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EVENTS 2013

October

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: art4alldc.org/event/walkingtown-dc-lafayette-square-in-the-civil-war-era-east
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: nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
3-4 PA "Conference on Civil War Medicine," in Philadelphia. civilwarmed.org
4-6 IL Candlelight tours at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg. 7-9 pm. lincolnsnewsalem.com
4-6 PA Seminar and tours, "Cavalry at Gettysburg," based in Gettysburg. Details, registration: civilwarseminars.org
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. n-ssa.org
4-6 VA Conference, "Art and Command in the Civil War," annual event sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area, in Middleburg. mosbyheritagearea.org
5 IL Symposium, "1863: The Tide of War Turns," at the First Division Museum in Wheaton. 9 am-5 pm. Details, reservations: firstdivisionmuseum.org/events/ schedule/civil_war_symposium.aspx
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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.
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KS Living history, camp at Union Fort Blair (attacked Oct 5-6, 1863) near Baxter Springs with demnstrations and talks. More information: baxterspringsmuseum.org/150th-Anniversary.html
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. perryvillebattlefield.org
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. cambridgehistoricalsociety.org/civil-war-days-2013.html
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. borail.org
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. nps.gov/gett
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: historicsandusky.org
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. frederickhistory.org
9 VA Lecture, "Lincoln: Real and Imagined," at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. 5:30 pm. Free. Registration: Jepson.richmond.edu or 804-287-6522.
9 VA Talk, "Bristoe Station Campaign," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free. moc.org
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TN Conference, "2013: Occupation and Liberation," a Tennessee Signature Event at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga. tnvacation.com/civil-war/events
11 WI Lecture, "Lincoln in Wisconsin," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
11 VA Talk, "The Confederacy and Mexico," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. moc.org
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.
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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: battleoffortsanders.com
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. parks.ky.gov/parks/ 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. civilwarphotography.org
12 GA Symposium, "1863: The Struggles Continue," sponsored by the Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. Lectures begin 9 am. Free. kennesaw.edu/civilwarera
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: gettysburgfoundation.org
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. fowb.org
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: hartfordcitycwdays.com
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Seminar, "The Impetuous Charge: Longstreet at Chickamauga," headquartered in Chattanooga. Battlefield tours, talks and more. Details, registration: longstreetsociety.org
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: shadowsoftheblueandgray.com
12-13 KY Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Sanders," near Knoxville. Living history camps and battles each day. battleoffortsanders.com
12-13 PA Living history, sharpshooter camp and demonstrations at Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
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. nps.gov/hafe
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. nps.gov/anti
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. nps.gov/apco
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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. nps.gov/kemo
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. nps.gov/kemo
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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. leechapel.wlu.edu
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. shadygrove.umd.edu/news/9967
16 WI Curator tour and theater presentation of "Campaigns of 1863" at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 7-9 pm. $10. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
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. historicalalexandria.org
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. nps.gov/cebe
18 VA Talk, "The Confederacy and Mexico," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. www.moc.org
18-20 VA Symposium, "The Civil War in 1863," at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Details, registration: www.pamplinpark.org
19 KY Hike, "Perryville Battlefield" at the state park. Tour (4-5 miles) begins at the Confederate Cemetery at 11 am. perryvillebattlefield.org/html/fall_hike.html
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. campmcdonaldpark.org
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. historicstrolls.com
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. annapolistours.com
19 MD Battlefield hikes, two-hour guided tours of the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick. 9 am, 11:30 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
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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. www.moc.org
19 VA Walking tour, "The 8th Vermont at Cedar Creek" meets at 8739 Valley Pike, in Middletown. 11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/cebe
19 VA Walking tour, "Middletown Civil War," meets at Main and First Sts., in Middleown. 5-7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
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. www.leefendallhouse.org
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. kernstownbattle.org
19 VA Illumination, anniversary event at the Ball's Bluff battlefield Regional Park near Leesburg. 6:30 pm. Free. nvrpa.org/park/ball_s_bluff
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. nps.gov/pete
19 VA Special tour, "Servant Life in the Confederate White House" at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 11:15 am. $10/adult. www.moc.org
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. valleyhistory.org/index.php?c=112
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 crt.state.la.us/parks/icentenary.aspx
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. blackjackbattlefield.org
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 wildcatreenactment.org
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. cedarcreekbattlefield.org
19-20 PA Living history, infantry, artillery and sharpshooter camps and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
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. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
20 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
21 VA Flag conservation demonstration at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 10 am-2 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
24 MD Discussion, “The Shape of War,” at the USG Library, the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. 7 pm. Free. shadygrove.umd.edu/news/9967
24 VA Panel discussion, "Lincoln in Richmond: 1865 and 2011," at the University of Richmond (downtown), 626 E Broad St, Richmond. Noon. Free. Registration: Jepson.richmond.edu or 804-287-6522.
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GA Lecture, "The Civil War in Cobb County," at the Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St, Marietta. 6 pm. Free. mariettahistory.org
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: battleofwestport150.org
25 AR Lecture, "Battle of Pine Bluff," at the Old Court House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. oldstatehouse.com
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. palmettohistorysc.org
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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. westporthistorical.com
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.
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TN Car-caravan tour, "Point Blank Business – The Struggle for Lookout Valley," begins at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/chch
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GA Bus tour, "Andersonville," leaves 8 am from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. $65. kennesaw.edu/civilwarera
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. www.bellegrove.org
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. richmondhistorytours.com
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. www.vmi.edu/newmarket
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. denverdownsfarm.com
26-27 PA Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial, infantry at Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
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. nps.gov/hafe
26-27 MD Living history, camps and weapons firing demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
27 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
27 VA Living history, "Eyewitness to War," tours of the Mt. Zion Church and cemetery in Aldie. 1-5 pm. Free, donations welcome. nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
30 DC Seminar, "Chickamauga and Chattanooga: Dual and Decisive Campaigns," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45-9 pm. $42. smithsonianassociates.org 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. www.leefendallhouse.org