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EVENTS 2014

August

August 2014

Civil War events updated 31-Jul-2014

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VA Panel discussions, "Battle of the Crater," 10 am-noon at Gillfield Church, 209 Perry St, Petersburg; 1-3 pm at St. Paul's Church, 10 Union St, Petersburg. Free. nps.gov/pete
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VA Campfire talk, living history at James River State Park. 104 Green Hill Drive, near Gladstone. 7:30 pm. Free. 434-933-4365.
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VA Tour, "The William Dinges Farm (Rienzi Knoll) at Cedar Creek," Sheridan's arrival on the Cedar Creek battlefield. Meets at 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
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VA Walking tour, "Where Valor Sleeps: Explorations in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery," a Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP History at Sunset program at the cemetery near the park visitor center in Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. 540-373-6122.
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AL Living history, fireworks display, music and more, "Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan," at Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores. Living history camps and demonstrations 8 am-9:30 pm Saturday, 8 am-3 pm Sunday. Fireworks Saturday night. $15/adult. Directions, details: fortmorgan.org
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AL Living history, "Battle of Mobile Bay Commemoration Day," at Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island. $6/adult. dauphinisland.org/annual-events
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
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MD "A Council of War," special program commemorating a meeting with Gen. U.S. Grant discussing how to deal with Jubal Early's Army in the Shenandoah Valley at the Thomas House on the Monocacy battlefield south of Frederick. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
2 MD Special tours, "On the Border of Freedom: Slavery in Frederick County," at the Roger Brooke Taney House Museum, 121 S. Bentz St., in Frederick. 10 am-3 pm Free with site admission. frederickhistory.org
2 MD Talk, "Naval Surgeons in the Civil War," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with site admission. civilwarmed.org
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VA Conference, "Is the World Being Set on Fire? Sheridan's Shenandoah Campaign and the Burning," at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. $20. ShenandoahatWar.org
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VA Living history, "Battle of the Crater," day-long camps, demonstrations and talks at the site on the Petersburg National Battlefield. Shuttle parking in downtown Petersburg. nps.gov/pete
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VA Walking tour, "Harlots and Hooligans: The Sordid Underworld of a City at War," begins at 7th and Cary Sts. in Richmond. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/rich
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VA "A Family Caught in the Crossfire: The Sheltons and the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek." house tours at Rural Plains, 7273 Studley Rd., in Mechanicsvile. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
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VA Talk, "The Legend of Stonewall's Arm," at Ellwood Manor, near the intersection of Routes 3 and 20 west of Fredericksburg. 2 pm. Free. fowb.org
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VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
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VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
2-3 FL Living history, "Union Garrison," camp and demonstrations at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $6/vehicle plus $2 fort admission. 904-277-7274.
2-3 WV Living history, "Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
2-3 MD Living history, "The US Army Signal Corps: The Civil War and Today," at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. All day. $5. CivilWarMed.org
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VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
5 GA Lecture, "Civil War History of Camp McDonald," at the Acworth Bookstore, 4857 N Main St, Acworth. 7:30 pm. Free. 678-403-1355.
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VA Living history, "Towne Ball," Civil War era baseball in Manassas. 6-8 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
8 WI Lecture, "Lee's Finest Hour," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
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VA Lecture, "The General-in-Chief: Grant Takes Command, 1864-1865," at General Grant's Headquarters Unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield in City Point (Hopewell). 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
8
VA Campfire talk, living history at Holliday Lake State Park, 2759 State Park Road, near Appomattox. 7:30 pm. Free. 434-248-6308.
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VA "We Wished for Night: Campfire Program at Chatham," at Chatham, across the river from downtown Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. 540-373-6122.
9 TX Symposium, "The Red River Campaign of 1864," at the Jeffersonian Institute, 120 E Austin St, Jefferson. Lectures and exhibits with luncheon available. 8 am-5 pm. $40 (symposium). Details, registration: jeffersonmuseum.com
9 GA Panel Discussion, "William Tecumseh Sherman: Sinner or Saint?" at the 1908 Kennesaw Depot on the tracks in downtown Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. southernmuseum.org
9 MD Talk, "Sister Soldiers in the Civil War," at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 4 pm. Free. surrattmuseum.org
9 NC "Surgery and Medicine in the Civil War," at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 252-522-2107.
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PA Living history, "1st Maryland Battalion, CSA" at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
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VA Living history and ranger tours at General Grant's Headquarters Unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield in City Point (Hopewell). 9 am-5 pm. "Military Justice and the Civil War" programs at 10 am and 2 pm. Real-time City Point explosion tour at 11:40 am. Free. nps.gov/pete
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VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Kelly's Ford and Stevensburg). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
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VA Anniversary walking tour of the Cedar Mountain battlefield south of Culpeper at Route 15 and General Winder Road. Guided real-time tour 4-7 pm. Free. 540-727-8849 or friendsofcedarmountain.org
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VA Walking tours, "Military Justice at City Point," at Grant's HQ at City Point (Hopewell). 10:30 am, 1 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
9-10 MO Anniversary weekend at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Living history camps and demonstrations plus ranger programs. Free with park fee (waived Sunday). nps.gov/wicr
9-10 MN Reenactment, "Pipestone Civil War Days," at the Hiawatha Pageant Grounds in Pipestone. Camps, demonstrations, music and more. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Tickets, more info: pipestoneminnesota.com/cwd
10 GA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
10 VT "Make a Crytopgraph" Civil War-era family day event at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 1-5 pm. Free with admission. americanprecision.org
10 VT Exhibit tour, "Full Duty: The Civil War Collection of Howard Coffin," at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 11 am. $10. Limited space. Registration required. americanprecision.org
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VA Living history and ranger tours at General Grant's Headquarters Unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield in City Point (Hopewell). 9 am-2 pm. "Military Justice and the Civil War" program at 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
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VA Lecture, "The Artillery Service in the War of Rebellion," at the Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington. 3 pm. Free. 703-228-5990.
10 NC Lecture, "Blockade Runners," at the State Archives of North Carolina, 109 E Jones St, Raleigh. Noon. Free. ncdcr.gov/archives/NewsAndEvents
10 MD Kayak tour, "Antietam Creek" focus is on Civil War history. $110 includes brunch, kayak rental. rivertrail.com/kayak-antietam-creek-brunch.php
10 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 Talk, "The Siege of Petersburg Begins," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
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VA Lecture, "The 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign -- The Shenandoah Valley's Role in U.S. Grant's 1864 Strategy," at the Middletown Town Office, 7875 Church Road, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
14 VA Lecture, "Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6. www.vahistorical.org
15 VA Campfire talk, living history at James River State Park. 104 Green Hill Drive, near Gladstone. 7:30 pm. Free. 434-933-4365.
15 VA Talk, "The Fall of Atlanta in Gone with the Wind: History or Fiction?" at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
15-16 PA Civil War Music Muster in Gettysburg. Free concerts at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center, Dobbin House and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Free. nps.gov/gett.
16 KS Bus and walking tours, talks and music, part of "The Civil War in the Western Frontier" commemoration in Lawrence. watkinsmuseum.org/civil-war.shtml
16 TN Walking tour, "Civil War Chattanooga," NPS ranger tour begins at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
16 TN Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Lookout Mountain battlefield (Point Park) in Chattanooga. $3. nps.gov/chch
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VA Anniversary car-caravan tour, "Battle of Guard Hill," meets at 101 Chester St, Front Royal. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
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VA Living history walking tour, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Berryville Wagon Raid," starting at 32 E Main St, Berryville.7:30 pm. $8. 540-687-6681.
16 VA Van tour, "1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign Tour," Leaves from Henricus Historical Park. 10 am-2 pm. $15. Register: chesterfieldhistory.com (click Civil War Tours).
16 MD Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations: annapolistours.com
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PA Seminar, "Our War, Our Constitution — Significant Constitutional and Legal Issues Arising from the American Civil War," at the Gettysburg Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. 8:30 am-4 pm. $105. friendsofgettysburg.org
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
16 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
16-17 MN Living history, "Civil War Weekend: 1864" at Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Ave, St. Paul. Camp, talks and demonstratons.10 am-5 pm. $11/adult. mnhs.org
16-17 IL Reenactment, "Civil War Days," at Blackberry Farm, 100 S Barnes Road, Aurora. Camps, demonstrations and battle reenactment. 9:30 am-6 pm Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday. $5/adult. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/event/ blackberry-farm-civil-war-days
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VA Reenactment, "Battles of Saltville," in Saltville. battlesofsaltville.com/about
17 KS Tours of Lecompton and the Black Jack Battlefield (Baldwin), part of the "The Civil War in the Western Frontier" commemoration in Lawrence. watkinsmuseum.org/civil-war.shtml
17 KY Book discussion, "The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace," at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main St, Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
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VA Bus tour, "Grant's Third and Fourth Offensives: Battles of the Crater and Weldon Railroad," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4:30 pm. $25. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 200.
17 VT Lecture, "St Albans Raid," at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 3 pm. Free. americanprecision.org
21 KS Lecture, "Old Sacramento: Who Were Those Guys in the Photo?" the men of the Free State Battery photograph, at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence. 7 pm. Free. watkinsmuseum.org/civil-war.shtml
21 GA Lectures, "What Shall We Remember? The Civil War Today," at the Atlanta Cyclorama. 7 pm. Free. atlantacyclorama.org
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PA Living history, "Recruitment Day," recreates 1864 activity at The Mill at Anselma, 1730 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs. Programs on the half-hour 10 am-4 pm. Free with site admision. anselmamill.org
22 KS Flashlight walking tour of the Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave, Lawrence. Features Civil War figures. 8 pm. $18. Registration: 785-832-7920.
22 VA Campfire talk, living history at Holliday Lake State Park, 2759 State Park Road, near Appomattox. 7:30 pm. Free. 434-248-6308.
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GA Reenactment, "Kilpatrick's Charge," at Nash Farm Battlefield & Museum, 4361 Jonesboro Road, near Hampton. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Charge reenactment 1 pm Sunday. See henrycountybattlefield.com for directions.
22-24 VA Living history, period baseball game and more, "Civil War Weekend," in Old Town Manassas. Free. visitmanassas.org
23 GA Car-caravan tour, "The Monuments of Chickamauga," at the Chickamauga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
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Bus tour, "Strategic Civil War Crossings of the Upper Potomac," a Smithsonian tour. 8:30 am-5:30 pm. $170. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
23 MD Living history, "Union Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
23 VA Lecture, "Civil War Balloon Corps," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
23 VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Fleetwood Hill). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
23-24 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Richmond," at the Richmond Battlefield Park, 1546 Battlefield Memorial Hwy. Camps, living history demonstrations and battles. battleofrichmond.org
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VA Living history and ranger talks, "Battles of Weldon Railroad and Reams Station," at Western Front Unit, Stop 1, Petersburg National Battlefield. Free. nps.gov/pete
24 MD Living history, "Confederate Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
24 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.
26 MN Dinner program, "Mr. Lincoln's Air Force: Civil War Ballooning on Both Sides of the Line," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 5:30 and 7 pm. $40 with dinner, $15 program only. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
26 VA Tours and ranger programs, "War Returns to Gravel Hill," at the Gravel Hill Community Center, 5426 Long Bridge Road, east of Richmond. Programs examine the effect on the free black community. 10 am-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
26-27 VA Battle of Kettle Run anniversary activities at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, near Iron Brigade Unit Ave, in Bristow. Special tours 11 am-4 pm. $5. 703-366-3049.
28 MD Exhibit opening reception, "When the War is Over... The Mental and Physical Legacy of the War," at the National Musuem of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 4-6 pm. RSVP to Kacie, 301-695-1864 extention 1005.
28 VA Talk and reception, "Lynchburg's Prisoner of War Camp," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 7 pm reception, 8 pm talk. $5. moc.org
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VA Lecture, "The 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign — Life Between the Lines: Civilian Experiences in Warren County, Virginia," at the Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St, Front Royal. 7 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/ceba
29 VA Campfire talk, living history at James River State Park. 104 Green Hill Drive, near Gladstone. 7:30 pm. Free. 434-933-4365.
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VA Second Manassas battle anniversary talks, tours and living history at Sudley United Methodist Church, 5308 Sudley Road, Sudley Springs. Battlefield tours at 10 am, noon (church), and 2 and 4 pm. Living history 12:30, 1 and 5:30 pm. Free. 703-754-4380.
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
30-31 IA Reenactment, "Lamoni Civil War Days," activities in town square and nearby. Camps and living history all weekend. Battles at 2 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. civilwardays.org
30-31 TN Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Lookout Mountain battlefield (Point Park). 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $3. nps.gov/chch
30-31 VA Reenactment, "Waynesboro at War," at Coyner Springs Park, Lyndhurst Road in Waynesboro. Camps open 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles both days. $5/adult per day, $8/two-day pass. Details, tickets, directions: waynesboroatwar.webs.com
30-31 VA Anniversary living history camps and special tours at the Manassas National Battlefield. nps.gov/mana
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Sept 1
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
31 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga NMP. Free. nps.gov/chch
31 VA Lecture, "Grant Comes to Washington 1864," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome. brandystationfoundation.com
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GA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo