November 2017

Events added/updated 12 Nov 2017

2   MD   Lecture, “McClellan’s Headquarters at Antietam: Not What You Think,” at the Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. Main St., in Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. 301 432-8825.

2   VA   Book talk, John Brown to James Brown:  The Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Blossomed and Boogied (the Kennedy Farm in western Maryland). The author will discuss at the Handley Library, 100 W Piccadilly St, Winchester. 6:30 pm. Free. 540-662-9041 extension 31. Buy Book

2   VA   Lecture, “Hallowed Places: Remembering and Forgetting and a Nation Moving Forward,” at the Rappahanock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free.

3   VA   Book talk, Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. Buy Book

4   TN   Walking tour, ranger-led hike of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. 9 am-1 pm. Free.

4   MD   Talk, “Civil  War Soldiers and Their Quilts,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

4   MD   Nineteenth-century, wet-plate photography program at the Newcomer House, on the Antietam Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 11 am-5 pm. Formal presentations 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Free.

4   MD   Open house, “Thomas Farm,” Monocacy battlefield landmark, at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. House open 10 am-4 pm. Programs in house 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Landscape tours 10 am, noon and 2 pm. Campfire program 6 pm. Free.

4   VA   Lecture, “Railroad Tourism & Battlefield Commemoration,” at the Chimborazo Visitor Center, 3215 E Broad St, Richmond. 2 pm. Free.

4   VA   Walking tour, “Virginia Central Trail and Idlewild,” ranger-led “fit-history” choice of 2.3 or 4.7-mile hike begins at Alum Spring Park, 1 Greenbrier Drive, Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free.

4-5    AR   Living history, “Civil War Weekend,” at the Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. $10/adult.

4-5    OK   Reenactment, “Battle of Honey Springs,” at the state battlefield on Highway 69 between Oktaha and Rentiesville. Camp tours throughout the weekend. Battles at 1 pm each day. $5.

4-5   SC   Reenactment at Denver Downs Farm, 1515 Denver Road, Anderson. Camps with military timeline open 10 am-6 pm Saturday, 1-6 pm Sunday. Battles at 3 pm. $15.

4-5   NC   Reenactment, “Battle of Fort Branch,” at the site on the Roanoke River near Hamilton. Living history camps and demonstration with battles 1:30 pm each day. Museum is open. Small parking fee. Details, directions:

4-5   FL   Living history, “Union Garrison,” at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandino Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $8.

5   VA   Book talk, Death of an Assassin, the True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee, at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 1 pm. Free with admission. Buy Book

8   VA   Lecture, “America’s Shipyard: 250 Years,” covers the Norfolk Navy Shipyard’s history, including colorful Civil War years, at the MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center,  198 Bank St, Norfolk. 7 pm. Free.

9   VA   Lecture/reception, “Second-place trophies: Contexts for Making Sense of Monument Avenue,” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. $10/adult.

9-11   TN   Living history, “Blue & Gray Days,” at Carnton Plantation and the Carter House in Franklin. Grounds pass $10.

10   VA   Living history, “A Civil War Soldier’s Campfire,” at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas. 6-7:30 pm. $5. Reservations: 703-366-3049.

11    MO   Living history and evening tours at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. “Military timeline” living history 10 am-3 pm (free with park fee). Evening tours 6-9 pm (also free).

11   TN   Hike, “Comparing Shiloh and the Civil War to World War One,” 12-mile walk at the Shiloh NMP.  9 am-5 pm. Free. Register: 731-689-5696. Details:

11   GA   “Civil War Living History Day” at the Southern Museum in Kennesaw. Camps, demonstrations and lectures. 9:30 am-5 pm. Free with admission.

11   GA   “Night Museum,” evening ranger programs at the Andersonville National Historic Site near Andersonville. 6-9 pm. Free.

11   GA   Walking tour, “A Walk Down Memory Lane: The Monuments of Battleline Road,” at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free.

11   SC   Special program, “Civil War Charleston in 3-D,” a the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, 122 E Bay St, Charleston. 1-3 pm. Free with site admission.

11   MD   Living history, Civil War church service followed by talk and exhibit at Historic Rocky Springs Chapel,  7817 Rocky Springs Road, Frederick. 1 pm (service). Free. 240-439-4235.

11   MD   Lecture, “Clara Barton and Andersonville,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

11   MD   Lecture, “The Death of Abraham Lincoln: Reactions from a Divided Nation,” at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 4 pm. Free.

11   PA   Book talk, Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight as Confederate Soldiers, at the Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave. in Carnegie. 1 pm. Free. Buy Book

11   VA   Lecture, “Healing Blue & Gray,” medical talk at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 11 am. Free with park admission.

11   VA   House tour, “This Tide of Wounded,” the Lee-Fendall House (614 Oronoco St, Alexandria) as a Civil War Hospital.  10 am. $10 at door. Discount at website:

11   VA   Luminary at Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg. Shuttle parking at Richard Bland College, 11301 Johnson Road, South Prince George. 5:30-8 pm.  Free.

11   VA   Luminary/living history, Veteran’s Day programs at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Crewe. Includes nighttime guided hike. 6 pm. Free.

11   VA   Candlelight tour at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 6-8 pm. $5 suggested donation. 703-366-3049.

11-12   MS   Reenactment, “Wirt Adams Raid,” at Historic Jefferson  College, 16 Old North St, near Natchez.  Camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm with battles at 2 pm each day. Free.

11-12   VA   Civil War Show at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond. 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult.

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

13   VA   Lecture, “Civil War Surgery & Valley Surgeon: Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire,” at the Rockingham County Administrative Center, 20 E Gay St, Harrisonburg. 7:30 pm. Free.

13   VA   Lecture, “Second-place trophies: Contexts for Making Sense of Monument Avenue,” at the Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free.

14   VA   Lecture, “The Notorious Miss Doctor Mary E. Walker,” at Charley’s, 707 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg. 6:30 pm. Free.

15   OH   Book talk, Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary, at the Shiappa Branch Library, 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville. 6 pm. Free. 740-264-6166. Buy Book

15   VA   Lecture, “Meade and Reynolds at Gettysburg,” at Nichols Auditorium (VMI) 319 Letcher Ave, Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free.

16   VA   Lecture and reception, “Civil War, Indian Wars, and Tribal Sovereignty,” at the Historic Tredegar in Richmond. $10. 6 pm reception, 6:45 lecture.

17   PA   “Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5-6:30 pm. $20/adult.

18   VA   Behind-the-scenes  tour, “Virginia and the Sea: A Maritime History,” at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 10:30 am. $17/adult.

18   VA   Lecture, “Petticoat Spies of the Civil War: North and South,” at the Handley Library, 100 W Piccadilly St, Winchester. 11 am-1 pm. Free.  540-662-9041 extension 31.

18   VA   Lecture, “CSS Manassas,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

18   PA   Walking tour, “Legendary Civil War Ladies,” at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia. 1 pm. $15.

18   PA   Living history, “Remembrance Day Parade the Ceremonies,” in Gettysburg. Free.

18   PA   Open house at the David Wills House in Gettysburg. Special interpretive programs on the anniversary of the Lincoln visit. 6-8 pm.

18   PA   Evening Illumination at the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Details:

18   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free.

18-19   LA   Reenactment at Camp Moore in Tangipahoa. Camps and demonstrations open 8 am each day. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5/adult. More info, directions:

18-19   TN   Battle anniversary living history and ranger programs at Lookout Mountain and other sites in Chattanooga. $5 (Point Park, Lookout Mountain).

18-19   VA   “Reflect & Respect: African-American Weekend,” at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Living history and more. 9 am-5 pm. Free with park admission.

19   PA   Walking tour, “Buried in the Land of Strangers: Confederates of Laurel Hill,” at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia. 1 pm. $15.

19   PA   Speech commemorating the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address at the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg.

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

22   VA   Lecture, “Happy Birthday Benjamin Huger,” the life of the Confederate general at the Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 12:30 pm. Free with admission.

25   TN   Ranger program, “The Last Full Measure of Devotion,” at the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga. 2 pm. Free.

30   TN   Battle of Franklin Illumination. Ten thousand candles represent casualties on the Franklin battlefield. Begins at dusk. Free.

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