October 2017

Events added/updated 23 Sept 2017


1   VA   Panel Discussion, “Speaking of the Past: Revisiting the Civil War in Loudoun,” at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, near Leesburg. 2 pm. Details: mosbyheritagearea.org

1   VA   Lecture, “Gen. Nathan Kimball, His Life and Times,” at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Drive, Kernstown, south of Winchester. Noon. kernstownbattle.org

1   VA   Living history, “Pallas Athena Ladies Aid Society,” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 10 am-3 pm. Free with admission. acwm.org

2   TN   Lecture, “Bite the Bullet: Myths and Realities in Civil War Medicine,” at the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga. Tour 6  pm, lecture 7 pm. moccasinbendpark.org/2017/09/07/12th-annual-fall-lecture-series-schedule/

3   VA   Lecture, “The Burning and the Death of Lt. John Rodgers Meigs,” at the Heritage Museum, 382 High St, Dayton. 7 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

5   TN   Lecture, “America, Our Civil War and Expanding Conversation,” at the Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave, Franklin. 6 pm. Free. boft.org

5   VA   Lecture, “The Freedman’s Bureau in Virginia,” at the Rappahanock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

6   VA   Car-caravan tour, “Stonewall and the Black Knight — Stonewall Jackson, Turner Ashby, and Jedediah Hotchkiss on the Valley Turnpike.” 10 am-noon. Free, registration suggested. More info, registration: 540-740-4545 or shenandoahatwar.org

6-7   TN   Seminar, “Longstreet’s Winter Campaign 1863-’64 East Tennessee,” tours and lectures based in Greeneville. Details: longstreet.org

6-8   VA   Living history and live-fire competition. North-South Skirmish Association’s Fall Nationals at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Free. Directions, details: n-ssa.org

6-8   VA   Conference, “The 1862 Maryland Campaign: South Mountain and Harpers Ferry,” the annual Mosby Heritage Area event based in Middleburg. Includes talks, tour and more. More info: mosbyheritagearea.org

7   GA   Bus tour, “McLemore’s Cove,” Chickamauga Campaign site tour leaves from 3391 Town Point Drive, Kennesaw, at 8 am. $49. cwc.hss.kennesaw.edu/about/news-events/e-cwc-2017-10-07-mclemore2017

7   TN   Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Cravens House and Point Park, Lookout Mountain in Chickamauga. $5 (Point Park). nps.gov/chch

7   PA   Special program, “When the Light of Day and the Sounds of Battle Fade — An 1863 Surgical Case Review at the Spangler Farm on the Gettysburg Battlefield.” 5:30-8 pm. $10/adult. gettysburgfoundation.org/293

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

7   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free. christgettysburg.org/songs-and-stories-of-a-civil-war-hospital

7   VA   Walking tour, “Chancellorsville: Fairview, the Furnace and Wellford,” ranger-led “fit-history” 4.5-mile hike begins at Stop 10 on the Chancellorsville battlefield near Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

7   VA   Bus tour, “Battle of Tom’s Brook,” near Tom’s Brook. 9 am-2 pm. $65. Details, registration: shenandoahatwar.org

7   VA   Car-caravan tour, “The Death of a Regiment: The 34th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1864,” meets at NPS station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

7   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. www.historicisleofwight.com

7   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

7   VA   Boat tour, “Potomac Blockade,” includes Freestone Point and other Confederate fort sites, 10 am-1 pm. $45. Reservations: 703-792-4754.

7   NC   Living history tours, “A Soldier’s Return Home — Reunion and Remembrance,” at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 11 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/Bennett

7-8   KY   Reenactment, “Battle of Perryville,” at the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Lectures, tours, camps and demonstrations. Battles 2 pm both days. $10/adult. perryvillebattlefield.org

7-8   GA   Reenactment at the Civil War Village, 117 E. Church St., in Andersonville. Camps and demonstrations with battles 3 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $4/adult. andersonvillegeorgia.info/events.html

7-8   VA   Reenactment at Laurel Hill, J.E.B Stuart’s birthplace, 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat. Tours, camps and demonstrations with battles 3 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $8. jebstuart.org

7-8   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

7-8   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

8   TN   Book talk, The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog, with Vince Dooley at the Traveller’s Rest banquet facility, 636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville. 3 pm. $10. Reservations: bonps.org Buy Book

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

9   VA   Lecture, “Fighting for a New World,” global view of the Civil War, at the Graduate Hotel, 301 W Franklin St, Richmond.  6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

10   VA   Lecture, “Post-Surrender Appomattox 1865-1867,” at Bull Daddy’s, 7643 Richmond Highway, Appomattox. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

12   IL   Lecture, “Lincoln and Education,” at the Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois in Springfield. 7 pm. Free. Details, directions: uis.edu/cspl/initiatives/lincoln-legacy/lecture

13   VA   Living history and ranger program, “’When the conflict is ended mercy again asserts itself.’ Treating the wounded at Cedar Creek,” at St. Thomas Chapel, 7854 Church St, Middletown. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

13-15   SC   Seminar, “Image of War,” annual Civil War photography conference in Charleston. Includes lectures, tours and harbor cruise. Details, registration: civilwarphotography.org/ccwp/index.php/2017-image-of-war-seminar

14   MD   Lecture, “Civil War Veterans and Mental Illness,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

14   PA   Lecture, “Medical Experimentation in the Civil War,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free (regular admission to galleries applies). nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

14   PA   Battlefield hike, guided 3-mile walking tour at the Monterey Pass battlefield. Begins at the museum, 14325 Buchanan Trail East, near Waynesboro. 2 pm. $5. montereypassbattlefield.org

14   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free. christgettysburg.org/songs-and-stories-of-a-civil-war-hospital

14   VA|PA    Bus tour, “Little-Known Incidents of Romance, Tragedy and Horror During the Gettysburg Campaign.” Leaves from the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia. $100. Details: 703-971-4984.

