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February 2013
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February 2013 events updated 17-Feb-2013

2 LA Ranger program, "Nature's Helping Hand," at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. 318-872-1474.
2 VA Tour, "Basement to Attic" at Liberia Plantation, a Civil War headquarters under restoration, Portner and Breeden avenues, Manassas. 11 am and 2 pm. $15. Details, directions: 703-368-1873.
2 VA Car-caravan tour, "United States Colored Troops," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete or 804-732-3531 extension 222.
2 PA Lecture, "The Bloodless Campaign in Tennessee," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
2 FL Living history, "Civil War Heritage Days," camps and demonstrations at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West. Friday and Saturday 9 am-4 pm, Sunday 9 am-2 pm. Free with park admission. 305-292-6713.
2 MD Movie: The General. 1 pm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. wcmfa.org
2-3 GA Civil War show and sale at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $8. mkshows.com
2-3 FL Living history, "Union Garrison Day," camp and demonstrations at the Fort Clinch State Park near Fernandia Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. Free with park admission. 904-277-7274.
3 KS Lecture, "A Few Words in Figures: Breaking John Brown Jr.'s Civil War Cipher," at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org
3 VA Lecture, "The White House during the Lincoln Administration," at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington. 5 pm. Free. 703-228-5990.
3 NC Book talk, "The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War," at St. Peter's AME Zion Church, 617 Queen St, New Bern. 3 pm. Free. 252-638-8558.
3 PA Lecture, "Chickamauga," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
5 AR Talk, "Aaron Brooks and the 54th United States Colored Troops," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. www.oldstatehouse.com
6 PA Conference, "The Birth of the United States Colored Troops," at Temple University in Philadelphia. Free. 215-204-5452.
6 DC Seminar, "The Civil War at Sea: Ironclads, Rams, and Blockade Runners," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45-8:45 pm. $42. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
7 TN Exhibit and talk featuring newly discovered photographs of the Franklin battlefield at Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Exhibit at 5 pm, talk at 6 pm. Free. battleoffranklintrust.org
7 MD Lecture and dinner, "The War You Might Have Overlooked." at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown. 6-8 pm. $25 with dinner, $5 lecture only (7 pm). wcmfa.org
9 LA Walking tour, "Native Guards Battlefield Tour," at Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary. 10 am. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.
9 LA Ranger program, "Whittling the Hours Away," how soldiers dealt with boredom, at Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site in Pineville. 11 am-1 pm. Free with park admission. 318-484-2390.
9 SC Talk, "Mystery of the H.L. Hunley" at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm. Free with museum admission. museum.state.sc.us
9 NC Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. 10 am-4 pm. Free. museumofthealbemarle.com
9 PA Lecture, "'Where death for noble ends making dying sweet,' — Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
9 MD Talk, "The Evolution of Military Medicine: The Letterman Plan 1862 to 2012," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. civilwarmed.org
9 VA Living history, "Civil War Recruiting Day," at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site in Alexandria. Camps and demonstrations. 1-4 pm. Free. fortward.org
9 VA Lecture, "Diamonds, Education, Emancipation and Race: The Family of Silas Omohundro," a slave trader's family, at the Dorey Recreation Center, 7200 Dorey Park Drive in Varina (near Richmond). 2 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
9-10 NC Living history, "Battle of Forks Road," anniversary camp and demonstrations at the Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S 17th St, Wilmington. Weekend also includes battle site tours, music and more. Camps open 10 am Saturday, 11 am Sunday. battleofforksroad.org
9-10 FL Living history, "Civil War Heritage Days," at Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West. Land and sea battles, demonstrations and camps. 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 9 am-2 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. 305-292-6713.
10 KS Lecture, "James Henry Lane: Popular Sovereignty Advocate for Territorial Kansas," at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org
10 VA Open House tour, "Redoubt No. 2/Fort No Name," in Stafford County. Parking with shuttle at the government complex, 1300 Courthouse Road. 1-4 pm. Free. 540-658-8681.
10 VA Film, "Between the Lines: Free Blacks Living on Mason Neck During the Civil War," at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center in Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-385-8414.
10 PA Fife and drum music at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1-4 pm. Free. 717-338-1243.
10 PA Lecture, "'We Shall be Whipped Out of Existence,' — From Calamity to Crisis: Oliver O. Howard, Out of Chancellorsville and into Gettysburg," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
12 NY Performance, "Lincoln Seen and Heard," with his words spoken by Stephen Lang and commentary by Harold Holzer with photographs of the president, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 6 pm. $30. metmuseum.org
13 VA Forum, "Stuart's Christmas Raid of 1862," at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax. 7:30 pm. Free. 703-425-9225.
13 VA Talk, "Valentine's Day Traditions," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free. moc.org
15 LA Ranger program, "Bite the Bullet: A Look at Civil War Medicine," followed by a tour of the Confederate Cemetery at the Centenary State Historic Site in Jackson. 10 am. Free with park admission. 225-634-7925.
15 VA Talk, "Longstreet's Suffolk Campaign," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. moc.org
16 MN Living history Civil War tour of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul sponsored by the Minnesota History Center. 7 pm. $9. . Reservations required: mnhs.org/civilwar
16 TN Panel discussion, "Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedom," at The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, near Nashville. 1 pm. thehermitage.com
16 DC Living history, music at Frederick Douglass's birthday celebration at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W St SW, Washington. Civil War soldier life, talks and more. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 202-426-5961.
16 PA Lecture, "Burnside vs. Longstreet in East Tennessee: The Fall 1863 Knoxville Campaign," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
16 VA Symposium, "From Civil War to Civil Rights: The Effects of the Emancipation Proclamation," at Virginia State University in Colonial Heights. 10 am-2 pm. Free. Registration: 804-318-8181.
16 VA Walking tour, "Civil War Trail & Gilmore Farm," tour a Civil War winter camp at Montpelier, home of James Madison near Orange. 2 pm. $5 plus Montpelier admission. montpelier.org
16 VA Tour, "Basement to Attic" at Liberia Plantation, a Civil War headquarters under restoration, Portner and Breeden avenues, Manassas. 11 am and 2 pm. $15. Details, directions: 703-368-1873.
16 VA Seminar, "1863: The Turning Point," at Longwood University in Farmville. Co-sponsored with the Appomattox National Historical Park. Top speakers include Robert K. Krick and Frank O'Reilly. Doors open 8:45 am at the Jarman Auditorium on campus. Free. No reservations necessary. 434-352-8987 extension 232.
16-17 FL Reenactment, "Battle of Olustee," at the Olustee Battlefield State Historic Park near Olustee. Camps, lectures and demonstrations 8 am-5 pm and battles at 3:30 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. $7/adult. 386-758-0400.
17 KS Lecture, "The Big Divide: A Complete Guide to Historic and Civil War Sites in the Missouri-Kansas Border Region," at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org
17 VA Lecture, "The Circus in the South during the 1860s," at the Louisa Arts Center, 212 Fredericksburg Ave, Louisa 2 pm. Free (donations welcome). 540-967-2200.
17 PA Lecture, "With Porter on the Mississippi — Union Naval Operations in the Vicksburg Campaign," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
17 NC Movie and discussion, "Glory," at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. 2 pm. Free. ncmuseumofhistory.org
18 DC Special ranger talks, oratory and story telling at Ford's Theatre in Washington. Evening performance with Mark Russell. Details, tickets: www.fords.org
19 VA Living history lecture, "D.H. Hill" at Hanover Tavern in Hanover Court House. 7 pm. Details, directions: hanovertavern.org
20 MD Lecture, "Baptism in Blood and Disease: The 145th PVI Burying the Dead at Antietam and Dying from Disease at Harpers Ferry," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7 pm. Free. civilwarmed.org
21 MD Lecture, "Battle of Vicksburg," at the Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. 6:30-9:30 pm. $35. 410-386-8100.
21-23 VA Conference, "Lest We Forget: A Conference on Enslavement and Emancipation," talks, panels and optional tours, in Manassas. Free. manassasbullrun.com/page/event-contact.htm
22 VA Book talk, "The Civil War, Emancipation, and Black Soldiers," at Historic Blenheim Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Highway. 2 pm. Free . 703-591-0560.
22-24 MS Reenactment, "The Battle for Texas Hospital," at the Archusa Water Park in Quitman. Friday and Saturday night artillery firing, parade through Quitman 9 am Saturday, battles at 2 pm each day. $5/carload. More info: 601-678-5382.
23 GA Ranger program, "A War for Freedom: Freedom Fighters on Many Fronts," at the Chickamauga National Military Park. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
23 LA Living history, "8th Texas Calvary Encampment," camps and demonstrations at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. 318-872-1474.
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NC "The Emancipation Proclamation: An Exploration," what the proclamation meant to North and South with "Trail to Freedom" tours at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 919-383-4345.
23 NC Lecture, "Waves of Freedom -- The Emancipation Proclamation," at the Creswell High School Auditorium, 115 Middle St, Creswell. 1 pm. Free. 252-797-4560.
23 DC
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Bus tour, "First Battle of Manassas," with Ed Bearss, begins at Sixth and C streets in Washington. A Smithsonian tour. 8 am-6 pm. $165. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
23 DC Bike tour, "Civil War Defenses of Washington," follows off-road trails to remains of the city's fortifications. Begins at Fort Dupont Park, Fort Dupont Drive SE in Washington. 10 am. Free. Sign up: 202-426-7723.
23 PA Lecture, "The Chancellorsville Campaign," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
23 MD Talk, "African American Men and Women in Medicine during the Civil War," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. civilwarmed.org
23 VA Lecture, "The Civil War, Emancipation, and Black Soldiers," at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
23 VA Symposium, "Person of the Year," annual event sponsored by the Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia in Richmond. Speakers make nominations, audience votes. Begins 9 am at the Library, 200 E Broad St. 9:30 am-4 pm. $50. moc.org
23 VA Special tours, "A Hidden History: African Americans at Dabbs" at the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, near Richmond. 1-3 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
23-24 AL Reenactment, "Battle of The Sipsey" behind the Walmart at 614 McConnell Loop in Fayette. Camps and demonstrations with battles at 2 pm each day. Victorian Ball Saturday evening. Free. hartsookcamp2163.org
23-24 FL Reenactment, "Nature Coast," State Road 471 in Webster. Living history camps and demonstrations with battles at 2 pm east day $5/adult. naturecoastcivilwarreenactment.com
23-24 SC Reenactment: Battle of Aiken. Living history camps, battles and more at 11210 Powell Pond Road near Aiken. Gates open 8:30 am. Battles at 2:30 pm each day. $10/adult. battleofaiken.org
24 VA Book talk, "The Washington Arsenal Explosion, Civil War Disaster in the Capital" at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
24 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
24 VA Music, "Civil War Music Brought to Life," at the South County Library, 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke. 3-8 pm. $10/adult. 540-387-6078.
24 PA Lectures and music: "‘An Eagle on His Button and a Musket on His Shoulder,’ The Union League and the United States Colored Troops at Camp William Penn," and "African American Women in the Civil War." At the La Mott Community Center, 7420 Sycamore Ave, La Mott. 3 pm. Free. 215-885-2258.
24 PA Lecture, "Gettysburg Redeemed: Bristoe Station, Mine Run, and the Fall Campaigns of 1863," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
24 KS Lecture, "Bleeding Kansas: The Real Start of the Civil War," at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org
27 PA "An Evening with the Painting," in-depth look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5 pm. $20/adult. gettysburgfoundation.org
28 VA Lecture, "Burying the Dead, But Not the Past," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5. Reservations: moc.org or 855-649-1861 extension 203.