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October 2014

Civil War events updated 15-Oct-2014

1 SC Book talk, "Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson," at Alumni Hall, College of Charleston in Charleston. 6 pm. Free.
1-5 VA Living history and live-fire competitions at the North-South Skirmish Association's Fall Nationals at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Free. See for complete info.
2 DC Lecture, "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45-8:15 pm. $25. (click on Civil War).
VA Lecture, "Did the Valley Re-elect Abraham Lincoln?" at the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum, 26 Loudoun St., in Winchester. 7 pm. Free.
2-5 GA Conference on Civil War Medicine in Atlanta. Includes lectures and tours. Details, registration:
VA Lecture, "The Burning and the death of Lt. John Rogers Meigs," at the Heritage Museum, 382 High St, Dayton. Reception 6 pm, lecture 7 pm. Free. 540-879-2626.
3 VA Music, exhibit opening, "The Stonewall Brigade Band," at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum, 420 Main St, Waynesboro. 7-9 pm. Free. 540-943-3943.
3 VA Civil War Wine Dinner," at Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Alexandria. 7 pm. $100. Details, reservations: 703-746-4242.
3-5 VA Conference, "The First Day at Gettysburg," annual Art of Command conference in Middleburg.
4 MO Talk, "Pillage and Plunder on the Farmstead," the Battle of Westport at the Wornall House, 6155 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 2 pm. $15.
4 TN Bus tour, "Battle of Spring Hill," includes tour of Oaklawn Plantation. Leaves Carnton Plantation in Franklin 8 am. Returns 11 am. $100. Reservations: 615-794-0903.
4 WV Living history, "Mr. Lincoln Returns to Harpers Ferry," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission.
VA Reenactment, "Mercy and the Burning," reenactment of the attempted burning of the Breneman-Turner Mill, Route 42 near Harrisonburg. 1:30 pm. Donations welcome. Details, directions: 540-438-1275.
4 VA Lecture, "The Edinburg Mill and the Burning," at the Mill, 214 S Main St, Edinburg. 1 pm. 540-984-8400.
4 VA Book signing, "The Battle of Waynesboro," at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum, 420 W Main St, Waynesboro. 1 pm. Free. 540-943-3943.
4 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free.
4 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
4 VA Living history/walking tour, "Hard Liquor and Women," begins at the Farmer's Market, 9 Old St in downtown Petersburg. 10:30 am, 1, 3:15 and 2:30 pm. Free.
GA Living history, "Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered," camps and demonstrations at the Red Top Mountain State Park, 50 Lodge Road, near Cartersville.10 am-4 pm each day. Candlelight tour Saturday evening. 770-975-0055.
4-5 OH Reenactment at the Hayes Presidential Center at Spiegel Grove in Fremont. Camps and battles each day. 9 am-5 pm each day. $4/adult.
4-5 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Perryville," at the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. 9 am-4 pm.
4-5 MD Living history, "Civil War Steam Days," soldier camp and train rides at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Rides at 11 am, noon and 1,2 and 3 pm Saturday and noon, 1,2 and 3 pm Sunday. Details:
4-5 NY Reenactment, "Brick House," at the Orange County Farmers Museum, 850 State Route 17, Montgomery. Camps, demonstrations and battles at 2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. $10/adult. Info, map:
4-5 VA Living history, "Earthworks Construction," 150th anniversary of the earthworks constructed on what is now Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Camps, demonstrations tours and more. 9 am-5 pm. Free with park admission.
4-5 VA Reenactment and living history weekend at Laurel Hill, J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace near Ararat. Camps open 9 am both days with battles each day.
4-11 PA
Bus tour, "Fields of Valor" begins in Philadelphia, ends in Washington DC. Includes Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Richmond and Fredericksburg area sites and more. From $1,889.
5 MO Talk, "The Battle of Westport" at the Wornall House, 6155 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 2 pm. $15.
5 GA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free.
5 VA Book talk, "Fort Harrison and the Battle of Chaffin's Farm," at the Manassas Museum in Manassas. 2 pm. Free.
5 VA Bike tour, "Belle Isle," from the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. Guided tour of the site of the prison camp. 1 pm. Free with site admission.
