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EVENTS 2014

August

August 2014

Civil War events updated 17-Jul-2014

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VA Panel discussions, "Battle of the Crater," 10 am-noon at Gillfield Church, 209 Perry St, Petersburg; 1-3 pm at St. Paul's Church, 10 Union St, Petersburg. Free. nps.gov/pete
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VA Tour, "The William Dinges Farm (Rienzi Knoll) at Cedar Creek," Sheridan's arrival on the Cedar Creek battlefield. Meets at 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
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VA Walking tour, "Where Valor Sleeps: Explorations in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery," a Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP History at Sunset program at the cemetery near the park visitor center in Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. 540-373-6122.
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AL Living history, fireworks display, music and more, "Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan," at Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores. Living history camps and demonstrations 8 am-9:30 pm Saturday, 8 am-3 pm Sunday. Fireworks Saturday night. $15/adult. Directions, details: fortmorgan.org
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AL Living history, "Battle of Mobile Bay Commemoration Day," at Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island. $6/adult. dauphinisland.org/annual-events
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
2 MD Talk, "Naval Surgeons in the Civil War," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with site admission. civilwarmed.org
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VA Conference, "Is the World Being Set on Fire? Sheridan's Shenandoah Campaign and the Burning," at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. $20. ShenandoahatWar.org
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VA Living history, "Battle of the Crater," day-long camps, demonstrations and talks at the site on the Petersburg National Battlefield. Shuttle parking in downtown Petersburg. nps.gov/pete
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VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
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VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
2-3 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/vehicle plus $2 fort admission. 904-277-7274.
2-3 WV Living history, "Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
2-3 MD Living history, "The US Army Signal Corps: The Civil War and Today," at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. All day. $5. CivilWarMed.org
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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 Living history, "Towne Ball," Civil War era baseball in Manassas. 6-8 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
8 WI Lecture, "Lee's Finest Hour," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
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VA Lecture, "The General-in-Chief: Grant Takes Command, 1864-1865," at General Grant's Headquarters Unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield in City Point (Hopewell). 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
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VA "We Wished for Night: Campfire Program at Chatham," at Chatham, across the river from downtown Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. 540-373-6122.
9 TX Symposium, "The Red River Campaign of 1864," at the Jeffersonian Institute, 120 E Austin St, Jefferson. Lectures and exhibits with luncheon available. 8 am-5 pm. $40 (symposium). Details, registration: jeffersonmuseum.com
9 GA Panel Discussion, "William Tecumseh Sherman: Sinner or Saint?" at the 1908 Kennesaw Depot on the tracks in downtown Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. southernmuseum.org
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PA Living history, "1st Maryland Battalion, CSA" at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
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VA Living history and ranger tours at General Grant's Headquarters Unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield in City Point (Hopewell). 9 am-5 pm. "Military Justice and the Civil War" programs at 10 am and 2 pm. Real-time City Point explosion tour at 11:40 am. Free. nps.gov/pete
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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
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VA Anniversary walking tour of the Cedar Mountain battlefield south of Culpeper at Route 15 and General Winder Road. Guided real-time tour 4-7 pm. Free. 540-727-8849 or friendsofcedarmountain.org
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VA Walking tours, "Military Justice at City Point," at Grant's HQ at City Point (Hopewell). 10:30 am, 1 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
9-10 MO Anniversary weekend at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Living history camps and demonstrations plus ranger programs. Free with park fee (waived Sunday). nps.gov/wicr
9-10 MN Reenactment, "Pipestone Civil War Days," at the Hiawatha Pageant Grounds in Pipestone. Camps, demonstrations, music and more. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Tickets, more info: pipestoneminnesota.com/cwd
10 GA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
10 VT "Make a Crytopgraph" Civil War-era family day event at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 1-5 pm. Free with admission. americanprecision.org
10 VT Exhibit tour, "Full Duty: The Civil War Collection of Howard Coffin," at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 11 am. $10. Limited space. Registration required. americanprecision.org
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VA Living history and ranger tours at General Grant's Headquarters Unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield in City Point (Hopewell). 9 am-2 pm. "Military Justice and the Civil War" program at 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
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VA Lecture, "The Artillery Service in the War of Rebellion," at the Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington. 3 pm. Free. 703-228-5990.
10 NC Lecture, "Blockade Runners," at the State Archives of North Carolina, 109 E Jones St, Raleigh. Noon. Free. ncdcr.gov/archives/NewsAndEvents
10 MD Kayak tour, "Antietam Creek" focus is on Civil War history. $110 includes brunch, kayak rental. rivertrail.com/kayak-antietam-creek-brunch.php
10 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
13 VA Talk, "The Siege of Petersburg Begins," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
14 VA Lecture, "Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6. www.vahistorical.org
15 VA Talk, "The Fall of Atlanta in Gone with the Wind: History or Fiction?" at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
15-16 PA Civil War Music Muster in Gettysburg. Free concerts at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center, Dobbin House and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Free. nps.gov/gett.
16 KS Bus and walking tours, talks and music, part of "The Civil War in the Western Frontier" commemoration in Lawrence. watkinsmuseum.org/civil-war.shtml
16 TN Walking tour, "Civil War Chattanooga," NPS ranger tour begins at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
16 TN Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Lookout Mountain battlefield (Point Park) in Chattanooga. $3. nps.gov/chch
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VA Anniversary car-caravan tour, "Battle of Guard Hill," meets at 101 Chester St, Front Royal. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
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VA Living history walking tour, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Berryville Wagon Raid," starting at 32 E Main St, Berryville.7:30 pm. $8. 540-687-6681.
16 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).
16 MD Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations: annapolistours.com
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PA Seminar, "Our War, Our Constitution — Significant Constitutional and Legal Issues Arising from the American Civil War," at the Gettysburg Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. 8:30 am-4 pm. $105. friendsofgettysburg.org
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
16 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
16-17 MN Living history, "Civil War Weekend: 1864" at Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Ave, St. Paul. Camp, talks and demonstratons.10 am-5 pm. $11/adult. mnhs.org
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VA Reenactment, "Battles of Saltville," in Saltville. battlesofsaltville.com/about
17 KS Tours of Lecompton and the Black Jack Battlefield (Baldwin), part of the "The Civil War in the Western Frontier" commemoration in Lawrence. watkinsmuseum.org/civil-war.shtml
17 KY Book discussion, "The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace," at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main St, Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
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VA Bus tour, "Grant's Third and Fourth Offensives: Battles of the Crater and Weldon Railroad," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4:30 pm. $25. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 200.
17 VT Lecture, "St Albans Raid," at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 3 pm. Free. americanprecision.org
21 KS Lecture, "Old Sacramento: Who Were Those Guys in the Photo?" the men of the Free State Battery photograph, at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence. 7 pm. Free. watkinsmuseum.org/civil-war.shtml
21 GA Lectures, "What Shall We Remember? The Civil War Today," at the Atlanta Cyclorama. 7 pm. Free. atlantacyclorama.org
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PA Living history, "Recruitment Day," recreates 1864 activity at The Mill at Anselma, 1730 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs. Programs on the half-hour 10 am-4 pm. Free with site admision. anselmamill.org
22 KS Flashlight walking tour of the Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave, Lawrence. Features Civil War figures. 8 pm. $18. Registration: 785-832-7920.
22-24 VA Living history, period baseball game and more, "Civil War Weekend," in Old Town Manassas. Free. visitmanassas.org
23 GA Car-caravan tour, "The Monuments of Chickamauga," at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
23 MD Living history, "Union Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
23 VA Lecture, "Civil War Balloon Corps," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
23 VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Fleetwood Hill). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
23-24 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Richmond," at the Richmond Battlefield Park, 1546 Battlefield Memorial Hwy. Camps, living history demonstrations and battles. battleofrichmond.org
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VA Living history and ranger talks, "Battles of Weldon Railroad and Reams Station," at Western Front Unit, Stop 1, Petersburg National Battlefield. Free. nps.gov/pete
24 MD Living history, "Confederate Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
24 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.
26 MN Dinner program, "Mr. Lincoln's Air Force: Civil War Ballooning on Both Sides of the Line," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 5:30 and 7 pm. $40 with dinner, $15 program only. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
26-27 VA Battle of Kettle Run anniversary activities at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, near Iron Brigade Unit Ave, in Bristow. Special tours 11 am-4 pm. $5. 703-366-3049.
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
30-31 IA Reenactment, "Lamoni Civil War Days," activities in town square and nearby. Camps and living history all weekend. Battles at 2 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. civilwardays.org
30-31 TN Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Lookout Mountain battlefield (Point Park). 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $3. nps.gov/chch
30-31 VA Reenactment, "Waynesboro at War," at Coyner Springs Park, Lyndhurst Road in Waynesboro. Camps open 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles both days. $5/adult per day, $8/two-day pass. Details, tickets, directions: waynesboroatwar.webs.com
30-31 VA Anniversary living history camps and special tours at the Manassas National Battlefield. nps.gov/mana
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Sept 1
KS Living history, tours and talks, "Highlights in History," includes "Bleeding Kansas" and 1864 interpretation, at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. Free. nps.gov/fosc
31 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga NMP. Free. nps.gov/chch
31 VA Lecture, "Grant Comes to Washington 1864," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome. brandystationfoundation.com
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Sept 1
GA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo