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EVENTS 2014

December

December 2014

Civil War events updated 18-May-2014

4
VA Lecture, "A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to his Wife," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6. vahistorical.org
5-6 KS Living history and candlelight tour, "1864," at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. Evening tours by reservation. Call 620-223-0310 after Nov 1.
5-6 TN Holiday open house at the Cravens House on the Lookout Mountain battlefield in Chattanooga. Tours every 30 minutes 6-8 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
5-6
VA Candlelight tours of the Stonewall Jackson Headquarters (and other museums) in Winchester. 6-8 pm Friday, 3-7 pm. Saturday. winchesterhistory.org
6
150
VA Lecture, "Siege of Petersburg: Diversity of Perspective," at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park visitor center. 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
6
PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5 pm. $20. gettysburgfoundation.org
6-7 AR Reenactment, "Battle of Prairie Grove," at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 1 pm each day. $5/parking fee. 479-846-2990.
6-7
150
TN Ranger programs, "Battle of the Cedars," part of the Franklin-Nashville action at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Free. nps.gov/stri
6-7
150
WV Living history, "Capt. Flagg's U.S. Quartermaster City: Prospects of Peace," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
6-7
NC Living history, "Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War," civilian camps with music and refreshments at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. bennettplacehistoricsite.com
7 VA Living history, "Christmas in Camp," decorations, drills and camp at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Noon-4 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
10 VA Talk, "Battle of Staunton River Bridge," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
13 MO Luminary driving tour at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Annual event with 2,539 luminaries and living history. 5:15-9:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/wicr
13
150
GA Reenactment, "150th Winter Muster" exact date anniversary of the orders to attack Fort McAllister at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. Living history camps 9 am-4 pm. Battle at 5 pm. Free with park admission. 912-727-2339.
13 VA "Holidays at Liberia," at Liberia, a Civil War headquarters building in Manassas. $15. Times, details: manassasmuseum.org
13 VA Living history, "Christmas in Camp," camps, period decorations and more at Fort Ward in Alexandria. $2. fortward.org
13-14 VA Antebellum Saint Nicholas program at the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical Park near Amelia. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday. 804-561-7510.
20 GA Talk, "I present to you... a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah," at the Chickamauga NMP. nps.gov/chch
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150
VA Talk, "The Last Christmas in the Confederate White House," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
20
VA Living history, "19th-Century Christmas at Ellwood," at Ellwood Manor, a Union headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness just off Route 20 near Route 3 west of Fredericksburg. 10 am-5 pm. Free. fowb.org
20
VA Walking tour, "Fort Boykin," Confederate James River fort, 7410 Fort Boykin Trail near Smithfield. 3 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
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Jan 3
TN Anniversary living history and ranger programs at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. nps.gov/stri/planyourvisit/anniversary.htm
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VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete