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EVENTS 2014

September

September 2014

Civil War events updated 19-Jun-2014

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
3
150
VA Car-caravan tour, "The Battle of Berryville," in and near Berryville. 4-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
6 TN Talk, "Atlanta is Ours and Fairly Won," at the Missionary Ridge battlefield (Sherman Reservation) in Chattanooga. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/chch
6
150
VA Car-caravan tours, "Petersburg Wartime Hospitals and Prisons," NPS ranger-led tour begins at North Market and West Old Street, in downtown Petersburg. 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 222.
6 VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Buford Knoll & Yew Ridge). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
6 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
6 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
6-7
150
KY Living history at Camp Nelson, 6614 Danville Road, near Nicholasville. Demonstrations and camps commemorate the 150th anniversary of the USCT unit formed here. campnelson.org
6-7
150
GA Reenactment, "Battle of Tunnel Hill," at the historic site in Tunnel Hill. Living history camps with battles each day. tunnelhillheritagecenter.com
6-7 VA Reenactment, "Franklin County Civil War Days at Lakewatch Plantation, 14374 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta. Camps and demonstrations begin 9 am and battles at 2 pm each day. $5/adult. franklincountycivilwardays.org
7 TN Living history, "Vintage Base Ball," on the grounds of Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon and 3 pm. Free for ball game spectators. carnton.org
10 VA Talk, "Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea," at the Museum of Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
10-14
150
VA Reenactment, "Thunder in the Valley: McCausland's Resistance and Hunter's 1864 Virginia Raid. Rides, camps, battles and reenactments in and near Lexington. Camps open weekend days with battles each day. Schedule: lexingtonvirginia.com (click on events).
11-15 PA Bus tour, "Civil War: Early Years," based in Gettysburg. Includes Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Manassas. From $925. shebbyleetours.com
12-14 PA Seminar, "The Unfinished Work: Abraham Lincoln, David Wills and the Soldiers' National Cemetery," in Gettysburg. Lectures and field programs. Reservations, 717-334-1124 extension 3251.
12-14 MD Anniversary medical living history, "Battle of Antietam" at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. $5. CivilWarMed.org
13 GA Talks and demonstrations, "'Incoming!' artillery at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. 8 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. 912-727-2339.
13
150
VA Car-caravan tour "The Great Beefsteak Raid," NPS ranger-led tour begins at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205. nps.gov/pete
13 VA Illustrated talk, "Siege of Richmond in 3D," at the Henrico Theater, 305 E Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs. 2 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
13 VA Luminary, "Camp Jones," memorial for the Confederate soldiers who died and were buried at this Manassas-area camp. Guided tours of the Alabama Cemetery at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, near Iron Brigade Unit Avenue, in Bristow. 8-10 pm. $10. 703-366-3049.
13 VA Boat tour, "Potomac River Blockade," departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
13-14
150
MO Reenactment, "Battle of Centralia," on the historic battlefield southeast of Centralia. Shuttle service to the battlefield from town. centraliabattlefield.com
13-14 MD Anniversary weekend commemoration of the Battle of Antietam. Special tours, living history and more at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
14 MN Civil War Forum, "1864: Hard and Total War," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 8:30 am-3:30 pm. $60. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
14 MD Kayak tour, "Antietam Creek" focus is on Civil War history. $110 includes brunch, kayak rental. rivertrail.com/kayak-antietam-creek-brunch.php
14-19 VA Bus tour. "Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley," a Smithsonian tour. Includes Winchester area, New Market and many more battlefields. Details: smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
17 MD Hikes, anniversary date walking tours at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
18-22
150
VT Reenactment, lectures, living history and tours, "St. Alban's Raid," at various locations in St. Albans. Raid reenactments 2 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. Complete details: stalbansraid.com
19
150
VA Walking tour, "A Tale of Two Cemeteries: Winchester's Mount Hebron and National Cemeteries," meets at West Street parking, behind Mount Hebron Cemetery, Woodstock Lane, Winchester. 5 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
19
150
VA Real time tour, "Third Battle of Winchester," on the battlefield north of Winchester. 11 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
19-21
150
GA Reenactment, "The Atlanta Campaign," at Nash Farm, 100 Babbs Mill Road, Hampton. Gates open to camps, demonstrations, talks, music and more at 10 am Friday, 9 am Saturday and Sunday. Battles at 6:30 pm Friday, 3:30 pm Saturday, and 2 pm Sunday. $10/daily. atlantacampaign.com
19 VA Talk, "The Battle of New Market Heights," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
20 GA Lecture, "Griswoldville: An Infantry Battle of Sherman's March to the Sea" at the 1908 Kennesaw Depot on the tracks in downtown Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. southernmuseum.org
20 KY Living history, "12th Colored Heavy Artillery," at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site near Fairview. 9 am-2 pm. Camps and demonstrations free. 270-889-6100.
20
150
VA Walking tour, "Third Battle of Winchester (Middle Field)" see the newly preserved part of the battlefield. 1-3 pm. Free. ShenandoahatWar.org
20
150
VA Living history, tours, talks and more on the Third Winchester Battlefield north of Winchester. 1-7 pm. Free. ShenandoahatWar.org
20
150
VA Talks, "The Forgotten Fourteen," USCT Medal of Honor recipients, at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
20 VA Boat tour, "Potomac River Blockade," departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
20 MD Living historians on the train and along the tracks during a Walkersville Southern Railroad special Civil War excursion. Departs 34 W Pennsylvania St, Walkersville.11 am and 2 pm. Details, tickets: wsrr.org
20 MD Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations: annapolistours.com
20-21 KS Living history and reenactment of the Battle of Osawatomie at the John Brown Museum State Historic Site in Osawatomie. 10 am-6 pm Saturday, Noon-6 pm Sunday. 913-755-4384.
20-21 GA Anniversary living history and special ranger tours at the Chickamauga NMP. Free. nps.gov/chch
20-21 PA Living history, "Civil War Remembered," at the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad in Middletown. Unique event with skirmishes outside train windows. Train rides at 11 am and 2:30 pm Saturday and 11 am Sunday. Reservations: 717-944-4435 extension 101.
20-21 NC Living history weekend at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic City. Talks and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm. Free. 252-726-3775.
20-21 NC Living history, "Tar Heel Harvest Fair & Farmer's Market," 19th-century living history Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. bennettplacehistoricsite.com
21 KY Book discussion, "Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky," at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main St, Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
22 MO Lecture, "Vincent Marmaduke: James Bond of the South," at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site near Pilot Knob. 6:30 pm. Free. 573-546-3454.
22
150
VA Car-caravan tour, "Battle of Fisher's Hill," meets at the Strasburg Heritage Society, Ramseur's Hill, Battlefield Road in Fisher's Hill. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
26 VA Car-caravan tour, "George Custer at the Battle of Cedar Creek," meets at 8437 Valley Pike, south of Middletown. 5 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
26-27
150
FL Reenactment, "Battle of Marianna." battleofmarianna.com
26-28 PA Seminar and tours, "Winchester to Fisher's Hill," based in Chambersburg. Talks and tours of Valley battlefields. Details and reservations: chambersburgCivilWarSeminars.org
27
150
VA Bus tour, "Battle of Peebles Farm/Fort Harrison," all day NPS tour in the Richmond-Petersburg area. 804-335-8100.
27
150
VA Seminar and tour, "The Fall of Gibraltar: The Battle of Fisher's Hill," at the Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. 10 am-4 pm. $20. ShenandoahatWar.org
27
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
27 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
27-28
150
MO Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Davidson," at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site, 118 E Maple, Pilot Knob. Call for details: 573-546-3454.
27-28
150
WV Living history and ranger programs, "Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan's 1864," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
27-28
150
VA Living history, ranger talks, "Battle of Peebles' Farm," at locations along the Western Front tour, Petersburg National Battlefield. nps.gov/pete
27-28
150
VA Reenactment, "Battle of New Market Heights, Campaign Before Richmond 1864" near the Malvern Hill battlefield southeast of Richmond. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles at 11 am and 3:30 pm Saturday, noon Sunday. Full info: civilwarhenrico.com
27-30
150
VA Anniversary activities, "Battles of Fort Harrison and New Market Heights," near Richmond. NPS ranger tours and programs, living history and more. nps.gov/rich/ planyourvisit/ 150th1864.htm
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Oct 5
VA Bus tour, "The Civil War Custer." $2,895/person single occupancy includes accommodations, admissions, some meals, historian guide. historyamerica.com/tours/14-Custer.html
28 VA Lecture, "Funeral Practices During the Civil War," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome. brandystationfoundation.com
28 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.