May 2017

Events added/updated 21 Mar 2017


3   IL   Lecture, “Collecting Lincoln,” at the Abraham Lincoln Library in Springfield. 5:30 pm. Free. alplm.org/Portals/6/2017eventscalendar.pdf

4-6   TN   Tour, “Grant Invades Tennessee: The Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson,” based at Paris Landing State Park. $325 does not include lodging. cwea.net

6   GA   Ranger program, “The Fighting McCooks: The First Family of the American Military,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

6    MD   Open house, free tours at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. Noon-4 pm. surrattmuseum.org

6    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

6    VA   Special restoration tour of Liberia, a Civil War-era headquarters (8601 Portner Ave) in Manassas. Includes Civil War graffiti, stories. 2 pm. $10. manassasmuseum.org

6-7   OH   Civil War Show with living history at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N Home Road, Mansfield. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $7. ohiocivilwarshow.com

6-7    VA   Living history and other  anniversary activities on the Wilderness Battlefield near Fredericksburg. Special programs at Ellwood and the Tapp Farm Field. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

6-7    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

11-13   KY   Walking tour, “Battle of Perryville 1862,” based in Danville. $325 does not include lodging. cwea.net

12-14    PA   Seminar, “A Contrast in Commanders: Meade, Lee and Their Commands at Gettysburg,” lectures, field programs and tours based at the Gettysburg NMP. $90. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/2017-seminar.htm

13   GA   Hike, ranger-guided walk to Pickett’s Mill at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 2-4 pm. $5.50/adult. 770-443-7850.

13   GA   Ranger program, “Class Conflict in the Army: Officers and Enlisted Men in the Confederate Ranks,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

13   GA   Living history, “The Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens,” at the A.H. Stephens State Park in Crawfordville. 11 am-2 pm. $5. 706-456-2602.

13    VA   Hike, “Spotsylvania History Trail,” fit-history 5.7-mile guided tour begins at the Spotsylvania Battlefield Exhibit Shelter on the battlefield near Spotsylvania Court House west of Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

13    VA   Lecture, “Last Days of the CSS Virginia,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

13-14   IN   Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at 304 Cross Ave, Hartford City. Living history camps and demonstrations with battles at 10 am and 4 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Night artillery Saturday 9 pm. Base ball games Saturday. $7/adult. hartfordcitycwdays.com

14    VA   Lectures, “The Role of Women in the Civil War,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 11 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

14    VA   Living history, “Mothers’ Day Tea,” at the Kernstown battlefield south of Winchester. 11 am-2 pm. $10. kernstownbattle.org

15    VA   Tour, “Battle of New Market,” director’s tour of the battlefield. 2-4 pm. Registration required: 866-515-1864.

18-21  TN | GA   Bus and walking tours, “Chickamauga and Chattanooga,” with Ed Bearss and others. Based in Chattanooga. $550 (does not include lodging). civilwartours.org

18-21  MS | TN   Symposium and tours, “Shiloh,” lectures and battlefield tours based in Corinth. civilwarseminars.org

19-21    VA   Living history, live-fire competition with Civil War weapons at the North-South Skirmish Association’s National Competition at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Free. Details, directions: n-ssa.org

20  TN   “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tour of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:15 pm. Free. Reservations required: 615-893-9501.

20    FL   Lecture, “The Civil War: Loss & Peril on the Forgotten Coast,” at the C-Quarters Marina, 501 St James Ave, Carrabelle. 10 am. saltyflorida.com

20    VA   Motorcycle tour of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 46-mile guided tour begins 10 am. Space limited. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 202. nps.gov/pete

20    VA   Van tour, “The Seven Days Battles Part II,” through Berkeley Plantation. Leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-4 pm. $50. More info, reservations: 757-888-3371 extension 306.

20    VA   Lecture, “Loudoun Boundary Line and Stuart’s Significant Achievement,” J.E.B. Stuart’s journey June 27, 1863, at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.

20    NC   Living history, “The Aftermath of Battle,” at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi

20-21    VA   Anniversary living history and talks at Drewry’s Bluff, part of the Richmond National Battlefield south of Richmond. Camp and demonstrations all weekend. Talks at 11 am and 2 pm each day. Free. nps.gov/rich

20-21    VA   Reenactment, “Battle of New Market,” at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park in New Market. Grounds open 10 am each day with tours and demonstrations on the grounds. Cavalry battle 2:30 pm Saturday, battle reenactment 2 pm Sunday. $10/adult at gate. vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war

20-21    VA   Reenactment, “Fort Pocahontas (Wilson’s Wharf)” at the site off Route 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg. Living history and other programs 10 am-4 pm each day. Battles at 1 pm each day. $10/adult. fortpocahontas.org/reenactments.html

24 DC Book talk and reception, The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army, at President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 lecture. $10 each. lincolncottage.org Buy Book

25    VA   Talk and reception, “Appomattox’s Peace Memorial,” 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm talk. $10. acwm.org

27    KS    Living history and talks explore the history of the fort, including Civil War and Bleeding Kansas, at the Fort Scott National Historical Site in Fort Scott. 8 am-5 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/fosc

27   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

27   GA   Ranger program, “A Southern Boy in Blue: Marcus Woodcock and the 9th Kentucky,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

27   TN   Concert and living history, Civil War music and artillery demonstrtations at the Shiloh National Military Park. 5:30 pm concert. Free. nps.gov/shil

27-28   TN   Memorial Day programs at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

27-28    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

27-28    WV   Living history, “Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am- 4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

27-28    NC   Living history, “Military Timeline,” includes Civil War at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. nchistoricsites.org/Bennett

27-29   TN   Living history, ranger programs and more at the Shiloh National Military Park. Memorial Day ceremony 11 am at the National Cemetery. nps.gov/shil

27-29   WA   Reenactment, “Battle of Deep Creek,” 811 North Deep Creek Road, Medical Lake. Camps open 9 am. Battles each day. Lantern walks Saturday, Sunday. Night battle Sunday night. $10/adult (three days). http://spokanecivilwar.com/

27-29    VA   Memorial Day talks and tour at the Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg. Talks11 am and 1 pm, tour 3 pm Saturday. Tour 11 am, talk 1 pm Sunday. Tour 11 am, talks 1 and 3 pm Monday. Free. nps.gov/pete

28    VA   Lecture, “The Most Magnificent Battle-Field in the World: Gettysburg Visitation in the Postwar Era,” at the Graffiti House (Brandy Station Battlefield), 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station. 2 pm. Free. brandystationfoundation.com

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

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