June 2017

Events added/updated 22 June 2017


1   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

1   VA    Lecture, “The Paradox of Robert Edward Lee,” at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6/adult. vahistorical.org

2-3   KS    Anniversary living history tours of the Black Jack battlefield near Baldwin. Real-time tour Friday 5-7 am. Tours 1 and 4 pm Saturday. Free. blackjackbattlefield.org/events.html

3   MO    Concert, “Ray House Jamboree,” at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Civil War and old-time music. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

3   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.

3   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

3   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

3   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

3-4   IL   Reenactment, “Lincoln Days,” at Lake Pittsville, south of I-72 in Pike County. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am both days. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. pikelincoln.com

3-4   MD    Living history, “Artillery Weekend,” camp and demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

3-4   VA    Living history, “Civil War Weekend,” at Belle Grove Plantation, 9221 Belle Grove Road, near King George. Camp and demonstrations with Civil War ‘boot camp” Saturday 9 am-4 pm both days. Afternoon tea both days. $10/adult per day advance, $15 at door for boot camp. Additional fee for teas. bellegroveplantation.com/calendar

3-4   VA    Anniversary living history and ranger tours on the Cold Harbor battlefield, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park, 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville. Free. nps.gov/rich

3-4   VA    Reenactment, “On to Richmond,” at Endview Plantation and Lee Hall  in Newport News. Living history camps and demonstrations and battles each day. More info: endview.org/reenactment-information.php

3-4   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

4   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

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

7   MD    Lecture, “Civil War Medicine Hollywood Style — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

9   VA    Living history. “An Evening at Ben Lomond Historic Site,” with “happy hour” drink tickets and living history demonstrations at this Manassas historic site for ages 21 and older. $15. Reservations suggested: 703-367-7872.

9-10   VA    Anniversary commemoration of the Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic near Harrisonburg. Friday evening torchlight tour and living history and special tours Saturday 9 am-5 pm. Free. Complete schedule: nps.gov/cebe

9-12   MS   Bus and walking tours, “The Vicksburg Campaign,” with Ed Bearss and others. Includes Grand Gulf, Raymond, Champion Hill and Vicksburg. Based in Vicksburg. $550 (does not include lodging). civilwartours.org

10   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

10   TN   Living history camp at Fortress Rosecrans, part of the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Free. nps.gov/stri

10   GA   “Camp McDonald Day,” at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History and the nearby camp site in Kennesaw. Lectures, tours and living history. 9:30 am-5 pm. Fee for museum. southernmuseum.org

10   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

10   NC    “Picturing Fort Fisher: The 1865 Timothy O’Sullivan Photographs,” at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. Period living history photography 10 am-4 pm. Talk 2 pm. Free. 919-807-7300.

10   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

10   MD    Lecture, “Love, Sex and Consequences” during the Civil War, at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 4 pm. Free. surrattmuseum.org

10   VA    Boat tour, “Civil War on the James River,” leaves from Deep Bottom Park, 9525 Deep Bottom Road in Henrico (east of Richmond). Noon-2 pm. $55. Reservations: 804-938-2350.

10   VA    Campfire program, “Brave Enough to be Afraid: Fear and Courage in Battle,” at the Fredericksburg (NPS) visitor center. 8 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

10   VA    Night program at Mt. Zion Church near Aldie. Civil War stories and more by lantern light. 7 pm. $15. mosbyheritagearea.org/events

10   VA    Book talk, A Civil War Captain and His Lady, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with admission. acwm.org Buy Book

10   VA    Boat tour, “Potomac Blockade,” includes Freestone Point and other Confederate fort sites, 10 am-1 pm. $45. Reservations: 703-792-4754.

10-11   IL   Reenactment, “Elgin Civil War Experience,” at 600 S State St, Elgin. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. 10 am-4 pm. facebook.com/events/400768100297523

11   VA    Lecture, “The Gettysburg Campaign in the Mosby Heritage Area,” at Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. $10. mosbyheritagearea.org

13   VA    Anniversary of the Second Battle of Winchester with special tours at the Kernstown battlefield south of Winchester. 10 am-4 pm. Details, times: kernstownbattle.org

14   MD    Lecture, “Antietam: The Soldiers’ Battle,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

15   VA    Lecture, “Battle of Lynchburg”  at Historic Sandusky, 757 Sandusky Dr., in Lynchburg. 7 pm. Free. historicsandusky.org

16   VA    Walking tour, “Braehead, Howison Hill, & Lee’s Hill,” explore the Battle of Fredericksburg. Begins at Stop 4 on the NPS tour. 7 pm. Free. Note: North Lee Drive closes during tour. nps.gov/frsp

16-18   PA    Bus and walking tours, living history lectures and more, “Civil War Days in Harrisburg. Details: nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

17   MO     “Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors,” at the Wilson’s Creek National  Battlefield near Springfield. 2-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

17   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.

17   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

17   VA    Car-caravan tour, “Sabres & Saddles: Cavalry at Cedar Creek,” begins at NPS station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

17   VA    Car-caravan tour, “Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville,” begins at the Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. 3 pm. $20. Reservations required. 540-687-5188. More info: mosbyheritagearea.org

17   VA    Van tour, “The Second Battle of Manassas,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-5 pm. $50. More info, reservations: 757-888-3371 extension 306.

