August 2019

Campfire program, living history, dinner theater, reenactment, house tour

Updated 9 Aug 2019


1  VA  Book talk, Dixie Daughters, at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond. 6 pm. $8. acwm.org Buy Book

2  VA  Car-caravan, walking tour, “‘Exploring the Civil War Entrenchments at Cedar Creek,” meets at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHS visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

3  LA  Hike, “Commissary Hill,” the high ground of Confederate defenses, at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 9-11 am. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

3  GA  Living history, “Hardee Guard Battalion,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 10 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov.kemo

3  PA  “Ford Family Day,” at the Gettysburg NMP. Free admission to Gettysburg Cyclorama, film and museum, special ranger-led hikes and campfire programs. Begins 8 am. Schedule: gettysburgfoundation.org/who-we-are/news/2019-news/ford-family-day-2019

3  VA  Living history, “Revolutionary vs. Civil War,” compare soldier life at the Rector House, 1461 Atoka Road, Marshall. 10 am-4 pm. Free. mosbyheritagearea.org

3  VA  Ranger program, “Family Conflicted, Home Afflicted: Belmont Amidst War,” lawn chair event at the historic home, 224 Washington St, Falmouth. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

3  VA  Conference, “The Forgotten Valley,” at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester. Shenandoah Valley topics include Stonewall Jackson, Battle of Wapping Heights and Mosby’s Rangers. 9 am-4 pm. $30. Register: shenandoahatwar.org

3  NC  Dinner Theater, “Female Spies in the Civil War,” at the CSS Neuse Civil War interpretive Center in Kinston. 5:30 pm. $15/adult. Advance tickets required. historicsites.nc.gov/events/female-spies-civil-war-dinner-theater

3  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

3-4  WI  Reenactment,  “Reliving Our Heritage,” sat Kronshage Park in Boscobel.  Military timeline camps and demonstrations featuring Civil War. Park opens 9 am both days. Civil War battle reenactments 1 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. relivingourheritage.com

3-4  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

DC  Book talk, The Great Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and the Fate of the Confederacy at the McGowan Theater, National Archives in Washington. Noon. Free. Buy Book Reservations recommended: archivesfoundation.org/event/the-great-partnership

KS  Lecture, “David Atchison and Border Ruffians at Lawrence in 1856,” at the Watkins Museum, 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence. 7 pm. Free. watkinsmuseum.org

7  MD  Lecture, “In the Wake of Antietam: The Loudoun Valley Campaign of 1862,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

DC  Book talk, Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation, at the McGowan Theater, National Archives in Washington. Noon. Buy Book Free. Reservations recommended: archivesfoundation.org/event/lincolns-spies

9-10  PA  “Gettysburg Music Muster,” at the Gettysburg NMP and Dobbin House. Civil War music at several different venues. All free. Schedule: nps.gov/gett

10  MO  Anniversary commemoration and free admission at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Speech 10 am at the visitor center, living history 11 am-4 pm on tour road. nps.gov/wicr

10  OK  Living history, “Civil War Weapons and Artillery,” at Fort Towson Historic Site, in Fort Towson. 1-3 pm. okhistory.org/calendar/event/second-saturday-demo-4

10  LA  “Civil War Vittles,” ranger program at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.

10  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.

10  TN  Walking tour, “Hallowed Ground,” at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro. 7:15 pm. Free. Registration a must. More info: nps.gov/stri (click “Hallowed Ground” on homepage).

10  VA  Lecture, “The Siege of Port Hudson,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with $1 museum admission. marinersmuseum.org

10  MD  Book talk, Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers, at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org Buy Book

10-11  MD  Living history, Federal infantry camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

10-11  VA  Living history, “1862 — Heading North into Maryland,” Union and Confederate camps at Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. novaparks.com/parks/mt-zion-historic-park

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

12-18   KS  Tours, living history, lectures and more, “Civil War on the Western Frontier,” annual event in Lawrence. Complete schedule: watkinsmuseum.org/cwwf

14  MD  Lecture, “A Last Roll of the Dice: The Third Confederate Invasion of the the North 1864,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

15  GA  Lecture, “CSS Georgia,” film about the Confederate ironclad, at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. 7 pm. Free. Register: portcolumbus.org

15  PA  Special program, “The Rest of the Story,” at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, part of the Gettysburg NMP. Visit and discussion of medical aspects of the battle. Bus departs visitor center 5:20 and 5:40 pm. Program 6-7:30 pm. $10. gettysburgfoundation.org/who-we-are/news/2019-news/museum-visitor-center-third-thursdays

16  VA  Ranger program, “Free at Last: The Complicated Road to Freedom for Emmanuel Jackson,” at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHS visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

16-18  IL  Living history “Galesburg Heritage Days,” at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg. Includes Civil War component. Free. galesburgheritagedays.org

16-18  VA  Tours and special events, “Winchester-Frederick County Civil War Weekend,” in Winchester and area. Schedule: visitwinchesterva.com/event/civil-war-weekend
17   OK  Concert, Civil War music at the Honey Springs Battlefield visitor center, 423159 E 1030 Road, Checotah. 1-3 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/event/civil-war-concert

17   LA  Lecture, “Predicament at Plains,” the Battle at Plains Store, at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 11 am. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

17   KS  Symposium, “Disorder on the Border,” the Missouri-Kansas conflict, at the Carnegie Building, 200 W Ninth St, Lawrence. 9 am-5 pm. $35. Details, register: freedomsfrontier.org

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

17  VA  Car-caravan, walking tour, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” in-depth ranger-led tour of the battlefield near Middletown. 9 am-noon. Free. Details: nps.gov/cebe
17  VA  Car-caravan, walking tour, “Battle of Fisher’s Hill,” in-depth ranger-led tour of the battlefield near Strasburg. 1-4 pm. Free. Details: nps.gov/cebe

17  VA  Book talk, Attack Them at Daylight and Whip Them, the Battle of Shiloh, at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with site admission. acwm.org  Buy Book  

17  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

17  MD  Historic house tours, “Thomas House,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

17-18  KY  Living history, “Battery Hooper Civil War Days,” camp and demonstrations at the Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Drive, Fort Wright. facebook.com/BatteryHooperCivilWarDays

17-18  VA  Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield. Free. nps.gov/mana

18   KS  Living history walking tour of the Black Jack (1856 John Brown) battlefield near Baldwin. 4 pm. Free.  blackjackbattlefield.org/events.html

21  MD  Lecture, “The Tale UnTwisted: George McClellan and the Discovery of Lee’s Lost Orders, September 13, 1862,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

23  VA  Car-caravan tour, “‘A Very Formidable Barrier’: Showdown on the Qpequon,” 10 am-noon. Free but registration required: shenandoahatwar.org

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

24  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Second Battle of Deep Bottom (Fussells’s Mill),” southeast of Richmond. 9 am-12:30 pm. $30/includes lunch. petebattlefields.org

24  VA  Bus tour, “The Art of War: The Civil War Sketches of James E. Taylor,” includes Millwood, Berryville and Winchester. Leaves from 1461 Atoka Road, Marshall. 9 am-3 pm. $60/lunch included. mosbyheritagearea.org/events/taylortour

24  VA  Ranger program, “Civil War Photographers: Risking Their Lives to Reveal the Realities of War,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

24  NC  Living history, “Life on Campaign,” at the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am. Free. historicsites.nc.gov/events/life-campaign-summer-living-history-bentonville-battlefield

24  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

24-25  MD  Civil War-era photography demonstrations at the Newcomer House, on the Antietam battlefield, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, near Keedysville. Demos, hands-on activities and more. 11 am-4:30 pm. Register: eventbrite.com/e/porch-program-wet-plate-photography-childrens-sun-print-activity-tickets-66237918397

24-25  MD  Living history, Confederate artillery and infantry camps and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

24-25  VA  Anniversary tours, “Battle of Kettle Run,” at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 1-4 pm. $5. 703-366-3049.

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

28  MD  Lecture, “People and Places 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

30  VA  Campfire program, “Shepherdstown Comes to Manassas,” special hospital program at Ben Lomond, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 7:30 pm. $5. 703-367-7872.

31-Sept 1  CA  Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at the Huntington Central Park, in Huntington. Camps, music and demonstrations open 10 am Saturday and 9 am Sunday (church service). Battles at 1:30 and 4 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. Free. hbhistory.org/civilwar

31-Sept 1  OR  Reenactment, “Battle for Clatsop County,” at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. Camps, demonstrations and battles. More info: nwcwc.net/battle-for-clatsop-county.html

31-Sept 1  VA  Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Fredericksburg battlefield (Sunken Road and Mayre’s Heights). 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Campfire program 7:30 pm Saturday night. Free. nps.gov/frsp

31-Sept 1  VA  Anniversary living history camps and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield. Free. nps.gov/mana