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EVENTS 2014
Plymouth NC

April 2014

Civil War events updated 23-Apr-2014

2 DC Film, "Civil War: The Untold Story," episode 2, "A Beacon of Hope," at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W St SE, Washington. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frdo
3-5 AR Conference, "The Home Front," at Historic Washington State Park. Sessions range from the Camden Expedition to supplying the armies in Arkansas. arkansashistoricalassociation.org or 479-575-5884.
4-5 IN Civil War show at the Beech Grove High School, 5330 Hornet Ave, Beech Grove. 4-8 pm Friday, 9 am-4 pm Saturday. $3. ironbrigaderelics.com
4-5 VA Seminar, "1864," at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Lectures, banquet and keynote by James I. Robertson. Details: liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=16259
4-6 MO "The U.S. Grant Symposium," with speakers and guided tours, in St. Louis. symposium.mocivilwar.org
4-6 PA Seminar and tours, "A Weekend with Ed Bearss: A Living Legend," based in Chambersburg. Lectures and bus tours to Gettysburg and Antietam. Details and reservations: chambersburgCivilWarSeminars.org
4-6 NC Symposium, "Salisbury Confederate Prison," annual event in Salisbury. Includes talks, banquet music, living history and more. $65 before March 15, $75 after. Registration, details: 704-637-6411.
5 ALL Annual "Park Day," cleanup and preservation effort at Civil War resources throughout the country. Sponsored by the Civil War Trust. civilwar.org
5 GA Living history, camp and demonstrations at Freedom Park, 6755 Prosperity Dr., in Rincon. 10 am-5 pm. effinghamcounty.com
5 GA Talk, "150th Anniversary — Battle of Fort Pillow," at the Chickamauga NMP (Jay's Mill). 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
5 VA Living history, "The Civil War Returns to Historic Hunley. 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria. Civilian and military demonstrations. 1-4 pm. $5/adult. 703-768-2525.
5 VA Lectures, "Presidents and Generals and Descendants Too," the trials of decendents of Civil War notables, at Salem Baptist Church, 4044 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. 1-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp
5 VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Beverly Ford and St. James Church). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
5 VA Anniversary activities at the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical Park near Amelia. Living history and ranger programs. 10 am-5 pm. Free. 804-561-7510.
5 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
5 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
5 VA Annual anniversary pre-dawn "Breakthrough Tour" at Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg. Tour beings at 5:15 am followed by hot breakfast. Park opens to public at 8 am with special tours, living history and displays. $18 includes tour and park admission. pamplinpark.org
5 MD "Bell and History Days" in Frederick Museums kick off the season including the National Museum of Civil War Medicine with living history 11 am-4 pm. Free. visitfrederick.org and civilwarmed.org
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LA Reenactment, "Battle of Pleasant Hill," 23271 Highway 175 in Pelican and in Pleasant Hill. Camps and demonstrations all weekend, battles at 11 am (in Pleasant Hill), 2 and 8:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $5 parking fee. Directions, details: battleofpleasanthill.com
5-6 AR Living history, "‘Town in Conflict,’ A Living History Street Drama" civilian conflict plays out at Historic Washington State Park near Washington. 3-5 pm. $8/adult. historicwashingtonstatepark.com
5-6 GA Living history, "Spring at the Homestead," Civil War camp and demonstrations at the Red Top Mountain State Park, 50 Lodge Road, near Cartersville. 10 am-4 pm each day. $5/parking fee. 770-975-0055.
5-6 TN Car-caravan tours, special anniversary four-hour, ranger-led tours at the Shiloh NMP. Leave from the visitor center at 9 am and 1 pm. Pre-register: 731-689-5696. Details: nps.gov/shil
5-6
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VA Reenactment, "Battle of Cloyd's Mountain" camps, battles and more on the historic battlefield near Dublin. battleofcloydsmtn.org
5-6
VA Reenactment, annual event at Endview Plantation in Newport News. Camps open 10 am-4 pm each day with battles each day. $7. endview.org
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PA Reenactment, "The Wilderness Campaign," at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem. Camps, demonstrations, music and more. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. Free. neshaminycwevent.org
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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 per vehicle plus $2/person fort admission. 904-277-7274.
5-8 TN Anniversary activities at the Shiloh NMP. Includes living history, battlefield hikes and more. nps.gov/shil
6 MD Hike, "Sunken Road (Antietam)" ranger-guided walk at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
6 VA Living history and exhibits, "These Walls are Talking," Civil War medical hsitory at Frying Pan Meeting House, 2615 Centreville Rd., in Herndon. 1-3 pm. Free. 703-437-9101.
6 VA Book talk, "The War Came by Train," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm Free. manassasmuseum.org
6 VA Living history, "Drummer's Call: Field Music of the Civil War," at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. tredegar.org
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AR Living history and other special events: "'Conflict on the Doorstep:' Washington Remembers April 1864," daily programs commemorate the Red River Campaign at the Historic Washington State Park in Washington and other locations along the campaign route. Free with park admission. Details: historicwashingtonstatepark.com and redrivercampaign.com
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LA Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Mansfield at the Mansfield State Historic Site. Talks and living history. 2 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.
8 MD Living history readings, "At the Front and on the Home Front," at Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St, Westminster. Noon. $10. hsccmd.org
8 MD Civil War Authors Reception at the Fletcher Library, 100 S Potomac St, Hagerstown. 5-8 pm. Free. washcolibrary.org
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VA Lecture, "Tapestry of the Gettysburg Address," at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. 7 pm. Free. Donations welcome. Reservations: 703-437-1794.
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VA Talk, "Red River Campaign," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Talk is free. moc.org
10 GA Book talk, "Pickett's Charge: A Novel," at the Atlanta Cyclorama in Grant Park in Atlanta. 7 pm. Free. atlantacyclorama.org
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VA Illustrated talk, "Civil War Richmond 1865 — A Virtual Tour," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 6:30 pm. $5. moc.org
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VA Bus tour, "The 1864 Winter Encampment: Armies of North and South." 8 am-4 pm. fowb.org
11-13 GA
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Bus tour, "Getting the Bulge in the Blackjack," a trip from Kennesaw to Tupelo and other NB Forrest battle sites. Sponsored by the Civil War Center at Kennesaw University. $359. Reservations, more info: kennesaw.edu/civilwarera
11-13 MS House tours, "Holly Springs Pilgrimage," in Holly Springs. Includes much Civil War content. Details, tickets: hollyspringspilgrimage.com
11-13 VA Culpeper Remembrance Day with Civil War living history, talks, walking tours and much more. Saturday Civil War walking tours ($10/adult) begin at NW corner of East and Davis streets. 9 am-2 pm. Complete schedule: visitculpeperva.com
11-13 VA Reenactment, "The Long Road Home — Sailor's Creek," at the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce, off Route 26 in Appomattox. Living history, music and more. $10/daily. appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org
11-13 VA Living history, "Confederate Marine Corps and Navy," camp and demonstrations at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. Begins 3 pm Friday, ends 3 pm Sunday. Free with museum admission. moc.org
11-13 VA Living history, "Ben Lomond Civil War Encampment," at the Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 10 am-4 pm. $5. 703-367-7872.
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AR Reenactment, "Battle of Prairie DeAnn," in Nevada County near Prescott. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-3 pm. Battle at 1 pm. $25/adult at gate. Advance tickets, directions: prairiedeann.weebly.com
12 MN Living history, "Civil War Camp and Ladies Aid Society," at the Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave., in Anoka. 10:20 am-1:30 pm. Free. anoka.lib.mn.us
12 MO Living history, "Civil War Days, at the Pioneer Heritage Homestead, 101Washington St., in Doniphan, Camps, demonstrations and talks 9 am-5 pm. Free. doniphanmissouri.org/civil_war_days
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AL Living history, "Commemorating the April 1864 Garrison," at Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores. Camps and demonstrations. $7/adult. fortmorgan.org
12 MS Living history candlelight walks, "Shadows of the Past," at the Vicksburg NMP. 6:30-9:30 pm. Free. Registration required: 601-636-0583. www.nps.gov/vick
12 GA Living history, "Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill," at the Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. $4. 770-443-7850.
12 GA Bus tour, "Battle of Peachtree Creek," sponsored by the Lovett School in Atlanta. 404-262-3032.
12 MD Living history, talks and tours, "Nursing a Nation Divided," at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, 339 S Seaton Ave, Emmitsburg. 10 am-4:30 pm. Free. setonshrine.org
12 MD "Civil War Music," for kids at the Discovery Station, 101 W Washington St, Hagerstown. 2 pm. Free with admission. discoverystation.org
12 MD Living history parade and ceremony in downtown Baltimore commemorating the April 1861 Baltimore Riot. Arrives at President Street Station, 601 President St, at 11 am. Lincoln speech and music at the station. Free. civilwarbaltimore.com
12 MD Living history, exhibit opening, "1864: The War Came By Train," at the B&O Museums in Baltimore and Ellicott City. 11 am-4 pm. borail.org
12 NC Living history tours commemorating the Union occupation of the State Capitol in Raleigh. Guided tours begin at 10 and 11 am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. More living history outside the building, 9:45 am-4 pm. Free. Reservations suggested: 919-733-4994. More info: nchistoricsites.org/capitol
12 NC Living history and seminar commemorating the anniversary of the 1865 arrival of Union cavalry in Statesville. Programs 8 am-4 pm at the Vance House Museum and other Statesville locations. Details: thevancehouse.org or 704-880-3067.
12 VA Bus tour, "Following the in Footsteps of the Union Army: North Anna to Cold Harbor," with Robert E.L. Krick, leaves from Hanover Tavern in Hanover, north of Richmond. 8:30 am-1 pm. $75. Reservations: 804-537-5050 extension 21.
12 VA Civil War and Emancipation Day at various locations in Richmond. Annual event features living history, open houses, special tours and more. tredegar.org
12 VA Van tour, "1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign Tour," Leaves from Henricus Historical Park. 10 am-2 pm. $15. Register: chesterfieldhistory.com (click Civil War Tours).
12 VA Boat tour, "Potomac River Blockade," departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
12-13 KS Living history, "Civil War Encampment," at the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. Military and civilian camps and demonstrationsdemonstrations all day. Saturday evening event. Free. nps.gov/fosc
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TN Living history and other programs commemorating the Battle of Fort Pillow at the Fort Pillow State Park near Henning. 731-738-5581.
12-13 TN Reenactment, "Battle of Triune," at King's Chapel, Hwy 96 in Arrington. Camps open 11 am-4:30 pm. Battles at 2 pm each afternoon afternoon. Details, ticket info: sites.google.com/site/battleoftriune
12-13 NC Living history, camps, talks and demonstrations at Fort Macon in Atlantic City. 10 am-4 pm. Free. friendsoffortmacon.org
12-13 FL Reenactment, "The Raid on Bishop's Farm," 495 Flomich Ave, Holly Hill. Camps and demonstratons with battles at 1 pm Saturday and 2 pm. Sunday. $5/adult. Contact: mia3838@aol.com
13 KY Book discussion, "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War," at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main St, Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
13 DC Behind-the-Scenes-Tour of Ford's Theatre in Washington with author Brian Anderson. The entire history of the building explored. 5 pm. $52. Reservations: fords.org
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150
AR Living history, exhibits and more: "The Occupation of Camden" in Camden. Living history Friday-Saturday on Washington Street. arkansascivilwar150.com/events
15 DC Book talk, "They Have Killed Papa Dead!" at Ford's Theatre in Washington. 4:30 pm. Ticket info: fords.org
15 VA Walking tour, "Full Moon Tour," of the Kernstown battlefield, south of Winchester just off Route 11. 7 pm. Donations welcome. kernstownbattle.org
15 VA "Animals in the Civil War," special kids' program at the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, near Richmond. 10 am. Free. 804-652-3409.
16 MD Talk, "Lincoln's Civil Wars: Secession, Slavery and Civil Liberties," at the Fletcher Library, 100 S Potomac St, Hagerstown. Second session April 23. 7 pm. Free. Reservations: washcolibrary.org/ slidenews.asp?action=slide&articleID=134
16 VA Lecture, "Mosby's Raids in Northern Virginia," at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 7 pm. Free. Register: fairfaxcounty.gov/library
16 VA Book Talk, "A Spy for the Union," at the Handley Library, 100 Piccadilly St, Winchester. 7 pm. Free. handleyregional.org
16 VA Lecture, "An Examination of the Causes of the Civil War," at the Lloyd House, 220 N Washington St, Alexandria. 7:30 pm. Free. historicalexandria.org
17 VA Lecture, "The Breakthrough" April 1865 in Petersburg, at the Dinwiddie Courthouse, 14101 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie. 7 pm. Free. discoverdinwiddie.com/ Calendar.aspx?EID=119
17 DC Gallery talk, "'It Strikes Me There's Something In It': Abraham Lincoln and Naval Technology," at Ford's Theatre in Washington. 12:30 pm. fords.org
17 DC Seminar, "1864: The Civil War's Year of Decision," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45-9 pm. $42. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
17-18 MS Symposium, "Corinth Contraband Camp," speakers and tours at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center.. Details: nps.gov/shil or 662-287-9273.
18 VA Talk, "‘Before the Crash Came’: Mary Chesnut’s Last Months in Richmond, January-April 1864," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
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NC Land and water tour, "Odyssey of an Ironclad," follow the CSS Albemarle on its Roanoke River journey from construction to its home base in Plymouth. livinghistoryweekend.com
18-19 VA Living history, "USCT Union Encampment," at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, near Iron Brigade Unit Ave, in Bristow. 11 am-4 pm. Free, donations appreciated. 703-366-3049.
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AR Seminar, "Camden Expedition and the Battle of Jenkins Ferry," at the Saline County Library, 1800 Smithers Drive, Benton. 9 am-3:15 pm. Free. salinecountylibrary.org
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AR Reenactment, "Battle of Poison Springs," at the Battle of Poison Springs Battleground State Park near Camden. Living history camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm. Battle at 2 pm. poisonspringsreenactment.webs.com
19 TN Walking tour, "McGavock Confederate Cemetery," near Carnton in Franklin. 3 pm. $30/adult benefits the Lotz House and the cemetery. Reservations: 615-790-7190.
19 GA Bus tour, "Atlanta Campaign," trip from Dalton to Kennesaw with Richard McMurry. dalton150th.com
19 MD Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations: annapolistours.com
19 VA Bus tour, "Battle of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania," leaves from King Street Metro in Alexandria. 8:30 am-5:30 pm. $120. Register: lincolngroup.org
19 VA Bus tour, "Battles of The Wilderness and Spotsyvlania," begins at the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia, at 8 am. $100 includes lunch. Details, reservations: 703-971-4716.
19 VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Kelly's Ford and Stevensburg). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
19 VA Talk, "A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 2 m. Free with museum admission. moc.org
19 VA "Civil War Mapmaking," hands on activity at the Petersburg National Battlefield operations building. Space limited. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
20 MD Hike, "Burnside Bridge (Antietam)," ranger-guided walk at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
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AR Lecture, "Racial Atrocities During the Camden Expedition," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. oldstatehouse.com
23 VA Lecture, "Local Civilian Struggles During the Civil War," at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington. 7 pm. Free. 703-228-5990.
24 GA Lecture and exhibit opening, "Places and Faces of the Civil War in Bartow County," at the Bartow History Museum in Cartersville. 7 pm. Free with admission. bartowhistorymuseum.org
24 VA Exhibit opening, "1864: The Year of the Burning," at the Ivy Lodge Museum, 101 Chester St, Front Royal. Light refreshments. 7 pm. 540-636-1446.
24 DC Book talk, "All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay from Lincoln to Roosevelt," at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk. $10 for each. lincolncottage.org
24-27 VA Bus tour, "The Ultimate Petersburg Campaign Tour, Part One," includes transportation, lectures, reception, some meals. $664/$609. Sign up: pamplinpark.org
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May 1
AR Bus tour, "The Arkansas Campaign: The Fall of Little Rock & the Camden Expedition." $2,875 single occupancy includes guide, accommodations, admissions, some meals. historyamerica.com/tours/14-Arkansas.html
25 WI Family Fun Day at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Period games and more. 1-4 pm. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
25 VA Brandy Station Foundation Ball, remembering similar 1863 events. Music, dancing and refreshments at the Brandy Station Fire Dept. Hall, 19601 Church Road, Brandy Station. Reception begins 6 pm. $35. brandystationfoundation.com
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VA Reenactment, "Buchanan Civil War Living History Weekend," in and around downtown Buchanan. Annual event includes camps, demonstrations and music. Street battle 6:30 pm Friday, battle reenactments 4 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. townofbuchanan.com/event/buchanan-civil-war-history-weekend-2/
25-27 AL Reenactment, Battle of Selma at 5 Marina Drive, Selma. Annual event includes night firing Friday evening. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-6 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. $7 daily. battleofselma.com
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VA Reenactment, "Bermuda Hundred Campaign," in Horner Park in Chesterfield County south of Richmond. Camps and living history all weekend. Battles each day. Details, directions: visitchesterfieldva.com/bh150
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NC Reenactment, "Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend," on the Roanoke Riverfront in Plymouth. Land and water battles, book signings, torchlight tour and more. $15/adult weekend pass. livinghistoryweekend.com
26 WI Living history, "36th Illinois," camps and demonstrations at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 11 am-3 pm. Talk at 1 pm. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
26 KS Living history, "Civil War Day," at the Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm. Free with museum admission. oldcowtown.org
26 MD "Civil War Scholars Saturday: Battle of Antietam," at the Pry House Field Museum on the Antietam Battlefield near Keedysville. 9:45 am-3 pm. $10. civilwarmed.org
26 NC Grand Blue and Gray Ball, benefiting Bennett Place Museum, at the Murphey School, 3717 Murphey School Road, Durham. Music, dance lessons and more. 7-11 pm. $30/indivdual, $50/couple. bennettplacehisoricsite.com
26 VA Musical, "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory," Civil War music and stories at the Muhlenberg Middle School, 1251 Susan Ave., in Woodstock. 11 am and 1 pm. Free. shenandoahtravel.org
26 VA Walking tour, "3-D View of Fort Harrison," an examination of historic photographs of this Richmond-area fortification, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
26 VA Van tour, "North Anna and Cold Harbor Battlefields" begins at Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News. 8 am-5 pm. $50. Reservations: leehall.org or 757-888-3371.
26 VA Living history, "Fairfax Civil War Day," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Camps and demonstrations, music, tours and more. 10 am-5 pm. $5/adult. 703-591-0560.
26 VA Living history, "The Cavalry Comes to Brentsville," camp and demonstrations at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow. 11 am-4 pm. $5. 703-365-7895.
26 VA Boat tour, "Potomac River Blockade," departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
26 PA Lecture, "Monocacy: The B&O's Battle," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
26 PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 6 pm. $20. gettysburgfoundation.org
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MO Reenactment, "The Battle of Plattsburg," at Perkins Park, Route 116, Plattsburg. Camps and demonstration with battles each day. Free. plattsburg150.webstarts.com/
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AR Reenactment, "Battle of Jenkins Ferry," at the Sheridan Recreational Center, South Rose Street in Sheridan. Event includes bus tours to the battle site and reenactments narrated by Ed Bearss at 2 pm each day. Music and dance Saturday evening. Free. jenkinsferry.com
26-27 IN Reenactment, "Elmhurst Civil War Days," at Elmhurst, home of Caleb Smith, 779 S State Road 121, Connersville. Camps open 8 am each day. $5. Train ride to site available on Whitewater Valley Railroad ($5). 765-222-1284 (event info). Train reservation: whitewatervalleyrr.org
26-27 MD Living history, with tours and exhibits at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S Center St, Westminster. Noon-5 pm. Free. ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/farmmus
26-27 WV Living history and ranger programs, "Harpers Ferry and the USCT Recruiting Station," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
26-27 NC Anniversary commemoration "Many Roads to Surrender, the 149th Surrender Commemoration," at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. Military and civilian living history camps. Grand ball Saturday evening and fundraising auction. Living history 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. bennettplacehistoricsite.com
27 TN Living history, "Vintage Base Ball," on the grounds of Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon and 3 pm. Free for ball game spectators. carnton.org
27 MD Talk, "John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall," at Tudor Hall, home of the Booth family, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2 pm. $5/adult. spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com
27 MD Hike, "Final Attack (Antietam)," ranger-guided walk at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
27 VA Lecture, "Mosby's Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome. brandystationfoundation.com
27 VA Book talk, "Your Brothers in Arms: A Union Soldier's Odyssey," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
27 VA Living history tours, "Eyewitness to War," at Historic Mount Zion Church, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. Donations accepted. 1-5 pm. 540-687-6681.
27 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
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VA Concert, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" based on Walt Whitman's elegy for Lincoln, at the Attucks Theater, 1010 Church St, Norfolk. Part of the Virginia Arts Festival. 7:30 pm. $5. vafest.org
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VA Lecture, "No Turning Back: An Overview of the Overland Campaign," at the Varina Public Library, 2001 Library Road, Richmond. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
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May 1
VA Symposium, "Virginia's Civil War Landscape at the Sesquicentennial: Contemporary Battlefield Conservation & Management Strategies," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. $65. More info: 804-482-6085.