June 2020

Anniversary events in Richmond and Petersburg; reenactments in OR, KS and VA; book talk; lectures; much more.

Updated 6 March 2020


2  KS  Walking tour, anniversary “real time” tour of the Black Jack (1856 Bleeding Kansas, John Brown) battlefield near Baldwin. 5-7 pm. Free. blackjackbattlefield.org/events.html

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

6    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

6 VA  Living history, “Civil War Camp Day,” at Fort Ward in Alexandria. Camp and demonstrations. 10 am-4 pm. $2, $5/family. fortward.org

6-7  KS  Reenactment of the Battle of Black Jack on the historic battlefield near Baldwin. Recreates the 1856 Bleeding Kansas battle featuring John Brown. Details: blackjackbattlefield.org/events.html

6-7  TN  Living history, “Artillery Saves the Day,” at the Stones River National Battlefield. Camps and demonstrations all weekend. Free. nps.gov/stri

6-7  VA  Anniversary activities, “Battle of Cold Harbor,” at the Richmond NBP site near Mechanicsville. Living history and ranger-led tours. Candlelight tour Saturday night. Free. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/rich

6-7  VA Reenactment, “Fort Pocahontas,” on the historic battlefield off Route 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg. Camp, demonstrations open 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-2 pm Sunday. Battles 1 pm each day. $10/adults. fortpocahontas.org/reenactment

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

13    Living history, “Sigel’s Germans at Wilson’s Creek,” camp and demonstrations at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

13  GA  Tour, “Who Cared for the Horses,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

13  PA  Lecture, “A Broken Regiment — The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free. PA

13  VA  Lecture, “Final Encounters” of the Civil War at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Rice. 1 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=SC200013-00

13  VA  Anniversary walking tours, “Opening Assaults on Petersburg,” at the Petersburg NB. 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

13 VA  Lecture, “Gideon Wells, USN,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

13-14    Reenactment, “Battle for Oakland,” 540 Stearns Lane, Oakland. Camps and demonstrations with battles. More: nwcwc.net/battle-of-oakland.html

13-14  NC  Living history, lectures, artillery camp and demonstrations at Fort Fisher State Park in Kure Beach. 10 am-4 pm. Lecture series 2 pm Saturday. Free, donations appreciated. historicsites.nc.gov/events/fort-fisher-summer-artillery-program

14  VA  Walking tour, “The Law of Secession: The Arguments For and Against Disunion in American History,” begins 12th and East Broad Street, Richmond. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/rich

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

18  VA  Ranger program, “Prelude to the Crater,” at Stop 7, Petersburg NB. 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

19  NC  Living history, “Attention Cannoneers,” an “all-ages” program at Fort Fisher State Park in Kure Beach. 10 am-2 pm. Free. historicsites.nc.gov/events/fort-fisher-junior-reserves-activity-attention-cannoneers

20    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

20  NC  Lectures, variety of topics at Fort Fisher State Park in Kure Beach. 2 pm. Free. historicsites.nc.gov/events/fort-fisher-beat-heat-lecture-series-0

20  VA  Bus tour, “Seven Days Campaign,” begins 500 Tredegar St, Richmond at 9:30 am. Free (reservations required). nps.gov/rich

20  VA  Living history, non-firing artillery demonstrations at the Ball’s Bluff Regional Park north of Leesburg off US 15. 9 am-5 pm Free. novaparks.com/parks/balls-bluff-battlefield-regional-park

20  PA  “An Evening with the Painting,” a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gettysburg Cyclorama. 5:45 pm. $25/adult. gettysburgfoundation.org/exhibits-tours-events/special-events

21  VA  Walking tour, “‘An Exhibition of Manly Daring’: The Confederates at Malvern Hill,” begins at The Parsonage on the battlefield, 8943 Willis Church Road, Henrico. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/rich

25  VA Book talk, The Great Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and the Fate of the Confederacy, at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond. Noon. $10. virginiahistory.org Buy Book

27  TN  Tour, “Child Soldiers of the Civil War,” on Missionary Ridge (Bragg Reservation), in Chattanooga, part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

27  NC  Lectures, variety of topics at Fort Fisher State Park in Kure Beach. 2 pm. Free. historicsites.nc.gov/events/fort-fisher-beat-heat-lecture-series-1

27  VA  Anniversary activities, “Battle of Gaines’ Mill,” at the Richmond NBP site, 6283 Watt House Road, near Mechanicsville. Living history and ranger-led tours 11 am and 2 pm. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

27-28  MD  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Demos 11 am and 1 pm each day. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

28  VA  Walking tour, “Battle of Glendale,” begins at the Glendale National Cemetery, 8301 Willis Church Road, Henrico. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/rich