October 2017

Events added/updated 17 May 2017


6-7   TN   Seminar, “Longstreet’s Winter Campaign 1863-’64 East Tennessee,” tours and lectures based in Greeneville. Details: longstreet.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   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   “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   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   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   VA   Living history, “Union Artillery Demonstration,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

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   TN   Music, “The Battle of the Bands,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Rehearsals at 10 am, concerts at 1:30 pm, “Battle” at 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

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

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   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   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   VA   “The Battle of the Bands,” Union and Confederate bands practice and perform at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro and other spots near the battlefield. Practices 10 am-noon, performances 1:30-3 pm. Band battle 4-5:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

14-15   IL   Reenactment, “Shadows of the Blue and Gray,” at City-County Park north of Princeton. Living history and 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.

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

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   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

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.

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.

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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