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September 2014

Civil War events updated 17-Apr-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.
VA Car-caravan tour, "The Battle of Berryville," in and near Berryville. 4-6 pm. Free.
6 TN Talk, "Atlanta is Ours and Fairly Won," at the Missionary Ridge battlefield (Sherman Reservation) in Chattanooga. 11 am. Free.
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.
6 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free.
6 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
KY Living history at Camp Nelson, 6614 Danville Road, near Nicholasville. Demonstrations and camps commemorate the 150th anniversary of the USCT unit formed here.
GA Reenactment, "Battle of Tunnel Hill," at the historic site in Tunnel Hill. Living history camps with battles each day.
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.
7 TN Living history, "Vintage Base Ball," on the grounds of Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon and 3 pm. Free for ball game spectators.
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.
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: (click on events).
11-15 PA Bus tour, "Civil War: Early Years," based in Gettysburg. Includes Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Manassas. From $925.
12-14 PA Seminar, "The Unfinished Work: Abraham Lincoln, David Wills and the Soldiers' National Cemetery," in Gettysburg. Lectures and field programs. Reservations, 717-334-1124 extension 3251.
12-14 MD Anniversary medical living history, "Battle of Antietam" at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. $5.
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.
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.
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.
MO Reenactment, "Battle of Centralia," on the historic battlefield southeast of Centralia. Shuttle service to the battlefield from town.
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.
14 MN Civil War Forum, "1864: Hard and Total War," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 8:30 am-3:30 pm. $60.
14-19 VA Bus tour. "Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley," a Smithsonian tour. Includes Winchester area, New Market and many more battlefields. Details: (click Civil War).
17 MD Hikes, anniversary date walking tours at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission.
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:
VA Real time tour, "Third Battle of Winchester," on the battlefield north of Winchester. 11 am-4 pm. Free.
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.
19 VA Talk, "The Battle of New Market Heights," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission.
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.
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.
VA Walking tour, "Third Battle of Winchester (Middle Field)" see the newly preserved part of the battlefield. 1-3 pm. Free.
VA Living history, tours, talks and more on the Third Winchester Battlefield north of Winchester. 1-7 pm. Free.
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.
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 Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations:
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.
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, "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.
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.
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.
VA Tour, "The Battle of Fisher's Hill, south of Strasburg. 4-6 pm. Free.
FL Reenactment, "Battle of Marianna."
26-28 PA Seminar and tours, "Winchester to Fisher's Hill," based in Chambersburg. Talks and tours of Valley battlefields. Details and reservations:
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.
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free.
27 PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 6 pm. $20.
MO Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Davidson," at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site, 118 E Maple, Pilot Knob. Call for details: 573-546-3454.
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.
VA Living history, ranger talks, "Battle of Peebles' Farm," at locations along the Western Front tour, Petersburg National Battlefield.
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:
VA Anniversary activities, "Battles of Fort Harrison and New Market Heights," near Richmond. NPS ranger tours and programs, living history and more. planyourvisit/ 150th1864.htm
Oct 5
VA Bus tour, "The Civil War Custer." $2,895/person single occupancy includes accommodations, admissions, some meals, historian guide.
28 VA Lecture, "Funeral Practices During the Civil War," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome.
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.