Events added/updated 11 Aug 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 IL Living history, “Mary Lincoln: ‘Preserve the White House.’” at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, 402 S Lincoln Highway, Lerna. Free. 2 pm. lincolnlogcabin.org
5 GA Lecture, tour, “Trench Warfare in the Civil War,” at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site near Dallas. 2-4 pm. Free with park admission. gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield
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 MD Walking tour, “Clara Barton’s Mission of Mercy,” begins at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 3-5 pm. “Pay what you please” event. civilwarmed.org/event/mercy-tour
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 Lectures, “Railroads in the Civil War,” at South Side Station, 37 River St in downtown Petersburg. 10 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
5 VA Walking tour, “Fortifications: An Evolution from the Civil War to World War I,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
5 VA Book signing and walking tours at Chatham, part of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP, across the river from downtown Fredericksburg. Plantations of Virginia signing 11 am-2 pm. Related ranger walking tours 11 am and 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp
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 MD Living history, cannon firing demonstrations a the Newcomer House, 18422 Shepherdstown Road, Keedysville. 11 am and 2 pm. Free. heartofthecivilwar.org/events
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
6 VA Talk and tour, “The Underground Railroad in Lincoln,” at the Goose Creek Friends Meeting House, 18204 Lincoln Road, Purcelllville. Talk followed by tour of “Springdale” and burial ground. 2 pm. $40. www.mosbyheritage.org
6 VA Walking tours, “Civilians during the Siege,” begin at Farmer’s Bank, 19 Bollingbrook St, Petersburg. 10 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
7 AR Living history, “U.S. Grant,” at the Beth E. Heritage Hall, 306 Perry St, Helena. 6 pm. Free. deltaculturalcenter.com
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 PA Living history at Lee’s Headquarters, 401 Buford Ave, Gettysburg. 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. seminaryridgemuseum.weebly.com
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 LA Talk and demonstration, “Civil War Surgery and Medicine,” at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. 318-872-1474.
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 Lecture, “19th Century Naval Ordnance,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with museum admission. marinersmuseum.org
12 VA Walking tour, “Beyond the Battlefield,” Civil War sites in Old Town Alexandria. Begins 10 am at the Lyceum, 201 S Washington St, Alexandria. $15 (web purchase). leefendallhouse.org
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 MD Living history, “The Common Soldier at the Battle of South Mountain,” camp and demonstrations at Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldstown Road, near Jefferson. 10 am-4 pm. Free. heartofthecivilwar.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 Walking tours, “Poplar Grove National Cemetery and the Battle of Weldon Railroad,” focus is on the Union dead from the August 1864 battle near Petersburg. 11 am and 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
19 VA Living history, “Clermont Farm, Civil War in Clarke County,” lantern-light program at, 801 E Main St, Berryville. 7:30 pm. $15. mosbyheritage.org
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
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
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 WV Lecture, “Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields,” at the Byrd Building, Shepherd University, 301 N King St, Shepherdstown. 7 pm. Free. heartofthecivilwar.org/events
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, “Twilight’s Last Gleaming,” artillery at the Battle of South Mountain, at at Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldstown Road, near Jefferson. Demonstrations at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Free. heartofthecivilwar.org
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 MD Walking tour, “27th Indiana Hike,” at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. 9:30 am. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
27 VA Lecture, “’The Rebels is running over our Parents,’: Recruiting Virginia Unionists into the Potomac Home Brigade,” at Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. 3 pm. $10. mosbyheritage.org
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 GA Lecture, “The Andrews Raid,” at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 7 pm. $5. 678-639-7500.
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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