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May

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May 2013 events updated 22-May-2013

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MS Ranger programs, "Vicksburg Campaign and Siege, Battle of Port Gibson," anniversary interpretive programs at the Vicksburg National Military Park. nps.gov/vick
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Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg. Bus tour 9 am-noon ($20); First Day walking tour 1:30 pm; "Final Bivouac: "The Cracker Box Meeting" 1 pm. nps.gov/frsp
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Lecture, "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator," at TC Williams High School, 3330 King St, in Alexandria. 7:30 pm. Free. 703-963-4333.
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Tour, "The Antietam Campaign: South Mountain, Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown." Tour organized in Chicago. Individuals arrange own transportation to Hagerstown where tour is based. More info: chicagocwrt.org/battletour.html
2 MN Living history, "An Evening with Abraham Lincoln," at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. 7 pm. $15/adult. mnhs.org/civilwar
2 IL Illustrated lecture, "Battle of Chancellorsville," at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. 7 pm. Free. Reservations: 217-558-8934.
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VA
Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg. Bus tour 9 am-noon; real-time walking tour "Rearguard Clash: Catherine Furnace to Wellford Farm" 2 pm; real-time walking tour "Jackson's Flank Attack" 5 pm; real-time program "Fateful Volley: Jackson's Wounding" 8 pm. See nps.gov/frsp for details.
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Symposium, "Chancellorsville," at Stevenson Ridge, 6901 Meeting St, Spotsylvania (near Fredericksburg). 5:30-9 pm. $20/$25 at door. Details, registration. 540-582-6263.
2 MD
Lecture and Dinner, "The Civil War in Maryland," at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Dr. in City Park, Hagerstown. 6-8 pm. $25 with dinner, $5 lecture only (7 pm). wcmfa.org
2-4 MA Symposium, "Freedom Rising: The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and African American Military Service," at various locations in and near Boston. See the Boston African American National Historic Site for details: 617-742-5415 or nps.gov/boaf
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Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg. Programs at Salem Church 10 am-5 pm; walking tour "Sunrise at Hazel Grove and Fairview" 6 am; walking tour "Victory at the Crossroads" 10 am; "Ordeal of he Chancellors: A Walking Tour" 11:30 am; walking tour "This Time the Yankees Win: Second Fredericksburg" 2 pm; special program "Place of Peace Amidst War: Salem Church" 4:30 pm. See nps.gov/frsp for details.
3 VA Lecture, "Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with admission. moc.org
3-5 KY Reenactment, "Morgan's Raid on Cave City," at the Cave City Convention Center. Night firing Friday evening. Living history and battles Saturday and Sunday. morganatcavecity.org
4 IL Living history, Civil War camps, music and demonstrations on the grounds of the Elk Grove Historical Museum, 399 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village. 1-5 pm. Free. 847-439-3994.
4 MN Living history, music, drills and more during "Civil War Family Day" at the Minnesota Heritage Center in St. Paul. Noon-4 pm. $11/adult. mnhs.org/civilwar
4 DC Symposium, "Lincoln, Lieber, and the Powers of War 1863 to 9/11," at the Prettyman District Courthouse, 333 Constitution Ave NW, Washington. 1-5 pm. lincolngroup.org
4
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VA
Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg. Living history programs all day at several locations. Salem Church open 10 am-5 pm; walking tour "The Red Badge of Courage at Chancellorsville" 9 am; program "Day of Death and Glory: Confederate Artillery at Hazel Grove" noon; walking tour "Darkness in the Dark Woods: Jackson's Flank Attack" (the whole route) 12:30 pm; program "Something Frightful: Union Artillery at Fairview" 2 pm; program "Ordeal of the Chancellors" 3:30 pm; concert "Footsteps and Reflections" 6 pm. See nps.gov/frsp for details.
