February 2020

Reenactments in South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas and Florida and much more.

| Updated 18 February 2020 |

1  LA  Walking tour, “Artillery Ridge,” at Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 9:30-11:30 pm. Free with site admission. crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/port-hudson-state-historic-site

1  GA  Civil War show, artifacts and other material for sale at the Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton. 9 am-3 pm. $10/adult. mkshows.com

1  VA Seminar, “Lifting the Veil on Sundry Aspects of the Civil War,” at the Jarman Auditorium, Longwood University in Farmville. Lectures on various topics including Civil War records, prisons and more. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/apco

1  PA  Lecture, “Tales from the Little Log House on the Emmitsburg Road,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

1-2 Reenactment, “Battle at Mill Creek,” 542 E Dallas St, Canton. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3:30 pm Sunday. Battles 1 pm each day. $10/adult. $5/parking. 9thtexas.org/battle-at-mill-creek.html

2  KS  Lecture, “The Most Famous Unknown Room in America,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/events/view/19302

2  PA  Lecture, “The Second Middle Passage: An Examination of the Antebellum Interstate Slave Trade,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

7  VA Lunch discussion, “Defense of Wilmington, North Carolina,” at the Mariners’ Park Cafe in the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 12:30 pm. Discussion is free. marinersmuseum.org

8  GA  Tour, “Seizing Freedom: African Americans on the Battlefield,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield. 2-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

8  VA  19th-century Valentine Tea at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 2-3:30 pm. $24. pamplinpark.org

8  PA  Lecture, “Death and Historical Memory,” in the Civil War, at the Carnegie Library, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie. 1 pm. Free. carnegiecarnegie.org

8  PA  Lecture, “Is Gettysburg the High Water Mark?” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

PA  Lecture, “Michigan in Pennsylvania during the Civil War,” at the Shippensburg Historical Society, 52 W King St, Shippensburg. 10 am. Free, donations welcome. shippensburghistoricalsociety.org

8  MD  Lecture, “One Vast Hospital — Downtown Frederick’s Civil War Hospital,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org/event/onevasthospital-talk

GA  “Soldier Stories,” camp, demonstrations and artifact display at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site. 10 am-4 pm. Hikes 1 and 2 pm. Free. explore.gastateparks.org/info/266715?c=17413208

9  PA  Lecture, “With Eagles on their Buttons and Bullets in their Pockets,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

14    Evening tour, “History Lover’s Tour of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum,” at the museum, 437 Seventh St NW, Washington. 6-7 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

14  VA Lunch discussion, “Confederate POW Camps,” at the Mariners’ Park Cafe in the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 12:30 pm. Discussion is free. marinersmuseum.org

15  LA  Lecture, “A Wisconsin Yankee in Confederate Bayou Country,” Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1 pm. Free with site admission. crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/port-hudson-state-historic-site

15  LA  “Southern Romanticism in the Civil War,” special ranger program at Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site in Pineville. 10 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/forts-randolph-buhlow-state-historic-site

15  GA  Talk, “Remembering the Forgotten: Jacob Sterrett’s Final Battle,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

15 GA Talks, “Love Letters of the Civil War,” at the Kennesaw State University Center, 3333 Busbee Dr., Room, 400 in Kennesaw. 9:30 am. Free, donations welcome. facebook.com/events/2463479947303077

15  PA  Lecture, “‘These Honored Dead:’ World War II Burials in the Gettysburg National Cemetery,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

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

15-16  FL  Reenactment, “Battle of Olustee,” at the Olustee Battlefield State Park in Olustee. Living history programs with battles at 3:30 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. $12/adult. floridastateparks.org/events?keywords=civil+war

16  KS  Lecture, “Rake, Rambler, and Father of a U.S. Vice President: O.A. ‘Captain Jack’ Curtis,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/events/view/19302

16  VA  Ranger program, “Weapons of the Battle of Five Forks,” at the battlefield visitor station, near the intersection of Courthouse and White Oak roads, Dinwiddie. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

16  PA  Lecture, “What you don’t know can hurt you: The Information War and the Gettysburg Campaign,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

22  KY  Lecture, “U.S. Grant,” Clooney Center, 114 Bracken St, Augusta. 2 pm. Free. civilwaraugusta.org/events

22 VA Symposium, “20/20 Hindsight — and Insight — on the American Civil War,” at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. $65/includes lunch. 9:30 am-4 pm. acwm.org

22  VA  Tour, “Lost but not Forgotten: Forts of General Grant’s Rear Line of Defenses in the 1864-65 Campaign,” with optional lunch in Petersburg. 9:30 am-12:30 pm. $25. Details, tickets: eventbrite.com/e/lost-but-not-forgotten-forts-driving-tour-civil-war-petersburg-campaign-tickets-90457353379

22  PA  “An Evening with the Painting,” a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gettysburg Cyclorama. 4:45 pm. $25/adult. gettysburgfoundation.org/exhibits-tours-events/special-events?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FieldPressJan

22  PA  Lecture, “If These Things Could Talk: Treasures from the Collection of Gettysburg National Military Park,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

22  PA  Lecture, “From Gettysburg to Madison County, Kentucky, and Back to Gettysburg: A local Boy Comes to His Own Hometown to Fight in the Civil War’s Greatest Battle,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

22-23 Reenactment, “Battle of Black Jack Grove,” at the Groveton ISD Complex, Highway 94 and Sixth Street, Groveton. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. 19th-century ball at 7 pm Saturday.  $5/adult. trinitycountychamber.org/the-battle-of-blackjack-grove.html

22-23 undefined Reenactment, “Battle for the Texas Hospital,” at Archusa Creek Water Park, 540 County Road 110, Quitman. Camps and demonstrations with battles. Memorial service and march Saturday morning. facebook.com/events/2468986670039228

22-23  SC  Reenactment, “Battle of Aiken,” near Aiken. Camps and demonstrations all weekend with battles each day. $15/adult. battleofaiken.org

23  KS  Lecture, “The Hidden History That Is Quindaro (And Why It Should Be Hidden No More!),” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/events/view/19302

23  VA  Ranger program, “The Freedmen’s Camp at Poplar Grove,” at the Poplar Grove National Cemetery, 1539 Hickory Hill Road, near Petersburg. 2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

23  PA  Lecture, “Memories of Battle — Union Veterans Remember Culp’s Hill,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

25 Book talk, Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery and Remade America, at the MCGowan Theater, National Archives in Washington. Noon. Free. Reservations: archivesfoundation.org/event/congress-at-war Buy Book

29    Ranger program, “Civil War Spies,” at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 11 am. Free. arkansasstateparks.com/parks/prairie-grove-battlefield-state-park

29 Living history, “ Civil War Surgeon,” at the Honey Springs Battlefield visitor center, 423159 E 1030 Road, Checotah. Includes demonstrations and exhibit. 1 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/event/civil-war-surgeon

29 Lecture, music, app unveiling and tour of the Corinth Contraband Camp site. Begins at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center, 404 Taylor St, at 1 pm. Free nps.gov/shil

29  PA  Lecture, “Beyond Lincoln: How Veterans, Politicians, Poets and Filmmakers Address the Changing Meaning of the Civil War,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

29-March 1 SC Reenactment, “Battle of Broxton Bridge,” at Broxton Bridge Plantation, 1685 Broxton Bridge Road, near Ehrhardt. Camps open 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles 2 pm each day. $10/adult. broxtonbridge.com/reenactment.htm