January 2020

North Carolina and Tennessee anniversaries, hikes, artifacts shows, more.

| Updated 21 January 2020 |


1-2  TN  Anniversary ranger and living history programs at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. nps.gov/stri

VA Lunch discussion, “CSS Shenandoah,” at the Mariners’ Park Cafe in the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News. 12:30 pm. Discussion is free. marinersmuseum.org

GA  Hike, “The Dirt We Walk On,” history and nature at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 9-11 am. Free. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=36

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

4  PA  Lecture, “New York State National Guard During the 1863 Confederate Invasion,” at the Shippensburg Historical Society, 52 W King St, Shippensburg. 10 am. Free, donations welcome. shippensburghistoricalsociety.org

4-5  SC  Civil War show, artifacts and other material for sale at the Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. americandigger.com/2020-low-cty-show-flier

LA  Living history, “Fire Power,” Civil War weapon demonstrations at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1-2 pm. Free with site admission. crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/port-hudson-state-historic-site

GA  Walking tour, “Mountaintop Hike,” on Big Kennesaw Mountain at the at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

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

11  GA   Walking tour, “Assault Trail Hike,” at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw (begins at Area 3 parking)  2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

11  PA Lecture, “Freemasonry at Gettysburg: Fraternal Bonds Tested by Battle,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

11  VA Lecture, “Contraband of War,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

11  MD  Lecture, “Invisible Wounds: A Perspective on Mental Health Issues During the Civil War,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org/event/invisiblewounds

12  GA  Walking tour, “ Memorial Field,” at the at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

12 PA Lecture, “Gettysburg — Recovery, Memorialization, Preservation & Commercialization,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

17-18  VA  Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington. Symposium Friday, parade, tours and other activities Saturday. Complete schedule: leejacksonday.webs.com

18  LA  Lecture, “Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol,” at the 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

18 VA “Lee Family Birthday Celebration,” at Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee (Jan 19, 1807), 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Living history, birthday cake and kids’ activities. 10 am-4 pm. Free. stratfordhall.org

18  PA Lecture, “Pray for Oblivion to His Memory: Frederick Douglass on the Legacy of Robert E. Lee,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

18  PA  Lecture, “Face of Cumberland County’s Civil War Soldiers,” at the Shippensburg Historical Society, 52 W King St, Shippensburg. 10 am. Free, donations welcome. shippensburghistoricalsociety.org

18-19  MD  Temporary exhibit, “Civil War Naval and Marine Weekend,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

18-19  NC  Reenactment: “The Second Battle of Fort Fisher,” anniversary event at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. Camps, demonstrations, tours, music and more 10 am-4 pm both days. Battles 1 pm Saturday, 10 am Sunday. Free, donations welcome. historicsites.nc.gov/events/glory-enough-all-155th-commemoration-second-battle-fort-fisher

19  GA  Walking tour, “Mountaintop Hike,” on Big Kennesaw Mountain at the at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw. 2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

19  PA Lecture, “Gettysburg: The Living and the Dead,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

23 NC “Civil War and Reconstruction Quiz Bowl” at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville. Participants and audience welcome at annual event. 7 pm. Free. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov

23  VA Book talk Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save the Nation, at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond. Noon. $10. virginiahistory.org Buy Book

25    Book talk, Caught in the Maelstrom, The Indian Nations in the Civil War, 1861-1965, at the Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road, Checotah. 1 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/event/clint-crowe Buy Book

25 LA Living history, “Soldier Life,” camp and demonstration at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 10 am-2 pm. Demos 11 am and 2 pm. Free with site admission. crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/port-hudson-state-historic-site

25 PA Lecture, “The Defenses of Washington During the Gettysburg Campaign,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

25  PA  Lecture, “Death and Culture of the 19th Century,” at the Shippensburg Historical Society, 52 W King St, Shippensburg. 10 am. Free, donations welcome. shippensburghistoricalsociety.org

25  PA  Lecture, “New Acquisitions and Seldom Seen Treasures of the Museum,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

25  MD  Lecture, “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/event/private-confederacies

26  GA  Walking tour, “Assault Trail Hike,” at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP in Kennesaw (begins at Area 3 parking)  2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo 

26 PA  Lecture, “Neglected Heroes of Gettysburg: The Army Mule,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

30 VA Book talk, Searching for Stonewall Jackson: A Quest of Legacy in a Divided America, at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond. Noon. $10. virginiahistory.org Buy Book

31-Feb 1  GA  Civil War show, artifacts and other material for sale at the Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. mkshows.com