October 2017

Events added/updated 10 Aug 2017


1   VA   Living history, “Pallas Athena Ladies Aid Society,” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 10 am-3 pm. Free with admission. acwm.org

6   VA   Car-caravan tour, “Stonewall and the Black Knight — Stonewall Jackson, Turner Ashby, and Jedediah Hotchkiss on the Valley Turnpike.” 10 am-noon. Free, registration suggested. More info, registration: 540-740-4545 or shenandoahatwar.org

6-7   TN   Seminar, “Longstreet’s Winter Campaign 1863-’64 East Tennessee,” tours and lectures based in Greeneville. Details: longstreet.org

6-8   VA   Conference, “The 1862 Maryland Campaign: South Mountain and Harpers Ferry,” the annual Mosby Heritage Area event based in Middleburg. Includes talks, tour and more. More info: mosbyheritagearea.org

7   TN   Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Cravens House and Point Park, Lookout Mountain in Chickamauga. $5 (Point Park). nps.gov/chch

7   PA   “Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 6-7:30 pm. $20/adult. gettysburgfoundation.org

7   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free. christgettysburg.org/songs-and-stories-of-a-civil-war-hospital

7   VA   Bus tour, “Battle of Tom’s Brook,” near Tom’s Brook. 9 am-2 pm. $65. Details, registration: shenandoahatwar.org

7   VA   Car-caravan tour, “The Death of a Regiment: The 34th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1864,” meets at NPS station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

7   VA   Walking tour of Fort Huger, a Confederate fort on the James River, 15080 Talcott Terrace, Isle of Wight County, near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. www.historicisleofwight.com

7   VA   Talk and walking tour, “Battle of Smithfield,” begins at the Isle of Wight Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com/events.html

7   VA   Boat tour, “Potomac Blockade,” includes Freestone Point and other Confederate fort sites, 10 am-1 pm. $45. Reservations: 703-792-4754.

7   NC   Living history tours, “A Soldier’s Return Home — Reunion and Remembrance,” at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 11 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/Bennett

7-8   MD   Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Demonstrations 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm Saturday; 11 am and 1 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

7-8   FL   Living history, “Union Garrison,” at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $8. floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch

8   VA   Living history, “Union Artillery Demonstration,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

9   VA   Lecture, “Fighting for a New World,” global view of the Civil War, at the Graduate Hotel, 301 W Franklin St, Richmond.  6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

10   VA   Lecture, “Central Virginia: Post-Surrender Appomattox 1865-1867,” at Bull Daddy’s, 7643 Richmond Highway, Appomattox. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

13   VA   Living history and ranger program, “’When the conflict is ended mercy again asserts itself.’ Treating the wounded at Cedar Creek,” at St. Thomas Chapel, 7854 Church St, Middletown. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

13-15   SC   Seminar, “Image of War,” annual Civil War photography conference in Charleston. Includes lectures, tours and harbor cruise. Details, registration: civilwarphotography.org/ccwp/index.php/2017-image-of-war-seminar

14   TN   Music, “The Battle of the Bands,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Rehearsals at 10 am, concerts at 1:30 pm, “Battle” at 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

14   PA   Lecture, “Medical Experimentation in the Civil War,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free (regular admission to galleries applies). nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

14   PA   Battlefield hike, guided 3-mile walking tour at the Monterey Pass battlefield. Begins at the museum, 14325 Buchanan Trail East, near Waynesboro. 2 pm. $5. montereypassbattlefield.org

14   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free. christgettysburg.org/songs-and-stories-of-a-civil-war-hospital

14   VA|PA    Bus tour, “Little-Known Incidents of Romance, Tragedy and Horror During the Gettysburg Campaign.” Leaves from the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia. $100. Details: 703-971-4984.

14   VA   Anniversary “same time” tour of the Auburn battlefield. Meets at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 9 am. $5 suggested donation. 703-366-3049.

14   VA   “The Battle of the Bands,” Union and Confederate bands practice and perform at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro and other spots near the battlefield. Practices 10 am-noon, performances 1:30-3 pm. Band battle 4-5:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

14-15   IL   Reenactment, “Shadows of the Blue and Gray,” at City-County Park north of Princeton. Living history and battles at 3 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $5. shadowsbluegray.com

14-15   WV   Living history, “Reacting to the (John Brown) Raid: Local Militia and the US Marines,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

14-15   VA   Reenactment, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” on the historic battlefield south of Middletown. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. ccbf.us

14-15   VA   Anniversary living history, tours and luminary at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 11 am-4 pm. Luminary Saturday 7 pm. $5 suggested donation. 703-366-3049.

15   DC | VA   Anniversary living history, tours and luminary at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 11 am-4 pm.Bus tour, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-6:30 pm. $200. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).

19   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free. christgettysburg.org/songs-and-stories-of-a-civil-war-hospital

20   PA   Living history at Lee’s Headquarters, 401 Buford Ave, Gettysburg. 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. seminaryridgemuseum.weebly.com

20   VA   Car-caravan and walking tour, “’Close up! On your life!’ The Battle of Fisher’s Hill,” meets at 1864 Battlefield Road, Fisher’s Hill. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

20   VA   Driving/walking tour, “The Fifth Offensive,” focus is on the fighting around Richmond and Petersburg in fall 1864. Begins at and sponsored by Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 9 am-5:30 pm. $89 includes lunch. pamplinpark.org

21   GA   Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Chickamauga NMP. Demos: 10:30 and 11:30 am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

21   VA   Bus tour, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” near Middletown. 9 am-5 pm. $60. Details, registration: shenandoahatwar.org

21   VA   Book talk, Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days’s Battles, June 25-July 1, 1862, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with admission. acwm.org  Buy Book

21   MD   Battlefield hikes at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Two-hour ranger-guided tours of different parts of the battlefield begin at 9 and 11:30 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

21-22   CA   Reenactment, at Kearney Park, 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno. Camps open 10 am-10 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 1 and 5 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. $10/adult. valleyhistory.org/index.php?c=112

24   VA   Car-caravan tour, “Buckland Mills,” traces the October 1863 Battle of Buckland. Meets at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 9 am-noon. Free, donations welcome. 703-366-3049.

25   PA   Lincoln Lyceum Lecture with author Douglas Egerton at Bowen Auditorium, Gettysburg College in Gettysburg. 7 pm. Free. More info: dbrennan@gettysburg.edu

26   MO   Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Island Mound at the Island Mound State Historic Site, 4837 NW County Road 1002, near Butler. 6 pm. Free. 417-276-4259.

26   VA   Lecture/reception, “The Remarkable Dreams of Civil War Americans,” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 reception, 7 pm lecture. $10. acwm.org

28   VA   “Civil War Bugling,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

28   NC   Living history, “Fall Festival,” Civil War military and civilian programs at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi

28-29   TN   Living history, “Artillery Saves the Day at Stones River,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Camp and demonstrations at 11 am and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

28-29   WV   Living history, “Under Fire: Hold the High Ground, 1862,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

29   VA   Living history, “Confederate Artillery Demonstration,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

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