Events added/updated 19 April 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 DC | VA Bus tour, “New Market and Fisher’s Hill,” Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-6:30 pm. $180. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
6 MD Open house, free tours at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. Noon-4 pm. surrattmuseum.org
6 VA Living history, “Legends by Lanternlight: ‘Like a Horrid Dream,’ Middleburg’s Civil War,” at the Middleburg Baptist Church, 209 E Federal St, Middleburg. 7:30 pm. mosbyheritagearea.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
10 OK Lecture, “Impact of April 1865,” at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S Fourth St, Enid. Noon. Free. csrhc.org
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 MD Battlefield hikes at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Two-hour ranger-guided tours of different parts of the battlefield begin at 9 and 11:30 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
13 DC | VA Bus tour, “The Ride to Yellow Tavern: Stuart Confronts Sheridan,” Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 7:30 am-7:30 pm. $190. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
13 VA Book talk, The Battle of Glendale: Robert E. Lee’s Lost Opportunity, at the NPS Tredegar visitor center, 470 Tredegar St, Richmond. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
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. angelfire.com/in3/34IN
14 VA “Mother’s Day Tribute,” with soldier letters home and Civil War music at Ellwood, historic home on the Wilderness Battlefield, 36380 Constitution Highway, near Locust Grove. 10 am-5 pm. Free. fowb.org
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 VA Lecture and reception, “Combat, Racial Violence & Resilience: Life-altering experiences during and after the Civil War,” at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6 pm reception, 6:45 pm lecture. $10. acwm.org
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 GA Lecture, “Atlanta Campaign,” at the Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St NE, Marietta. 1 pm. Free. 770-528-2320.
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
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 VA Illumination of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery near the Fredericksburg NMP visitor center. Candles represent casualties on area battlefields. 8-11 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp
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
West of the Mississippi