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January 2014

Civil War events updated 19-Mar-2014

3-5 GA Anniversary living history, tours and talks. "January 3, 1861: The Fort is Seized," at Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah. Free with park admission. Complete schedule:
4 PA Lecture, "'My time I suppose has passed and I must now content myself with doing my duty unnoticed.' — George G. Meade in 1864" at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free.
4-5 FL Living history, "Union Garrison," camp and demonstrations at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $6 park entrance plus $2 fort fee. 904-277-7274.
4-5 SC Civil War Show at the Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point St, Mount Pleasant. $8/adult.
5 PA Lecture, "1864 — The War for the Rail Lines," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free.
8 VA Talk, "Sam Sweeney," J.E.B. Stuart's banjo player from Appomattox, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission.
10 WI Lecture, "The Chattanooga Campaign: Critical Contrasts and Paradoxes," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free.
11 NC Lecture, "The Sinking and Recovery of the USS Cairo," with Ed Bearss at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. 11:30 am. $10.
11 VA Living history Union winter camp and demonstrations at Stafford Civil War Park, 400 Mt Hope Church Road, Stafford. 10 am-5 pm. Free.
11 VA Living history and tour, "Mosby's Loudoun Heights Raid," at the Christian Community Church at St Paul's, 12623 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville. 11am. $10/adult. 540-687-5578.
11 VA Talks, "Confederate partisan John Mobberly" followed by a Trails sign dedication at Breaux Vineyards, 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville. 2:30 pm. Free. 540-687-5578.
11 PA Lecture, "General U.S. Grant Tries to Win the War in '64," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free.
11 MD Lecture, "Making Sense of the American Civil War," literary works discussed at Garrett College in McHenry. 10 am. Free. 301-387-3082.
12 VA Walking tour, "Fort Boykin," Confederate James River fort, 7410 Fort Boykin Trail near Smithfield. 3 pm. Free.
12 PA Lecture, "The Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free.
12 NC Lecture, "Lincoln and His Generals, their Relationships and Issues," with Ed Bearss, at the Christ Church Ministry Center, 311 Middle St, New Bern. 2 pm. $10 donation to the New Bern Battlefield Park. 252-638-8558.
15 VA Lecture, "Civil War Art," at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., in Arlington. 7 pm. Free.
15 PA Reception, exhibit opening, "1864," featuring Robert K. Krick lecture, "Sixty-Five New Generals: Fundamental Changes in the Army of Northern Virginia," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 5:30-7:30 pm. $10. Reservations: 717-260-1861 extension 1230.
16 IL Lecture, "Race and Battlefield: Seeing and Not Seeing the Civil War," at the Newberry (Ruggles Hall), 60 W Walton St, Chicago. 6 pm. Free.
16 VA Lecture, "1864 Battle of Cold Harbor," at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee St, Manassas. 7 pm. Free/donations appreciated. 703-792-4754.
17 VA Talk, "Patrick Cleburne," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission.
17 VA Lee Jackson Symposium at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. 1-5 pm. Free.
17 VA Lee-Jackson Ball at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. 6-10 pm. Fee charged.
17-19 NC "Blockade Running Civil War Weekend," at the Blockade Runner resort in Wrightsville Beach. Lectures and tours include Fort Fisher. 800-541-1161.
18 MN Capitol Civil War tour at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. 11 am. $9/adult.
18 AR Living history, "Life of a Civil War Soldier," at the Lake Chicot State Park in Lake Village. 3-3:45 pm. Free. 870-265-5480.
18 GA Talk, "Toy Chest Cannons & More," at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. 11 am. Free with park admission. 912-727-2339.
18 GA "The Music of the Civil War" by Bonnie Blue Briana, at the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free.
18 PA Lecture, "'We have preaching in camp every day:' The Southern Religious Revivals of the Winter of 1863–1864," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free.
18 NC Living history and other anniversary activities at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 910-458-5538.
