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October 2013

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Civil War events updated 18-Nov-2013

2 MD Lecture, "Baltimore & the Civil War: A City Divided 1820-1865," at the Carroll Community College in Westminster. 7-9 pm. $30. Details: 410-386-8100.
3 DC Walking tour, "Lafayette Square in the Civil War Era." Meets at Lafayette statue. Noon. Details:
3 PA "Blue & Gray Gala," food and drink and "Journey Through the States" in the galleries of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 6-9 pm. $75. Register:
3-4 PA "Conference on Civil War Medicine," in Philadelphia.
4-6 IL Candlelight tours at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg. 7-9 pm.
4-6 PA Seminar and tours, "Cavalry at Gettysburg," based in Gettysburg. Details, registration:
4-6 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.
4-6 VA Conference, "Art and Command in the Civil War," annual event sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area, in Middleburg.
5 IL Symposium, "1863: The Tide of War Turns," at the First Division Museum in Wheaton. 9 am-5 pm. Details, reservations: schedule/civil_war_symposium.aspx
VA Bus Tour, "Bristoe Station Campaign," all-day tour begins in Manassas. $80 includes lunch. Details, reservations: 703-366-3049.
5 VA Living history, "Farm Life Under Wartime Conditions, 1863" at Clermont Farm, 801 E Main St, Berryville. 540-837-2790.
5 VA Living history, "Artillery Day," camps and demonstrations at Fort Ward in Alexandria. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 703-746-4848.
KS Living history, camp at Union Fort Blair (attacked Oct 5-6, 1863) near Baxter Springs with demnstrations and talks. More information:
5-6 KY Living history, "Battle of Perryville," anniversary activities at the Perryville Battlefideld State Historic Site near Perryville. Camps, demonstrations, tours and more. 9 am-6:30 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $5/adult.
5-6 VT Living history, "Cambridge Civil War Days," camps, music, lectures and demonstations at Cambridge Village on VT Rt. 15 in Cambridge. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3:30 pm Sunday. Free.
5-6 MD Living history and steam engine train ride, "Civil War Steam Days" at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Take a ride and see a Civil War camp. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 11 am-4 pm Sunday. Rides at 11 am, noon and 1, 2 and 3 pm Saturday; noon, 1, 2 and 3 pm Sunday.
5-6 MD Living history, "Fort Frederick in the Civil War," camps and demonstrations at Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. 10 am-3 pm. $5/carload. 301-842-2155.
5-6 PA Living history, cavalry camp and demonstrations at Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg battlefield. Free.
6 VA "Sunset at Sandusky," annual fundraiser for the Union headquarters site in Lynchburg. Food, music and more. 4:30-7 pm. $35/person. Details:
8 OK Living history, "An Evening with Lincoln," at Checotah Junior High School, 320 W Jefferson, Checotah. 7 pm. Free. 918-473-5572.
8 MD Lecture, "The Gettysburg Campaign in Frederick County," at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E Church St, Frederick. 7 pm. Free.
9 VA Lecture, "Lincoln: Real and Imagined," at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. 5:30 pm. Free. Registration: or 804-287-6522.
9 VA Talk, "Bristoe Station Campaign," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free.
TN Conference, "2013: Occupation and Liberation," a Tennessee Signature Event at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga.
11 WI Lecture, "Lincoln in Wisconsin," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free.
11 VA Talk, "The Confederacy and Mexico," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission.
11-12 VA Seminar, "Milroy, Ewell, and the Second Battle of Winchester," lectures and tour. Friday evening banquet and lectures, Saturday tour. $35. 540-535-3543.
TN Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Sanders" near Knoxville. Camps and demonstrations all weekend. Battles at 2 pm and 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Complete details, directions:
11-13 KY Reenactment, "Civil War Days," at Columbus-Belmont Park in Columbus. Ghost Walk Friday night, camps and living history all weekend. Battles at 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. recreationparks/ columbus-belmont
11-13 VA Seminar, "Image of War," annual series of tours and lectures sponsored by the Center for Civil War Photography. This year's focus: Virginia's Peninsula.
12 GA Symposium, "1863: The Struggles Continue," sponsored by the Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. Lectures begin 9 am. Free.
12 PA "An Evening with the Painting," special two-hour, after-hours view of and talks about the Gettysburg Cyclorama. 6 pm. $20/adult. Tickets:
12 VA Exhibit opening and music by the Stonewall Brigade Band at the Brownsburg Museum, 2716 Brownsburg Tpk, Brownsburg. 10 am. Free. 540-348-1600.
12 VA Living history, "Civil War Surgeon," at Ellwood, near the intersection of Routes 3 and 20 west of Fredericksburg. 11 am-4:30 pm. Free.
12 NC Special exhibit, "90th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Unity Monument," Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. Free. 919-383-4345.
12-13 IN Reenactment, "Hartford Civil War Days," in Hartford City. Living history demonstrations 9 am-9:30 pm Saturday, 8:15 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 10 am and 2 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Night firing 7:45 pm Saturday. $7/adult Saturday, $6/adult Sunday. Details, directions:
12-13 TN
Seminar, "The Impetuous Charge: Longstreet at Chickamauga," headquartered in Chattanooga. Battlefield tours, talks and more. Details, registration:
12-13 TN Living history, camps, drills, fashion show, musuem tours and more in the Murfreesboro Historic District. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-1 pm Sunday. Free with $1 museum admission. 252-398-5922.
12-13 IL Reenactment, "Shadows of the Blue and Gray" in City County Park in Princeton. Camps open 9:30 am-9 pm Saturday. 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 3 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. Directions, details:
12-13 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Sanders," near Knoxville. Living history camps and battles each day.
12-13 PA Living history, sharpshooter camp and demonstrations at Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield. Free.
12-13 WV Living history, "Reacting to the Raid" anniversary of John Brown's Raid activities at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission.
12-13 MD Bus tour, "Retreat from Gettysburg and Wagon Train of the Wounded," sponsored by the Hagerstown Community College. 8:30 am-5:30 pm each day. $134. 240-500-2565 for details.
12-13 MD Living history, "Iron Brigade Weekend," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission.
12-13 VA Living history, camps and demonstrations including a daily "Stacking of Arms" ceremony at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Free with park fee.
VA Living history, special tours and talks, "Battle of Bristoe Station 150th Commemorative Weekend" at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 11 am-3 pm. Donations encouraged. 703-366-3049.
13 GA Living history, artillery demonstration at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park near Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free.
14 GA Lecture, "Revealing the Reasons They Fought: Reenlistments in the Confederate Army of Tennessee in the Winter of 1863-1864," at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP visitor center. 7 pm. Free.
VA Battle of Bristoe Station anniversary events at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Includes car-caravan tour (9 am), walking tours (4 and 5 pm), and music (7 pm). Donations encouraged. 703-366-3049.
14 VA Book talk and signing, "Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome: Robert E. Lee's Greatest Victory of Chancellorsville," at the Lee Chapel & Museum in Lexington. 10:30 am (signing), 12:15 pm lecture.
15 MD Film and discussion, “Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War,” at the USG Auditorium, the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. 6:30 pm. Free.
16 WI Curator tour and theater presentation of "Campaigns of 1863" at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 7-9 pm. $10.
17 VA Lecture, "Retreat from Gettysburg," at the Shenandoah County Library, 514 Stoney Creek Blvd, Edinburg. 7 pm. Free. 540-984-8200.
17 VA Lecture, "Death and Dying in Civil War Alexandria," at the Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St., in Alexandria. 7:30 pm. Free.
18 VA Car-caravan tour, "Battle of Cedar Creek," begins at the Hupp's Hill Civil War Park, 33229 Old Valley Pike, in Strasburg. 4-6 pm. Free.
18 VA Talk, "The Confederacy and Mexico," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission.
18-20 VA Symposium, "The Civil War in 1863," at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Details, registration:
19 KY Hike, "Perryville Battlefield" at the state park. Tour (4-5 miles) begins at the Confederate Cemetery at 11 am.
19 GA Lecture and tours, "Camp McDonald," Confederate training camp. Lecture at 10 am at the Kennesaw City Hall, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave. Tours of the camp site (and prospective park) across the street 8-9:45 am and 11:15 am-noon.
19 GA Candle lantern tours at Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. 6-9 pm. $6.50/adult. 912-727-2339.
19 DC Living history walking tour, "Courage! The Civil War in Washington," hear the stories, see the downtown sites. Meets at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW. 11 am. $12.
19 NC Living history, "Fall Festival," at the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. Military and civilian living history and demonstrations with baseball game. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 910-594-0789.
19 MD Walking tour, "Civil War Annapolis," begins at the information booth at the City Dock. 10 am-noon. $16/adult.
19 MD Battlefield hikes, two-hour guided tours of the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick. 9 am, 11:30 am and 2 pm. Free.
19 VA
Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," from DC to southern Maryland. Begins at Fort Ward Museum in Alexandria VA. 8 am-6 pm. $95. Register by Oct. 7. 703-746-4848.
19 VA Lecture, "Civl War Railroads" at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 11 am. Free with musuem admission.
19 VA Walking tour, "The 8th Vermont at Cedar Creek" meets at 8739 Valley Pike, in Middletown. 11:30 am. Free.
19 VA Walking tour, "Middletown Civil War," meets at Main and First Sts., in Middleown. 5-7 pm. Free.
19 VA Living history vignettes, "Spirits, Suffering and Society: Death in Civil War Alexandria," at the Lee-Fendall House Museum, 614 Oronoco St, Alexandria. 6-9 pm. $15.
19 VA Bus tour, "Hanover County Civil War Trenches and Earthworks," Richmond area defenses. Based at Hanover Tavern in Hanover Court House north of Richmond on US 301. 8:30 am-1 pm. $75. Reservations: 804-537-5050.
19 VA Walking tour, "Battles of Kernstown," at the Kernstown Battlefield off Route 11 south of Winchester. 11 am and 1 pm.
19 VA Illumination, anniversary event at the Ball's Bluff battlefield Regional Park near Leesburg. 6:30 pm. Free.
19 VA Living history, "The 17th Mississippi Regiment," camps and demonstrations at Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. Noon-5 pm. Free. 703-327-9777.
19 VA Music, Civil War tunes and talk at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 2 pm. Free with park admission.
19 VA Special tour, "Servant Life in the Confederate White House" at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 11:15 am. $10/adult.
19 VA Walking tour of Fort Huger, Confederate fort on the James River at 15080 Talcott Terrace near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
19-20 CA Reenactment, "Civil War Revisited," at Kearney Park in Fresno. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-6 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. $15/adult.
19-20 LA Reenactment, "Battle of Jackson," at the Centenary State Historic Site in Jackson. Living history 10 am-4 pm both days. Battles at 2 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. 225-634-7924 or
19-20 KS Living history tours of the Black Jack Battlefield near Baldwin City. 1 and 3 pm Saturday; 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm Sunday. Free.
19-20 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Camp Wildcat," in Laurel County. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-11 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles 2:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Details, directions
19-20 VA Reenactment, "Battle of Cedar Creek," annual event on the historic battlefield south of Middletown. Camps, demonstrations and battles each day. Fee charged.
19-20 PA Living history, infantry, artillery and sharpshooter camps and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg battlefield. Free.
20 WI Lecture, "The Red Flags of Rebellion: Confederate Flags of the Gettysburg Campaign," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 6:30 pm. Free.
20 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4:30 pm. Free with park admission.
21 VA Flag conservation demonstration at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 10 am-2 pm. Free with museum admission.
24 MD Discussion, “The Shape of War,” at the USG Library, the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. 7 pm. Free.
24 VA Panel discussion, "Lincoln in Richmond: 1865 and 2011," at the University of Richmond (downtown), 626 E Broad St, Richmond. Noon. Free. Registration: or 804-287-6522.
GA Lecture, "The Civil War in Cobb County," at the Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St, Marietta. 6 pm. Free.
24 NC "Civil War Foodways: Munch and Learn" at the Cooperative Extension, 128 Water St, Plymouth. A sampling of period homemade dishes from soldiers, sailors and slaves. 6 pm. $10. Register by Oct 22 at 252-793-1377.
24 MD Lecture, "Lincoln and Gettysburg," the Carroll Community College in Westminster. 6:30-9:30 pm. $39. Details: 410-386-8100.
24-26 MO Reenactment and living history, "Battle of Westport," on the Big Blue River and the battle visitor center in Swope Park i Kansas City. Friday evening battle Living history, displays and battle reenactment Saturday and Sunday. Details, directions:
25 AR Lecture, "Battle of Pine Bluff," at the Old Court House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free.
25, 26 VA Living history walking tour, "Voices from the Shadows: A Walk Through Hallowed Ground," at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 7 pm. Space limited. $10/adult. Reservations: 804-861-2408.
25-26 SC Symposium, "South Carolina Civil War Symposium" at several locations in Columbia. Friday evening speech and reception. Saturday lectures.
MO Living history, "The Signing of Order No. 11," at the Harris-Kearney House, 4000 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City. 11 am-4 pm. Free with site admission.
26 LA "RIP-Civil War Burials," ranger program at Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary. 11 am and 3 pm. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.
26 LA Living history, "Ghosts of the Past Nighttime Battlefield Tour," at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 7:30-9:30 pm. Details, fee: 318-872-1474.
26 AR Living history, "Haunted Battlefield Tour," at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 7-10:45 pm. pm. $2/adult, $1/child. 479-846-2990.
TN Car-caravan tour, "Point Blank Business – The Struggle for Lookout Valley," begins at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center. 11 am. Free.
GA Bus tour, "Andersonville," leaves 8 am from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. $65.
26 VA Lecture, “President Abraham Lincoln and the Sleeping Sentinel” at Historic Blenheim in Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
26 VA Walking tour/lunch, "Battle of Belle Grove or Cedar Creek," at Belle Grove Plantation on the battlefield south of Middletown. 10 am. $55.
26 VA Seminar and tour, "At Freedom's Gate: The African American Quest for Freedom During the Civil War," at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. $20. 540-868-7021.
26 VA Bus tour, "Brandy Station & Kelly's Ford," begins 8 am at the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia. $100/person includes lunch. 703-971-4984.
26 VA Walking tour, "Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War Specialty Tour," at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. 2-4 pm. $10.
26 VA Lantern tours, "Spirits of New Market," ghost tours at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War/New Market Battlefield State Park in New Market. 7-8:45 pm. $10.
26-27 SC Reenactment, camps and demonstrations with skirmishes at the Denver Downs Corn Maze, 4915 Clemson Blvd (Hwy 76), Anderson. Camps 10 am-10 pm Saturday, 1-6 pm Sunday. Skirmishes at 3 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday.
26-27 PA Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial, infantry at Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg battlefield. Free.
26-27 WV "Under Fire: The Battle of Boliver Heights, 1862," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Demonstrations at 1 and 2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission.
26-27 MD Living history, camps and weapons firing demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission.
27 GA Living history, artillery demonstration at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park near Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free.
27 VA Living history, "Eyewitness to War," tours of the Mt. Zion Church and cemetery in Aldie. 1-5 pm. Free, donations welcome.
30 DC Seminar, "Chickamauga and Chattanooga: Dual and Decisive Campaigns," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45-9 pm. $42. click Civil War.
31 LA Talk with music, "Songs and Stories of the Civil War," the Capitol Park Museum, 660 N Fourth St, Baton Rouge. 6 pm. Free. 225-342-5428.
31 VA Exhibit opening reception, "Beyond the Battlefield: Lee-Fendall House and Civil War Medical Care," at the Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St, Alexandria. 6-8 pm. $3.