August 2020

Minnesota reenactment, Missouri anniversary, tours in VA and GA, and much more.

| Updated 7 March 2020 |


1 WV Conference, “‘Born of Fire’ West Virginia and the Civil War,” in Martinsburg. 9 am-4 pm. $30. shenandoahatwar.org

8    Living history, artillery and infantry camps and demonstrations at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

8  GA  Tour, “Deadeyes on the River of Death: Sharpshooters at Chickamauga,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

8  PA  Lecture, “U.S. Grant, the Meaning of the Civil War, and the Election of 1868,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

8  NC  Dinner theater, “Female Spies,” at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston. 5:30 pm. $15/adult. historicsites.nc.gov/events/female-spies-dinner-theater

10    Anniversary activities at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Free admission all day. Ceremony 10 am at the visitor center. nps.gov/wicr

13  MO  Lecture, “Hog Island Guerrillas and the Battle of Island Mound,” at the state park, 4837 NW County Road 1002, near Butler. 6  pm. Free. mostateparks.com/event/86211/hog-island-guerrillas-and-battle-island-mound

14 VA  Lunch discussion, “Second Battle of Manassas,” at the Mariners’ Park Cafe in the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 12:30 pm. Discussion is free. marinersmuseum.org

15  VA  Walking tour, “The Great Escape of the Civil War: Jailbreak from Libby Prison,” begins at 26th and Main streets, Richmond. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/rich

15 VA  Lecture, “CSS Florida,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

15  VA  Living history, “Jacob Bushong’s Birthday Party,” at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the New Market Battlefield in New Market. Party with the family that lived on the battlefield. 11 am-3 pm. Free. vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war/events

15-16 undefined Reenactment, “Pipestone Civil War Days,” 850 N Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone. Camps, music, talks and demonstrations 8 am-4:30 pm Saturday, 8 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles each afternoon. pipestoneminnesota.com/cwd

15-16  GA   Living history, artillery demonstrations on the Chickamauga Battlefield. Demos at 10:30 and 11:30 am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

21 VA  Lunch discussion, “A.P. Hill,” at the Mariners’ Park Cafe in the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 12:30 pm. Discussion is free. marinersmuseum.org

22    Living history, artillery camp and firing demos at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

22  VA  Lecture plus ice cream, “Civil War Curiosities,” at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Rice. 1-3 pm. $2. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=SC200027-00

22  VA  Walking tour, “Harlots & Hooligans,” begins at 10th and Bank streets, Richmond. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/rich

22-23  MD  Living history, “Confederate Weekend,” at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Cannon and musket demos 11 am and 1 and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 1 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti