May 2020

Reenactments in WV and GA, Gettysburg Bus Tour, Memorial Day events, more

| Updated 9 January 2020 |


1-3 WV Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at the Barboursville City Park in Barboursville. Lectures 7 pm, night cannon firing 9:15 pm Friday. Living history camps and demonstrations begin at 9 am Saturday and Sunday. Battles at 1 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Free. facebook page or 304-690-5245.

8-9 VAPA Bus tour, “‘Plenty of Blame to go around’ — JEB Stuart and the Gettysburg Campaign,” sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area in Middleburg. Details: mosbyheritagearea.org

9  MD  Lecture, “Clara Jones: A Forgotten Civil War Nurse,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

16-17  GA  Reenactment, “Battle of Resaca,” just north of Resaca on U.S. 41. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-6 pm Saturday, 9 am-5 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5/adult. georgiadivision.org/bor_reenactment.html

23    Lecture, “A Star Ascendant: The Rise of John H. Morgan,” at the Clooney Center, 114 Bracken St, Augusta. 2 pm. Free. civilwaraugusta.org/events

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

23-24  MD  Living history, medical talks and demonstrations at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

24   Memorial Day service with talk, living history and music at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

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

30  GA  Anniversary living history and civilian program at the Battle of Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 9 am-4 pm. $6/adult. explore.gastateparks.org/info/214024?c=17413216

30 VA  Lecture, “Stephen Russell Mallory, CSN,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org