May 2017

Events added/updated 25 May 2017

3   IL   Lecture, “Collecting Lincoln,” at the Abraham Lincoln Library in Springfield. 5:30 pm. Free.

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.

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

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. (click on Civil War).

6    MD   Walking tour, “One Vast Hospital — Downtown Frederick,” begins at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 3 pm. “Pay What You Please” event.

6    MD   Dance/theater, “Beyond the Battlefield,” at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville. 2 pm. $10.

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

6    VA   Reenactment, “McDowell Battlefield Days” in McDowell. Talks, living history camps with battle at 2 pm. $3.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6-7    VA   Reenactment, “Civil War Weekend,” in downtown Front Royal. Living history camps open 10 am-5 pm Saturday. Battle 1:30 pm Saturday. Sunday church service 10 am.

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.

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.

7    VA   Car-caravan tour, “Battle of McDowell,” begins at the Highland County Museum in McDowell. 1:30 pm. Free.

9    MD   Book talk, Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign, at the Sharpsburg Library, 106 E Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. Register: (click events). Buy Book

10    OK    Lecture, “Impact of April 1865,” at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S Fourth St, Enid. Noon. Free.

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

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.

13    MO    Lecture, “Hunting Freedom: Researching Emancipation on the Kansas-Missouri Border,” at the Alexander Majors House, 8201 State Line Road, Kansas City. 1 pm. $5.

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.

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    NC   Living history, “Deadly Showers of Cast Iron,” artillery camp and demonstrations at Fort Fisher Historic Site in Kure Beach. Demos at 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4:30 pm. Free. Special night firing demo 8 pm. $5. 910-458-5538.

13    PA   Living history talk. A surgeon treats soldiers at the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, 35 Carlisle St, Gettysburg. Free.

13    PA   Lecture, “John Wilkes Booth, 1865,” at the Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie. 1 pm. Free.

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.

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. (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. Buy Book

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.

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

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.

13-14    MD   Living history,  20th Maine Volunteers at the Great Falls Tavern, on the C&O Canal in Potomac. Camp with programs at noon, 2:30 pm and 4 pm. Free with park admission.

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.

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.

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

15    VA   Memorial program, color guard, music and talk, “The Importance of Preserving Confederate Memorials and Monuments,” at St. Matthew’s Cemetery, North Congress Street, New Market. 10:30 am. Free.

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

17    VA   Lecture, “Mrs. Cornelia Peake McDonald and her Reminiscences of the War and Refugee Life in the Shenandoah Valley, 1860-1865,” at the Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free.

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.

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

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

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:

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.

20    PA   Lecture, “Treasures of the National Civil War Museum,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free (regular admission to galleries applies).

20    PA   “Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 6-7:30 pm. $20/

20    VA   Civil War Ball at the United Methodist Church, 5291 Main St, Stephens City. 6-9:30 pm. $30.

20    VA   Car-caravan tour, “The Running Fight on the Valley Pike,” follows Banks’s retreat after the 1862 Battle of Front Royal. Begins at the Wayside Inn, 7783 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free.

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

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.

20-21    VA   Living history, “History Days at Jackson’s Headquarters,” in Winchester. Camp open 10 am-4 pm. Free for living history, $5 for house tours.

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.

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.

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.

21    MD   Lecture, “The Day After — September 18, 1862,” at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville. 3 pm. “Pay What You Please” event.

21    VA   Motorcycle tour, ranger-guided tour of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am. Free with park admission. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 202.

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. Buy Book

25    MD   Lecture, “Photography in the Civil War – Scope, Intentions and Results,” at the Carroll County Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. 6:30 pm. $39. 410-386-8100.

25    MD   Lecture, “Searching for George Gordon Meade, the Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg,” at the Homewood Suites, 1650 Pullman Lane, Hagerstown. 7:30 pm. $5. 301-766-9516.

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

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.

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.

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

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

27    PA   Lecture, “From Gettysburg to Arlington: Reflections on Memorial Day,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 6:30 pm. Free.

27    VA   Walking tours of the Totopotomoy Creek battlefield, 7273 Studley Road, Mechanicsville. 10:30 am and 1 pm. Free.

27    VA   Illumination of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery near the Fredericksburg NMP visitor center.  Candles represent casualties on area battlefields. 8-11 pm. Free.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

28    MD   Living history, “Ship’s Company,” Union navy at the USS Constellation, Inner Harbor, in Baltimore. 10 am-4 pm. Free with admission.

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.

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

29    PA   Dance, Civil War dance demonstrations at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 and 3 pm. Free.

29    VA   Memorial Day programs at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Includes special readings and battlefield tour.

29    VA   Memorial Day program at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery, 8620 Varina Road, Henrico. Noon. Free.

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