July 2017

Events added/updated 28 July 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   MS   Living history, artillery demonstrations at Tour Stop 1, Vicksburg NMP. 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/vick

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

3   MS   Ranger talk at surrender site at the Vicksburg NMP. 4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/vick

4   AR   Living history, “Battle of Helena,” at Fort Curtis, 350 Columbia St. Camp and demonstrations 9 am-noon. Free. deltaculturalcenter.com/venues/fort-curtis

4   VA   Special holiday living history programs at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Camps, cannon firings, and talk. Free with park admission. Details: pamplinpark.org

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

7   VA   Ranger program, “Eye of the Storm: Guinea Station and Fairfield,” meets at the Jackson Shrine, 12019 Stonewall Jackson Road, near Woodford (south of Fredericksburg). 7 pm Free.

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   MD|PA    Bus tour, “Jeb Stuart’s Ride to Gettysburg,” a Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. Leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington DC. 7:30 am-7 pm.  $185. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).

8   VA   Walking tour, “Gaines’ Mill battlefield” begins 7 pm at the Watt House, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Free. nps.gov/rich

8   VA   “Exploring Civil War Heroes,” a family day activity at the Museum of the Confederacy and Historic Tredegar in Richmond. Noon-4 pm. Free with admission. acwm.org

8   VA   “Exploring Civil War Heroes,” a family day activity at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. Noon-4 pm. Free with admission. acwm.org

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   IL   Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at Lakewood Forest Preserve, 27277 Forest Preserve Road, Wauconda. Camps and living history demonstrations with battles. $10/adult. lcfpd.org/education/events/civilwar

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   Tour, “An Afternoon in Aldie,” visits several locations with Civil War and other stories. $40. Details: mosbyheritagearea.org

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

10   VA   Lecture, “’Little in it for man or beast’: The effects of the Civl War on Shenandoah Valley Agriculture,” at the Rockingham County Admin Center, 20 E Gay St, Harrisonburg. 7 pm. Free. shendandoahatwar.org

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

13   TN   Lecture, “America, the Confederacy and the Future of our Civil War,” at the Fleming Center at Carnton in Franklin. 6 pm. Free. boft.org

13   NC   Lecture, “A Historian Reflects on the Civil War,” with Ed Bearss at the Cullman Auditorium at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern. 11 am. $10 donation. Reservations: newbernhistorical.org/ed-bearrs-lecture.

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   VA   Car-caravan and walking tour, “’Every heart is filled with anxiety’: Staunton, the War, and the Confederate Homefront,” 10 am-noon. Free, registration suggested. More info, registration: 540-740-4545 or shendandoahatwar.org

14   VA   Walking tour, “Slavery and Slave Places in Fredericksburg,” begins at Riverfront Park, Sophia Street in Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

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   OK   Anniversary talk, “Civil War in Indian Territory,” and memorial service at the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, 101601 S 4232 Road, Checotah. 10:30 am. Free. www.okhistory.org/sites/honeysprings.php

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   Ranger program, “Beaten at All Points and Almost Surrounded: Confederate Defenders at the Robinson Farm,” meets at the Henry Hill visitor center, Manassas National Battlefield. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

15   VA   Car-caravan tours, “Battle of Old Men and Young Boys,” begins at Farmer’s Bank, 19 Bollingbrook St,  Petersburg. 10 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

15   VA   Anniversary activities, “Battle of Cool Spring,” walking tours, lectures and living history. 9:30 am-4 pm at 1400 Parker Lane, Bluemont. 540-665-4501.

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

16    VA   Walking tour, “Fall of Petersburg,” begins at Farmer’s Bank, 19 Bollingbrook St,  Petersburg. 10 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

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

20   VA   Lecture, “Why the Civil War Still Lives,” at The Heritage Museum, 382 High St, Dayton. 7 pm. Free. 540-879-2681.

20   VA   Lecture, “Refugees from Slavery,” at the American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6 pm. $10. acwm.org

21   VA   Walking tour, “Absolutely Hopeless: May 18 at Spotsylvania,” meets at Stop 3 on the NPS Spotsylvania battlefield tour near Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

22   GA   “Civil War Collector’s Showcase,” exhibits and discussions at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. 9 am-1 pm. $5. cwc.hss.kennesaw.edu

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   VA   Walking tour, “The General’s Tour,” Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Old Town. Begins at the Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St, Alexandria. 10 am. $10 in advance from leefendalhouse.org

22   VA   Ranger program, “’Our Forces Have Won a Glorious Victory’: President Jefferson Davis at First Manassas,” meets at Porcici, Manassas National Battlefield. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

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

22   VA   Movie, “Sahara,” outdoor event at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 8:30 pm. $5/donation. acwm.org

22   VA   Campfire program, “‘We Wished for Night’: Darkness and Night on the Battlefield,” at the Fredericksburg (NPS) visitor center. 8 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

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   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   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  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  PA   Bus tour, “Gettysburg 101,” a Smithsonian tour, begins at 550 C St SW, Washington DC. 8 am-7 pm. $190. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).

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

27   MD  Lecture, “Make-shift Hospitals Following the Battle of First Manassas,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7 pm. “Pay-what-you-please” event. civilwarmed.org

28   VA   Walking tour, “People and Places of the Sunken Road (including Brompton),” begins at the NPS Fredericksburg visitor center. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

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

28-30  VA   Anniversary living history, ranger talks and more commemorating the Battle of the Crater at the Petersburg National Battlefield. Schedule: nps.gov/pete

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   VA   Ranger program, “Battling Nature: The Environment and the Second Manassas Campaign,” meets at Tour Stop No. 9, Manassas National Battlefield. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

29   VA   Walking tour, “Tredegar Iron Works, begins 7 pm at 470 Tredegar St, Richmond. Free. nps.gov/rich

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   MD    Living history, “The Wig-Wags: Communications during the Civil War,” at the Washington Monument State Park in Middletown. 10 am-4 pm. Parking fee. http://www.heartofthecivilwar.org/events

29-30  NC   Living history and family activities at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. “School of the Soldier,” special talks and more. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday.  Free. nchistoricsites.org/fisher

29-30  VA   Living history, “Pallas Athena Ladies Aid Society,” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 10 am-6 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free with admission. www.acwm.org

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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