April 2019

Reenactments, conferences and more

Updated 13 Feb 2019

1  VA  Anniversary activities, “Battle of Five Forks,” special ranger programs at the Petersburg National Battlefield unit. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

2  VA  Walking tour, “Sixth Corps Breakthrough,” anniversary tour at Pamplin Historical Park. 9:30 am. Free with admission. pamplinpark.org

2  VA  Anniversary ranger programs and living history at Fort Gregg, part of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

3  VA  Anniversary programs at Namozine Church, Namozine Church and Mill Quarter Road, between Petersburg and Amelia. 9 am-5 pm. Free. 804-561-3180.

4  VA  Anniversary programs at Amelia Court House. Includes special relic displays. 9 am-5 pm. 804-561-3180.

5  VA  Anniversary programs at Nottoway Court House and the Nottoway Presbyterian Church. Special displays and talks. 10 am-5 pm. Free. facebook.com/pg/nottowayhistory/posts

5-7  NC  Tour and Symposium, “Two Weeks of Fury,” at the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. Speakers and tour of Carolinas Campaign sites in NC. $350. historicsites.nc.gov/events/two-weeks-fury-tour-and-symposium-bentonville-battlefield

6  ALL  Park Day, cleanup and rehab at battlefield sites across the country, sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust. More info: battlefields.org/events/park-day/faqs

6  TN  Anniversary living history at the Shiloh National Military Park. Camps and demonstrations 8 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/shil

6  NC  Special program, “Baseball and the American Civil War,” at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston. 3 pm. Free with site admission. historicsites.nc.gov/events/baseball-and-american-civil-war

6  PA  Lecture, “Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the US Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisonburg. 1 pm. Free with admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

6  VA  Anniversary living history and tours at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park near Rice. 11 am, 4:30 pm talks, Hillsman house open with medical living history 3-7 pm. “Real time” tour 5:15 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek#general_information

6  FL  Candlelight tour of the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 6:15-7:15 pm. Park fee plus $3. floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

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

7  TN  Anniversary hikes at the Shiloh National Military Park. Guided walks 8 am-5 pm. Free. Schedule: nps.gov/shil

7  GA  Lecture, “Fit to Fight: Physical Fitness and the Battle of Chickamauga,” at the Chickamauga NMP near Fort Oglethorpe. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

7  VA  Anniversary tours and living history at High Bridge Trail State Park (at the bridge) near Farmville. 9 am overview talk, 1-6 pm living history tours. Camp cooking 5-7 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/high-bridge-trail#general_information

8-14  VA  Anniversary activities at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Ranger programs and tours each day. Living history Saturday-Sunday, luminary event TBA. 9 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/apco

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

10-13  VA  Conference, “‘Give the Enemy No Rest’: The 1864 Shenandoah Campaign,” tours, talks and more based in Front Royal. $475. More info, register: shenandoahatwar.org

12-13  GA  Walking tours/living history, “History by Candlelight,” at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. Guided tour with living history demonstrations. 6-10 pm. $10. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=36

12-14  IL  Reenactment, “Great Battle Stands,” at Pyramid State Park, 1562 Pyramid State Park Road, Pinckneyville. Camps and demonstrations open 8 am each day. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday. greatbattlestands.com

12-14  NC  Symposium, “Salisbury Confederate Prison,” annual event in Salisbury includes speakers, music and memorial service and tour at the National Cemetery. $70 until March 22, $80 after. More info: southpawsagain@gmail.com

13  GA  Ranger program/tour, “Fire Eaters and Radicals,” at the Chickamauga NMP near Fort Oglethorpe. 2-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

20  FL  Living history, Union camp and demonstrations at at Fort Taylor Historic State Park in Key West. 10 am-2 pm. Free with admission. fortzacharytaylor.com

26-27  VA  Bus tour, “The Road to Richmond: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.” Introduction Friday evening, bus tour departs 8 am Saturday from Holiday Inn, 5422 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg. $150. mosbyheritagearea.org

27  NC  Anniversary activities at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. Living history, tours and talks. 10 am-4 pm. $3/adult. historicsites.nc.gov/events?tid_1=4

27-28  IL  Reenactment, “Grant’s Home Front,” in Galena. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles 11:30 am Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. $5/adult. tristatehistoricalpresentations.blogspot.com