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EVENTS 2014
July

July 2014

Civil War events updated 17-Apr-2014

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PA Anniversary ranger tours and other programs at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Free. Schedule: nps.gov/gett
3
150
GA Candlelight walking tour, "Bleeding Gray and Blue: Marietta's Civil War Hospitals," in Marietta. 8 pm. $25. mariettacivilwar.com
4 TN Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Lookout Mountain battlefield (Point Park) in Chattanooga. $3. nps.gov/chch
4 AL Living history, "Salute to American Independence," at Fort Morgan State Historic Site west of Gulf Port, includes camps and demonstrations from American military history. $7/adult. fortmorgan.org
4
PA Tour and candlelight program, "War Returns to South Mountain, Battle of Monterey Pass Commemoration" at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park near Blue Ridge Summit. Tour 5 pm, Candlelight tour 8 pm. montereypassbattlefield.org
4-5 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. nps.gov/fosc
4-6
150
WV Living history and ranger programs, "Invasion Stalled: Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington," prelude to the Battle of Monocacy at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
4-6
PA Book talks and signings at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
4-6
PA Reenactment, "Gettysburg," on Pumping Station Road near Gettysburg. Gates open 8:30 am each day. Battles 6 pm Friday, 11 am and 5 pm Saturday, and 11 am and 2:30 pm Sunday. Ticket info: gettysburgreenactment.com
5 MO Living history, "Artillery at Wilson's Creek," at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Camp and demonstrations 11 am-4 pm. Free with park fee. nps.gov/wicr
5 GA Walking tour, "Co. AYTCH at Chickamauga." Follow Sam Watkins at the Chickamauga NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
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150
MD Talk, "Treating Orthopedic Injuries from the Battle of Monocacy," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. CivilWarMed.org
5
150
VA Lecture, "The Nature of Sacrifice — Union Cavalry Officers and the Fight at Mount Zion, at the Mt. Zion Church Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. $10/adult. 703-327-9777.
5 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
5 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
5
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
5
PA Living history commemorates the role Monterey Pass played in 1864 raids in the area at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park near Blue Ridge Summit. 9 am-5 pm. Free. montereypassbattlefield.org
5
PA Living history, "Confederates Take the Shriver House," annual event at the Shriver House in Gettysburg. 5-9 pm. $12/adult. shriverhouse.org
5
PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 6 pm. $20. gettysburgfoundation.org
5-6
150
MD Anniversary medical programs at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Free. civilwarmed.org
5-11
150
MD Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Monocacy at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Living history, ranger hikes, special exhibits and more. Free. nps.gov/mono
6
150
VA Living history, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Cavalry Clash at Mount Zion, July 6. 1864," at the Mt. Zion Church Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. 6:30 pm. $8/adult. 703-327-9777.
6
VA Lectures, "Fur and Feathers in the Fight: Civil War Mascots," at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 11 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
9
VA Talk, "Early's Threat to Washington," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
10 GA Lectures, "Colored Confederates and U.S. Colored Troops," at the Atlanta Cyclorama. 7 pm. Free.
11 WI Lecture, "United States Colored Troops and the Retreat from Brice's Crossroads," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
12 LA Living history, "Civil War on the River," camp and demonstrations at the Audubon State Historic Site near St. Francisville. 10 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. 225-635-3739.
12 GA Civil War Music Show at 1908 Kennesaw Depot on the tracks in downtown Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. southernmuseum.org
12
VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Buford Knoll and Yew Ridge). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
12
VA Van tour, "Howlett Line," guided tour of the Confederate defenses at Bermuda Hundred south of Richmond. Leaves from Henricus Historical Park. 10 am-2 pm. $15. Register: chesterfieldhistory.com (click Civil War Tours).
12
VA Living history walking tour, "City Point's Tom Sawyer," civilian life at the Grant's HQ at City Point in Hopewell. 10:30 am, 1 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
12-13
150
GA Living history, "Federal Occupation of Roswell," at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. Event includes reenactment of the arrest and relocation of women working in the local mills, music and more. Complete details: visitroswellga.com
12-13 KY Reenactment, "Brandenburg Civil War Days," on the Ohio River in Brandenburg. Camps and living history all weekend. Battles each day. Details, directions: brandenburgreenactment.com
12-13
150
MD Living history, "Retreat from Monocacy," Civil War weekend at the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station in Ellicott City. 11 am-4 pm. borail.org
12-13
150
MD "Commemoration of Maryland Emancipation," with living history, music and more at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Free. nps.gov/mono
12-13
150
MD Reenactment at Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N Market St, Frederick. Focus is on the anniversary of the nearby Battle of Monocacy. Living history camps and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm Saturday and 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $3/per day. rosehillmuseum.com
12-13
150
VA Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Stevens," at Fort Ward in Alexandria. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battle at 2 pm Saturday, concert 2 pm Sunday. $2/$5 max family. fortward.org
13 TN Living history, "Vintage Base Ball," on the grounds of Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon. Free for ball game spectators. carnton.org
13 MD Talk, "John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall," at Tudor Hall, home of the Booth family, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2 pm. $5/adult. spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com
13
VA Book talk, "Like a Hurricane — Mosby," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm Free. manassasmuseum.org
18
VA Talk, "Recollections of the Battle of the Crater," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
19 MO Living history, "Artillery at Wilson's Creek," at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Camp and demonstrations 11 am-4 pm. Free with park fee. nps.gov/wicr
19 MD Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations: annapolistours.com
19
150
PA Commemoration of the Burning of Chambersburg. Tours, talks and simulated burning. 6-10:30 pm. Free. explorefranklincountypa.com
19
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
19
VA Van tour, "Dahlgren's Raid" begins at Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News. 8 am-5 pm. $50. Reservations: leehall.org or 757-888-3371.
19-20 PA Living history, "2nd U.S. Sharpshooters," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
19-20
150
VA Bus tour, living history, music and more, "Second Battle of Kernstown," at the battlefield off Route 11 south of Winchester. Complete details: kernstownbattle.org
19-20
VA Anniversary living history camps and special tours at the Manassas National Battlefield. nps.gov/mana
19-20
VA Living history and tours, "Pringle House Hospital Weekend," medical demonstrations and exhibits at the Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. Modern blood drive Friday. $5 (free to blood donors). 703-367-7872.
19-20
150
WV Living history and ranger programs," I Will Follow Then to Death: Sheridan's Soldiers, 1864," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
19-20 WV Beverly Heritage Days includes Civil War living history, tours and more. Details: richmountain.org
20
150
GA Living history and activities, "Family Fun Day" at the Atlanta Cyclorama. 11 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. atlantacyclorama.org
20 KY Book discussion, "Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnston and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy," at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main St, Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
20 VT Lecture, "Battle of Cedar Creek," at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 3 pm. Free. americanprecision.org
20
150
VA Car-caravan tour, "The Battle of Rutherford's Farm," north of Winchester. 4-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
20
150
VA Lecture, "The Siege of Petersburg: The Stories the Cemeteries Tell," at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 11 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
22 GA Dance and music, "Black Dispatches: Freedom Under Foot," at the Atlanta Cyclorama in Grant Park in Atlanta. 7 pm. $8-10. atlantacyclorama.org
23-27
PA Seminar and tours, "Terror on the Border: Summer 1864" based in Chambersburg. Tours include Shenandoah Valley and burning of Chambersburg. Details and reservations: chambersburgCivilWarSeminars.org
24
150
VA Car-caravan tour, "The Second Battle of Kernstown," south of Winchester. 4-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
26
150
AR Symposium, "Conflict at the Doorstep," the Red River Campaign at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. Speakers and related tours. 9 am-8 pm. $30. HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com
26
150
GA Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway, Macon. 10 am-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/ocmu
26 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga NMP. Free. nps.gov/chch
26 MD Living history, "Union Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
26
VA Lecture, "'Hell is being Republican in Virginia': The Post-War Relationship Between John S. Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
26
VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Beverly Ford and St. James Church). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
26
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. fowb.org
26
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
26
PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 6 pm. $20. gettysburgfoundation.org
26-27 WV Living history and ranger programs, "Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
27 MD Living history, "Confederate Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
27
VA Lecture, "Mosby and the Lincoln Assassination," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome. brandystationfoundation.com
27 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.
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VA Anniversary programs, ranger tours, "The Battle of the Crater," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. Program at time of the blast (5:30-6:15 am), keynote speech at 10 am, special anniversary tours 7-9 am and 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. Walking tour at nearby Blandford Church 7-8:30 pm (free). nps.gov/pete