Events added/updated 28 April 2017
1 ALL Park Day, annual volunteer rehab and cleanup day at Civil War Parks throughout the country. See list: CivilWar.org
1 TN Walking tour, “Loring’s Advance,” covers some of the heaviest fighting in the Battle of Franklin. Tour begins at Carnton at 10 am. $25. foft.org
1 GA Ranger program, “April Fools at Chickamauga: The Fight for Brock Field,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
1 MD Civil War dance, “Corbit’s Charge Dance,” at the Westminster Family Center, 11 Longwell Ave, Westminster. 7 pm. $20 at door. pipecreekcivilwarroundtable.weebly.com
1 MD Lectures, “From John Brown to James Brown,” the Kennedy Farmhouse in history, at the Newcomer House, 18442 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville. 11:30 am and 2 pm. Free. heartofthecivilwar.org/events
1 MD Illustrated talk, “Clara Barton — An American Life,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmedmuseum.org
1 VA Ranger program, “The Sacrifice of Thomas’s Brigade,” during the Battle of Cedar Creek. Program at Morning Attack Trailhead, 8739 Valley Pike, near Middletown. Noon (follows Park Day activity). Free. nps.gov/cebe
1 VA Hike, “Chancellorsville History Trail,” fit-history 3.6-mile guided tour begins at the Chancellorsville visitor center, 9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp
1 VA Anniversary walking tour, “The Breakthrough at Petersburg,” annual event at Pamplin Historical Park southwest of Petersburg. Talk at 10:30 am followed by lunch and the two-hour walking tour. $25 (park admission included). Registration: pamplinpark.org
1 VA Anniversary activities, “Battle of Five Forks,” on the battlefield near Petersburg. Ranger talks, living history and more. 10 am-4 pm. Free. Details, directions: nps.gov/pete
1 DC|MD|VA Bus tour, “Defending the Capital,” a Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. Leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-6:15 pm. $175. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
1 PA Lecture, “Farms of Gettysburg: Moses McClean Farm,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm
1-2 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
2 VA Book talk, “Confederate Waterloo, The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865,” at the Manassas Museum in Manassas. 1:30 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
2 VA Book talk and tour, Society of Rebels: The Civil War Diary of Belle Grove’s Amanda Edmonds, at the Ashby Chapel, 692 Federal St, Paris. Followed by tour of Belle Grove. 2 pm. $40. mosbyheritagearea.org
2 VA Anniversary ranger talk, “Confederate Alamo at Fort Gregg,” at the fort in Petersburg. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/pete
2 PA Lecture, “Farms of Gettysburg: Joseph Sherfy Farm,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm
4 DC Lecture, “The American Civil War and the World,” at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. $40. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
6 VA Anniversary “real time” walking tour, “Battle of Sailor’s Creek,” at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Crewe. 4 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek#general_information
6-7 TN Anniversary talks and tours at the Shiloh NMP. Free. nps.gov/shil
6-9 PA Symposium and tours, “Ed Bearss Symposium on Military Leadership & Combat,” based in Chambersburg. Includes Civil War talks and tours. $475. civilwarseminars.org7-9 GA Reenactment, “Shiloh,” at the Nash Farm Civil War Battlefield, 10 Babbs Mill Road, near Hampton. atlantacampaign.com
7-9 VA Special anniversary activities at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. Living history and special exhibit (Saturday and Sunday). Play performance “The Hannah Reynolds Story,” about a slave wounded during the Battle of Appomattox, 7 pm Friday, 1:30 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. $5 donation for play. acwm.org
8 AR Ranger program, “Confederate Camouflage,” at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 3 pm. Free. arkansasstateparks.com/events/confederate-camouflage–148425/
8 GA Living history, “Longstreet Bivouac,” at the Piedmont Hotel, 827 Maple St, Gainesville. Camps, tours and special exhibits. 10 am-4 pm. Free. longstreet.org
8 GA Bus tour, “General Longstreet,” leaves from 3333 Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. Includes burial site, Piedmont Hotel, NE Georgia History Center and more. $59. epay.kennesaw.edu/C20923_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1896
8 AL Living history, “Spring Garrison Day,” at Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores. Camp and demonstrations 9 am-3 pm. Free with fort admission. fort-morgan.org
8 TN Walking tour, “Loring’s Advance,” covers some of the heaviest fighting in the Battle of Franklin. Tour begins at Carnton at 10 am. $25. foft.org
8 TN Anniversary illumination at the Shiloh NMP. Begins 4:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/shil