4 VA "Visualizing Emancipation," a special program about a University of Richmond digital project, at the City Point unit (Hopewell) unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 11 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
4 VA Illustrated lecture, "The Civil War in 3D," at the Henrico Theater, 305 E Nine Mile Road, Henrico. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
4 MD Exhibition opening and book signing, "The Civil War in Carroll County: 1863" at the Historical Society of Carroll County, 216 E Main St, Westminster. Noon-4 pm. hscc.carr.org
4 MD Living history: The restored "Doubleday Hill cannons" that have overlooked the Potomac River in Williamsport will be brought back to their historic spot on the hill, Commerce and Salisbury streets, drawn by horses and with reeanctors, beginning at 10 am. Free. 301-573-7364.
4 MD "Cigar and Whisky Night" at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, on the Antietam Battlefield near Keedysville. Benefits the National Museum of Civil War Medicine Foundation. 6:30-9:30 pm. $75. Registration 301-695-1864 extension 25.
4 MD Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," popular 12-hour tour explores the route of the assassin's escape. Leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton at 7:30 am. $85. Details, reservation info: surratt.org
4-5 NM Reenactment, "Battlefield New Mexico: The Civil War and More," in Golondrinas. 10 am-4 pm. $8/adult. golondrinas.org/Calendar_of_Events
4-5 TX Reenactment, "Battle of Port Jefferson," living history and battles. jefferson-texas.com
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MS Living history at the Vicksburg National Military Park. Special siege programs along the tour road. nps.gov/vick
4-5 MS Living history, "Camp of the Soldier," at the Vicksburg National Military Park. 9-11 am. Free with park admission. nps.gov/vick
4-5 WI Living history, "Civil War Encampment," at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway, Brookfield. Camps and demonstrations both days. $5/adult. elmbrookhistoricalsociety.org
4-5 AL Reenactment, "Fiddler's Green" camps, demonstrations and battles at 2 pm each day at Fiddler's Green, 3105 Roy Webb Road, Jacksonville. 10 am-9 pm Saturday, 1-3 pm Sunday. Dance 7:30 pm Saturday. Donations welcome. fiddlersgreenalabama.com
4-5 TN Living history, "Fortress Rosecrans Encampment," camps and demonstrations at the Stones River National Battlefield site in Murfreesboro. 9 am-3:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri
4-5 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Hager's Farm," at Mountain Homeplace near Paintville. Camps and living history all weekend. Battles at 3 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Free. hagersfarm.webs.com
4-5 KY Reenactment, "Morgan's Raid on Cave City," at the Convention Center, Mammoth Cave Street in Cave City. Living history camps, demonstrations and battles each day. morganatcavecity.org
4-5 OH Civil War show and sale with living history demonstrations at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $6. ohiocivilwarshow.com
4-5
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VA
Reenactment, "Chancellorsville Campaign," at the interesection of Brock Road and the Courthhouse Bypass, 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, Spotsylvania. Camps, demonstrations, music and more. Gates open 9 am both days. Battles at 1:30 pm each day. Fireworks 8 pm Sunday. Complete details: battleofchancellorsville.com
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Special programs with living history, "Battle of Chancellorsville: Role of the Wilderness Area Hospitals at Ellwood Manor," at Ellwood, near the intersection of Routes 3 and 20 west of Fredericksburg. 11 am-4:30 pm. Free. fowb.org
4-5
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Living history, "Civil War Hospital at Kenmore," at Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg. Free with site admission. kenmore.org
4-5 PA Living history, "First Call" camps and demonstrations at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S Center St, Westminster. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Free with site admission. carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org
4-5 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
4-5 MD Play, "Finally Heard," real lives of six Civil War women at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W Main St, Westminster. 8 pm Friday, 2 pm Saturday. $12/adult. carrollcountyartscouncil.org
4-5 MD "Museum Ramble," in Washington County. Public and private sites open for special weekend. Includes Civil War sites. marylandmemories.org for details. Free.
4-5 MD Living history, music and more during "First Call Weekend" Civil War Expo and living history weekend at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. 10 am-4 pm each day. Fee charged. 410-386-3880.
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WV Reenactment, "Raids on Beverly" in Beverly. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am Saturday, 10 am Sunday. Battles at 2:30 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. richmountain.org
5 KS Living history, "Kansas Territorial Characters," reenactment of a "Bleeding Kansas" town hall meeting at the Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3/adult. kshs.org/constitution_hall
5 TN Living history "Base Ball Game," Civil War-era game at Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon-3 pm. Free. battleoffranklintrust.org
5
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Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg. Living history at Ellwood; Salem Church open 10 am-5 pm; bus tour "Hidden Chancellorsville: The Ultimate Bus Tour" 9 am-5 pm ($40); walking tour "First Clash at Chancellorsville" 9:30 am; program "Chancellorsville: Life of a House" noon; walking tour "Union Footsteps: Rice Bull of New York" 1:30 pm; walking tour "Confederate Footsteps" 3 pm. nps.gov/frsp
5 VA Book talk, "Liberia, Sentry of the Ages," the Manassas Civil War landmark examined, at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
5 VA Guided horseback ride, "Mosby Ride" at the Ebeneezer Church, 20421 Aimont Road, Bluemont. 10 am. Civil War stories in the Mosby Heritage Area. 10 am. $50. mosbyheritagearea.org
5 VA Illustrated lecture, "The Civil War in 3D," at the Henrico Theatre, 305 Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs (near Richmond). 2 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
5-15 VA
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Cruise, "A Civil War Tour: Echoes of the Past," includes Richmond, Charleston and Savannah. Details, reservations: smithsonianjourneys.org/ tours/civil-war-cruise/
8 VA Lecture, "2nd Battle of Fredericksburg," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free. moc.org
9 MD Lecture, "Gettysburg: Day Three," at the Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. 6:30-9:30 pm. $35. 410-386-8100.
9
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VA "Last Night: A Candlelight Tour at Jackson Shrine," at the Jackson Shrine at Guinea Station. 7:30 pm. Free. Details, directions: nps.gov/frsp
10
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VA "The Death of Stonewall Jackson," real-time program at the Jackson Shrine at Guinea Stattion. 3-5 pm. Free. Details, directions: nps.gov/frsp
10 NY Music, video, "DJ Spooky: Photography and the American Civil War," music with images from the Met's Civil War photography exhibit, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 7 pm. $30. metmuseum.org
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WV "Remembering the Anniversary of Stonewall's Death" at the Harrison County Courthouse Plaza, 301 W Main St, Clarksburg. Rededication of Jackson monument with talks begins at noon. Another presentation at the YMCA behind the courthouse at 4 pm. Free. harrisoncountywv.com
10 WI Lecture, The Union High Command at Chancellorsville," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/civilwar
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VA Talk, "The Death of Stonewall Jackson: The View from the Museum's Collection," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
10 VA Bus tour, "The Last Battles of Stonewall Jackson," NPS led-tour leaves from the Gordon Road communter lot west of Fredericksburg. 9 am-5:30 pm. $40. Reservations: 540-786-0759.
10 VA Living history talk, Gen. D.H. Hill eulogizes his brother-in-law, Stonewall Jackson, at Mt. Zion Historical Park in Aldie. 7 pm. $2. nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
11 WV "Mason-Dixon Ball" at the Banquet Room, Doddridge County Park on Snowbird Road in West Union. Music, living history and period dancing. $25/couple at the door. facebook.com/doddridgecountyhistorical
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VA Talk, "Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Stonewall Jackson," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
11 VA Car-caravan tour, "Battle of Front Royal," with Ed Bearss. Program begins with a 1 pm talk at the Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St., in Front Royal. Tour, 2-4 pm. Tickets available day of tour beginning at noon. warrenheritagesociety.org
11 VA Kayak tour, "Bull Run," 7-mile Civil War tour of the creek begins at the Stone Bridge on the Manassas battlefield. $30 fee includes kayak, life vest and transportation. Depends on water level. 703-690-2121.
11 MD Grand opening of new museums at the Washington Monument and Gathland State Parks near Boonsboro. Tours, living history and more at these South Mountain battlefield sites. Noon-3 pm. $3/vehicle. 301-791-4656.
