February 2017

Events added/updated 20 Feb 2017


4   FL   Lecture, “The Civil War: Through Their Eyes,” at the C-Quarters Marina, 501 St James Ave, Carrabelle. 10 am. saltyflorida.com

4   VA   Lecture, “Unsung Heroes of Civil War Medicine: African American Surgeons,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

4   VA   Tour, “This Tide of Wounded,” the Lee-Fendall House as a Civil War hospital. Tour of the house and grounds, 614 Oronoco St, Alexandria, begins 10 am. $10 at door, $8 advance. leefendallhouse.org

4   SC   Tour and lecture at the the Rivers Bridge State Historic Site near Erhardt. Battlefield tour begins 1:30 pm followed by lecture. $5. southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004334

4   PA   Lecture, “‘… one of the most brilliant victories of the war turned into one of the most disgraceful defeats…’ The Fatal Halt at Cedar Creek,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

Civil War Tours

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4-5   GA   Civil War Show at the NW GA Trade Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. mkshows.com/cgi-bin/show_display.asp?65

4-5   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

5   KS    Lecture, “Hollywood and the Border Wars,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org

5   GA   “Super Museum Sunday,” includes free admission and special programs at Georgia State Historic Sites, including Civil War parks. gastateparks.org

5   PA   Lecture, “The Dawn of Peace — Grant, Lee and the Lore of Appomattox,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

9   MD   Lecture, “The First Front: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the Civil War,” at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St, Annapolis. 7 pm. $10. amaritime.org

9   DC   Book talk, Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in Washington. 6 pm. Free. clarabartonmuseum.org. [ Buy book ]

9   VA   Book discussion, Two Roads to Sumter, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. Noon. Discussion free. acwm.org. [ Buy book ]

10   WI   Lecture, “Where Soldiers Fought and Slaves Slept,” at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar

11   LA    Symposium, “Fighting for Freedom,” black history at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 11 am-3:30 pm. $5. 318-872-1474.

11   LA    Walking tour, “Native Guards Battlefield,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 10 am. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

11   TN   Living history, “Portrayal of Confederate Civil War Soldier Sam Watkins,” at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

11   GA   Ranger program, “Life of the Common Soldier,” at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

11   GA   Ranger program, “’Take What you See Here and Make it Better’: Eli Lilly and Chickamauga,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

11   MD   Lecture, “Resurrecting Our Heritage: Alexandria’s Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial,” at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 4 pm. Free. surrattmuseum.org

11   VA   Panel discussion,  “Not Your Grandfather’s Civil War,” at Unison Methodist Church, 21148 Unison Road, Middleburg. 2-4 pm. $15. mosbyheritagearea.org/events

11   VA   Lecture, “So How Much of the USS Monitor Do You Actually Have?” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

11   PA   “Reenactor Recruitment ” Meet with reenactors from all eras of U.S. Army history with special programs, book sale and more at the Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle. 10 am-4 pm. Free. usahec.org

11   PA   Lecture, “To the Breaking Point: The Toll of War on the Civil War Soldier,” at the Carnegie Library, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie. 1 pm. Free. 412-276-3456 extension 9.

11   PA   Lecture, “The Controversial Court Marshall of Fitz John Porter,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

11-12   GA   Living history, Confederates at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 10 am-5 pm. $5.50/adult. 770-443-7850.

11-12   TN   Living history, “Combined Arms,” camp and demonstrations at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. Demos 10 and 11 am and 1 pm. Civil War chaplain at 2 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/fodo

12   KS    Living history lecture, “The Road to Appomattox,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org

12   IL   Living history, music and more commemorating Lincoln’s Birthday at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield. Free admission for the occasion. alplm.org/Portals/6/2017eventscalendar.pdf

12   TN   Civil War Music, Bobby Horton at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

12   GA   Talk, “Shaping Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln Before the Presidency,” at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

12   WI   “Abraham Lincoln Presidential Birthday Celebration,” at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Refreshments, games, stories and more. Noon-3 pm. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar

12   VA     Book talk, Finding Elijah: Following His Footsteps in Civil War Virginia, at the Manassas Museum. 1:30 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org. [ Buy book ]

12   PA     Ranger program, “Weapons at Five Forks,” at the Five Forks contact station, 9800 Courthouse Road, near Dinwiddie. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

12   PA     Lecture, “‘A Simple Hop, Skip, and Jump?’ Burnside and His Bridge at Antietam: A Reexamination,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

13   TN   Ranger program, “Why They Fought: Abolitionists in the Army of the Cumberland,” at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E MLK Blvd, Chattanooga. 5:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

13   VA   Talk, “From Yankee Doodle to Dixie: The Importance of Music in Early Virginia,” at the Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

14   TN   Talk, “Exchanging Iron Valentines,” the Union bombardment, at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

14   VA   Movie, “Cold Mountain,” at the Rouss Center for the Arts, 9357 N Congress St, New Market. 7 pm. Free. rousscenter.org

15   VA   Lecture, “The Coming of the Civil War in Rockbridge County,” at Nichols Auditorium, 319 Letcher Ave, VMI, Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

17-19   FL  Reenactment, “Battle of Olustee,” at the Olustee Battlefield State Park near Lake City. Open 8 am-4 pm. Battles at 3:30 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm. Sunday. $10/adult. battleofolustee.org

18   TN   Anniversary commemoration at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. Free. nps.gov/fodo

18   GA   Talk, “Civil War Artillery,” at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

18   GA   Ranger program, “How One Battle Influenced the Presidential Aspirations of Two Generals,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

18   DC   “Women of Color in the Civil War,” special program at the Nature Center,  5200 Glover Road NW,  Rock Creek Park in Washington. Noon. Free. nps.gov/rocr

18   VA   Walking tour, “Remembrances of Rector’s Crossroads,” lantern tour begins 7:30 pm at the Montessori School, 7274 Rectors Lane, near Marshall. $10/adult. mosbyheritage.org

18   VA   Family Day, “Seizing Freedom,” African Americans in the Civil War, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 11 am-3 pm. Free with admission.  acwm.org

18   VA   Tour, “This Tide of Wounded,” the Lee-Fendall House as a Civil War hospital. Tour of the house and grounds, 614 Oronoco St, Alexandria, begins 10 am. $10 at door, $8 advance. leefendallhouse.org

18   VA   Seminar, annual event at Longwood University in Farmville, featuring talks by notable historians. Free. nps.gov/apco

18   PA   Lecture, “On the McClellan Go Round — George McClellan and the Antietam Campaign,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

19   KS    Lecture, “Gettysburg and the Lawrence Massacre,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org

19   GA   Talk, “The Importance of NPS Battlefields,” at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

19   PA   Lecture, “Longstreet & Huger: The Battle of Seven Pines, May 31–June 1, 1862,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

22   VA  Book talk, Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and its Demons, at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 5:30 pm. $6. vahistorical.org Buy Book

23   GA   Lecture, “Technology and the Civil War,” at the Bartow History Museum, 4 E Church St, Cartersville. 7 pm. Free. bartowhistorymuseum.org

23   VA  “Mark Twain and the Civil War,” a “Civil War conversation” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm talk. $10/adult. acwm.org

25   GA   Hike, “24-Gun Battery,” 3-mile walk to the Union battery at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

25   PA   Lecture, “A Load of Buell? Another Look at the Cannoneer,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

25   VA   Symposium, “Lightning Rods for Controversy: Civil War Monuments,” at the Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad St, Richmond. 9:30 am-4 pm. $60/adult. acwm.org

26   KS    Lecture, “Guns of Bleeding Kansas,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org

26   GA   Hike, “Big Kennesaw Mountaintop,” 2-mile guided walk at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

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

26   VA   Walking tour, “United States Colored Troops in the Battle of Petersburg, June 15, 1864,” ranger-led tour begins at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center.  1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

26   PA   Lecture, “Thomas Francis Meagher,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

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