17-18   WA     Reenactment at Union Gap Old Town Days at Fullbright Park in Union Gap. Camps open 9 am-8 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles 11:30 am and 3 pm both days. centralwaagmuseum.org/events/civil-war-reenactment/

17-18   IL   Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site, 402 S Lincoln Highway Road, Lerna. lincolnlogcabin.org/17events.html

17-18   GA   Living history, “New Manchester Days,” Civil War camp and demonstrations at Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. $5/parking fee. 770-732-5871.

17-18   MS   Civil War Show with living history at the City Hall, 1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. $5. scv265.com/annual-civil-war-relic-show.html

17-18   VA    Special programs “Opening Attacks at Petersburg,” car-caravan tours, living history and more at the Petersburg National  Battlefield. Free with park admission. Details: nps.gov/pete

17-18   VA    Medical living history at Elwood Manor, part of the Wilderness battlefield just off Rt. 20 near Route 3 west of Fredericksburg. 10 am-5 pm. Walking tours to Wilderness Crossroads 11:30 am and 2:30 pm Saturday. Free. Details, schedule: fowb.org

17-18   ME    Reenactment, “Rally for Norlands,” at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. Camps, demonstrations and battle scenarios. norlands.org/6th-rally-for-norlands.html

17-18   WV    Living history, “Guard House, 1864,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am- 4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

17-18   PA    Reenactment, “Lehigh Valley Civil War Days,” in Whitehall. Camps open 9 am-9:45 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. Artillery night firing 8:45 pm Saturday. Reenactment 10:45 am Saturday. Free. Directions, schedule: friendsofcampgeiger.webs.com

18   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

18   MD    Lecture, “Chambersburg’s Only Hope,” at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. 3 pm. “Pay What You Please” event. civilwarmed.org

18   VA    Talk and tour, “A Story in Stone: The Rehabilitation of Poplar Grove National Cemetery.” at the cemetery near Petersburg. Tour 1 pm, talk 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

20   DC    Book talk, Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America, at the McGowan Theater of the National Archives. Noon. Free. archives.gov/calendar  Live streaming: youtube.com/watch?v=tPFG8oO2VPs Buy Book

20   MD    Lecture, “Corbit’s Charge: The Battle of Westminster,” at the Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carrol St, Westminster. Noon. $7. hsccmd.org

20   MD    Lecture, “Civil War Voices,” at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore. Noon. Free. mdhs.org

21   OK    “Civil War Research,” lunch & learn program at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City. 11:30 am-1 pm. $15/includes lunch. Registration: 405-522-5225.

21   MD    Lecture, “Faces from the 9th Corps at Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

23   VA    Walking tour, “The Red Badge of Courage at Chancellorsville,” begins at the NPS Chancellorsville visitor center west of Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

23   NC    Living history kids program, “Attention Cannoneers,” at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. 10 am-2 pm. Free. 919-807-7300.

24   NC    Lecture, “Legacy of Braxton Bragg,” at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. 2 pm. Free. 919-807-7300.

24   MD    Living history, camps and demonstrations at Rose Hill Manor, 1611 N Market St, Frederick. 10 am-4 pm. recreater.com/404/Rose-Hill-Manor-Park-Museums

24   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

24   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

24   PA    Lecture, “Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free (regular admission to galleries applies). nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

24   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

24   VA    Ranger tours of newly acquired property on the Gaines’ Mill Battlefield, 6366 Watt House Road, near Mechanicsville. 11 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

24   VA    Walking tour, “Beyond the Battlefield,” Civil War sites in Old Town Alexandria. Begins at the Lyceum, 201 S Washington St. 10 am. $20 ($15/advance). leefendallhouse.org

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

24   VA    Bus tour, annual John F. Mosby tour features related sites in Fairfax County. Leaves from Truro Rectory, 10520 Main St, Fairfax at 8:30 am. $75. More info, reservations: 703-971-4984.

24   VA    Lecture, “Chronology of the Civil War in Fairfax County, Part I,” at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.

24-25   CA    Reenactment, “The Battles of Middletown Mansion,” 20650 S State Highway 29, Middletown. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am Saturday, 9 am Sunday. Battles at 1 and 4 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. $12/adult. cgibsonmuseum.com

24-25   MO    Living history, “Sigel’s Germans at Wilson’s Creek,” camp and demonstrations at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

24-25   TN   Living history, “Ballots and Bullets: The 31st Iowa and the Governor’s Election of 1863,” 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

24-25   NY    Living history, tours, talks and more at the dedication of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp site on the riverfront in Elmira. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-1 pm Sunday.  Free, donations welcome. Map, more info: elmiraprisoncamp.com

24-25   MD    Living history, “Corbit’s Charge,” in Westminster. Camps and demonstrations, skirmishes and memorial service commemorate the Gettysburg Campaign street battle. Details: heartofthecivilwar.org or pipecreekcivilwarroundtable.weebly.com

24-25   MD    Living history, infantry camp and 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

24-25   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

25   VA    Lecture, “Raised from Obscurity: The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville on the Road to Gettysburg,” at the Graffiti House (Brandy Station Battlefield), 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station. 2 pm. Free. brandystationfoundation.com

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

27   GA   Lecture, “Researching the Civil War,” at the First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church St, Marietta. 7 pm. 770-427-0293.

28   MD    Lecture, “Antietam Creek’s Historic Stone Arch Bridges,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com

28   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

30   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

30   VA    Walking tour, “Too Late: Gordon’s Flank Attack,” begins at the NPS Wilderness Exhibit Shelter west of Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

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