11 MD Special program, "Dig it!" medicinal and 19th-century garden at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, on the Antietam Battlefield near Keedysville. 11 am-2 pm. Donation requested. civilwarmed.org
11 MD Talk, "Mending Broken Soldiers," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. civilwarmed.org
11 NC Living history, "Confederate Memorial Day Observance," with talks about the day's history, at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 919-383-4345.
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VA Special exhibit, "Stonewall Jackson Flag," the flag that draped his coffin. On display during formal ceremonies in Richmond in May 1863. 10 am-5 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
11-12 VA Living history at the Fort Clifton Arts, Music and Crafts Festival, 5501Conduit Rd., in Colonial Heights. Camp and demonstration in the Civil War fort itself. Free. colonialheightsva.gov/ index.aspx?NID=532
11-12 VA Concert, "The Civil War and the Battle of Chancellorsville," period music at Chancellor High School, 6300 Harrison Road, Spotsylvania. 8 pm Saturday, 3 pm Sunday. $8/adult. rappahannock-choral-society.org
11-12 WV Reenactment, "Wyoming County Civil War Days," in Oceana. Local historian talks and music Friday evening. Living history camps and talks Saturday and Sunday. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday. wyomingcountyheritage.com/civilwar
11-12 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
11-12 MD Living history, "Tyndale's Brigade," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
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MS Ranger programs, "Vicksburg Campaign and Siege, Battle of Raymond," anniversary interpretive programs at the Vicksburg National Military Park. nps.gov/vick
12 GA Living history, artillery demonstration at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park near Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
12 VA Illustrated talk, "Women's Fashions of the Civil War Era," at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim in Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
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MS Ranger programs, "Vicksburg Campaign and Siege, Battle of Jackson," anniversary interpretive programs at the Vicksburg National Military Park. nps.gov/vick
14 VA Lecture, "Third Day at Gettysburg," at Historic Sully, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. 7 pm. $5. Reservations: 703-437-1794.
15 DC "‘Beyond the Basics’ Genealogy: Civil War Courts Martial," at the National Archives, Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, in Washington. 11 am. Free. 202-257-5000.
15 VA Lecture, "Losing Lee's Right Arm: The Death and Legacy of Stonewall Jackson," with Dr. James Robertson Jr., at Hanover Tavern, north of Richmond. 7:30 pm. $25. Reservations: 855-649-1861 extension 135.
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MS Ranger programs, "Vicksburg Campaign and Siege, Battle of Champion Hill," anniversary interpretive programs at the Vicksburg National Military Park. nps.gov/vick
16 IL Lecture, "How Wheaton Won the Civil War (With a Little Help from General Grant and Some Others)" at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross St, Wheaton. 7 pm. Free. 630-668-1374.
16 AR Lecture, "They are to be Armed," U.S. plans to arm former slaves in Helena, at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. OldStateHouse.com
16 VA Lecture, "In Her Own Words: Civil War Stories of Brethren & Mennonite Women in the Shenandoah Valley," at the Heritage Museum in Dayton. 7 pm. Free. 540-879-2616.
17
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MS Ranger programs, "Vicksburg Campaign and Siege, Battle of the Big Black River Bridge," anniversary interpretive programs at the Vicksburg National Military Park. nps.gov/vick
17 VA Book talk, "Three Days in the Shenandoah: Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal and Winchester," at the Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St, Front Royal. 7 pm. Free. warrenheritagesociety.org RSVP at 540-636-1446.
17-18 AL Civil War living history part of the Multicultural Event at the Oakville Indian Mounds, 1219 County Road 187, Danville. Camps and skirmishes at 10 am and 2 pm. Complete details: oakvilleindianmounds.com
17-19 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Sacremento," near Sacremento. Living history camps and demonstrations with battles Saturday and Sunday. Tours, night firing Friday evening. Details, directions: battleofsac.com
17-19 FL Living history, "Civil War Weekend" based at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, 103 Water St, Apalachicola. Keynote speech Friday evening. Reenactment of amphibious landing Saturday with lectures, camps, demonstrations, displays and more. Special Civil War tours and more talks on Sunday. Details: ammfl.org/civil-war-weekend
17-19 VA Seminar and tours, "Chancellorsville," based in Fredericksburg. Tours, talks and panel discussions. $395. Details, registration: civilwarseminars.org
17-19 VA Living history, national live-fire competition with vintage and reproduction weapons at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Sponsored by the North-South Skirmish Association. Free to spectators. n-ssa.org
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MS Reenactment, lecture, tours and other anniversary activities, "A Day on the Champion Hill Battlefield," on the historic battlefield near Bolton. Gates open 8 am. Reenactment and tours in the afternoon. Free. battleofchampionhill.org
18 GA "Biking the Battlefield," at the Chickamauga National Military Park. 9:30 am. Free. Bring your bike or reserve one by calling 706-866-9241. www.nps.gov/chch
18
IL Symposium, "1863: Turning Points of the Civil War," at the Hilton of Lisle/Napierville, 3003 Corporate West Drive. $75 includes lunch. chicagocwrt.org
18 MO Talk, "Civil War Women Genealogy," at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S Lee's Summitt Road, Independence. 10 am. 816-252-7228.
18 VA Concert, "Civil War 150th," at Fort Ward Park Amphitheater. 7 pm. Free. 703-746-4848.
18 VA Living history, "Civil War Hut Reconstruction," at Montpelier, home of James Madison, near Orange. Take the trail across from the old Montpelier train station on Route 20. 10 am-4 pm. More info: 540-672-2728 or montpelier.org
18 VA Car-caravan tour, "The Dimmock Line" the Confederate defenses at Petersburg, at the Petersburg National Battlefield. Two-hour tours begin at 10 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. Register: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
18 VA Walking tour of Fort Huger, Confederate fort on the James River at 15080 Talcott Terrace near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
18 VA Van tour, "Battle of Chancellorsville," leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-5 pm. $50. More info: leehall.org. Reservations: 757-888-3371.
18 PA Seminar, "The Peach Orchard: Point of Decision," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. Lectures and tour 9 am-4 pm. $95. Register: 717-339-2148.
18 PA "An Evening with the Painting," special two-hour, after-hours view of and talks about the Gettysburg Cyclorama. 6 pm. $20/adult. Tickets: gettysburgfoundation.org
18 MD ecture, "The Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad Company," at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. 11 am. Free with museum admission. borail.org
18 MD Lecture, "Smithsburg in the Civil War," at the Smithsburg Library, 66 W Water St, Smithsburg. 1 and 3 pm. Free. 301-824-7722.
18 MD Living history, field hospital set up and special exhibits at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring. 10 am-5 pm. Free. medicalmuseum.mil
18 MD Walking tour, "Civil War Annapolis," begins at the information booth at the City Dock. 10 am-noon. $16/adult. annapolistours.com
18 MD Living history, "Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation," with James Getty at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 4 pm. Free. surratt.org
18-19 OR Living history, military and civilian camps at Cheadle Lake, east of Lebanon on Hwy 20. Gates open 9 am. $8/adult. nwcwc.org
18-19 IL Living history, "Civil War Days" at the Naper Settlement, 523 Webster St, Naperville. Camps open 10 am-4 pm both days. $15/adult. napersettlement.org
18-19 GA Reenactment, "Battle of Resaca," near Resaca. Camps and living history demonstrations open 9 am. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5/adult. Schedule, directions: georgiadivision.org
18-19 WI Living history, "Rally 'Round the Flag," at Lake Leota Park on Leonard Park Drive in Evansville with demonstrations, fashion show, church service, music and more. Camps open 9 am Saturday, 10 am Sunday. Free. Complete schedule: grovesociety.org/2013-schedule.html
18-19 VA Living history, "Medical Encampment," at the Mt. Zion Church and cemetery in Aldie. 10 am-5 pm. Free, donations welcome. nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
18-19 VA Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Pocahontas," on the James River between Richmond and Williamsburg, off Route 5. Living history camps and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm. Battles 1 pm both days. $10/adult. fortpocahontas.org
18-19 VA Anniversary living history, talks and tours at Drewry's Bluff, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 10 am-4 pm each day. Free. nps.gov/rich
18-19 VA Reenactment, "Second Battle of Winchester and New Market," at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War/New Market Battlefield in New Market. Camps open 10 am-5 pm each day. Battles both afternoons. $10. vmi.edu/newmarket
18-19 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at Spangler Spring and Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
18-19 PA Reenactment, "Lehigh Valley Civil War Days" at Whitehall Parkway in Whitehall. Camps and living history all weekend. Battles each day. Night firing and concert Saturday night. campgeiger.org
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MS Ranger programs, "Vicksburg Campaign and Siege, First Assault on the Vicksburg Defenses," anniversary interpretive programs at the Vicksburg National Military Park. nps.gov/vick
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Lecture, "Fourteen Days in May: TJ Jackson's Wounding, Death and Burial," at the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington. 3:15 pm. Free. stonewalljackson.org
19 VA Boat tours, "Civil War on the James River," two-hour tours leave from Deep Bottom Park east of Richmond. 9 and 11:30 am. $50. Reservations, details: 804-938-2350.
20 MD Walking tour, "Civil War Annapolis," begins at the information booth at the City Dock. 10 am-noon. $16/adult. annapolistours.com
21 NY Discussion, "Documenting War," with reference to the Met's Civil War photography exhibit, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 6 pm. $27. metmuseum.org
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MS Ranger programs, "Vicksburg Campaign and Siege, Second Assault on the Vicksburg Defenses," anniversary interpretive programs at the Vicksburg National Military Park. nps.gov/vick
23 WI Talk and opening reception for the "Civil War 150" exhibit at Town Hall Library in North Lake. 5:30 pm. Free. townhalllibrary.org
23 WV Lecture, "Countdown to West Virginia Statehood" at the West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling. 7 pm. Free. wvculture.org
23 PA Stamp ceremony, first day of issue of the Commemorative Gettysburg Stamp at the Gettysburg battlefield visitor center. Stamps on sale at 10 am. Ceremony at 11 am. nps.gov/gett
23 VA Car-caravan tour, "Battle of Front Royal," begins with a noon talk at the Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St., in Front Royal. Tour, 1-4 pm. Tickets available day of tour beginning at 11 am. warrenheritagesociety.org
23 VA Lecture, "Confederate Generals — The Good, The Bad, The Ugly," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5. Reservations: moc.org or 855-649-1861 extension 203.
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MS "Memorial Day Weekend Siege and Commemoration," at the Vicksburg National Military Park. Concerts, US postage stamp program, living history, ranger programs and more. nps.gov/vick
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"A Dinner with Jefferson Davis," authentic meal and 1863 talks and living history at Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Road, Glen Allen (near Richmond). 6-8 pm. $20. Registration: 804-652-3409. Note: Sold out as of May 10.
24-26 AR Reenactment, "Battle of Helena," in Helena. civilwarhelena.com/travel/calendar
24-26 MI Reenactment and living history, "Branch County Civil War Days," at Heritage Park in Coldwater. Train rides with battles, tours plus camps and demonstrations. Free (fee for train rides). cwcwmi.com
25 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
25 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga battlefield. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
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Bus tour, "Confederate Cemeteries of Richmond," including Oakwood and Shockoe Hill. Leaves from the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, near Richmond. 10 am-3 pm. $20. Registration required: 804-652-3409.
25 VA
Ranger program, "Homefront Becomes Battlefront: The Battle of Gaines' Mill," at the Gaines' Mill unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 10:30 am. Free. nps.gov/rich
25 VA
Ranger program, "Encounter at Rural Plains," at the Rural Plains unit (Totopotomoy Creek) of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
25 VA
Tours, ceremonies, "The Contraband Decision" at Fort Monroe in Hampton. Ceremonies and play in the morning followed by walking tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fomr
25 VA
Luminaria, annual 15,300-candle event at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1013 Lafayette Blvd. 8-11 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp
25 VA
Lecture, "CSI: Monitor," at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. marinersmuseum.org
25 VA
Living history, "General Grant and Mrs. Grant Return to City Point," at the City Point unit (Hopewell) of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
25 VA
Living history, "The Doctor Is In," 1860s medicine at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen (near Richmond). 12:30-3:30 pm. Free. 804-501-2130.
25 PA Seminar, "The Peach Orchard: Point of Decision," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. Lectures and tour 9 am-4 pm. $95. Register: 717-339-2148.
25 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.
25 MD Memorial Day activities in Sharpsburg and the Antietam National Cemetery. Parade at 1:30 pm. Commemoration with music at the cemetery at 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/anti
25 MD Living history, "Confederate Surgeon and CSA Medical Practices," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 11 am-4 pm. Free with museum admission. civilwarmed.org
25-26 OH Reenactment, "The Road to Gettysburg," at Beaver Creek State Park, 12021 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool. Free. facebook.com/BeaverCreekCivilWar
25-26 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at Meade's Headquarters, Pennsylvania Memorial and Spangler Spring, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
25-26 VA Living history, "Civil War Weekend" at the Yorktown battlefield. Camps, demonstrations and more at this Colonial National Historical Park site. Free with park admission. nps.gov/colo
25-26 VA Ranger talks, "The History of America's National Cemeteries," at the Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg. 2 pm each day. Free. nps.gov/pete
25-26 NC
Living history, "Memorial Day Remembrance: The United States Military Through the Ages," camps and history talks Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. 919-383-4345.
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NV Reenactment, "Formation of the 1st Battalion, Nevada Vol. Cavalry," at the Fire Museum, 125 C St, Virginia City. Camps and displays all weekend. Battles weekend afternoons. Parade and memorial service begins 10 am Monday. nevadacivilwar150.webs.com
25-27 VA Living history, tours and more during Labor Day weekend at Pamplin Historical Park, south of Petersburg. Free with park admission. Schedule: pamplinpark.org
25-27 MD Flag display, "Last Full Measure of Devotion." at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick plus programs on the origin of Memorial Day. nps.gov/mono
26 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga National Military Park. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
26 WV Living history, talks and music, "Julia Pierpont Day," honoring the wife of the governor of Restored Virginia 1861-1868. marionhistorical.org
26 VA Living history, "Eyewitness to War," tours of the Mt. Zion Church and cemetery in Aldie. 1-5 pm. Free, donations welcome. 703-327-9777 or nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
26 VA Confederate Memorial Day, ceremony at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg. 3 pm. Free. gravegarden.org
27 AR Living history and music, "Bushwackers and Scallywags — Civil War on the Sylamore," at the Ozark Folk Center near Mountain View. Programs in the Craft Village. Details, park fees: ozarkfolkcenter.com
27 TN Torchlight tour of the Chattanooga National Cemetery. 8:45 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
27 VA Memorial Day living history, parade and talk in Fredericksburg. Procession begins at 801 Sophia St at 11:15 am and proceeds to the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Talk at noon. nps.gov/frsp
27 VA Memorial Day service with music, living history and talk at the Huguenot Springs Cemetery on Old Confederate Cemetery Road and Huguenot Springs Road, off Huguenot Trail Road (Route 711) southwest of Richmond. 2-3:30 pm. Free. See findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=50716 for a map.
27 VA Confederate Memorial Day services at the Confederate Chapel near Grove Avenue and Boulevard in Richmond. 10 am. Free. 804-340-1170.
27 VA Memorial Day service in the Confederate section of Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg. 9:15 am. Free. 540-879-2465.
29 WI Lecture, "Those Damned Black Hats! The Iron Brigade in Civil War History," at Town Hall Library in North Lake. 6:30 pm. Free. townhalllibrary.org
31 LA Lecture, "Geography is Destiny: The Mouth of the Red River and the Fate of Confederate Louisiana," at the Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. 11 am. Free. 318-253-0585.
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VA Living history, "A Gathering of Civil War Eagles: The High Water Mark," at the Old Court House Civil War Museum in Winchester. 1863 events discussed and debated by Civil War "commanders." civilwarmuseum.org or 304-466-2030.
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June 2
KY Reenactment and Jefferson Davis birthday commemoration at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site near Fairview. Battles Saturday and Sunday with living history, special displays and more. Free except museum and monument tours. 270-889-6100.
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