March 2017

Events added/updated 27 Mar 2017


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

3-4   GA   Candlelight tours at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield near Dallas. 7:30 and 8:30 pm Friday and 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm Saturday. $10. Register: friendsofgastateparks.org/node/743

4    DC|VA   Bus tour, “Civil War Battles at Kelly’s Ford and Bristoe Station,” a Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. Leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 7:45 am-7 pm. $190. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).

4    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

4    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

4    VA   Bus tour, “The Marks They’ve Left Behind,” Civil War graffiti at Ben Lomond, Blenheim, Brandy Station and others. 8 am-5 pm. $80/lunch included. 703-367-7872.

4    MD   Lecture, “Nurse Cornelia Hancock,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

4    PA   Lecture, “’In violation of the laws and customs of war’: Andersonville and the Trial of Henry Wirz,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

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

4-5    SC   Reenactment, “Broxton Bridge,” at Broxton Bridge Plantation near Ehrhardt. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm. Battles at 2 pm each day. $10/adult. broxtonbridge.com/reenactment.htm

4-5    VA   Living history, talks and more, “Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. battleofhamptonroads.com

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   LA   Living history, “Firepower,” artillery demonstrations at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1 pm. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

5   KS   Lecture, “Border Agitator, David R. Atchison,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. www.kshs.org

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

5    PA   Lecture, “’It was, indeed, a scene of unsurpassed grandeur and majesty’ — An Audio-Visual Presentation of NPS Coverage of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

6    MD   Lecture, “Hunting the Gray Ghost: Finding John Mosby in the Potomac Frontier,” at the Washington County Library, 100 S Potomac St, Hagerstown. 7 pm. Free. 301-739-3250.

10   LA   Ranger program, “Ghost Ships on the River,” anniversary of the 1863 Union naval attack at Port Hudson at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 7-9 pm. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

10   WI   Lecture, “The Luck of the Merrimack,” at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar

10    VA   Lecture, “Major James Breathed, He Fought with JEB Stuart,” at the Corr Community Center, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield. 7 pm. $5. chesterfieldhistory.com

11   LA   “We Are All Brothers and Sisters: Aiding the Enemy,” medical and civilians helping both sides, at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. $5. 318-872-1474.

11   GA   Living history weekend at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Parks near McCalla. Free with site admission. tannehill.org

11   GA   Walking tours, “Chattahoochee River Line” in Shoupade Park, 4770 Oakdale Road, Smyrna. Tours given 11 am–3 pm. riverline.org

11    VA   Bus tour, “Howlett Line,” Bermuda Hundred Campaign tour begins at Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Road, Chester. 2-5 pm. $15. chesterfieldhistory.com

11    VA   Sign dedication and tours at Cockpit Point, 18245 Cockpit Point Road,  Dumfries. 10 am dedication free; tours at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm are $20. Reservations: 703-792-4754.

11    VA   Book talk and tour, Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies, at the American Civil War Museum/Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 1 pm talk followed by tour of Brown’s Island. Free with admission. acwm.orgBuy Book

11    PA   Lecture, “How Does the Civil War Qualify as the First Modern War?” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

11-12   GA   Living history, camps and programs featuring prisoners and guards at the Andersonville National Historic Site near Andersonville. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am–3 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/ande

11-12    SC   Reenactment, “Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel,” at The Columns, 4789 East Old Marion Highway, Florence. Camps open 9 am-5 pm daily. Battles each day. http://www.23rdsc.com/event/index.htm

12    VA   Book talk, The Battle of Glendale: Robert E. Lee’s Lost Opportunity, at the Manassas Museum in Manassas. 1:30 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org  Buy Book

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

12    NC   Lecture, “In the Path of Sherman’s March,” anniversary presentation  at the Museum of the Cape Fear in  Fayetteville. 2 pm. Free. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov

12    PA   Lecture, “Farms of Gettysburg: Lydia Leister Farm,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

13    VA   Talk, “Winslow Homer’s Civil War: How a Northern Artist Portrayed the South,” at The Camel, 1621 W Broad St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

14   WI   Lecture, “The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation,” at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 7 pm. $10. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar

16    DC   Lecture, “Lincoln & Romero,” at President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington. 7 pm. Free. Register: lincolncottage.org

18   GA   Symposium, “Longstreet to Redemption,” at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. Opens 9 am. cwc.hss.kennesaw.edu

18   GA   Walking tours, “Chattahoochee River Line” in Shoupade Park, 4770 Oakdale Road, Smyrna. Tours given 11 am–3 pm. riverline.org

18   GA   Ranger Program, “Reconsidering Braxton Bragg,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

18    MD   Hike, “The Irish Brigade at Antietam,” at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

18    VA   Van tour, “Forward to Richmond: ‘The Stride of a Giant,’” advance of the Union army on the Peninsula to Yorktown. Leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 9 am-3 pm. $45. More info, reservations: 757-888-3371 extension 306.

18    VA   Lecture, “Photo-modeling USS Monitor Artifacts,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

18    DC   Symposium, “Abraham Lincoln,” at Ford’s Theatre. 9 am-5 pm. Free. Registration, ticket info: fords.org

18    PA   “Civil War Symposium,” at the Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie. Topics include the Seven Days Battles, Brandy Station and more. 9 am-4:30 pm. $45 includes lunch. carnegiecarnegie.org

18    PA   Symposium, “The Environment in the Civil War,” lectures and panel at the Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg. 8:30 am-5:15 pm. $100. seminaryridgemuseum.weebly.com

18    PA   Lecture, “Farms of Gettysburg: William Culp Farm,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

18-19    NC   Living history, “War So Terrible,” medical programs at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi

19    VA   Book talk, Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865, at the Manassas Museum in Manassas. 1:30 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org Buy Book

19    PA   Lecture, “Farms of Gettysburg: George Weikert Farm,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

20    PA   Living history, “Angel of the Battlefield,” Clara Barton portrayal at the US Army Heritage and EducationCenter, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle.  1 pm. Free. carlisle.army.mil/ahec/events.cfm

21    MD   Talk, “Researching Your Civil War Soldier,” at the Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St, Westminster. Noon. Free. 443-366-9860.

23    DC   Illustrated talk, “Clara Barton – An American Life,” at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office in Washington. 6 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmedmuseum.org

23    VA   Lecture and reception, “Whitman & Melville: The War That Did Get Into the Books,” at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6-8 pm. $10. acwm.org

23    VA   “The Fourth of July 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

24    NC   Living history, “Infantry,” at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston. 9 am-5 pm. Free with site admission. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm

25   LA   Living history, “Siege of Port Hudson.” Camps and demonstrations at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 9 am-5 pm. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

25   TN   Living history, “Infantry Camp of Instruction,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro.  Demonstrations at 11:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

25    MD   Lecture, “The Untold Story of Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

25    PA   Lecture, “Farms of Gettysburg: Basil Biggs Farm,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

25    VA   Living history, “Camp of Instruction,” infantry demonstrations at Chatham Manor, National Park site across the Rappahannock River from downtown Fredericksburg. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

25    VA   “Red, White, Blue & Gray Ball,” dancing and period music at the Melrose Caverns Lodge, 6639 North Valley Pike, Harrisonburg. 6-10 pm. $20/singles, $35/couples. Benefits battlefield preservation. facebook.com/events/368583793532663/

25    VA   Walking tour, “Beyond the Battlefield,” Alexandria’s Old Town Civil War sites. Begins at the Lyceum, 201 S Washington St, Alexandria. 10 am. $20 at door, $15 advance. leefendallhouse.org

25-26    VA   Anniversary activities on the Kernstown battlefield south of Winchester. Living history, tours and more. 8:30 am-4 pm Saturday with 9 am tour. Special program noon and 2 pm Sunday. Free. kernstownbattle.org

25-26    VA   Symposium, “Everything is New Here,” Prince William County-Manassas event. Saturday lectures including Civil War at the Old Court House, 9248 Lee Ave, Manassas. 9 am-4 pm. $10. Bus tour of related historic homes Sunday. $50. Information, reservations: 703-792-4754.

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

26    PA   Lecture, “Farms of Gettysburg: Abraham Brian Farm,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

24    NC   Living history, “Home Guard,” at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston. 9 am-5 pm. Free with site admission. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm

31    SC   Lecture, “Atlanta Cyclorama: Saving a National Treasure,” at the Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum in Columbia. Noon. Free. crr.sc.gov/calendar?e=357

31    NC   Living history, “Home Guard,” at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston. 9 am-5 pm. Free with site admission. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm

31    VA   Book talk, Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. acwm.org Buy Book

31-April 1   GA   Talk and tours, “Hood’s Other Battles for Atlanta: Peach Tree Creek and Ezra Church,” based in Atlanta. $325 does not include lodging. http://www.cwea.net/

31-April 2    MD   Symposium, “Lincoln Assassination Studies: No Foolin’ — Just the Facts,” sponsored by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $175. surrattmuseum.org

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