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EVENTS 2014

September

September 2014

Civil War events updated 31-Jul-2014

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
1 VA Living history, "Roving Soldier," a Civil War soldier appears at various locations at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane. 10 am-3 pm. Free with parking fee. 540-592-3556.
3
150
VA Car-caravan tour, "The Battle of Berryville," in and near Berryville. 4-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
6 TN Talk, "Atlanta is Ours and Fairly Won," at the Missionary Ridge battlefield (Sherman Reservation) in Chattanooga. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/chch
6 MD Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," popular 12-hour tour traces the route of the assassin. Meets 7:30 am at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. Reservations: 301-868-1121.
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150
VA Car-caravan tours, "Petersburg Wartime Hospitals and Prisons," NPS ranger-led tour begins at North Market and West Old Street, in downtown Petersburg. 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 222.
6 VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Buford Knoll & Yew Ridge). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
6 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
6 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
6-7
150
KY Living history at Camp Nelson, 6614 Danville Road, near Nicholasville. Demonstrations and camps commemorate the 150th anniversary of the USCT unit formed here. campnelson.org
6-7
150
GA Reenactment, "Battle of Tunnel Hill," at the historic site in Tunnel Hill. Living history camps with battles each day. tunnelhillheritagecenter.com
6-7 VA Reenactment, "Franklin County Civil War Days at Lakewatch Plantation, 14374 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta. Camps and demonstrations begin 9 am and battles at 2 pm each day. $5/adult. franklincountycivilwardays.org
7 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
10 VA Talk, "Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea," at the Museum of Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
10-14
150
VA Reenactment, "Thunder in the Valley: McCausland's Resistance and Hunter's 1864 Virginia Raid. Rides, camps, battles and reenactments in and near Lexington. Camps open weekend days with battles each day. Schedule: lexingtonvirginia.com (click on events).
11-15 PA Bus tour, "Civil War: Early Years," based in Gettysburg. Includes Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Manassas. From $925. shebbyleetours.com
12-14 PA Seminar, "The Unfinished Work: Abraham Lincoln, David Wills and the Soldiers' National Cemetery." Panel discussions, walking tours and lectures in Gettysburg. Sponsored by the Gettysburg National Military Park. $100. Registration required: nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/2014-gettysburg-seminar-4-14.htm
12-14 MD Anniversary medical living history, "Battle of Antietam" at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. $5. CivilWarMed.org
13 GA Talks and demonstrations, "'Incoming!' artillery at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. 8 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. 912-727-2339.
13 MD Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," popular 12-hour tour traces the route of the assassin. Meets 7:30 am at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. Reservations: 301-868-1121.
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150
VA Car-caravan tour "The Great Beefsteak Raid," NPS ranger-led tour begins at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205. nps.gov/pete
13 VA Illustrated talk, "Siege of Richmond in 3D," at the Henrico Theater, 305 E Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs. 2 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
13 VA Luminary, "Camp Jones," memorial for the Confederate soldiers who died and were buried at this Manassas-area camp. Guided tours of the Alabama Cemetery at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, near Iron Brigade Unit Avenue, in Bristow. 8-10 pm. $10. 703-366-3049.
13 VA Boat tour, "Potomac River Blockade," departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
13-14
150
MO Reenactment, "Battle of Centralia," on the historic battlefield southeast of Centralia. Shuttle service to the battlefield from town. centraliabattlefield.com
13-14 MD Anniversary weekend commemoration of the Battle of Antietam. Special tours, living history and more at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
14 MN Civil War Forum, "1864: Hard and Total War," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 8:30 am-3:30 pm. $60. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
14 MD Kayak tour, "Antietam Creek" focus is on Civil War history. $110 includes brunch, kayak rental. rivertrail.com/kayak-antietam-creek-brunch.php
14 VA Living history, "Civil War Bivouac," soldier camp at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane.11 am-4 pm. Free with parking fee. 540-592-3556.
14-19 VA Bus tour. "Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley," a Smithsonian tour. Includes Winchester area, New Market and many more battlefields. Details: smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
16 DC Lecture, "The Battle of Cedar Creek: Crossroads in the Fight for the Shenandoah Valley," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45 pm. $25. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
17 MD Hikes, anniversary date walking tours at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
18 KY Lecture, "Columbus/Belmont: Gibraltar of the West," at the McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St, Paducah. 7 pm. Free. 270-442-2510.
18-22
150
VT Reenactment, lectures, living history and tours, "St. Alban's Raid," at various locations in St. Albans. Raid reenactments 2 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. Complete details: stalbansraid.com
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150
VA Walking tour, "A Tale of Two Cemeteries: Winchester's Mount Hebron and National Cemeteries," meets at West Street parking, behind Mount Hebron Cemetery, Woodstock Lane, Winchester. 5 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
19
150
