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Civil War events updated 20-Nov-2014

New: Civil War Events 2015

1 MO Talk, "Mourning Practices of the Civil War," at the Wornall House, 6155 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 2 pm. $15.
1 MO "Battle of Pacific Cotillion & Ball," commemorating the Price's Raid battle, at the Pacific Eagles Aerie 3842, 707 W Congress St, Pacific. Living history with dnner and dancing plus a talk on the 1864 action in Pacific. 6 pm-midnight. $20 at the door, $17 in advance. More info: 636-257-8462.
GA Lantern tour of the Old City Cemetery, 100 Virginia Ave, Sandersville, featuring Civil War soldiers. 7-9 pm. $7. 478-232-3962.
1 PA Seminar, "'Yes, We Fought There as Well': The Other Maine Units at Gettysburg," lectures and tour, based at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. Lectures begin 9 am. $95. Register by Oct 10: EventsCalendar/ AdamsSeminarNovember12014.aspx
MD Programs commemorating Maryland Emancipation Day at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Night sky ranger program 7:30 pm. Lectures, living history and more during the day.
1 MD Film and talk, "Hollywood and the Civil War: Shenandoah," at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 6 pm. Free.
VA Living history, "United States Colored Troops in Winter Camps," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-2 pm. Free with park admission.
1 VA Car-caravan tour, "The Final Rendezvous: A Visit to Mosby Graves in Mt. Zion Church, Sharon and Ivy Hill Cemeteries," begins at Mount Zion Church in Aldie. 9 am-noon. $10. Sign up, more info: 703-851-9088.
1 VA Living history, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Haunted Turnpike," unnerving tales of the Route 50 corridor at Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Turnpike, Aldie. 7:30 pm. $8/adult. 703-327-9777.
1 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free.
1 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
1-2 LA Reenactment, "Battle of Natchitoches," in Natchitoches. Camps. music and demonstrations all weekend on the Cane River bank. Battles downtown at 12:30 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm. Sunday. Free. 225-362-9835 or
1-2 AR Living history, "Civil War Weekend," at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. Camps, guided tours and demonstrations. 9 am-5 pm. $10/adult.
1-2 FL Living history, "Union Garrison," at the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. Camps and demonstrations. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $6/vehicle plus $2/person fort fee. 904-277-7274.
1-2 VA Dramatic performances, special tours and music, part of the "Trails to Freedom" event at Chatham, an NPS site across the river from Fredericksburg. Weekend explores slavery to freedom at Stafford. "Songs from the Field" concert 2 pm Sunday. Complete schedule:
1-2 WV Reenactment, "Guyandotte Civil War Days," in Guyandotte. Living history, tours, lecture series and battles1 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. Schedule:
NC Reenactment at Fort Branch on the Roanoke River near Hamilton. Camps, demonstrations, music and battles at 1:30 pm each day. Small parking charge. Details:
2 MO Talk, "Embalming in the Civil War Era," at the Wornall House, 6155 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 2 pm. $15.
DC Film, "Rebel," the story of soldier/spy Loreta Janeta Velazquez, with filmmaker discussion, at the McGowan Theater in the National Archives building in Washington. Noon. Free. Registration:
5 GA Lecture, "Chattahoochee River Line," at the Powder Springs Library, 4181 Atlanta St, Bldg 1, Powder Springs. 2 pm. Free. 770-439-3600.
GA Lecture, "Sherman's March Through Georgia," with Noah Andre Trudeau at the Kennesaw State University Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw. 7 pm. Free.
6 VA Film/discussion, "The Abolitionists," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free.
GA Symposium, "1864 -- The War Comes to Georgia," at several locations in Augusta. Free Thursday and Friday events, $30 for Saturday lectures. or 706-722-8454.
7-9 CA Conference, "West Coast Civil War Conference," at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Sacremento. Details:
7-9 VA Tours, talks and living history: a "Maine-centric" weekend in Petersburg and Dinwiddie. A Friday evening (7 pm) talk on Joshua Chamberlain at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center opens the weekend. Saturday's events include a guided walking tour of the 1st Maine Artillery charge on the Petersburg battlefield (10 am), a 1:30 pm unveiling (with living history and talks) of a highway marker honoring at 246 E South Boulevard in Petersburg, and a tour of the City Point National Cemetery at 3:30 pm. Sunday features a 1 pm tour on the site of the Battle of Dinwiddie Courthouse, 12900 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie. Questions about the events, call 757-343-5539.
8 TN Walking tour, "The Moccasin Battery — Union Artillery on the Bend," follow special event signs on Moccasin Bend Road in Chattanooga. 1:30 pm. Free.
8 TN Play, "Incident at Fort Granger," at the fort, 308 Eddy Lane, Franklin. 3 pm. Free.
SC Living history, music, "The Burning of Downtown Marietta," on the square in Marietta. Civil War living history and more 10 am-9 pm. Battle skirmish and burning reenactment begins 8 pm. Complete schedule:
8 PA Lecture, "Read All About It!," how Pittsburgh's newspapers reported the war, at the Carnegie Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave, in Carnegie. 1 pm. Free.
8 MD Living history, civilians talk about life on the C&O Canal during the Civil War at Lockhouse 25, mile marker 30.9, near Poolesville. Noon-3 pm. Free.
8 NC Book talk, "North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History," at the High Point Museum, 1859 E Lexington Ave, High Point. 10 am. Free.
8 NC Living history talk, "The Lincolns: An Intimate Portrait," at Somerset Place State Historic Site in Creswell. 1 pm. $6/adult. 252-797-4560.
8 VA Walking tour, "Lee Family Homes," including Robert E. Lee's boyhood home, in Alexandria. Begins 2 pm at the Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St. $12/adult.
8 VA "Civil War Dancing," talk and instruction at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 11 am and 1 pm. Free with admission.
8 VA Luminary program at the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical Park near Amelia. Begins at 6 pm. Free. 804-561-7510.
8 VA Living history, soldier-led tours of Fort Ward in Alexandria. 90-minute tours begin at 10 am and 2 pm. Free.
8 VA Luminary at Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg. 6,000 graves with luminary candles, music and talks. 5:30-8 pm. Free.
8-9 TN Living history weekend at the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield. Camps and demonstrations. More info:
GA Living history and special tours of the Brown House Museum, 268 N Harris St, Sandersville. Free.
GA Reenactment, "Sherman's Occupation of Sandersville," in town and at Forest Grove Plantation. Troops enter Sandersville 10 am Saturday with music and skirmish at Courthouse Square. Camps open 1-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Sunday battle 2 pm. $5. Complete details:
8-9 GA Civil War Expo with camps, demonstrations and skirmishes at the Helen Riverside Park, in Helen. 10 am-5 pm. Free.
8-9 GA Living history, military timeline programs at the Chattanooga NMP. 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm at the visitor center. Free.
8-9 FL Living history, "History of the American Soldier," includes Civil War at the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. Camps and demonstrations. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $6/vehicle plus one canned food item/person fort fee. 904-277-7274.
8-9 VA Bus tour, "Lee's Retreat: Petersburg to Appomattox," an overnight Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. Leaves Washington DC at 7 am Saturday. $527. More info: (click on Civil War) or 202-633-8647.
9 GA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free.
VA Car-caravan tours, "Civil War's Impact on Petersburg," NPS ranger-led tour begins at the South Side Railroad Station in downtown Petersburg. 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Free. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
9 PA Lecture, "Yankees in Georgia," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 2 pm. Free.
9 SC Tour and program at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site near Ehrhardt. Tour 1:30 pm. Program 3-5 pm. $10.
10 NC Lecture, "Rose Greenhow, Part II" at the State Archives of North Carolina, 109 E Jones St, Raleigh. Noon. Free.
11 VA Lecture, "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6.
12 VA Talk, "1864 Presidential Campaign and Lincoln's Re-election," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission.
13 AR Lecture, "Spence Brothers in 1864," at the Old State House Musuem in Little Rock. Noon. Free.
13 GA Lecture, "April 9, 1865, as Freedom Day: Lee's Surrender and the Process of Emancipation," at the Hendrix-Chenault Theater, 4075 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 6 pm. Free. Reservations suggested. 404-262-3032 extension 1717.
13 VA Lecture, "'Ours is no longer a divided country,' The Path to Reconciliation in the Shenandoah Valley," at Lord Fairfax Community College, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown. 7 pm. Free.
13 VA Lecture, "The First Ladies of the Civil War," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. Fee charged.
14 VA Lecture, "The Civil War in Virginia," at the Petersburg Library, 201 W Washington St, Petersburg. 7 pm. Free. 804-733-2402.
TN Symposium, "2014: The Final Shots in Tennessee," the annual Tennessee signature event in Franklin.
PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 4:30 pm. $20.
TN Living history and family activities at Carnton and the Carter House in Franklin.
14-15 GA Music, "A Soldier's Serenade with the Eighth Georgia Regimental," at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. 10 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. 912-727-2339.
GA Anniversary lectures, "Battles of Dunlap Hill and Walnut Creek," at the Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway, Macon. 10 am-6 pm. Free.
GA Living history, "150 Years of Camp Lawton," at the site of the prison camp in the Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen. Camps open 9 am. Dusk cannon firing. $5 parking fee. 478-982-1660.
GA Living history at High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Drive, Jackson. Camp and demonstrations. 8 am-5 pm. $5 parking fee.
15 GA Living history, illumination, "Night Museum," special program at the Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville. 6-9 pm. Free.
15 TN Symposium, "The African-American Experience in the Civil War Era," at Lipscomb University in Nashville. 9:30-11:30 am. Free. Details, schedule:
15 TN Walking tour, "The Last Full Measure," at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. 1:30 pm. Free.
15 PA Living history, "Remembrance Day Parade," in Gettysburg. 1 pm. Free.
15 PA Illumination of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. 5:30-9:30 pm. Free.
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free.
15 PA Lectures and book signing, "Lincoln and the Power ofthe Press: the War for Public Opinion," (3 pm) and "Lincoln and the Press; at Gettysburg and Beyond," (4 pm) with Harold Holzer, at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. Free.
15 VA Lecture, "Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Confederacy and the Last Casualty of the Lost Cause," at Stratford Hall. 10 am. $15.
15 VA Walking tour, "Brown's Island," in Richmond. Home to the Confederate laboratory on the James River. Noon. Free with admission to the American Civil War Center at Tredegar. 804-649-1861 extension 123.
15 VA Lecture, "Daughters of the Lost Cause," at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. 10 am. $15. Registration info:
15 VA Talk, "Lincoln's Re-election," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission.
TN Reenactment, "Battle of Franklin" in Franklin. Battles both days.
15-16 VA Civil War show at the Richmond International Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $8/adult.
15-16 NC Living history and lectures, "New Bern's Hospitals: Medical History of New Bern during the War," at Tryon Palace Historic Site in New Bern. Call 800-767-1560 for schedule.
15-16 FL Reenactment, "Raid on the Suwannee," at Heritage Park & Gardens in Live Oak. Camps open 9 am-4:30 pm each day. Battles 2 pm each day. $5.
GA Symposium, "Yankees Marching By: The Civil War in Madison and Morgan County," at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S Main St, Madison. 2-5 pm. Free. CalendarPages /november.shtml #yankees
16 VA Living history and exhibits, "The Confederate States Navy" at the Museum of the Confederacy at Appomattox. 10 am-5 pm. Free with admission.
18 MD Lecture, "Middletown in the Civil War," at the Christ Reformed Church, 12 S Church St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free.
18 PA "An Evening at the David Wills House," on the anniversary of Lincoln's stay in Gettysburg. 6-8 pm. Free.
19 PA Dedication Day at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Speech and wreath laying followed by special graveside salute to U.S. Colored Troops. Free. Details, times:
20 DC Book talk, reception "Lincoln and the Power of the Press," with Harold Holzer and Major Garrett at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington. Reception 6 pm, lecture 6:30 pm. $10 for each. Reservations: 202-829-0436 extension 31224.
21 VA Book talk, "A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with admission.
GA Living history, "Battle of Griswoldville," camps and demonstrations on the battlefield 10 miles east of Macon and 2 miles SE of Griswoldville. Organized by the Jarrell Plantation Historic Site. 9:30 am-3:30 pm. 478-986-5172 or
OH Exhibit, talks, reception, "Happy Birthday, Mr. Stanton!" party for Lincoln's Secretary of War, at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S Third St, Steubenville. 11 am-1 pm. Free with admission.
22 VA Music, "Drummer's Call: Field Music of the Civil War," at the American Civil War Center at Tredegar in Richmond. Noon. Free with site admission. 804-649-1861 extension 123.
22 VA Lecture, "Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
22 VA Living history, "17th Mississippi" camp and demonstrations at Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Noon-4 pm. Free. Evening program, "Huts by Firelight," 6-8 pm. $10/adult. 703-777-6034.
22 VA Living history tours, "Thanksgiving in the Trenches," popular annual event at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 5:30, 6:45 and 8 pm. Free. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
22-23 TX Reenactment at the Liendo Plantation, 38653 Wyatt Chapel Rd., in Hempstead. Camps open 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $10/adult.
22-23 TN Anniversary ranger programs, "Battles for Chattanooga," at the Lookout Mountain battlefield (Point Park) and other locations in the city.
23 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield 1-4 pm. Free with park admission.
24 VA Talk, "Writing and Producing "Field of Lost Shoes," new movie about the Battle of New Market, at the American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6-8 pm. $10/includes reception. Reservations: 804-649-1861 extension 145.
27-29 PA Candlelight tours of the Shriver House Museum in Gettysburg. Civil War-era decorations. Tours 5 and 7 pm Thursday and Friday; 5, 7 and 9 pm Saturday. House open noon-5 pm Friday and Saturday. Reservations: 717-337-2800.
TN After-hours tour of Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Focus is on the family and home/hospital. 6 pm. $20. Space limited. Reservations: 615-794-0903. More info:
28-30 NC "Festive Holiday Kick-off Weekend," holiday preparations during four wars, including the Civil War at Tryon Palace in New Bern. 9 am-5 pm. Ticket info:
TN Living history tours of Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Reenactors portray hospital scenes 6:30-9 pm (last tour at 8:30 pm). $5.
TN Bus tour, "Battle of Franklin," with Ed Bearss. Breakfast 8:30 am at the Lotz House, bus leaves at 9 am. Tours ends 1 pm. $100. Reservations: 615-790-7190.
29 GA Living history, music, "Thanksgiving Field Day," at Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah. Recreates first Thanksgiving in the fort for Union troops in 1862. 10 am-3:30 pm. $5/adult.
29 PA "An 1860s Christmas" with Victorian dancing, at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1-4 pm. Free.
29 VA Living history, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee — The Great Burning Raid," lantern-light stories at the Silverbrook Farm B&B, 15286 Woodgrove Road, Purcellville. 7:30 pm. $8/adults. 540-668-6056.
TN Reenactment, "Battle of Spring Hill," at the Rippavilla Plantation and the Spring Hill Battlefield, 5700 Main St, south of Spring Hill.
29-30 TN "Historians' Dinner," with Ed Bearss and others commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin on the Eastern Flank Park in Franklin. 6 pm reception, 7 pm dinner. $150/person. Reservations, 615-790-7190.
TN Tour, "Early Stages of the Battle of Franklin," begins at the Carter House at 9 am. $50. Purchase tickets, details: 615-794-0903.
TN Bus tour, "Battle of Franklin," with Ed Bearss. Breakfast 8:30 am at the Lotz House, bus leaves at 9 am. Tours ends 1 pm. $100. Reservations: 615-790-7190.
TN Living history, anniversary marches in Franklin. One group leaves Winstead Hill, another group leaves from Fort Granger. Both converge on Carter House. 4 pm. Free.
TN Illumination, "Battle of Franklin," 10,000 candles at the Carter House and other locations in Franklin.