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EVENTS 2013–2014

NovemberNovember 2013

Civil War events updated 01-Dec-2013

1-2 PA Living history, lecture series at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle. Fee for lecture series and meals. Free Saturday living history. Details, registration: or 866-646-8060.
1-3 WV Reenactment, "Thunder in the Village, Guyandotte Civil War Days," in Guyandotte. or 304-617-6719.
2 WI Lecture, "Lincoln Fakes and Forgeries," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 3 pm.
2 PA Living history, "James Hayney as President Lincoln," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with museum admission.
2 NC Living history, "Jefferson Davis's Visit to Wilmington and Fort Fisher," anniversary of the Confederate president's visit with military living history and demonstrations at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 910-458-5538.
2 NC Lecture, "Blood and War at My Doorstep: Some North Carolina Women During the War," at Historic Bath, 207 Carteret St, Bath. 10 am. Free. 252-923-3971.
2 VA Living history at the Civil War Park at Point of Rocks, 1011 Point of Rocks Road, Chesterfield south of Richmond. Focus is medical history at this 300-patient Union hospital site. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 804-751-4946.
2 VA Book signing, "Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 4 pm. Free with museum admission.
2 VA Lecture, "From Unison to Fredericksburg," at the Unison Methodist Church, 21148 Unison Road, near Middleburg. 7:30 pm.
2 VA Living history, "Heritage Day at the Mill — Life in 1863," demonstrations, music, tours and more at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood. Free. 540-837-1799.
2-3 AR Living history, "Civil War Weekend," at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. $10/adult.
2-3 TN Living history and ranger programs, "Confederate Hoofbeats," cavalry and artillery demonstrations at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Ranger talks at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Cavalry demos 11 am and 2 pm each day. Free.
2-3 GA Reenactment, "Battle of Utoy Creek," at the Nash Farm in Henry County.
2-3 FL Living history, "Union Garrison," at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $6/vehicle plus $2/person for fort. 904-277-7274.
2-3 NC Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Branch," at the fort on the Roanoke River near Hamilton. Living history camps and demonstrations all weekend. Battles both days at 1:30 pm. Small parking fee.
3 WI Lecture, "Eternal Bivouac: Union Veterans at Milwaukee's Forest Home Cemetery," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1 pm. Free.
4 OH Lecture, "The Prelude to Gettysburg," at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S Third St, Steubenville. 6:30 pm. Free, donations welcome.
5 OH Lecture, "Battle of Gettysburg, Day 1," at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S Third St, Steubenville. 6:30 pm. Free, donations welcome.
5 WI Dinner/lecture, "An Evening with Ed Bearss — The Significance of Gettysburg and Vicksburg," the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 6 pm (dinner) 7:30 pm (lecture). $35/both, $15/lecture only.
WV Anniversary hike, "Ecols' Brigade, Confederate Army of Southwestern Virginia Memorial Hike," 27-mile overnight guided tour ending at the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park with a memorial ceremony. Registration:
6 OH Lecture, "Battle of Gettysburg, Day 2," at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S Third St, Steubenville. 6:30 pm. Free, donations welcome.
7 OH Lecture, "Battle of Gettysburg, Day 3 and Retreat," at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S Third St, Steubenville. 6:30 pm. Free, donations welcome.
7 MD Discussion, “Imagining War,” at the USG Library, the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. 7 pm. Free.
8 WI Lecture, "Camp Letterman," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free.
8 VA Talk, "George Thomas," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission.
9 LA Living history, "Civil War Soldier Life," at the Mansfield State Historic Site in Mansfield. Demonstrations at 11 am and 2 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.
9 TN Living history, "Blue and Gray Days," at Carnton Plantation and the Carter House in Franklin. 9 am-2 pm. Skirmish at Carnton at noon. $5/grounds passes each site. Additional cost for house tours.
9 KY Living history, "Ghostwalk," spooky Civil War characters on the Mill Springs Battlefield near Nancy. 6-9 pm. $3/person.
9 GA Walking tour, "A Walk Down 'Memory Lane' — Units on the Battleline at Chickamauga," at the Chickamauga National Military Park. 2 pm. Free.
9 FL Living history and special displays, "History of the American Soldier," include Civil War at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm. $6/vehicle plus canned food item. 904-277-7274.
9 NC Talk, historical marker dedication, "First North Carolina Regiment, Colored," at the Academy Green, Hancock and New streets, New Bern. 3 pm. Free. 252-633-5001.
9 VA Lecture, "The 10th Virginia at Culp's Hill," at the Heritage Museum, 382 High St., in Dayton. Noon. Details: 540-879-2616.
9 VA Living history walking tours of Fort Ward in Alexandria. 2 pm. Free. 703-671-7350.
9 VA Luminary, annual candle event at Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg. 5:30-8:30 pm. Free.
9 MD Movie, "Glory," at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 6 pm. Free.
9-10 CA Reenactment, "The Blue and The Gray," at Tierra Reiada Ranch, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Camps and demonstrations begin 10 am both days. Battles at noon, 3 pm and 5:15 pm Saturday and noon and 2:30 pm Sunday. $20/adult.
9-10 OK Reenactment, "Battle of Honey Springs" fought July 17, 1863, at the Honey Springs Battlefield, 1863 Honey Springs Battlefield Road, Checotah. Camps, demonstrations and battles at 1 pm each day.
TN Living history, "Fort Dickerson Weekend" at the fort in Knoxville. Camps, talks and military demonstrations 10 am-4:30 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Free.
9-10 VA Living history and other special programs commemorating the 1862 Peninsula Campaign at the Yorktown Battlefield unit of the Colonial NHP in Yorktown. Free for special weekend.
9-10 SC Reenactment, "Battery Wagner," at Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston.
TN Walking tour, "Moccasin Bend Civil War Fortifications," ranger-led tour visits the Union artillery earthworks. Begins near the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute, 100 Moccasin Road, Chattanooga. 2:30 pm. Free.
10 NC Lecture, "The Meanings and Representations of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamations," at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern. 2 pm. Free. 252-638-8558.
10 PA Gallery tour, "Voices of 1863: Witnesses to the Civil War," at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008–2010 Delancy Place, Philadelphia. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. Reservations: 215-732-1600 extension 100.
10 PA Curator tour, "Voices of 1863" exhibit at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia. 1 pm. Free with admission. Register: 215-732-1600 extension 100.
11 LA Lecture, "Union Fort at Morganza," at the Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W Main St, New Roads. 6 pm. Free. 225-638-6575.
11 GA Lecture, "Mail Call: A Look at Letters from Sherman's Soldiers," at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 7 pm. Free.
11 VA Flag conservation demonstration at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 10 am-2 pm. Free with museum admission.
11 VA Luminary trail at the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, 6541 Saylers Creek Road, near Rice. Evening program. Free. 804-561-7510.
12 GA Lecture, "Robert E. Lee and His Detractors in the Age of Anti-Hero" with Robert K. Krick, at the Lovett School, 4075 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 6:30 pm. Free. 404-262-3032.
12-17 AZ Symposium honoring the Gettysburg Address at Yavapai College in Prescott and Clarkdale. Lectures, films and displays all week. Free. Schedule, locations:
13 AR Lecture, "The Spence Family in 1863" at the Old State House Museum. Noon. Free.
13 NC Small children's program, "Tales for Tots: A Civil War Thanksgiving," at Tryon Palace in New Bern. 10 am. $6/child plus one adult.
13 VA Lecture, "Richmond and the Lincoln Legacy," at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. 5:30 pm. Free. Registration: or 804-287-6522.
13 VA Talk, "George Thomas," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free.
14 VA Book talk, "Civil War Northern Virginia 1861," at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 7 pm followed by signing. Free. Register:
14 PA "An Evening with James M. McPherson: Civil war on Land and Sea: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief," exhibit tour and lecture at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore. Dinner follows at the Maryland Club. Begins 4 pm. $25/lecture, book signing; $125 for everything.
16 MN Film, "Minnesota and the Civil War," the public television documentary at the Minnesota Historical Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul. 3-4:30 pm. Free.
16 AR Living history, "Exploring the Little Rock of 1863," Civil War Family Day at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. 10 am-4 pm. Free.
16 IL "Music and Art of the Civil War," at the Lincoln Log Cabin, 402 S Lincoln Hwy Road, Lerna. Special programs commemorating the Gettysburg Address. 10 am-4 pm. free.
16 IL Concert, “Long Remembered: A Tribute to Lincoln’s Life and Time,” in the Blizzard Theater, 1700 Spartan Drive, on the Eglin Community College campus in Elgin. 7:30 pm. $23/adult. 847-622-0300.
16 TN Walking tour, "Re-opening the Tennessee River and the Cracker Line," meets at the Chattanooga Bakery, 900 Manufacturers Road, Chattanooga. 9:30-11:30 am. Free.
16 TN Lecture, "The Battle of Campbell Station," at the Farragut Folklife Museum, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut. 2 pm. Free. 865-966-7057.
16 TN Ranger program, "The Last Full Measure," commemorating the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. 1:30 pm. Free.
16 GA Living history, "Civil War Holiday," at McDaniel Farm, 3215 McDaniel Road, Duluth. Camps and demonstrations. 10 am-4 pm. $5/adult.770-904-3500.
16 GA Living history, "Candlelight Tours," at Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. Civil War figures from both sides tell their battlefield stories. Tours at 6, 7, 8 and 9 pm. $8. 770-443-7850 or
16 GA Living history and other special programs, "Night Museum" at the Andersonville National Historic Site near Andersonville. Experience the museum and prison site at night. 6-9 pm. Free.
16 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.
16 PA "Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital: Candlelight at Christ Church," 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. 717-334-5212.
VA Symposium, "Mine Run: Missteps, Mischief & Mayhem, the Campaign That History Forgot," at the Locust Grove Middle School, 6368 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove. Lectures plus afternoon tour of the battlefield. $15 before Oct 31. $25 after. or 540-661-5328.
16 VA Walking tour, "Civil War Trail & Gilmore Farm," tour a Civil War winter camp and watch reenactors build huts at Montpelier, home of James Madison near Orange. 2 pm. $5 plus Montpelier admission.
16 VA Walking tour of Fort Huger, Confederate fort on the James River at 15080 Talcott Terrace near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
PA Book signings by Lincoln authors at the Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center. 10 am-4 pm. Free.
16-17 DC
Overnight Bus Tour, "Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign," with Ed Bearss. Leaves from Washington DC. For detailed information see (click on Civil War) or call 202-633-8647.
16-17 NC Living history and exhibits, "Civil War Weekend," in New Bern. Camps and demonstrations at Tryon Palace and historic homes.
16-17 VA Civil War show and sale at the Richmond International Raceway, 600 E Laburnum, Richmond. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm. Sunday. $8.
PA Lectures commemorating Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at at the Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center. Schedule:
17 VA Lecture, "Managing the Civil War," at the Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington. 6 pm. Free. 703-228-5990.
IL Special activities commemorating Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the Abraham Lincon Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Includes living history, talks, special exhibits and more. Schedule:
18 TN Lecture, "Finding & Researching the Federal Road," at the Tennessee Aquarium Auditorium in Chattanooga, 7 pm.
PA Panel discussion, "These Honored Dead: Death and Rebirth in the Civil War," at the Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center. Book signing 4 pm, discussion 6 pm. Free. Tickets: 877-874-2478.
PA Open House at the David Wills House in Gettysburg. Commemorating Lincoln's stay there before his speech. 6-9 pm. Free.
18 NC "Digital Collections: An Update," archivist examine the Civil War holdings at the NC State Archives at the State Library Building, 109 E Jones St, Raleigh. 10:30 am. Free. 919-807-7310.
19 MN Lecture, "Gettysburg Remembered: Nov. 19, 1863-2013," at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicolett Mall, Minneapolis. 6:30 pm. Free. Register: 612-543-8000.
19 MO Panel discussion, "Gettysburg: The Most Important Event of 1863?" at the Kansas City Public Library, 14 W 10th St, Kansas City. 6:30 pm. Free.
19 IL Lecture, "Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address," at the Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois at Springfield. 7 pm. Free. 217-206-7094. Live webcast:
DC Special readings of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the Lincoln Cottage in Washington. Each hour 10:45 am-2:45 pm. Register:
PA Anniversary activities commemorating Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Speaker and memorial. Details: 717-337-6590.
19 VA Reading of the Gettysburg Address at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. 5 pm. Free.
19 SC Lecture, "SC Civil War Naval Operations & the Archaeological Aftermath," at the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum in Columbia. Noon. 803-737-8095.
20 DC Seminar, book signing, "The Inside Story of Smithsonian Civil War," the story behind the book at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45-8:45 pm. $42. (click on Civil War).
20 VA Book talk and signing, "Curiosities of the Confederate Capital," at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. 5:30-7:30 pm. Free.
21 VA Lecture, "Little Known Aspects of Stafford's Civil War Art and Photography," at the Stafford Adminstrative Center, Courthouse Rd. and Rt. 1 in Stafford. 7:30 pm. Free.
21 VA Illustrated lecture, "Volusia: Civilian, Slave and Soldier Experiences in the Civil War," at the Lloyd House, 220 N Washington St, Alexandria. 7:30 pm. Free. Limited seating.
21 MD Discussion, “War and Freedom: Civil Rights for African-Americans,” at the USG Library, the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. 7 pm. Free.
21 MD Lecture, "Overland Campaign," at the Carroll Community College in Westminster. 6:30-9:30 pm. $39. Details: 410-386-8100.
21 DC Book talk and reception, "Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America's Greatest President," at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington. Talk at 6:30 pm, reception at 6 pm. $10/lecture, $10/reception.
22 VA Book talk, "Mosby's Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia," with book signing to follow, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission.
22 PA "An Evening with the Painting," special two-hour, after-hours view of and talks about the Gettysburg Cyclorama. 4:30 and 6:30 pm. $20/adult. Tickets:
23 MO Lecture, "The War in Jackson County," at the Battle of Westport Visitor Center and Museum, 6601 Swope Parkway, Kansas City. 2 pm.
23 LA "Battlefield Baseball," ranger program and games at the Mansfield State Historic Site in Mansfield. 11 am and 2 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.
23 TN Living history, "Headquarters 1864," at Travellers Rest Plantation in Nashville. Camp recreates John Bell Hood's 1864 headquarters. 10 am-3 pm. $8/adult.
23 WI "Gettysburg Address Family Day," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1:30-3 pm drop in. Free.
PA Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies commemorating Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg. Parade starts 1 pm.
PA Remembrance Illumination at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. 5:30-9:30 pm. Free.
23 PA Walking tour, "Laurel Hill's Civil War Ladies," begins 3 pm at the gatehouse entrance to the Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia. $12.
VA Living history, "Thanksgiving, 1863," at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen (near Richmond). 12:30-3:30 pm. Free. 804-501-2130.
23 VA Civil War Author's Day at Gray Ghost Winery, 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville. Book signings 11 am-5 pm. Free.
23 VA Lecture, “Messages from the Front: A Study in Civil War Reenacting,” at Historic Blenheim in Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
23 VA Lecture, "From Turret to Table," at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. 1 pm. Free with museum admission.
23 VA Living history tour, "Thanksgiving in the Trenches," popular holiday program at the Petersburg National Battlefield. Tours begin 5:30, 6:45 and 8 pm. Free. Reservations necessary: 804-732-3531 extension 205. More info:
23 MD Exhibit opening reception, "The Emotional Toll of War," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 10:30 am-noon. More info: 301-695-1864 extension 6000.
23 NC Book talk and signing, "Gone with Glory: The Civil War in Cinema," at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. 2 pm. Free. 252-335-1453.
23-24 TX Reenactment, "Civil War Weekend," at Liendo Plantation, 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road, Hempstead. Camps, demonstrations, music, home tours all weekend. Battles at 2 pm each day. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. $10.
TN Anniversary activities, "Battle for Chattanooga." living history, special tours and talks at several locations in the Chattanooga area including Lookout Mountain, Orchard Knob and Missionary Ridge. Free except $3 Point Park (Lookout Mountain).
24 VA Book talk, "Wish is My Master," the story of two Georgia families in the Civil War, at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free.
24 VA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Petersburg National Battlefield in Petersburg. 1:30-4:30 pm. Free with park admission.
GA Driving tour, "'Senseless Exposure of Brave Men': Ringgold Gap," begins at the Ringgold Depot, US 41 and Depot Street, Ringgold. 10:30 am. Free.
29-30 TN Tours of the Franklin battlefield and Spring Hill. 90-minute tours begin at the Carter House at 11 am and 3 pm Friday and 8 am Saturday. Tickets, reservations: 615-794-0903.
30 MN Living history Civil War tour of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul sponsored by the Minnesota History Center. 7 pm. $9. Reservations required.
30 TN llumintation at Carnton Plantation in Franklin. 10,000 candles represent casulties in the 1864 battle. Ceremony 4:30 pm followed by walk through tours until 7 pm. Free.
30 TN Walking tour, "Crossfire on the Battlefield: Melee, Murder and Mayhem" on the battlefield at Franklin. Begins at the Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Ave, at 10:30 am, finishes at 2:30 pm. $75. Reservations: 615-790-7190.