5-12 VA Bus tour, "Two Decisive Campaigns: Jackson & Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley." $2,750/person single occupancy includes accommodations, admissions, some meals, historian guide.
6 VA Film/discussion, "The Abolitionists," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free.
8 VA Talk, "Danville in the Civil War," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission.
8 AR Lecture, "Civil War Guerrillas," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free.
VA Anniversary car-caravan tour, "Battle of Tom's Brook," meets at the Shenandoah County Park, 380 Park Lane, Mauertown. 4 pm. Free.
10 DC

Film, "Kennesaw: One Last Mountain," William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue at Seventh St NW, noon, free. Registration recommended at

VA Seminar, "Two Roads: The Wilderness and Fredericksburg," lectures and tours at Longstreet Society conference. Headquarters in Fredericksburg.
10-12 KY Reenactment, "Civil War Days," at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus. Ghost walk Friday evening. Weekend camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm with battles at 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. 270-677-2327.
VA Seminar, "Image of War," annual Center for Civil War Photography event in Fredericksburg this year. Talks and tours of local battlefields. $290-$355.
11 MO Living history and talk, "House to Field Hospital," at the Wornall House, 6155 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 2 pm. $15.
11 LA "Brought to Light: The True Story of the 'Horse Soldiers,'" actual history behind the classic film, at Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary. 1 pm. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.
11 GA Talk, "'Kill Every… One of Them,' The Fight Near Dalton," at the Chickamauga NMP. 10 am. Free.
11 TN Illuminated Walking Tour of Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville. 4:30-8:30. More info: 615-780-3598.
11 TN Living history walking tour of Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville. Civil War soldiers and other characters appear. Tours 4:30-8:30 pm. $10/adult. 615-780-3598.
11 TN Walking tour, "The Johnnies Make a Dash: Opening the Cracker Line," begins at the Brown's Ferry Federal Road sign on Moccasin Bend Road in Chatanooga. 1:30 pm. Free.
WV Living history and ranger programs, "Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1864," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission.
DC Seminar, "USS Monitor: Symbol, Landmark, and Sanctuary," a Smithsonian conference at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 10 am-4:30 pm. $139. (click on Civil War).
Bus tour, "The Civil War's Kilpatrick and Dahlgren Raid," a Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. Meets at 550 C St, Washington. 7 am-7:30 pm. $175. (click on Civil War).
VA Living history, "Medical Reenactor John Pelletier" at Ellwood, a Union headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness just off Route 20 near Route 3 west of Fredericksburg. 10 am-5 pm. Free.
VA Lecture, "Civil War Propaganda," at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 2 pm. Free with park admission.
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 Glasgow," at Stump Island Recreation Park on the Missouri River in Glasgow. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles at 2 pm Sunday, 1 pm Sunday. Twilight firing and period ball Saturday (ball $15).
11-12 GA Reenactment, "Battle of Brown's Mill and Newnan, a Hospital Town," at several locations in Newnan. Activities downtown at the courthouse and living history/reenactment at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday (fairgrounds). Battles at 2 pm each day.
11-12 WV Workshop, "Capture History: A Wet Plate Collodion Photograph Workshop," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. $400. Register: 304-535-6881.
11-12 NC Living history and talks at various locations in Murfreesboro, primarily the Hertford Academy. Free for encampments with $1 museum admission. Schedule:
11-12 NC Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Hertford Academy and the Historic District in Murfreesboro. Plus talks and special exhibits. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-1 pm Sunday. Free.
VA Militaria show and sale with living history, special displays and more at the Holiday Inn, 3032 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 11 am-3 pm Sunday. $5/adult.
VA Anniversary living history, special tours, "Bristoe Station Weekend," at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, near Iron Brigade Unit Ave, in Bristow. 11 am-4 pm. $5. 703-366-3049.
12 MO Talk, "Medical Practices During the Battle," the Battle of Westport at the Wornall House, 6155 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 2 pm. $15.
12 OH Lecture, "The Archaeology of Johnson's Island Prison Camp," at the Hayes Presidential Center at Spiegel Grove in Fremont. Noon. Free. Reservations: 800-998-PRES.