18 VA Car-caravan tour, "Petersburg Area Fortifications" day-long tour follows the line of siege forts. Begins at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 9:15 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
18 VA Lecture, "Exploring and Photographing Civil War Shipwrecks," at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. 1 pm. Free with museum admission.
18 VA "19th Century Games Day," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 10:30 am-3 pm. Free.
18 VA Lee-Jackson Day Ceremonies in Lexington. 10:30 am wreath laying at Jackson grave, 11:15 am downtown parade, noon Memorial Service at Lee Chapel. Luncheon at the Virginia Horse Center follows service. Free, fee charged for luncheon.
FL 18-19 Reenactment, "Brooksville Raid," at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation on SR 50 near Brooksville. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. $8/adult. Schedule, directions:
19 VA "The Flags of Five Forks," special program at the Five Forks Battlefield visitor center near Petersburg. 2 pm. Free.
19 PA Lecture, "'Damn the Torpedoes!' Admiral Farragut at Mobile Bay," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free.
21 VA "R.E. Lee's Birthday Celebration," at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Music, living history, talks and more. 9:30 am-5 pm. Free.
VA Stonewall Jackson Birthday Celebration at the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington. Free admission 10 am-4 pm.
VA Lecture, "Hospitals in Civil War Lynchburg," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 7 pm. $5.
24 VA Lecture, "Robert E. Lee and the Search for a Victory of Annihilation in 1864," at the Central Rappahannock Library, 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free.
24 VA Lecture and bourbon tasting, birthday observations for Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee and his son Robert E., at the Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St, Alexandria. Lecture: "Robert E. Lee: Not Just a Soldier," at 7 pm ($7), tasting ($15) follows. Combo ticket: $20. Reservations: 703-548-1789.
VA Book talk and signing, "Our One Common Country," the Hampton Roads Conference in 1865. Noon. Free with museum admission.
24-25 LA Symposium, "Home Front, Battlefront: Louisiana in the Civil War," at the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St, New Orleans. $85. Registration info:
25 CA Living history at Fort Point National Historical Site in San Francisco. Camp and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm. Free.
25 GA Living history, illumination, "Night Museum," special program at the Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville. 6-9 pm. Free.
25 MD Book sale at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 10 am-4 pm. Proceeds benefit museum.
VA Book talk, "Mosby's Raids Civil War Northern Virginia," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, in Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
VA Living history, "Life at Lee's Headquarters," at the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, near Richmond. 1-3 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
VA Civil War Ball, annual event at Gadsby's Tavern Musuem, 134 N Royal St, Alexandria. 8-10 pm. $45. Reservations:
25 PA Lecture, "'Day after day we stupidly and drearily wait the order that summons us to the fearful work,'" — The Army of the Potomac from Brandy Station to Petersburg," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free.
25-26 SC Reenactment, "Battle of Pocotaligo," at Frampton Plantation, I-95 exit 33. Camps and demonstrations with battles at 2 pm each day. $10/adult. Details, directions:
26 KS Lecture, "Rise of the New Confederacy," at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. 785-887-6520.
VA Lecture, "1864: Loudoun's Year of Total War," at the Goose Creek Friends Meeting, Lincoln Road near Foundry Road, Lincoln. 3 pm. Fee charged. 540-687-5578.
26 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1:30-4:30 pm. Free with park admission.
26 PA Lecture, "'There is no use talking about peace now, we have got to fight it out,' Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia in 1864," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free.
28 NY Lecture, "The Diseased, Crippled, & Neglected: Orthopedic Medicine in Civil War New York," at the Museum of the City of New York, 1120 Fifth Ave., in New York. 6:30 pm. $16.
29 AR Talk, "The 1864 Constitution and Reconstruction," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free.
MS Lecture, "Overview of the 1864 Meridian Campaign," at the Vicksburg National Military Park visitor center in Vicksburg. 7 pm. Free.