more famous fighting on May 12. This program, led by Beth Parnicza & Peter Maugle, will illuminate a story that history has forgotten, but one whose participants could never forget. Parking is available along tour road and GPS coordinates for Tour Stop 3 are 38.223728, -77.602356