Last year the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg brought thousands to the area, a month from now the lives lost at the Battle of Chancellorsville will be honored.
Events start on May 3rd and run through the 5th. Fredericksburg Tourism Director karen Hedelt says it will be a financial boon for the entire region.
More than 5,000 re-enactors and as many as 15,000 visitors per day are expected.
The formal reenactment will be held at the Spotsylvania Courthouse Village, just of Route 208. Get more on the weekend at www.battleofchancellorsville.com.