February 2019

Reenactments, live-fire competition, tours of several kinds

Updated 13 Feb 2019


1-3  FL  Living history, “Civil War Heritage Days,” at Fort Taylor Historic State Park in Key West. 8 am-4 pm. Free with admission. fortzacharytaylor.com

2  VA  Lecture, “Unheard Voices of Civil War Winchester,” at the Handley Library, 100 W Piccadilly St, Winchester. 11 am. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

2  VA  Lecture, “USS Monitor’s Builders,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Free with admission ($1). marinersmuseum.org

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

2  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

2  PA  Lecture, “The War for the Common Soldier,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

2-3  TX  Reenactment, “Battle for Old Mill Station,” at the Old Mill Marketplace, 542 Highway 64, Canton. Camps and demonstrations with battles both days. 9thtexas.org/old-mill-station.html

3  KS  Lecture, “Stop the Press! Late-Breaking News from Bleeding Kansas,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3 donation. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall-programs/18579

3  GA  Walking tour, “Winter Vistas: Kershaw’s Brigade,” at the Chickamauga NMP near Fort Oglethorpe. 2-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

PA  Lecture, “On the Tenuous Edge of Freedom: Gettysburg’s African-American Community Before, During and After the Battle,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

7  VA  Book talk, Rare Images of Antietam and the Photographers Who Took Them, at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N Loudoun St, Winchester. 7 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org Buy Book

MD  Lecture, “Civil War Flags,” at the Miller House Museum, 135 W Washington St, Hagerstown. 6 pm. $15/includes drink (ages 21 and above). eventbrite.com/e/culture-cocktails-civil-war-flags-with-sandy-andrews-tickets-54139923970

9  TN  Lecture, “They Don’t Teach That in School Anymore: The Physics of Artillery,” at the DeLong Reservation on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

9  GA  Living history tour, “Lift Every Voice: African Americans & Civil War Navies,” at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Noon and 2:30 pm. $6/adult from website. portcolumbus.org

VA  Lecture, “Capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission ($1). marinersmuseum.org

9  VA  Living history demonstrations, “Kepi to Cartridge Box: Outfitting Billy Yank,” at Fort Ward in Alexandria. 11 am. Free. fortward.org

VA  Valentine Tea, 19th-century recreation at Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg. 2-3:30 pm. $24 includes park admission and tea. Reservations: pamplinpark.org

PA  Lecture, “Scapegoat or Scandal?: JEB Stuart during the Gettysburg Campaign,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

9-10  AZ  Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at Old Tucson, 201 S Kinney Road, Tucson. Camps open 10 am-5 pm each day with battles each day. Free with site general admission ($19.95/adult). Tickets, more info: oldtucson.com/events/civil-war-days-3

10  KS  Lecture, “War on the Border 1854-1865: Kansas & Missouri,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3 donation. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall-programs/18579

10  GA  Free admission at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. 8 am-5 pm. Guided tour with living history 2 pm. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=24

10  PA  Lecture, “Twilight at Gettysburg: The 1938 Reunion of the Blue and Gray,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

10-11  GA  Living history, special tours at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 10 am-4 pm. Free.

12  IL  Free admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. alplm.org

14  TN  Anniversary ranger program, “Exchanging Iron Valentines,” at Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

14  VA  Lecture, “Clara Barton,” at the Hopewell Public Library, 13 E Broad St, Hopewell. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

15  TN  Anniversary ranger programs at Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover: “The Confederate Breakout and the Battle of Fort Donelson” at 10:30 am. “‘General Smith, all has failed on our right, you must take Fort Donelson’” at 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

15-17  FL  Reenactment, “Battle of Olustee,” at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park in Lake City. Night cannon fire Friday. Camps, music and demonstrations all weekend. Battles at 3:30 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. $10/adult. battleofolustee.org

16  LA  Tour, “Native Guard Battlefield,” at Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 10 am. Free with admission. 225-654-3775.