VA Real time tour, "Third Battle of Winchester," on the battlefield north of Winchester. 11 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
19 VA Talk, "The Battle of New Market Heights," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
19 MD Bus tour, "The Battle of Antietam," with Ed Bearss. A Smithsonian tour. 8 am-7:15 pm. Leaves from Maqyfower Hotel, 1127 Conneticut Ave NW, and other pickup locations. $185. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
19-21
150
GA Reenactment, "The Atlanta Campaign," at Nash Farm, 100 Babbs Mill Road, Hampton. Gates open to camps, demonstrations, talks, music and more at 10 am Friday, 9 am Saturday and Sunday. Battles at 6:30 pm Friday, 3:30 pm Saturday, and 2 pm Sunday. $10/daily. atlantacampaign.com
20 GA Lecture, "Griswoldville: An Infantry Battle of Sherman's March to the Sea" at the 1908 Kennesaw Depot on the tracks in downtown Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. southernmuseum.org
20 KY Living history, "12th Colored Heavy Artillery," at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site near Fairview. 9 am-2 pm. Camps and demonstrations free. 270-889-6100.
20
150
VA Walking tour, "Third Battle of Winchester (Middle Field)" see the newly preserved part of the battlefield. 1-3 pm. Free. ShenandoahatWar.org
20
150
VA Living history, tours, talks and more on the Third Winchester Battlefield north of Winchester. 1-7 pm. Free. ShenandoahatWar.org
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150
VA Talks, "The Forgotten Fourteen," USCT Medal of Honor recipients, at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
20 VA Boat tour, "Potomac River Blockade," departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
20 MD Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," popular 12-hour tour traces the route of the assassin. Meets 7:30 am at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. Reservations: 301-868-1121.
20 MD Living historians on the train and along the tracks during a Walkersville Southern Railroad special Civil War excursion. Departs 34 W Pennsylvania St, Walkersville.11 am and 2 pm. Details, tickets: wsrr.org
20 MD Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations: annapolistours.com
20-21 KS Living history and reenactment of the Battle of Osawatomie at the John Brown Museum State Historic Site in Osawatomie. 10 am-6 pm Saturday, Noon-6 pm Sunday. 913-755-4384.
20-21 GA Anniversary living history and special ranger tours at the Chickamauga NMP. Free. nps.gov/chch
20-21 PA Living history, "Civil War Remembered," at the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad in Middletown. Unique event with skirmishes outside train windows. Train rides at 11 am and 2:30 pm Saturday and 11 am Sunday. Reservations: 717-944-4435 extension 101.
20-21 NC Living history weekend at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic City. Talks and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm. Free. 252-726-3775.
20-21 NC Living history, "Tar Heel Harvest Fair & Farmer's Market," 19th-century living history Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. bennettplacehistoricsite.com
21 KY Book discussion, "Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky," at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main St, Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
22 MO Lecture, "Vincent Marmaduke: James Bond of the South," at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site near Pilot Knob. 6:30 pm. Free. 573-546-3454.
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150
VA Car-caravan tour, "Battle of Fisher's Hill," meets at the Strasburg Heritage Society, Ramseur's Hill, Battlefield Road in Fisher's Hill. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
26 VA Talk and reception, "Women of War," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm talk. $5. moc.org
26 VA Car-caravan tour, "George Custer at the Battle of Cedar Creek," meets at 8437 Valley Pike, south of Middletown. 5 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
26-27
150
FL Reenactment, "Battle of Marianna." battleofmarianna.com
26-28 PA Seminar and tours, "Winchester to Fisher's Hill," based in Chambersburg. Talks and tours of Valley battlefields. Details and reservations: chambersburgCivilWarSeminars.org
27 MD Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," popular 12-hour tour traces the route of the assassin. Meets 7:30 am at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. Reservations: 301-868-1121.
27
150
VA Bus tour, "Battle of Peebles Farm/Fort Harrison," all day NPS tour in the Richmond-Petersburg area. 804-335-8100.
27
150
VA Seminar and tour, "The Fall of Gibraltar: The Battle of Fisher's Hill," at the Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. 10 am-4 pm. $20. ShenandoahatWar.org
27
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
27 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
27-28
150
MO Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Davidson," at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site, 118 E Maple, Pilot Knob. Call for details: 573-546-3454.
27-28
150
WV Living history and ranger programs, "Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan's 1864," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
27-28
150
VA Living history, ranger talks, "Battle of Peebles' Farm," at locations along the Western Front tour, Petersburg National Battlefield. nps.gov/pete
27-28
150
VA Reenactment, "Battle of New Market Heights, Campaign Before Richmond 1864" near the Malvern Hill battlefield southeast of Richmond. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles at 11 am and 3:30 pm Saturday, noon Sunday. Full info: civilwarhenrico.com
27-30
150
VA Anniversary activities, "Battles of Fort Harrison and New Market Heights," near Richmond. NPS ranger tours and programs, living history and more. nps.gov/rich/ planyourvisit/ 150th1864.htm
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Oct 5
VA Bus tour, "The Civil War Custer." $2,895/person single occupancy includes accommodations, admissions, some meals, historian guide. historyamerica.com/tours/14-Custer.html
28 VA Lecture, "Funeral Practices During the Civil War," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome. brandystationfoundation.com
28 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.