March 2020

North Carolina Reenactment, Lectures in KS, VA, PA and KY, much more

| Updated 4 January 2020 |


1   KS  Lecture, “Opothleyahola and the Civil War in Indian Territory and Kansas,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/events/view/19302

1  PA  Lecture, “The Messy Business of War: Civil War Runs Headlong into Politics as Politicians Fight for Power and Breed Jealousy, Self-Promotion and Self-Preservation Among Military Leaders,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

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

MD  Lecture, “The Widow Maker — Civil War Women’s Fight with the Pension Office,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

VA “Battle of Hampton Roads Day,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. Talks, living history, games and more. Free with $1 site admission. marinersmuseum.org

VA Lecture, “Did CSS Virginia Win the Battle of Hampton Roads?” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

7  PA  Lecture, “The Flying Dutchmen: The 11th Corps on July 1,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

7  PA  Lecture, “South Mountain Communities during the Civil War,” at the Shippensburg Historical Society, 52 W King St, Shippensburg. 10 am. Free, donations welcome. shippensburghistoricalsociety.org

8  PA  Lecture, “Searching for the Exact Location of America’s Soul: An Artists Pursuit,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

13  VA Lunch discussion, “USS Congress,” at the Mariners’ Park Cafe in the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 12:30 pm. Discussion is free. marinersmuseum.org

14    Lecture, “Battle of Augusta (KY)” at the Kenton County Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger. 10 am. facebook.com/events/450082718943504

14  PA  Lecture, “Earl Van Dorn: The Life and Death of a Confederate Cavalier,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

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

15  PA  Lecture, “Soldier in Training: James Longstreet and Mexican War,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

21  PA  Lecture, “Scouting the Union Right: Lee and Culp’s Hill, July 1-2,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

21-22    Reenactment, “155 Bentonville,” major anniversary event on the historic battlefield near Four Oaks. Living history, talks, with battles at 3 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. Free for many activities, $12/adult for battles. Schedule, directions, tickets: johnstoncountync.org/155th-bentonville-reenactment

22  PA  Lecture, “Personal Turning Points: Jefferson Davis and George Thomas,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

28  MD  “Sewing for Soldiers: Quilting on the Home Front,” special program at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 1-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono