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December 2014

Civil War events updated 21-Oct-2014

4 DC Lecture/reception with Chris DeRose and Michael Beschloss, at President Lincoln's Cottage, Upshur Street and Rock Creek Road NW, Washington. 6 pm reception; 6:30 pm lecture. $10 each. Reservations:
VA Lecture, "A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to his Wife," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6.
5-6 KS Living history and candlelight tour, "1864," at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. Evening tours by reservation. Call 620-223-0310 after Nov 1.
5-6 TN Holiday open house at the Cravens House on the Lookout Mountain battlefield in Chattanooga. Tours every 30 minutes 6-8 pm. Free.
VA Candlelight tours of the Stonewall Jackson Headquarters (and other museums) in Winchester. 6-8 pm Friday, 3-7 pm. Saturday.
VA Lecture, "Siege of Petersburg: Diversity of Perspective," at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park visitor center. 2 pm. Free with park admission.
VA Living history, "Christmas on the Farm" with music, games and demonstrations at the New Market Battlefield. 10 am-4 pm.
6 NC Living history and open house, "A Civil War Christmas" at the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. 10 am-4 pm. Free.
6 NC Living history and open house, "Christmas in the Big House, Christmas at the Quarters," 19th-century holidays at Historic Stagville, 2825 Old Oxford Hwy, Durham. Noon-4 pm. Free,
PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5 pm. $20.
6-7 AR Reenactment, "Battle of Prairie Grove," at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 1 pm each day. $5/parking fee. 479-846-2990.
TN Ranger programs, "Battle of the Cedars," part of the Franklin-Nashville action at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Free.
6-7 TN Civil War Show at the AgExpo Park, 4215 Long Lane, in Franklin. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $8/adult.
6-7 GA Living history, "Victorian Christmas," with the "real" Santa Claus, music and more, at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Free.
WV Living history, "Capt. Flagg's U.S. Quartermaster City: Prospects of Peace," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission.
NC Living history, "Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War," civilian camps with music and refreshments at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free.
7 VA Living history, "Christmas in Camp," decorations, drills and camp at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Noon-4 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
10 VA Talk, "Battle of Staunton River Bridge," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission.
13 MO Luminary driving tour at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Annual event with 2,539 luminaries and living history. 5:15-9:30 pm. Free.
TN Citywide commemoration of the Battle of Nashville. Includes living history and other programs at Fort Negley, Shy's Hill, Travellers Rest and other Nashville sites.
GA Reenactment, "150th Winter Muster" exact date anniversary of the orders to attack Fort McAllister at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. Living history camps 9 am-4 pm. Battle at 5 pm. Free with park admission. 912-727-2339.
13 NC Living history and open house, "Home for the Holidays" at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston. Christmas at home and in the field. 10 am-5 pm. Free.
13 MD "'Tis the Season," special tours and refreshments at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. noon-4 pm. Free.
13 VA "Holidays at Liberia," at Liberia, a Civil War headquarters building in Manassas. $15. Times, details:
13 VA Living history, "Christmas in Camp," camps, period decorations and more at Fort Ward in Alexandria. $2.
13-14 VA Antebellum Saint Nicholas program at the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical Park near Amelia. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday. 804-561-7510.
16 TN Book talk and signing, "The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood," at Historic Travellers Rest in Nashville. 5:30 pm. Free.
20 GA Talk, "I present to you... a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah," at the Chickamauga NMP.
VA Talk, "The Last Christmas in the Confederate White House," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission.
VA Living history, "19th-Century Christmas at Ellwood," at Ellwood Manor, a Union headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness just off Route 20 near Route 3 west of Fredericksburg. 10 am-5 pm. Free.
VA Walking tour, "Fort Boykin," Confederate James River fort, 7410 Fort Boykin Trail near Smithfield. 3 pm. Free.
Jan 3
TN Anniversary living history and ranger programs at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro.
VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield 1-4 pm. Free with park admission.