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Spotsylvania featured on ‘House of Cards’

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Spotsylvania County got several mentions during two episodes of Netflix’s hit series “House of Cards.”

Frank Underwood, the show’s main character played by actor Kevin Spacey, spends much of the fifth and sixth episodes of the political drama’s recently released second season in Spotsylvania, according to the plot line.

Underwood was there to attend a Civil War re-enactment event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Overland campaign. That campaign featured the bloody May 1864 battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House.

Underwood at first showed little interest in being at the event before learning from one of the re-enactors that his direct ancestor had died there in battle.

The latest season of “House of Cards” was filmed primarily around Baltimore.

Spotsylvania Economic Development Director Tom Rumora said in an email that he is happy to have references to the county reach millions of viewers.