July 2017

Events added/updated 25 May 2017


1   MO   Living history, “Artillery and Wilson’s Creek,” at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

1   TN  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at Point Park, Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. 10:30 and 11:30 am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. $5. nps.gov/chch

1   GA   Ranger program, “Shadow of Nat Turner: Remembering One Rebellion, While Waging Another,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free.nps.gov/chch

1   MD   Lecture, “July 1, 1863: The Defense of McPherson’s Ridge,” at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. 6:30 pm. $58.

1   MD   “Salute to Independence,” annual fireworks and Maryland Symphony at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. 7:30 pm. Free. Note: Park visitor center and tour road closes 3 pm. nps.gov/anti

1   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

1   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

1-2   PA   Anniversary living history and ranger tours on the Malvern Hill battlefield, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park, 9175 Willis Church Road, near Richmond. Free. nps.gov/rich

1-2   PA   Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Monterey Pass with talks and living history at the Battlefield Museum, 14325 Buchanan Trail East, near Waynesboro. 10 am-4 pm. $5 donation. montereypassbattlefield.org

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

1-3   PA   Reenactment, “The Battle of Gettysburg,” 965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg. Annual big event includes living history talks and two battles each day. $29/adult/one day. gettysburgreenactment.com

1-4   PA   Anniversary programs commemorating the Battle of Gettysburg at the Gettysburg NMP. Special living history, ranger tours and hikes. Details: nps.gov/gett

2   GA   Ranger program, “What’s in a Name: Exploring Some of he Unique Names in the Battle of Chickamauga,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

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

6   VA   House tour. “Overheard: Conversations About Hope, Yearning, and Loss,” slaves and free blacks at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 5:30 and 7 pm. $10/adult. Reservations encouraged. acwm.org/overheard

8   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.

8   VA   Walking tour, “Bristoe ‘Off the Park,’” a tour of sites related to the Battle of Bristoe Station. Begins at the Heritage Park, off Iron Brigade Unit Avenue in Bristow. 10 am-noon. Free, donations welcome. 703-366-3049.

8-9   MD   Anniversary living history, ranger talks and tours at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 9 am-5 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/mono

9   MD    Talks, “Civil War Civilian Experience,” at the Antietam National Battlefield (9:30 am), Pry House Field Hospital Museum (11:30 am), Newcomer House (1:30 pm) and Ferry Hill Plantation (3 pm). Free or free with admission. More info: heartofthecivilwar.org/events

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

12   MD   Lecture, “Henry Hunt and the Maryland Campaign,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

14   MO   Music, “Battle of the Bands,” at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington. 6:30-9 pm. Free. mostateparks.com/park/battle-lexington-state-historic-site

14-16   WV   Reenactment, “Battle of Rich Mountain” during Beverly Heritage Days in Beverly. Weekend living history in town and on battlefield with music and more. Musical performance Friday evening.  Battle 2 pm Sunday. Details: beverlyheritagecenter.org/BHD2017.html

15   MO   Living history, “Artillery and Wilson’s Creek,” at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

15   TN   Living history, “On to Chattanooga,” camp and demonstrations commemorating the beginning of the Tullahoma Campaign at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 9 am-4:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

15   MD    Talks, “Civil War Civilian Experience,” at the Antietam National Battlefield (9:30 am), Pry House Field Hospital Museum (11:30 am), Newcomer House (1:30 pm) and Ferry Hill Plantation (3 pm). Free or free with admission. More info: heartofthecivilwar.org/events

15   VA   Van tour, “Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-4 pm. $50. More info, reservations: 757-888-3371 extension 306.

15   VA   Bus tour, “Stonewall Brigade,” highlights Jackson’s route from Winchester to the Manassas battlefield in 1861. Begins at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas. 8:30 am-5 pm. $80/includes lunch. Reservations: 703-367-7872.

15   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

15-16    MD   Living history, camp and demonstrations at Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, near Westminster. Union Mills was site of  camps for both sides on the road to Gettysburg. Grounds open 9 am each day. Civil War dance 7-9 pm Saturday. $10/carload. unionmills.org

15-16    NC   Living history, demonstrations plus recreation of the occupation of Fort Macon at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. friendsoffortmacon.org/events

15-16   WV   Living history, “Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

19   MD   Lecture, “Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan’s Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

22   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.

22   PA   “Chambersburg 1864 Burning,” commemoration includes tours and simulated burning in downtown Chambersburg. 5-10 pm. montereypassbattlefield.org

22   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

22   PA   Lecture, The Battle for Another Tomorrow: Civil War Surgery and Anesthesia,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free (regular admission to galleries applies). nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

22-23   MD   Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Demonstrations 11 am and 1 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

22-23   IL   Reenactment at the Four Seasons Park, Main Street and Finley Road, Lombard. Camps and demonstrations with music and more with battles each afternoon. $5. lombardscivilwar.weebly.com

22-23  WV   Living history, “’I Will Follow Them to the Death,’ Sheridan’s Soldiers, 1864,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

22-23  VA   Anniversary activities on the Kernstown battlefield south of Winchester. Special tours and more. kernstownbattle.org

22-23  VA   Living history, “The Aftermath of First Manassas,” at the Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas. See the field hospital site in action and participate in modern blood drive. 10 am-4 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. $5/day for daytime activities, $10 for Saturday evening event. 703-367-7872.

23   MD    Talks, “Civil War Civilian Experience,” at the Antietam National Battlefield (9:30 am), Pry House Field Hospital Museum (11:30 am), Newcomer House (1:30 pm) and Ferry Hill Plantation (3 pm). Free or free with admission. More info: heartofthecivilwar.org/events

23   MD   Lecture, “Flowers to Pharmaceuticals — Civil  War Medicinal Gardens,” at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. 3 pm. “Pay What You Please” event. civilwarmed.org

25   IL   Lecture, “Boss Lincoln: Understanding Lincoln’s Partisan Leadership,” at the Abraham Lincoln Library, 212 N Sixth St, Springfield. 5:30 pm. Free with admission. PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov

26   MD   Lecture, “The Battle of Five Forks,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

26-30  VA   Symposium and tours, “On to Richmond,” lectures and battlefield tours based in Richmond. civilwarseminars.org

28    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

29   MO   Living history, “Artillery and Wilson’s Creek,” at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

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   MD    Talks, “Civil War Civilian Experience,” at the Antietam National Battlefield (9:30 am), Pry House Field Hospital Museum (11:30 am), Newcomer House (1:30 pm) and Ferry Hill Plantation (3 pm). Free or free with admission. More info: heartofthecivilwar.org/events

29   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

29   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

29-30  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

30  VA   Lecture, “The Life of Jacob Dolson Cox, Ohio Citizen-General,” at the Graffiti House (Brandy Station Battlefield), 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station. 2 pm. Free. brandystationfoundation.com

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