12 WV Living history, "Reacting to the Raid: US Marines," John Brown's 1859 Raid, at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission.
VA Anniversary tour, "The Battle of Hupp's Hill," meets at the Civil War Park, 33229 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg. 4-6 pm. Free. 540-869-3051.
VA Book talk, "The Rebel Yell: Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with admission.
14 TN Film and discussion, "Lincoln," at Ward Hall, Lipscomb University in Nashville. 7 pm. Free.
15 GA Lecture, "Technology in the Civil War," at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 7 pm. $5. 678-639-7500.
15 MA Exhibition opening, "What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War," with Drew Gilpen Faust at Knafel Center, 10 Garden St, Cambridge.
16 DC Lecture/reception with Harold Holzer and Major Garrett at President Lincoln's Cottage, Upshur Street and Rock Creek Road NW, Washington. 6 pm reception; 6:30 pm lecture. $10/each. Reservations:
VA Guided hike to Signal Knob, overlooking the Shenandoah Valley near Strasburg. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 540-869-3015.
VA Walking tour, "The Historic Heater Farm, A House Divided," on the Cedar Creek battlefield. Meets at 8437 Valley Pike, south of Middletown. 5 pm. Free.
VA Talk, "Point Lookout," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission.
VA Reenactment and related activities, "Battle of Cedar Creek," annual reenactment features camps and demonstrations south of Middletown. Anniversary ranger tours offered by the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP. Fee for reenactment, free for NPS activities. See (reenactment) and for ranger activities.
VA Symposium, "The Civil War in 1864," seven well-known scholars at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. $259. Registration:
KS Anniversary activities at the Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site near Pleasanton. Living history and ranger programs. 10 am-5 pm. Details: (click on visit), 913-352-8890.
18 TN Living history tour of the Nashville City Cemetery, Fourth Avenue South and Oak Street, Nashville. 2-5 pm. $5.
18 TN Talk, "Sheridan's Ride and Rise," at the Missionary Ridge battlefield (Bragg Reservation). 11 am. Free.
18 GA Candle Lantern tours at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. 7-9:30 pm. Free with park admission. 912-727-2339.
VA Living history, "Civil War Medicine," at Ellwood Manor, on the Wilderness battlefield near Routes 3 and 20 west of Fredericksburg. 1-4 pm. Free.
VA Walking tour, "Hazards on the Homefront," a view of Richmond in 1864. Begins at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 10:30 am-noon. $15.
18-19 LA Reenactment, "Battle of Jackson," at the Centenary State Historic Site in Jackson. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm each day. Battles at 2 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. Free with site admission. 225-634-7925.
18-19 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Camp Wildcat," located near London off I-75 exit 49. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Directions, schedule:
18-19 TN Living history, "Confederate Hoofbeats" cavalry demonstrations and ranger talks at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Free.
18-19 NC Living history at the Averasboro Battlefield near Dunn.
18-25 GA Bus tour, "Sherman's March," begins in Chattanooga, ends in Savannah. Includes Chickamauga and Kennesaw battlefields, Atlanta and Savannah sites. From $1,839.
19 MO Talk, "Roles of Doctors and Nurses in the Civil War," at the Wornall House, 6155 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 2 pm. $15.
19 VA Lecture and tour, "The VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market," at the Aldie Methodist Church, 39325 John Mosby Highway, Aldie, followed by tour of the Berkeley House across the street. 2 pm. $35.
21 KS Lecture, "Price's Raid of 1864," at Neosho County Community College, 900 E Logan St, Ottawa. 7 pm. Free. 785-242-1232.
VA Lecture, "Rediscovering the James E. Taylor Sketchbook," images of the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. 7 pm. Free.
23 VA Lecture and reception, "Music in the Civil War," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5.
VA Car-caravan tour, "Cedar Creek: The Aftermath," meets at Belle Grove, 336 Belle Grove Road, south of Middletown. 4 pm Free.
24-25 MO Living history, "Ghost Tours: Surgery by Candlelight" at the Wornall House, 6155 Wornall Road, Kansas City. Tours every 30 minutes 6-8 pm. $15.
24-25 VA Halloween tours, "Voices from the Shadows: A Walk Through Hallowed Ground," at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 7 pm. $10/adult. Reservations 804-861-2480.
MO Reenactment and living history, "Battle of Westport." Events at Byram's Ford and the Visitor Center and Museum in and near Swope Park in Kansas City. Night battle Friday. Battles Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Living history camps and demonstrations all weekend. Schedule:
MO Reenactment, "Battle of Albany" and the death of "Bloody Bill" Anderson, at the Ray County Fairgrounds and the Ray County Museum in Richmond.
24-26 NC Bus tour, "North Carolina 150th Anniversary." 2015 North Carolina anniversary sites include Bentonville, Fort Fisher, Raleigh and Bennett Place. $375, includes hotel and most meals. Register:
25 KS Lecture, "Shared Stories of Civil War: Price's March of 1864" at the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. 2 pm. Free.
25 AR "Haunted Battlefield Tour," at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 7-10:45 pm. $2/adult. 479-846-2990.
GA Bus tour, "Sherman's March through Washington County," begins at the Brown House Museum, 268 N Harris St, Sandersville. $50. Call 478-552-1965 for details.
GA Lantern-light hike to the New Manchester textile ruins at the Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs. 3-mile guided walk. 7-9 pm. $5 plus $5 parking fee.
NC Reenactment, "The Most Daring Mission of the Civil War: The Sinking of the CSS Albemarle" in Plymouth. Includes living history on the riverfront and "Cushing's Escape Paddle," following the escape route of the Union raiders. More info: or 252-793-1377.
25 NC "Fall Festival," military and civilian living history, baseball game, wagon rides and more at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 910-594-0789.
VA Living history at the site of Sheridan's Field Hospital in Winchester. 10 am-4 pm. Free.
25 VA Living history, "Spirits of New Market," lantern tours of the New Market Battlefield. Every 15 minutes 7-8:45 pm. $10.
25 VA Lecture, "The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow and Her Daughters during the Civil War," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
25 PA Seminar, "'Yes, We Fought There as Well': The Other Maine Units at Gettysburg," lectures and tour, based at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. Lectures begin 9 am. $95. Register by Oct 10: EventsCalendar/ AdamsSeminarOctober252014.aspx
25-26 GA Living history weekend at the Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville. Free.
25-26 VA Living history, "Fall Farm Festival," includes a Civil War camp at Sky Meadows State Farm near Delaplane. 10 am-5 pm. Parking fee charged. 540-592-3556.
25-26 WV Living history, "Under Fire: The Battle of Boliver Heights, 1862" artillery camp and demonstrations at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission.
Nov 4
MD Living history, lectures and more, "Annapolis 1864," featuring the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Maryland in Annapolis. Complete schedule: Annapolis-Celebrates-Maryland-s-150th-Year-of-Emancipation-with-a-Week-of-Events/260/?menuid=151
26 VA Gallery tour, "Paths to Freedom at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with site admission.
26 VA Lecture, "A Contrast: Cavalry and Brandy Station, Cavalry at Five Forks," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome.
26 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.
28 TN Film and discussion, "Copperhead," at Ward Hall, Lipscomb University in Nashville. 7 pm. Free.
30 WI Book talk and reception, "Lincoln and the Power of the Press," with Harold Holzer at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 6 pm reception followed by talk. $5.
30 GA Lecture, "The Burning of Cassville," at the Bartow History Museum in Cartersville. 7 pm. Free with admission.
30 VA Lecture, "William & Mary and the Civil War," at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6 pm. $12.
31 MD "Behind the Screams Tour," a spooky visit to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. Tours 5,6 and 7 pm. $15. Tickets: 301-695-1864.
Nov 1
MD Programs commemorating Maryland Emancipation Day at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Night sky ranger programs both nights at 7:30 pm. Lectures, living history and more Saturday.
Nov 2
WV Reenactment, "Guyandotte Civil War Days," in Guyandotte. Living history, tours, lecture series. Battles 1 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. Schedule: