August 2017

Events added/updated 24 July 2017


2    MD   Lecture, “Water to his Front, Water to his Rear: Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

4    VA   Ranger program, “Salem Church Inside and Out,” parking at New Salem Church, 4044 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. 7 pm.  Free. nps.gov/frsp

5   KS   Living history, “Heritage Day,” at the Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site near Pleasanton. Camps and demonstrations10 am-5 pm. kshs.org/p/mine-creek-battlefield-programs/18584

5   AL   Anniversary living history at Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores. Camp and demonstrations 9 am-3 pm. Free with fort admission. fort-morgan.org

5   TN   “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tour of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:30 pm. Free. Reservations required: 615-893-9501.

5    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

5    VA   Ranger program, “Thoroughfare Gap: Key to Victory at Second Manassas,” meets at the Gap, end of Beverley Mill Drive, Broad Run. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

5    VA   Conference, “Cavalry in the Valley,” at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray. 9 am-4 pm. $35. shenandoahatwar.org

5    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

5    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

5-6    VA   Living history and anniversary activities at the  Cedar Mountain battlefield, south of Culpeper off Route 15. Demonstrations 11 am-3 pm Saturday, 9 am-2 pm Sunday. Free. Details: friendsofcedarmountain.org

5-6    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

5-6    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   TN   Living history, “Kentucky at Stones River,” camp and demonstrations at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Demos at 10 and 11 am and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

9    MD   Lecture, “Evading Capture: Union Cavalry Escape from Harpers Ferry, September 14, 1862,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

9   TN   “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tour of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:30 pm. Free. Reservations required: 615-893-9501.

10   MO   Anniversary programs at the at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Program at 10 am. Ray House tours 10 am-4 pm. New exhibits. Free. nps.gov/wicr

11    VA   Car-caravan tour, “’A Volley of Minie balls for their breakfast’: The Second Battle of Winchester.” 10 am-noon. Free, registration suggested. More info, registration: 540-740-4545 or shenandoahatwar.org

11    VA   Special event, “Overnight Stay at the Pringle House Hospital,” at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas. Includes special tours, campfire and breakfast. 8 am-8 am. $100. Reservations: 703-366-3049.

11-12   PA   Annual “Music Muster” at the Gettysburg NMP.  A variety of Civil War music at the visitor center and other places on the battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett

12   TX   Symposium, “Red River Campaign Narratives of Destruction, Heroism & Blood,” at the Jefferson Tourist Center, 305 E Austin, Jefferson. Speakers, vendors and exhibits. 8 am-5 pm. $65/adult. jeffersonmuseum.net/upcoming-events.html

12   VA   Ranger program, “Nutmeggers and Northmen: The Keys to Union Success on Henry Hill?” meets at the Henry Hill visitor center, Manassas National Battlefield. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

12   VA   Campfire program, “Aftermath: The Wounded and the Dead,” at the Fredericksburg (NPS) visitor center. 8 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

12   VA   Ranger program, “The Defense of Thoburn’s Redoubt,” the Battle of Cedar Creek. See nps.gov/cebe for location on Bowman’s Mill Road in Warren County. 7 pm. Free.

12   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

12-13   MO   Living history, “The Southern Soldier at Wilson’s Creek,” demonstrations at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm Saturday; noon and 2 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

12-13   OH   Reenactment at the Hale Farm, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Camps open 10 am-5 pm. $10/adult. halefarm.org

12-13    VA   Living history, “The Long March North to Gettysburg,” Confederate and Union camps at Mt. Zion Historic Park in Aldie. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. 703-327-9777.

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

14-19   KS   “Civil War on the Western Frontier,” bus and walking tours, living history and kids’ activities in Lawrence. Quantrill’s 1863 Raid is a focus. Complete schedule: watkinsmuseum.org/cwwf.php

16    MD   Lecture, “The Woman Soldier at Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

18    VA   Living history, “Attention-Company!” Civil War drills explained at the Belle Grove Plantation House, 336 Belle Grove Road, near Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe.

19   GA   Lecture, “Georgia Military Institute in the Civil War,” at the Depot, 2829 Cherokee St in downtown Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free.  facebook.com/kennesawhistoricalsociety/?fref=ts

19    VA   Lecture, “A Tense Co-existence: Scouts and Civilians in 1860s Newtown,” at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City. 3:30 pm. Free. 540-869-1700.

19    VA   Car-caravan tour, “A Gleam of Anxious Speculation: The African-
Americans’ Civil War in Winchester,” begins at the Winchester/Frederick County visitor center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., in Winchester. 9 am. Free. 540-542-1326.

19    VA   Ranger program, “Advance and Retreat: Gordon’s Attack at Cedar Creek,” at the NPS visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 9 am. Free. nps.gov/cebe

19    VA   Living history, “National Regiment,”  at the 8th Vermont Monument, Cedar Creek battlefield. Park at 226 Claven Lane, Middletown. 10 am-5 pm. Free.nps.gov/cebe

19    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

19-20    VA   Civil War Weekend in Winchester and on the Kernstown battlefield. Special tours at the Stonewall Jackson Headquarters and the battlefield. Tours 10 am and 2:30 pm. Jackson seminar Saturday. kernstownbattle.org

20   KS   Living history tour, “Battle of Black Jack,” special tour of the 1856 battlefield near Baldwin City. 4 pm.  Free. blackjackbattlefield.org/events.html

20    MD   Lecture, “Clara Barton and the Missing Soldiers Office,” at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. 3 pm. “Pay What You Please” event. civilwarmed.org

20    VA   Lecture, “Virginia’s Infantrymen: From Civil War to World Wars,” Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Crewe.  2 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek#general_information

22    DC   Book talk, Stanton: Lincoln’s Civil War Secretary, at the McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington. Noon. Free. archives.gov/calendar Live streaming: youtube.com/watch?v=7f790k-7HC8  Buy Book

23    MD   Lecture, “From Dred Scott to Secession,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

25    VA   Ranger program, “Voices from the Valley: What Soldiers Wrote Home at Cedar Creek,” meets at the 8th Vermont monument, 8739 Valley Pike, near Middletown. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

25    VA   Book talk, To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place and the Surrenders of the Confederacy, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. acwm.org  Buy Book

25-27    VA   Anniversary commemoration, “Battle of Second Manassas,” at the Manassas National Battlefield. Ranger-led tours and living history. nps.gov/mana

25-27    VA   Civil War Weekend with living history and more in Manassas. Rail car burning Saturday evening. Free. manassasmuseum.org

26   GA   Ranger program, “Picking Up the Pieces: The long Term Effects of the Battle on the People Who Lived Here,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/chch

26    MD   Living history, “Ship’s Company,” Union navy at the USS Constellation, Inner Harbor, in Baltimore. 10 am-4 pm. Free with admission. historicships.org/constellation.html

26    SC   “The Olde South Ball,” music and period dancing at the Marriott, 299 N Church St, Spartanburg. $65 includes dinner. oldesouthball.blogspot.com

26    VA   Bus tours, “Rebellion in Richmond covers slave rebellions, Revolutionary War events, Civil War and Civil Rights. 9 am and 1 pm. Free (reservations necessary). nps.gov/rich

26    VA   Movie, “Ride with the Devil,” outdoor event at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 8pm. $5/donation. acwm.org

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

26    NC   Living history, “Life on Campaign: Summer Artillery Program,” camp and demonstrations at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi

26-27   IL   Reenactment, “Battle of Morseville,” in Stockton. Camps and demonstrations with battles each afternoon. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Night artillery Saturday. $5. Details, directions: stocktoncivilwar.com

26-27    MD   Living history, artillery and infantry 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

26-27    VA   Anniversary “same time” walking tours of the Kettle Run battlefield at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 1-4 pm. “Jackson at Bristoe Station” Saturday night tour 7 pm.  $5 suggested donation. 703-366-3049.

27    VA   Lecture, “‘I am a good old Rebel,’ Warrenton’s W.H.F. Payne,” at the Graffiti House (Brandy Station Battlefield), 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station. 2 pm. Free. brandystationfoundation.com

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

27    VA   Anniversary “same time” walking tour of the Bull Run Bridge battlefield. Begins 9 am at Liberia Plantation House in Manassas. Free. 703-366-3049.

30    MD   Lecture, “These Honored Dead,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free.  jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

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