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March 2013
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March 2013 events updated 25-Mar-2013

1 VA Talk, "The Battle of Ball's Bluff," at the Loudoun Museum in Leesburg. Talks every 30 minutes 6:30-9 pm. Donations welcome. loudounmuseum.org
1-2 MD Conference, "In Search of Freedom: African Americans and the Civil War," at the Frederick Community College in Frederick. Keynote by James McPherson, lectures and Saturday bus tour. More info, registration: insearch of freedom conference2013.wildapricot.org
2 AL Living history at the Tannehill Ironworks State Historical Park, 12632 Confederate Parkway, near McCalla. Camps and demonstrations. tannehill.org
2 MN Exhibit opening, Civil War music and more at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Party for " Minnesota in the Civil War." Noon-4 pm. $11/adult. Free talk, "Our Finest Hour: Civil War Memory in Minnesota" at 2 pm. mnhs.org/civilwar
2 PA Lecture, "Second Battle of Winchester -- 'The Thermopylae of my Campaign,'" at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
2 VA Living history, "Far From Home: The 17th Mississippi," camp and demonstrations at Morven Park in Leesburg. 11 am-4 pm. Free. Evening program, "Huts by Firelight" 6-7 pm. $10. morvenpark.org
2 VA Living history, "The Aldie Races," focus on exploits of Mosby Rangers at Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Highway (Route 50) in Aldie. 7:30 pm. $8/adult. mosbyheritagearea.org
2-3 FL Reenactment, "Battle of Natural Bridge," at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park near Woodville. Living history camps and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm and battles at 2:30 pm each day. Free, donations accepted. 850-922-6007.
3 LA Living history, "Firepower!" historic weapons demonstrations at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary. 1-3 pm Free with park admission.
3 PA Lecture, "If Walls Could Talk," Leister house, at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
3 NC Lecture: "Legacies of Appomattox: Lee's Surrender in History and Memory." North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, 2 pm, $10. ncmuseumofhistory.org
4 MD Lecture, "More Than Just a Prize: How the American West Changed the Civil War," at the Whitaker Campus Center, Hood College, in Frederick.7 pm. hood.edu
4 VA Lecture, "Richmond's Civil War Railroads, at the Varina Library, 2001 Library Road, Richmond. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
6 MD Lecture, "Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address," at the Carroll County Public Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. 7 pm. Free. 410-386-4488.
7 MO Lecture, "Civil War Medicine," at the Mid-Continent Public Library, 211 N Bynum Road, Lone Jack. 10 am. Free. 816-697-2528.
7 LA Symposium, "Women in Civil War Films," at the Guinn Auditorium, 1140 College Drive, Pineville. 6 pm. Free. theheartoflouisiana.com /civilWarEvents.cfm
7 VA Lecture, "The Writing of Civil War History," with Dr. James I Robertson, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5. Reservations: moc.org or 855-649-1861 extension 203.
7 DC Seminar, "The Civil War's Unheralded Hero: George Henry Thomas," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. A Smithsonian event. $42. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
8 LA Symposium, "Gunboats on the Red River," at 1301 Tioga Road, Pineville. 6 pm. Free. theheartoflouisiana.com /civilWarEvents.cfm
8 AL Lecture, "Preserving Historic Civil War Battlefields," at the Elliott Community Center, 2829 W. Meighan Blvd, Gadsden. 6 pm. Free. 205-229-1236.
8 VA Talk, "John Singleton Mosby," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. moc.org
9 MN Lecture, "Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory," at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. 10 am and 2 pm. $14/adult. mnhs.org/civilwar
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MS Living history, guided tours and special programs at Fort Pemberton in Greenwood. Commemorates the anniversary of the Federal attack. 662-453-0925.
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TN Living history, "Battle of Thompson's Station," at Homestead Manor Plantation, 4683 Columbia Pike in Thompson Station, south of Franklin. Camps, demonstrations, tours and evening dance. Free. thompsons-station.com or 615-794-4333.
9 GA Ranger program, "Women in War: The Roles Women Played," at the Chickamauga National Military Park. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
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VA Living history, talks, "Tragedy at Brown's Island," the explosion of the Confederate Laboratory, at Historic Tredegar, 470 Tredegar St, Richmond. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
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VA Conference, "Lee, Gettysburg, and the Shenandoah Valley in 1863," sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. $20. shenandoahatwar.org
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VA Living history, talks and more commemorating Mosby's Fairfax Court House Raid at several locations in Fairfax City. 703-591-0560.
9 VA Walking tour, "Leesburg Civil War." Meets at 208 W Market St, Leesburg. 10 am. Free. leesburgva.gov
9 VA Living history, "Battle of Hampton Roads Day," camps, demonstrations, special exhibits and talks commemorating the Battle of the Ironclads, at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. Free with museum admission. marinersmuseum.org
9 VA "Life at Lee's Headquarters," special tours and living history at the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, near Richmond. 1-3 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
9 MD Symposium, "Civil War Medicine Living Historians Workshop," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 8:30 am-4:30 pm pm. $55. civilwarmed.org
9 PA Lecture, "Pickett's Charge Explained Logically," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
9-10 LA Reeanctment and living history at Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, 135 Riverfront St, Pineville. Tours of living history camps 9 am-noon Saturday. Battle reenactments 1 pm. Saturday and Sunday. Free. theheartoflouisiana.com /civilWarEvents.cfm
9-10 MS Civil War show at the Crossroads Convention Center, 2800 S Harper Road, Corinth. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $5. battleofcorinth.com
9-10 GA Living history weekend at Andersonville National Historic Site near. Life in the infamous Civil War prison camp near Andersonville. nps.gov/ande
9-10 VA Grand opening of the Col. John S. Mosby Museum in Warrenton. Tours, video, talks. 11:30 am-4:30 pm Saturday, 1-4:30 pm Sunday. mosbymuseum.org
9-10 NC Living history, talks and more, "Civil War Weekend: Keepers of the Town," in New Bern. Living history on the Tryon Palace south lawn 10 am-4 pm Saturday and 12:30-4 pm Sunday. Soldier's Ball Saturday night and special opening of the New Bern Academy. Plus D.H. Hill living history talks. There is a charge for the ball. The living history is free with Palace admission. Complete details: tryonpalace.org
9-10 FL Reenactment, "Crystal River Raid," 7 miles north of Crystal River. Camps, demonstrations, music and more open 9 am both days. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5/adult. Details, directions: crystalriverraid.org/?page_id=21
10 PA Fife and drum music at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1-4 pm. Free. 717-338-1243.
10 PA Lecture, "'The greatest amount of human suffering known to this nation since its birth:' the Fields of Gettysburg Through the Eyes of Battlefield Surgeons," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
10 VA Lecture, "The Washington Arsenal Explosion: Civil War Disaster in the Capital" at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. 703-368-1873.
10 VA Talk and tour, "Hell is Being a Republican in the State of Virginia" at the Fauquier Warrenton visitor center, 33 N Calhoun St, Warrenton. Talk followed by tour of John S. Mosby's postwar home, Brentmoor. 2 pm. $30. mosbyheritagearea.org
10 VA Walking tour of Fort Boykin, Confederate fort on the James River at 7410 Fort Boykin Trail near Smithfield. 3 pm. Free. 757-357-0115.
10 VA Boat tours, "Civil War on the James River," leave from Deep Bottom Park east of Richmond. 12:30 and 3 pm. $50. Reservations, details: 804-938-2350.
11 KS Lecture, "Guerrilla Warfare: Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers," at the Leavenworth Public Library, 417 Spruce St, Leavenworth. 7 pm. Free. 913-682-5666.
11 PA Talks, exhibits and food, "Friends Like Eagles: Polish Officers in America's Civil War," at the Northumberland Regional Higher Education Center, 2 E Arch St, Shamokin. Two lectures, flag display and food. 5-7 pm. Free. 570-648-2544.
12 NC Living history talk, "I Will Not Submit to the Swindle: General D.H. Hill in North Carolina," at the North Carolina Estuarium, 223 Water St, Washington 7 pm. $2.
12 VA Lecture, "The Gettysburg Campaign," at Cabell's Mill, 5235 Walney Road, Centreville. 7 pm. $5. Reservations: 703-437-1794.
13 MO Theatrical performance, "Price's March of 1864," music and discussion at the Westport Historical Society, 4000 Baltimore, Kansas City. 7 pm. Free. 816-561-1821.
13 VA Talk, "The Conscription Act," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free. moc.org
14 MN Lecture, "Murfreesboro to Chancellorsville," at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division St, Northfield. 6 pm. northfieldhistory.org
14 VA Talk and refreshments, "Villa with a View: Civil War Huntley," at Historic Huntley, 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria. 6-7:30 pm. $8. Registration required: 703-768-2525.
14 NC Living history talk, "D.H. Hill, 1863 Departmental Commander in NC," at the Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro. 7 pm. Free. waynemuseum.org
14-16 PA Civil War Institute: The Future of Civil War History. Gettysburg College (and Gettysburg NMP), 300 N Washington St, Gettysburg. More than 130 speakers expected including James McPherson, Dwight Pitcaithley, Cathy Stanton, Ed Linenthal, Stephen Berry, Tiya Miles, Scott Hartwig and John Hennessy. cwfuture150.com
15 VA Living history, "Jack Tars and Virginia Boatmen on the James and Appomattox Rivers," at City Point, a unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield in Hopewell. 10 am-4:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
15-17 MD Symposium, "The Lincoln Assassination: More Will Be Revealed," lectures and tours at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. surratt.org
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LA "Ghost Ships on the River," special ranger programs commemorating anniversary of the attack on the Confederate batteries at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary. Includes special tours and night firing. Begins 6:30 pm. 225-654-3775.
16 MN Living history Civil War tour of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul sponsored by the Minnesota History Center. 7 pm. $9. . Reservations required. mnhs.org/civilwar
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VA Bus tour, "John Pelham/Kelly's Ford" sponsored by the Brandy Station Foundation. 10 am-4 pm. Details, registration: brandystationfoundation.com
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VA "Brandy Station Ball," Commemorating the Battle of Kelly's Ford," at the Inn at Kelly's Ford, 16589 Edwards Shop Road, Remington. 6 pm. Music, dancing, living history. $85/person includes donation to the Brandy Station Foundation. brandystationfoundation.com
16 VA Talks, "Civil War Artillery Projectiles," at Fort Ward Museum in Alexandria. 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm. Free. fortward.org
16 VA Walking tour of Fort Huger, Confederate fort on the James River at 15080 Talcott Terrace near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
16 VA Van tour, "Battle of Fredericksburg," leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-5 pm. $50. More info: leehall.org. Reservations: 757-888-3371.
16 VA Ben Lomond House Tours: Women in the Civil War. Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10311 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 11 am-3 pm. $5. 703-367-7872.
16 WV Book talk, signing plus dinner, Tom Clemons and Dennis Frye appearing at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown. Reservations: 732-930-3132.
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AL "Gallant Pelham" commemoration on the 150th anniversary of John Pelham's death with living history camps and a Sunday procession to his gravesite in Jacksonville. Camps and demonstrations, music, speakers and more. 9 am-6 pm Saturday, 1-3 pm Sunday. More info: 256-435-5091.
16-17 FL Living history, "Confederate Garrison," camps and demonstrations at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave, Fernandia Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. Park fees apply. 904-277-7274.
16-17 NC Living history, "One Continuous Fire of Destruction," anniversary camps, demonstrations and talks at the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 910-594-0789.
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LA Lecture, "Port Hudson: The Most Photographed Battlefield during the Civil War," at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary. 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.
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VA Reenactment, "Mosby's Herndon Station Raid" at the W&OD Depot, 717 Lynn St, Herndon. Living history 10 am-3 pm. Raid reenactments at 11 am and 2 pm. Free. www.herndonhistoicalsociety.org
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VA Symposium, "Battle of Kelly's Ford," at the Inn and Kelly's Ford, 16589 Edwards Shop Road, Remington. Price, times, other brandystationfoundation.com
17 VA Lecture, "Confederate Irish Troops," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
17 NC Living history, "The Lincolns: An Intimate Portrait," at Tryon Palace's Waystation Auditorium in New Bern. 2 pm. $10/adult. tryonpalace.org
17 MD Hike, "Irish Brigade at Antietam," ranger-led tour at the Antietam National Battlefield. 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
18 MO Lecture, "Mourning in the Civil War," at the Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E 35th St, South Independence. 7 pm. Free. 816-461-2050.
19 NC Book talk, "The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway & The Slaves' Civil War," at the NC Maritime Museum, 204 E Moore St, Southport. 7 pm. Free. 910-457-0003.
20 GA Lecture, "Women in the Civil War: Nurses, Spies and Soldiers," at the Bartow History Museum, 4 E Church St, Cartersville. Noon. Free with museum admission. bartowhistorymuseum.org
21 DC Lecture, "Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865," at President Lincoln's Cottage, Upshur Street NW at Rock Creek Church Road NW. 6 pm reception ($10), 6:30 lecture ($10). Reservations: 202-829-0436 extension 31232.
21 VA Concert, "Music of the Civil War," at De Moss Hall, Liberty University in Lynchburg. $5/adult. 7 pm. 434-582-2087.
21 MD Lecture, "Day One at Gettysburg: From the Confederate Point of View," at the Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. 6:30-9:30 pm. $35. 410-386-8100.
22-23 GA Symposium, "1863: Struggles East and West," sponsored by the Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. Lectures and music. Free. kennesaw.edu/civilwarera
22-24 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Blue Springs," at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz. Night artillery firing Friday, camps open 10 am Saturday and Sunday. Battles at 1 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. Free. triggcivilwardays.com
22-24 AR 22-24 Reenactment, "Battle of Pea Ridge," 3.5 miles north of the town of Pea Ridge. Battles at 4:30 pm Friday, 10 am and 2:30 pm Saturday, and 1:30 pm Sunday. Lecture, "Battle of Pea Ridge: Key to the Western War," at 4:30 pm Saturday. $10/person per day. Complete details: arkcivilwar.org/pea_ridge_event.html
23 MO Music, "Abraham Lincoln in Song," at the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City. 2-3:30 pm. Free. 573-751-2854.
23 TN Living history, "Camp of Instruction," cavalry demonstrations at Carnton Plantation in Franklin. 9 and 10:30 am, 12:45, 2:30 and 3 pm. Free with site admission. battleoffranklintrust.org
23 OH Civil War Ball at the Athens Community Center. Music and period dancing sponsored by the Athens County Historical Society and Musuem. 6:30-10 pm. $25. Tickets, reservations, info: 740-592-2280.
23 NC Guided tours of the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. Two-hour tours leave at 11 am and 2 pm from the visitor center. Space limited. Details: 910-594-0789.
23 NC Lecture, "Bryan Grimes, Soldier & Citizen," at the State Capitol, 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh. 1 pm. Free. 919-733-4994.
23 NC Lecture, "CSS Neuse," at the NC Maritime Museum, 315 Front St, Beaufort. 2 pm. Free. 252-728-7317.
23 VA Lecture, "A Hot and Steamy Affair in the Monitor's Engine Room," at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. marinersmuseum.org
23 VA Living history, "USCTs at the Siege," black troops in the Petersburg lines at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-1 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
23 VA "The Trials & Tribulations of the (Robert E.) Lee Family," at the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, near Richmond. 2 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
23 MD Symposium, "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship," at the National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. 9 am-6 pm. Free. Registration required: lincoln-institute.org/symposia/sym2013
23 MD Civil War seminar at the Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Community College featuring local 150th anniversary topics. 8:30 am-4 pm. $75/includes lunch. Registration: 240-500-2265.
23 MD Conference, "Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective," annual event at Carroll Community College in Westminster. 9:30 am-3 pm. $35. 410-386-8100.
23 MD Lecture, "Myths, Mysteries, and True Histories of the Underground Railroad," at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 4 pm. Free. surratt.org
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LA Reenactment, "The Siege of Port Hudson" at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary. 9 am-5 pm both days. Call 225-654-3775 for details.
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AR "Well Dressed Lady," Civil War women's clothes at the Arkansas Post Museum near Gillett. 1-3 pm. Free. 870-548-2643.
23-24 AL Reenactment, "Siege of Bridgeport," off Highway 72 near Bridgeport. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am both days. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5. siegeatbridgeport.com
23-24 SC Reenactment, "Battle of Charleston," at Legare Farms, Johns Island, Charleston. Camps, demonstrations and musical performances 9 am-5:30 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $10/adult. battleofchas.com
23-24 NC Reenactment, "Battle of Swanannoa Gap," at Davidson's Fort Historical Park, Lackey Town Road, Old Fort. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am each day. Battles at 2 pm each day. $7/adult. davidsonsfort.org
23-24 NC Living history, "TAR HEELS: Soldiers of the Old North State," camp and military demonstrations at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. 919-383-4345.
24 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations, at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park near Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
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VA Lecture, "1863: Hoofbeats in the Mosby Heritage Area," at Mt. Zion Church, 40309 John Mosby Highway (Route 50) in Aldie. 3 pm. $5/adult. mosbyheritagearea.org
24 VA Lecture, "Minorities in the Confederate Military: Combat Support" at Blandford Church in Petersburg. 4 pm. Free. 804-733-2396.
24 VA Book talk, "Mama, I Am Yet Still Alive – A Composite Diary of 1863 in the Confederacy," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
24 VA Walking tour, "Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stedman," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-noon. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
24 MD Hike, "Hood and McLaws," ranger-led tour at the Antietam National Battlefield. 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
28 WV Lecture, "Phillips family in the Civil War," at the Randolph County Senior Center, Fifth Street and Randolph Avenue, in Elkins. 7 pm. Free. 304-636-4747.
28 DC Film, talk, "Rebel: Loreta Velazquez and the Role of Women in the American Civil War," at the American History Museum theater in Washington. 6 pm. Free. americanhistory.si.edu
28 MD Lecture and Dinner: "Why the Anaconda Plan Would Have Worked," at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive in City Park, Hagerstown. 6-8 pm. $25 with dinner, $5 lecture only (7 pm). [Postponed from March 7 due to weather.] wcmfa.org
28 VA Lecture, "Pickett's Charge," at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave, Manassas. 7 pm. Free. 703-792-4754.
28 VA Lecture, "Lee's Last Casualty: The Story of Sgt. Robert Parker, 2nd Virginia Cavalry," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5. Reservations: moc.org or 855-649-1861 extension 203.
29 GA Ranger programs, "Ladies on the Field: Unique Witnesses of Chickamauga," at the Chickamauga National Military Park. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
29 DC Lecture, "Mourning in America: Death in the Civil War White Houses," in the McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building. Noon. Free. archives.gov/calendar
30 NJ Lecture, "Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War," at the Friend Center, Room 006, Princeton University in Princeton. 9:30 am. Free. njcivilwar150.org
30 DC Bike tour, "Civil War Defenses of Washington," follows off-road trails to remains of the city's fortifications. Begins at Fort Dupont Park, Fort Dupont Drive SE in Washington. 10 am. Free. Sign up: 202-426-7723.
30 VA Van tour, "1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign," begins at Henricus Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester (south of Richmond). 10 am-2 pm. $15. Registration: 804-751-4946 or chesterfieldhistory.com
30 VA Living history and ranger programs, "Anniversary of the Battle of Five Forks," at the Five Forks unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-4:30 pm. Plus special evening program 5:30-6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
30 VA House tours, "Unheralded Heroines: Women in the Civil War," special tours of Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 11 am-3 pm. $5. 703-367-7872.
31 VA Ranger programs and living history, "Battle of Ft. Gregg: The Alamo of the Siege," at Fort Gregg, a unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 ma-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
31 MD Hike, "Burnside and Longstreet," ranger-led tour at the Antietam National Battlefield. 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti