September 2017

Events added/updated 22 Sept 2017


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

2   MO    Living history, “Artillery and Wilson’s Creek,” at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

2   GA   Talk and battlefield tour, “The Cost of Defeat: The Fall of Atlanta, 1864,” at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site near Dallas. 2-4 pm. Free with park admission. gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield

2   MS   Civil War and Indian artifact show and sale at 203 E Quitman St, Iuka. 9 am-4 pm. 662-279-3986.

2    PA   “Generations” walk at the Gettysburg NMP. Family event begins at tour Stop 1 (McPherson’s Ridge) on the Gettysburg battlefield. Civil War Trust tour 10 am-12:30 pm. Free. Limited space, reservations required: civilwar.org

2    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

2    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

2    MD   Walking tour, “Confederate Occupation of Frederick in 1862,” begins at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at 3 pm. A “pay-what-you-please” event. civilwarmed.org

2    MD   Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org

2-3   AL   Reenactment, “Battle of Decatur,” at Point Mallard Park, 2901 Point Mallard Drive SE, in Decatur. decaturcvb.org

2-3   TN   “Civil War Fair,” at the Shiloh NMP. Special exhibits and talks. Items exhibited 9 am-4 pm both days. Talks and informal appraisals 10 am-1 pm Saturday. Flag talk 4 pm Saturday. Free. nps.gov/shil

2-3   TN   Living history, “Preparing for Battle: The Confederate Occupation of Lookout Mountain,” at Point Park, Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. $5. nps.gov/chch

2-3    MD   Living history, “Artillery Weekend,” camp and demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

2-3    FL   Living history, “Union Garrison,” at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $8. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch

2-4   OR    Reenactment, camps, living history and battles at Historic Fort Stevens in Hammond. 9 am-6 pm Saturday and Sunday. 9 am-2 p m Monday. $12/adult. nwcwc.net/fort-stevens.html

7    VA   Lecture, “Going Home: War’s End,” at the Rappahanock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

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

8    VA   Car-caravan tour, “’The Heavens Were Fairly Illuminated,’: The Battle of Berryville.” 10 am-noon. Free, registration suggested. More info, registration: 540-740-4545 or shenandoahatwar.org

8-10   OH   Reenactment at Historic Zoar Village, south of Canton. “Andersonville Trial” Friday evening. Camps and demonstrations  open 9 am Saturday and Sunday. Night artillery firing and ball Saturday night. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. Details, directions: zoarcivilwar.com

9   OK    Living history, “General Blunt: From John Brown Abolitionist to the Battle of Honey Springs,” at the Honey Springs visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, Checotah. 1-3 pm. Free. okhistory.org/sites/honeysprings.php

9   TN   Ranger program, “What Makes a Fortification?” at the Sherman Reservation, Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

9   TN   “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tour of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:30 pm. Free. Reservations required: 615-893-9501.

9    PA   Lecture, “The Looting of Fredericksburg,” at the Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie. 1 pm. Free. carnegiecarnegie.org

9    MD   Ranger programs, “The Mystery & Myths of Lee’s Lost Orders,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Programs at 10 am, noon and 2 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/mono

9    MD   Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org

9    VA   Walking tour, “Fortifications at Cold Harbor,” with REL Krick, begins at 5379 Sandy Valley Road, near Mechanicsville. 6-7:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

9    VA   Lecture, “’Remember Me’: Graffiti from the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum,” at the Handley Library, 100 W Piccadily St, Winchester. 2 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

9    VA   Lecture, “The Many Faces of Preservation,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

9    VA   Walking tour, “Attack & Flank: Third Winchester,” meets at Third Winchester visitor center, 541 Redbud Lane, Winchester. 5 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

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

9-10   MO    Open house at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington. Anderson house tours and more. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, noon-4 pm Sunday. Free. mostateparks.com/park/battle-lexington-state-historic-site

9-10   GA   Reenactment at the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Historic Railroad Tunnel in Tunnel Hill. 9 am-4 pm both days. Battles at 2 pm each day. $10/adult. Details: facebook.com/events/125871741374370

9-10   TN   Vintage Baseball Tournament at Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Free. boft.org/events

9-10    MD   Battle of South Mountain anniversary tours and living history at Gathland State Park near Burkittsville. Free. dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/gathland.aspx

9-10    VA   Living history, “Yankees in Falmouth,” annual event with camps, talks and demonstrations at 401 River Road, Falmouth. Free. Schedule: tourstaffordva.com/yankees-in-falmouth

9-10    WV   Reenactment, “Battle of Smithfield Crossing,” on and near Queen Street SW in Middleway. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am-7 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 1 pm both days. Night firing, dance and candlelight tours Saturday evening. middlewayconservancy.org

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

11    MD   Films, “Maryland’s Heart of the Civil War” and “Barbara Fritchie” at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S East St, Frederick. 7 pm. Free. heartofthecivilwar.org/events/view/525

11    VA   Lecture, “Devastation, Hunger, and Survival after Antietam,” at the Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

12    VA   Special “Happy Hour” program, “Battling Starvation,” at Macado’s, 200 E Third St, Farmville. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

13   MO    Book talk, Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, and the Civil War, at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main  St, Kansas City.  6:30 pm. Free. kclibrary.org Buy Book

13   MO    Book signing, The Last Hurrah: Sterling Price’s Missouri Expedition of 1864, at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wici Buy Book

13    NC   Book talk, “To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming”: The Battle of Wise’s Forks March 1865, at the Chelsea Restaurant, 335 Middle St, New Bern. 11:30 am. $20 includes lunch. newbernhistorical.org  Buy Book

14    VA   Lecture, “Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel: An Unlikely Hero of the Civil War,” at the Virginia Historical Society in  Richmond. Noon. $10/adult. vahistorical.org

14-17   WV   Conference, “Civil War Medicine — it’s not what you think,” at the Clarion Conference Center in Shepherdstown. Details: civilwarmed.org

15    VA   Walking tour, “The Bayonet Charge of the 8th Vermont and 12th Connecticut at Third Winchester,” meets at the Sheetz, 1683 Berryville Pike, Winchester. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

15-16    PA   “‘We now must return to Virginia’: The Gettysburg Campaign, July 4-14, 1863,” reception and bus tour. $150. Details: seminaryridgemuseum.weebly.com

16   TN  Symposium, “The Forgotten Battle of Franklin — Dec. 17, 1864” and “10,000 Secrets Unearthed,” at the Elks Lodge 485 Oak Meadows Drive, Franklin. 10 am-2:30 pm. $50. lotzhouse.com

16    VA   Lecture, “USS Mississippi,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

16    PA   Lecture, “Southern Occupation by USCT after the War,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free (regular admission to galleries applies). nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

16-17   WA    Reenactment, “Battle of Snoqualmie,” at Meadowbrook Farm, Boalch Ave, North Bend. Camps open 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 11 am and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. $10/adult. battleofsnoqualmie.com

16-17   GA  Reenactment, “Battle of Hurricane Shoals,” at the Heritage Village, Hurricane Shoals Park, 416 Hurricane Shoals Road, Maysville. Camps and demonstrations with battles 4:30 pm Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday. Free.  hurricaneshoalspark.org/reenactment

16-17   GA  Battle anniversary living history, ranger talks and tours at the Chickamauga NMP. Free. nps.gov/chch

16-17    VA   “Harvest Days.” at Rural Plains, 7273 Studley Road, near Mechanicsville. Layers of history at the site, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park, explored. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

16-17    VA   Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

16-17    VA   Reenactment, “Waynesboro at War,” living history camps with battles each day at Coyner Springs Park 2091 Lyndhurst Road, Waynesboro. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm. Sunday. $5/day. waynesboroatwar.webs.com

16-17    MD   Play, “Heck Brothers Historical Play: Brothers in Arms,” at the Bowman House, 323 N Main St, Boonsboro. 1 and 7:30 pm Saturday, 1 and 4 pm Sunday. $10 donation. boonsboro225.org/play

16-17    MD   Living history, “One Fort: Three Wars,” at Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. 10 am-4 pm. $5/carload. heartofthecivilwar.org/events/view/522

16-17    MD   Anniversary living history, talks and tours at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Special commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Antietam National Cemetery Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

18   TN  Ranger program, “’This was war and they was Rebels,:’ African American Experience at Chickamauga,” at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E MLK Blvd, Chattanooga. 5:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

19   MO    Symposium, “U.S. Grant,” at Heritage Hall, 102 N Main St, Cape Girardeau. Lectures, reception and keynote. 1-6 pm. Free. mocivilwar.org/symposium2017

19    VA   Preservation event plus lecture, “Fisher’s Hill: A Living Panorama,” at the Gordon’s Hill site on the battlefield. Parking near Battlefield Road off Route 11 south of Strasburg. 1:30 preservation event, 2:30 talk. shenandoahatwar.org

21    VA   Lecture, “How Do We Know What We Know About the Civil War,” at the Weinstein Center Commons, University of Richmond in Richmond. 7:30 pm. Free. Reservations recommended. acwm.org

21-24    PA | MD   Symposium and tours, “Lincoln at Antietam,” lectures and battlefield tours based in Chambersburg. civilwarseminars.org

22    VA   Talk, “ Fisher’s Hill: The Story of a Battlefield,” at the battlefield, 2900 Battlefield Road, Fisher’s Hill (south of Strasburg). 6 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

22    VA   Book talk, Meade and Lee After Gettysburg, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. acwm.org Buy Book

22-23   NC   Living history, demonstrations plus recreation of the occupation of Fort Macon at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Contact info: friendsoffortmacon.org/events

23   IL   Civil War Show at the DuPage CountyFairgrounds, 2015 W Manchester, Wheaton. 9 am-4 pm. $9. chicagocivilwarshow.com

23    NJ   Living history, “Civil War Day” camps and demonstrations at West Hill Manor, 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington Township. 10 am-4 pm. $5. westhillnj.org

23    DC   “The Myth of the Lost Cause: How Civil War History Was Rewritten,” special Smithsonian program 9:30 am-4:15 pm at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. $140. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).

23    PA   Walking tour, “With General Meade on the Field at Gettysburg,” follows the Union commander’s movements during the Battle of Gettysburg. 9 am-1 pm. $60. friendsofgettysburg.org/EventsCalendar/EncounterswithHistorySeptember2017.aspx

23    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

23    MD   Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85.  surrattmuseum.org

23    MD   Living history, “Civil War Church Service” at Rocky Springs Chapel, 7817 Rocky Springs Road, Frederick. 1 pm. Free. Seating limited: Call 240-439-4235 for reservations.

23    VA   Living history and talks, infantry camp, cannon demonstrations and interpretive programs at the Fisher’s Hill Battlefield, 2900 Battlefield Road, Fisher’s Hill (south of Strasburg). Cannon firings 10 am, noon and 2 pm. Camp 10 am-4 pm. Programs 11 am and 1 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

23    VA   Bus tour, “J.S. Mosby,” leaves from Truro Parish, 10520 Main St, Fairfax. 8:30 am-5:30 pm. $75. 703-971-4984.

23    VA   Walking tour, “Fredericksburg: South Lee Drive,” ranger-led “fit-history” 4.6-mile hike begins at Stop 6 on the Fredericksburg battlefield. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

23    VA   Bus tour, “Battle of Fisher’s Hill,” near Strasburg. 9 am-4 pm. $60. Details, registration: shenandoahatwar.org

23    VA   Civil War Ball at the Kernstown battlefield south of Winchester. 7-10 pm. $25/person. kernstownbattle.org

23    VA   Car-caravan tour, “Manassas Civil War Hospitals,” begins at the Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas. 8 am-5 pm. $40/lunch included. Reservations: 703-367-7872.

23-24   MO    Reenactment, “Battle of Pilot Knob,” at the Pilot Knob State Historic Site in Pilot Knob. Camps and demonstrations open 8 am each day. Battles at 1 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. “Blowing Up the Fort” 8:30 pm Saturday. battleofpilotknob.org/reenactment.html

23-24   OR    Reenactment, “Battle of Colton,” at the BLM Horning Seed Orchard, 27004 S Sheckly Road, Colton. $8/adult, $5/parking. nwcwc.net/battle-of-colton.html

23-24   WI   Reenactment, “Wade House Civil War Weekend,” at the Wade House State Historic Site, State Highway 23, in Greenbush. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday with battles at 2 pm each day. $15/adult. wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org/featured-programs/civil-war-weekend-overview

23-24    MD   Living history “Aftermath of Battle,” at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Features the Sanitary Commission and a photographer. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

23-24    WV   Living history, “Lives in Limbo: Contraband Camp in the Shadow of John Brown’s Fort,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

23-24    NC   NC Civil War Weekend in New Bern. Living history camps and demonstrations at Tryon Palace in New Bern. 9 am-5 pm. Admission charged. tryonpalace.org

23-24    NC   Living history, “School of the Soldier,” at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. nchistoricsites.org/Bennett

23-24    VA   Reduced admission and special programs at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Admission is $1 during the weekend with talks and living history. pamplinpark.org

24    VA   Car-caravan tour, “Overall (Milford) Battlefield,” begins at Luray Caverns, 101 Cave Hill Road, Luray. 1 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

24    VA   Lecture, “Judson Kilpatrick Genealogy,” at the Graffiti House (Brandy Station Battlefield), 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station. 2 pm. Free. brandystationfoundation.com

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

25    VA   Lecture, “The Past Living in Them: Veterans Coping with War,” at the Rappanhannock Regional Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

27    DC   “Two Faces,” comedy performance based on Abraham Lincoln humor, at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington. 7:30 pm. $5. lincolncottage.org

28    DC   Book talk and reception, Stark Mad Abolitionists, at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm lecture. $10 each. lincolncottage.org  Buy Book

28    VA   Lecture, “Resistance During the Civil War,” at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm lecture. $10. acwm.org

28    PA   “Blue and Gray Gala,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. Special tours of the museum with food and drink. 6-10 pm. $75. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

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

30   MS  Anniversary living history, music and more at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. Free. nps.gov/shil

30   TN  Ranger program, “‘A Side Show of the Big Show’: Chattanooga According to Sam Watkiins,’’ at the Bragg Reservation, Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/chch

30    MD   Living history and campfire program, “Worthington Farm Open House,”  at the Monocacy National Battlefield. Formal programs at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Campfire program 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

30    VA   Bus tour, “Raiders of Northern Virginia,” follow Mosby and others. Leaves from Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, at 8:30 am. $80. 703-365-7895.

30    VA   “Generations” walk at the Brandy Station battlefield, 20362 Fleetwood Heights Road, Brandy Station. Civil War Trust tour follows a key moment of the battle. 10 am-12:30 pm. Free, Limited space, reservations required: civilwar.org

30    VA   Ranger-led walking tours of the Fort Harrison Battlefield near Richmond. Free. nps.gov/rich

30    VA   Bus tour, “Civil War Raiders of Northern Virginia,” includes Mosby and others. Begins at the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow. 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $80/includes lunch. Reservations: 703-365-7895.

30-Oct 1   CO   Reenactment, “Civil War Weekend,” at the Centennial Village. 1475 A St, Greeley. Camps and demonstrations with battles noon Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. $8/adult. greeleymuseums.com

30-Oct 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

30-Oct 1    VA   Living history, Civil War camp and demonstrations at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-2 pm Sunday. Parking fee. 540-592-3556.

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