16  TN  Anniversary programs at Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover: “The role of the Confederate Officer,” living history 9 am-3 pm. “Confederate Small Arms at Fort Donelson,” living history 10 am, noon and 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

16  GA  Living history tour, “Lift Every Voice: African Americans & Civil War Navies,” at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Noon and 2:30 pm. $6/adult from website. portcolumbus.org

16  OH  Ohio Regimental Military Ball, period music, dinner, dancing and instructional sessions at the McKinley Grand Hotel in Canton. 9 am-11 pm. $41/day-long activities, $30 dance only. Details: ohioregimentalmilitaryball.com

16  NC  “Engineering a Fort: The 154th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson,” living history, lectures and other activities at the Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site near Winnabow. 10 am-4 pm. Free. historicsites.nc.gov/events?tid_1=23

16  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

16  PA  Lecture, “Eisenhower and the American Civil War,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

16-17  TX  Reenactment, “Battle of Blackjack Grove,” in Groveton. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am each day. Battles 2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. $5/adult. More info, map: trinitycountychamber.org/the-battle-of-blackjack-grove.html

16-17  OK  Reenactment, “Battle of Round Mountain,” intersection of Highways 51 and 18 near Yale. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battle each day. $5/adult. travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.18135

17  KS  Lecture, “Do Not Hurt: The Early Animal-Rights Movement and 1856 Kansas Free State Vegetarian Settlement,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3 donation. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall-programs/18579

17  TN  Anniversary ranger programs at Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover: “Surrender at Fort Donelson” at 1:30 pm. “Wounded at Fort Donelson” at 2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

17  VA  Lecture, “Weapons of the Battle of Five Forks, “ at the Five Forks contact station, 9840 Courthouse Road, near Dinwiddie. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

17  PA  Lecture, “From Albuquerque to Richmond: Longstreet’s Long Journey from New Mexico to the Seat of War,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

20  VA  Lecture, “Botetourt County and the War Between the States,” at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

21  MO  Lecture, “Love Bugs: Venereal Disease & the Civil War,” at the Alexander Majors Barn, 8201 State Line Road, Kansas City. 6 pm whiskey tasting, 6:30 pm program. $15 includes a drink. wornallmajors.org

22  VA  Living history, “Looked for in the Hour of Danger — but Trampled Underfoot in the Time of Peace,”  black history month programs including a Civil War vignette. Programs begin at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg. Sign up for program time (6-8 pm). $10. fowb.org

23  LA  Lecture, “Light Artillery in the Battle of Mansfield,” at the Mansfield Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/mansfield-state-historic-site/index

23  TN  Ranger program, “The Free State: the African American Story at Fort Donelson,” at Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/fodo

23  GA  Living history, soldier on duty at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. Noon-4 pm. Free with park admission. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=24

23  GA  Living history tour, “Lift Every Voice: African Americans & Civil War Navies,” at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Noon and 2:30 pm. $6/adult from website. portcolumbus.org

23  GA  Lecture, “Bountiful Land and Poor Distribution: East Tennessee’s Agriculture and Its Impact on the Civil War,” at the Chickamauga NMP near Fort Oglethorpe. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

23  MD  Lecture, “Reading Civil War Letters,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

23  VA  “Exploring Your Civil War Roots,” special program at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N Loudoun St, Winchester. 1-4 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

23  VA  Book talk, September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam Battlefield, at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free. acwm.org Buy Book

23  VA  Living history, “Civil War Winter Drill Day,” at Fort Ward in Alexandria. Demonstrations and talks. 1-4 pm. Free. fortward.org

23  PA  Lecture, “Wearing Both Blue and Gray: Five Men who Fought on Both Sides during the Civil War,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

23  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

23  PA  Lecture, “Unprecedented Discovery at Manassas National Battlefield,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

23-24  SC  Reenactment, “Battle of Aiken,” at 1210 Powell Pond Road, Aiken. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. $12/adult. battleofaiken.org

24  KS  Lecture, “The Battle of Mine Creek: Border War Brutality,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3 donation. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall-programs/18579

24  PA  Lecture, “Lincoln Mythed: Memorial Biographies and the Damage Done to History — A Discussion,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

27  DC  Book talk, Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery, at the McGowan Theater in the National Archives. Noon. Free. Reservations: archivesfoundation.org/event/illusions-of-emancipation Buy Book