July 2019

Reenactments and more

Updated 12 July 2019


1-3   PA  Anniversary activities at the Gettysburg NMP. Special ranger programs including real-time tours and evening activities plus living history and more. Free. Schedule: nps.gov/gett

3  MD  Lecture, “Antietam in Their Own Words,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

4-7  OR   Reenactment at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks. Camps and demonstrations with battles. $12/adult. nwcwc.net/powerland-heritage-park.html

5  GA  Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 9 am-1 pm. Free. nps.gov.kemo

5-7  PA  Reenactment, “Battle of Gettysburg,” big annual event at 91085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Camps, demonstrations, music, talks and more each day. Battles each day. More info, tickets: gettysburgreenactment.com

6  GA  Independence Day celebration at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. Living history demonstrations and more. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=24

6  VA  Lecture, “Monitor Archaeology: methods, finds, and hypotheses,” the latest on the Union ironclad at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Free with $1 museum admission. marinersmuseum.org

6  MD  Annual “Salute to Independence” at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Music, fireworks. 7:30 pm. Come early, very crowded. Free. Details, shuttle bus route: nps.gov/anti

6  FL  Living history, “Union Garrison,” camp and demonstrations at the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-noon. Free with admission. floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

6-7  MD  Anniversary activities including ranger programs and living history camps and demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

7  PA  Book talk, The U.S. Constitution and  Secession: A Documentary Anthology of Slavery and White Supremacy, at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett  Buy Book

9  MD Car-caravan tour, “Battle of Monocacy,” special anniversary event at the National Battlefield in Frederick. 9-11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/mono

10  MD  Lecture, “Battle of Falling Waters: Last Battle of the Gettysburg Campaign,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

12  VA  Ranger program, “’This Valley…was (a) scene of desolation and ruin.’ The Burning of the Shenandoah Valley,” at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHS visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

13  OK  Anniversary memorial service, “Battle of Honey Springs,” at the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 423159 E 1030 Road, Checotah. 10:30 am. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/event/memorial-service-2

13  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demos at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 10 am-2 pm. Free. 479-846-2990.

13  TN  Walking tour, “Hallowed Ground,” at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro. 7:30 pm. Free. Registration a must. More info: nps.gov/stri (click “Hallowed Ground” on homepage).

13  GA  Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

13  DC  Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Fort Stevens at the fort, on Quackenbos Street between 13th Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington. Living history, keynote speech and tours. 10 am-4 pm. nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=F58C78FA-C3CD-E217-9B9535F1C85E7188

13  NC  “Photography in the Civil War,” special program at the CSS Neuse State Historic Site in Kinston. 10 am-4 pm. Presentations at 11 am and 2  pm. Free with site admission. historicsites.nc.gov/events/photography-civil-war-harry-taylor

13  VA  Car-caravan and walking tour, “Rude’s Hill: ‘The Strongest Position in the Shenandoah Valley,’” meets at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery on Route11. 10 am-noon. “Pay as you please” event. Registration required.  More info: tourshenandoahbattlefields.com/rudes_hill

13  VA  Walking tour, “May’s Bloodiest Dawn: Hazel Grove and Fairview,” on the Chancellorsville battlefield west of Fredericksburg. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

13  VA  Lecture, “CSS Hunley,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission ($1). marinersmuseum.org

13-14  IO  Reenactment, “Reflections of the Civil War,” at the Seminole Valley Farm Museum, 1400 Seminole Valley Road, Cedar Rapids. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. $5. seminolevalleyfarmmuseum.net/events.html

13-14  KY  Living history, “Civil War Days,” at the Dinsmore Farm, 5656 Burlington Pike, Burlington. Noon-5 pm. $5/adult. dinsmorefarm.org/events/civil-war-weekend

13-14  WV  Living history, “Hold the High Ground, 1862,” artillery camp and demonstrations at the Harpers Ferry NHP. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

13-14  MD  Living history, Confederate infantry camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

14  VA  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

17  MD  Lecture, “Following Footprints and Memory: Reexamining Assumptions About the Fight for the West Woods (Antietam),” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

19  WI  “Summertime Southern Ball,” Civil War-era dance and music at Lilydale Dance Hall & Event Venue, north of Eau Claire. No experience necessary. 6 pm dinner, 7 pm dance.  Dinner/dance: $48/person. lilydalewi.com/events.phtml

19  VA  Car-caravan tour, “‘Bullets .. Like a Hail Storm’: The Battle of Rutherford’s Farm,” 10 am-3 pm. Free but registration required: shenandoahatwar.org

20  LA  Lecture, “After the Most Desperate Struggle,” the attack against Fort Butler, at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 11 am. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

20  MO  Book talk, A Burned Land: The Trans-Mississippi in the Civil War, at the Wornall House Museum, 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 1 pm. Buy Book Admission $5. wornallmajors.org

20  GA  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

20  PA  Tour, “Union First Corps First Division of the Army of the Potomac — Morning July 1, 1863,” all-day event meets at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 9 am. $110. cart.gettysburgfoundation.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=7828

20  PA  “An Evening with the Painting,” a special behind-the-scenes look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5-7 pm. $20/adult. Reservations: gettysburgfoundation.org

20  MD  Historic house tours, “Worthington House,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 110 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

20  VA  Anniversary activities, “Battle of Cool Spring,” walking tours, talks and more at the battlefield, 1400 Parker Lane, near Bluemont. Free. su.edu/arts/special-programs/mccormick-civil-war-institute-2/battle-of-cool-spring-tour-guide

20  VA  Walking tour, “Home Turned Battlefield: The Higgerston Farm,” on the Wilderness battlefield west of Fredericksburg. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

20  VA  Van tour, “Phil Sheridan, J.E.B. Stuart & Yellow Tavern,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-4 pm. $55. Reservations: leehall.org

20-21  LA   Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-2 pm Sunday. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.

20-21  CA  Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” on Freezeout Road in Duncans Mills. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles 1 and 4 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. $12/adult. Details, map: civilwardays.net

20-21  WI  Reenactment at Old Falls Village, N96w15791 County Line Road, Menomonee Falls. Camps open 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles 2 pm each day. travelwisconsin.com/events/history-heritage/civil-war-encampment-and-battle-102216

20-21  MD  Living history, camps and demonstrations at Union Mills Homestead, 1311 Littlestown Pike, north of Westminster. Civil War dance 7-9 pm Saturday. Grounds open 9 am. $10/carload. unionmills.org

20-21 VA  Anniversary living history camps and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Free. nps.gov/mana

20-21 VA  Anniversary activities, “Second Battle of Kernstown,” at the Kernstown Battlefield Park, 610 Battle Park Drive, south of Winchester. Details: kernstownbattle.org

20-21 VA  Anniversary living history, special tours and lectures at Ben Lomond, site of a Confederate hospital following the Battle of First Manassas, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. Free, donations welcome. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Candlelight tours 6:30-8:30 Saturday. More info: 703-367-7872.

21 VA  Anniversary tours, “Battle of First Manassas,” at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Ranger-led walks begin 7 am. Free. nps.gov/mana

23  DC  Lecture “Hard Lessons: The Bloody Battle of First Manassas,” at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45 pm. $45. smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/hard-lessons-bloody-battle-of-first-manassas

23-28  MD  Conference, “Antietam: The Bloodiest Day,” based in Hagerstown. Speakers and tours. Details: civilwarseminars.org

24  MD  Lecture, “Confederate Artillery Commanders at Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

26  VA  Walking tour, “Civil War Middletown,” begins at intersection of First and Main streets, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

27  TN  Walking tour, “Hallowed Ground,” at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro. 7:30 pm. Free. Registration a must. More info: nps.gov/stri(click “Hallowed Ground” on homepage).

27  DC  Music, Civil War-era songs with tour of exhibit “Songs of the Civil War,” at the George Washington University Museum, 701 21st St NW, Washington. 1 pm. $15. museum.gwu.edu/sing-along

27  VA  Driving, walking tour, “Second Battle of Kernstown,” begins at the battlefield park, 610 Battle Park Drive, south of Winchester. All day tours begin 9 am. More info: kernstownbattle.org/calendarofevents.html

27  VA  Walking tour, “Byway, Battlefield, Homeplace, Iconic Landscape: the Sunken Road,” the history of the famous road on the Fredericksburg battlefield. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

27  MD  Ranger program, “Enslavement in the Free State: The Story of L’Hermitage,” the history of a French/Caribbean plantation on what became the Monocacy battlefield at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 10 am at the Best Farm. Free. nps.gov/mono

27-28  TN  Civil War show, “Chattanooga Civil War Show & Sale,”  at the Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy, East Ridge. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. americandigger.com/american-digger-events

27-28  MD  Living history, “Artillery Weekend,” camps and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

27-28  VA  Anniversary living history and walking tours, “Battle of the Crater,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

29  VA  Living history, “General Grant at City Point,” at the City Point unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield in Hopewell. 10 am-1 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

31  MD  Lecture, “John Pope at Antietam: His Influence on the Maryland Campaign and the Final Attack at Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series