8 DC|MD|VA Bus tour, “Three Key Sites — Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg,” a Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-7:30 pm. $180. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
8 PA Living history, talks, music and special exhibits, “Focus on Photography,” at the Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie. Talks at 10:15 am and 1 pm. Full schedule: carnegiecarnegie.org
8 MD “Museum Opening Day” in Frederick County. Includes living history at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine plus free admission and refreshments at several sites. visitfrederick.org
8 MD Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org
8 VA Car-caravan tour, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” begins at the NPS visitor contact station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
8 VA Civil War and Emancipation Day in Richmond. Living history and talks at the Tredegar Iron Works and other sites. nps.gov/rich
8 VA Lecture, “Abraham Lincoln at City Point and Petersburg,” at General Grant’s Headquarters in Hopewell. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
8 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. historicisleofwight.com
8 VA Living history at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Crewe. 9 am-4 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek#general_information
8 VA Lecture, “Conserving Civil War Shipwrecks — Research and Innovations,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org
8 VA Special restoration tour of Liberia, a Civil War-era headquarters (8601 Portner Ave) in Manassas. Includes Civil War graffiti, stories. 2 pm. $10. manassasmuseum.org
8 VA Bus tour, “Potomac Blockade,” includes Aquia, Quantico, Freestone Point and more. 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $80/includes lunch. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
8 VA Bus tour, “the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Battles of Third Winchester and Cedar Creek,” leaves from the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia, at 8:15 am. Details, registration: 703-971-4984.
8-9 MS Civil War Show at the Crossroads Arena, 2800 S Harper Road, Corinth. 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $5/adult. battleofcorinth.com
8-12 VA Anniversary living history, ranger programs and tours focusing on the Battle of Appomattox Station and the surrender and aftermath, at the Appomattox Court House National Historic Site. nps.gov/apco
9 KS Lecture, “Abraham Lincoln in Kansas,” at the Kaw Mission, 500 N Mission St, Council Grove. 2 pm. $3. 620-767-5410.
10 VA Lecture, “The Mystery of the Disappearing Change,” a look at strange Union coin shortage in 1862, at the Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org
15 AR Ranger program, “Telegraph Technology,” at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 2 pm. Free. arkansasstateparks.com/events/telegraph-technology-148495
15 LA Walking tour, “ Devil’s Elbow,” examines siege sites at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 10 am. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.
15 GA Walking tour, ranger-led hike of the Chickamauga Battlefield,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 9 am-1 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
15 VA Car-caravan tour, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” begins at the NPS visitor contact station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
15 VA Hike, “Fredericksburg: The Slaughter Pen Farm,” fit-history 2-mile guided tour begins at 11190 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp
15 VA Walking tour, “Point of Rocks,” begins at Dodd Park, 201 Enon Church Road, Chester. 10 am-noon. $8. chesterfieldhistory.com
15 VA Van tour, “The Seven Days Battles Part I,” through Gaines’ Mill. Leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-4 pm. $50. More info, reservations: 757-888-3371 extension 306.
15 MD Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org
18 NC Lecture, “The Role of Women in the Civil War,” at The Museum of Cape Fear in Fayetteville. 7 pm. Free. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov
19 GA Lecture, “Georgia Military Institute in the Civil War,” at Barrington Hall, 435 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 7 pm. $5 donation. 678-639-7500.
19 VA Lecture, “The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign,” at Nichols Auditorium, 319 Letcher Ave, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shendandoahatwar.org
19-23 PA Bus and walking tours, “Battle of Gettysburg,” with Ed Bearss and others based in Gettysburg. $695 (does not include lodging). civilwartours.org
20 MD Lecture, “July 2, 1863: Was Lee Right to Attack the Union Flanks,” at the Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road,Westminster. $39. 410-386-8100.
20 DC Book talk and reception, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War, at President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 lecture. $10 each. lincolncottage.org
21-22 MO Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at the Current River Heritage Museum, 101 Washington St, Doniphan. Free. doniphanmissouri.org/civil_war_days
21-23 MS “Holly Springs Pilgrimage,” annual house tour event includes much Civil War history including “Juleps & Generals” living history on Friday. Talks and cemetery tours also on schedule. hollyspringspilgrimage.com
21-23 NC Reenactment, “Living History Weekend,” at and near the Port o’ Plymouth Museum in Plymouth. Living history camps and demonstrations, two battle reenactments and a torchlight tour. portoplymouthmuseum.org
22 TN Bicycle tour, “The Destruction of a New Division,” Prentiss’s Sixth Division tour at the Shiloh National Military Park (begins at Stop 6). 1:30-3:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/shil
22 TN Living history, “Artillery Camp of Instruction,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Demonstrations at 11:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri
22 GA Ranger program, “This Terrible Sound: A Sensory Tour of Chickamauga,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
22 MD Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org
22 VA Boat tour, “Potomac Blockade,” includes Freestone Point and other Confederate fort sites, 10 am-1 pm. $45. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
22 NC Surrender anniversary living history and other programs at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/Bennett
22-23 KS Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Fort Scott National Historical Site in Fort Scott. 8 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/fosc
22-23 AL Reenactment, “Wilson’s Raid,” at 2404 Highway 82, Woodland. Camps and demonstrations all weekend. Battles at 2 pm each day. More info: alabamadivision.com
22-23 NC Living history, demonstrations plus recreation of the occupation of Fort Macon at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. friendsoffortmacon.org/events
22-23 PA Tour, “Gettysburg: Day Two — Sites Seldom Seen,” based in Gettysburg. $245 does not include lodging. cwea.net
23 VA Lecture, “Sectionalism and Secession: The West Virginia Statehood Movement,” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. $10. acwm.org
26-29 VA Conference, “Stonewall Jackson in the Valley,” tours, talks and more, headquartered in Winchester. More info, registration: shenandoahatwar.org
27 VA Talk and reception, “Sectionalism and Secession: the West Virginia Statehood Movement,” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm talk. $10. acwm.org
27 and 29 MD Lecture and tour, “July 1, 1863: The Defense of McPherson’s Ridge,” at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. Lecture: 6:30 pm. Tour 9 am-noon. April 29. $58. 410-386-8100.
27-29 VA Tour, “ Lee and Jackson at Chancellorsville: An Insider’s Walking Tour,” with Robert K. Krick. $325 does not include lodging. cwea.net
27-30 MD Bus and walking tours, “The Maryland Campaign,” with Ed Bearss and Tom Clemens. Covers Harpers Ferry, South Mountain and Antietam. Based in Hagerstown. $550 (does not include lodging). civilwartours.org
28-30 VA Reenactment, “Buchanan Civil War Living History Weekend,” at various locations in Buchanan. Exhibits, skirmish reenactment (7 pm Friday), living history camps and demonstrations all weekend. Battle reenactments 3 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. Complete details: townofbuchanan.com/event/buchanan-civil-war-history-weekend-2
28-30 NC Symposium, “Salisbury Confederate Prison,” in Salisbury. Annual event includes lectures, tour, banquet and memorial service. $75. Details, more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
29 KS Living history “Civil War Day,” camps and two battle scenarios plus civilian impressions at the Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd, Wichita. 10 am-5 pm. Free with site admission. oldcowtown.org
29 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
29 IL Chicago Civil War Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. 9 am-4 pm. $9. chicagocivilwarshow.com
29 MD Living history, “Living with War: Soldier & Civilian Life on the Battlefield,” camps and demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 9 am-4:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
29 VA Lecture, “Digging up History: Uncovering Interesting Facts about Daily Life during the Civil War,” at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 1 pm. Free with admission. pamplinpark.org
29 VA Hike, “Wilderness: Chewning and Tapp Farm,” fit-history 4.5-mile guided tour begins at Stop 5 on the Wilderness Battlefield west of Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp
29 VA Van tour, “1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign,” begins at Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Road, Chester. 1-5 pm. $15. chesterfieldhistory.com
29 VA House tour, “The Deadliest Enemy: Disease in the Civil War,” at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas. 11 am-4 pm. $5. 703-367-7872.
29 VA Living history, “Civil War Day,” camps, music, demonstrations and more at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 210 am-5 pm. $5/adult. 703-591-0560.
29-30 VA Living history, Civil War camp and demonstrations at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-2 pm Sunday. Parking fee. 540-592-3556.
30 LA Talk, “Boots and Saddles: Grierson’s Raid,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1 pm. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.
30 MD Lecture and music, “Overlooked Actions of the Maryland Campaign of 1862,” with refreshments and music at the Big Cork Vineyards, 4236 Main St, Rohersville. 5:30 pm. $45 at door. bigcorkvineyards.com
30 VA Lecture, “Matthew Fontaine Maury,” at the Graffiti House (Brandy Station Battlefield), 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station. 2 pm. Free. brandystationfoundation.com
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