14   VA   Anniversary “same time” tour of the Auburn battlefield. Meets at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 9 am. $5 suggested donation. 703-366-3049.

14-15   IL   Reenactment, “Shadows of the Blue and Gray,” at City-County Park north of Princeton. Living history, demonstrations, music and Saturday dance with battles at 3 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $5. shadowsbluegray.com

14-15   WV   Living history, “Reacting to the (John Brown) Raid: Local Militia and the US Marines,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

14-15   VA   Reenactment, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” on the historic battlefield south of Middletown. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. ccbf.us

14-15   VA   Anniversary living history, tours and luminary at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 11 am-4 pm. Luminary Saturday 7 pm. $5 suggested donation. 703-366-3049.

15   DC | VA   Bus tour, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-6:30 pm. $200. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).

19   VA   Lecture, “ A Troubled Place: Reconstructing Fredericksburg,” at the Rappahannock Regional Library, 806 Lyons Blvd, Stafford. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

19   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free. christgettysburg.org/songs-and-stories-of-a-civil-war-hospital

20   PA   Living history at Lee’s Headquarters, 401 Buford Ave, Gettysburg. 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. seminaryridgemuseum.weebly.com

20   VA   Car-caravan and walking tour, “’Close up! On your life!’ The Battle of Fisher’s Hill,” meets at 1864 Battlefield Road, Fisher’s Hill. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

20   VA   Driving/walking tour, “The Fifth Offensive,” focus is on the fighting around Richmond and Petersburg in fall 1864. Begins at and sponsored by Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 9 am-5:30 pm. $89 includes lunch. pamplinpark.org

20-21   MO   Ghost tours with Civil War themes  at the Wornall House, 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City. Tours leave every 15 minutes 6:30-8:30 pm. $15. wornallmajors.org/ghosttours

21   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

21   VA   Living history lantern program, “Remembrances of Brentsville,” the Civil War in Prince William County, at the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow. 7:30 pm. Free, donations welcome. Details: 540-687-5188.

21   VA   Walking tour, “Spotsylvania: Farms and Home Sites,” ranger-led “fit-history” 3.5-mile hike begins at Stop 3 on the Spotsylvania battlefield near Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

21   VA   Bus tour, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” near Middletown. 9 am-5 pm. $60. Details, registration: shenandoahatwar.org

21   VA   Book talk, Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days’s Battles, June 25-July 1, 1862, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with admission. acwm.org  Buy Book

21   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

21-22   CA   Reenactment, at Kearney Park, 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno. Camps open 10 am-10 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 1 and 5 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. $10/adult. valleyhistory.org/index.php?c=112

21-22   KY   Reenactment at the Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield, near Exit 49, I-75.  Camps and demonstrations with battles 2 pm Saturday both days. Directions, complete schedule: wildcatreenactment.com

21-22   NV   Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 State Highway 159 near Blue Diamond. Camps and demonstrations; Saturday period baseball game. Battles 4:30 pm Saturday, 1:15 pm Sunday. $9 park entrance fee. parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch

21-22   IL   Reenactment at Dollinger Farm, 7420 E Hansel Road, Channahon. Camps and demonstrations with battles 2 pm both days. Gates open 10 am-6:30 pm. $8/adult. dollingerfarms.com/civil-war

24   VA   Car-caravan tour, “Buckland Mills,” traces the October 1863 Battle of Buckland. Meets at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 9 am-noon. Free, donations welcome. 703-366-3049.

25   PA   Lincoln Lyceum Lecture with author Douglas Egerton at Bowen Auditorium, Gettysburg College in Gettysburg. 7 pm. Free. More info: dbrennan@gettysburg.edu

26   MO   Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Island Mound at the Island Mound State Historic Site, 4837 NW County Road 1002, near Butler. 6 pm. Free. 417-276-4259.

26   VA   Lecture/reception, “The Remarkable Dreams of Civil War Americans,” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 reception, 7 pm talk. $10. acwm.org

27-28   MO   Ghost tours with Civil War themes  at the Wornall House, 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City. Tours leave every 15 minutes 6:30-8:30 pm. $15. wornallmajors.org/ghosttours

28   VA   Lecture, “The James Taylor Sketchbook: Then and Now,” at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Drive, Kernstown, south of Winchester. 6  pm. Free. kernstownbattle.org

28   VA   Lecture and car-caravan tour, “‘Love Not, the One You Love May Die’: The Battle of Milford (Overall’s Run) and the Front Royal Executions, Sept 1864,” at the Samuels Library, 330 E Criser Road, Front Royal. 10 am-4:30 pm. $25. Registration: 540-665-4587.

28   VA   Living history, “Spirits of New Market,” spooky tours of the New Market Battlefield in New Market. 7-10 pm. $10/adult. 540-740-3101.

28   VA   “Civil War Bugling,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

28   NC   Living history, “Fall Festival,” Civil War military and civilian programs at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi

28-29   TN   Living history, “Artillery Saves the Day at Stones River,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Camp and demonstrations at 11 am and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

28-29   WV   Living history, “Under Fire: Hold the High Ground, 1862,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

29   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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