November 2019

Illumination, living history, 4 reenactments

Updated 21 November 2019

2  LA  Hike, “Commissary Hill,” at the Port Hudson State Historic site near Jackson. 9:30 am-11:30 pm. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

2  TN  Living history, “Women on the Home Front During the Civil War,” at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 11 am-2pm. Free.

2  MD  Special programs, “155 Years of Emancipation in Maryland,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield and the Burr Artz Library in Frederick. Schedule:

2  FL  Living history, “Union Garrison,” camp and demonstrations at the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-noon. Free with admission.

2-3  OK  Reenactment, “Battle of Honey Springs,” at the historic battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road, Checotah. Camps and demonstrations with battles 1 pm each day. $5/adult.

2-3  KY  Reenactment at the Mill Springs Battlefield near Nancy. Camps and demonstrations plus battles 2 pm each day. Details:

2-3  MD  Living history, “The Signal Corps in the American Civil War,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. Demonstrations 11 am-5 pm. Free with admission.

2-3  NC  Reenactment at Fort Branch Civil War Site, 3 miles southeast of Hamilton on the Roanoke River. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles at 1:30 pm each day.

2-6  VA  Tour, “Petersburg to Appomattox,” includes bus and walking tours. $725. Details, registration:

7  VA  Play and talk,  “Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Tale & General Sheridan and the Last Battle of Winchester,” at The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. 7 pm. Free.

7  DC  Book talk, Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy, at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45 pm. $30. (search Civil War). Buy Book

7-9  TN  Living history, “Blue and Gray Days,” at Carnton and Carter House in Franklin. Details:

8-9  PA  Seminar, “Gone But Not Forgotten,” in Gettysburg. Gettysburg Guide tours focus on locations and landmarks that were once part of the Gettysburg NMP but are no longer there. $125. Details, registration:

9  LA  Ranger program, “Veterans of the Civil War,” at the Mansfield State Historic Site in Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. 318-872-1474.

WI  Workshop, “U.S. Grant & the Battle of Belmont,” at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1-3 pm. $25.

9  KY  Lecture, “Women’s roles in the Civil War,” at the Clooney Center, 114 Bracken St, Augusta. 2 pm. Free.

9  DC/VA  Bus tour, “The Civil War in Arlington County,” begins with talk at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW (Room 3035), Washington. 10:15 am-5 pm. $190. (search Civil War).

9  VA  Lecture, “Robert Smalls and the CSS Planter,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with $1 museum admission.

10  TN  Ranger program, “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” coverage of the Chattanooga Campaign, at Point Park, Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. 2 pm. Free with park admission.

10  VA  Ranger program, “Life in the Borderland: The Limits and Possibilities of Freedom for Enslaved and Free Blacks,” meets at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHS visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 5 pm. Free.

11  TN  Guided walking tours of the Shiloh National Cemetery at the Shiloh NMP. 1 and 3 pm. Free.

11 VA  Veterans Day programs at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Living history, talks and music. Free with park admission. Schedule:

12  WI  Exhibit tour, “Women of the Fiery Trial,” special guided tour of The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 6:30-8 pm. $15.

16  GA  Living history, “Camp Lawton Thankful Day,” at the Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen. Camp and demonstrations at the former POW camp with Thanksgiving national holiday program. 1-5 pm. $5 parking.

15-16  PA  “An Evening with the Painting,” a special behind-the-scenes look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5-7 pm. $20/adult. Reservations:

16  WI  Lecture, “The First Wisconsin Cavalry and Kenosha’s Camp Harvey,” at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1 pm. Free with admission.

16  MD  Lecture, “The History of Military Identification Tags,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

16-17  VA  Civil War show, artifacts and other material for sale at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult.

18  PA  Open house at the David Wills House and the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station in Gettysburg. 6-8 pm. Free.

19  PA  Dedication Day Ceremony on the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. 10:15 am. Free.

20 VA  Lecture, “The Saga of Turner Ashby, the ‘Black Knight’ of the Shenandoah Valley,”  at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 7:30 pm.

23  PA  Annual tribute at the Hancock statue on East Cemetery Hill, part of the Gettysburg NMP. 11 am. Free. 610-630-0912.

23  PA  Living history, talk, and ceremony, “North & South Reunion, Handshake Across the Wall,” at “The Angle” on the Gettysburg NMP. The 1913 Gettysburg reunion remembered. 3 pm. Free.

23  PA  Living history parade in Gettysburg. Annual event comemorating the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. 1pm. Free.

23  PA  Illumination at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Candles on more than 3,000 graves. 5:30-9 pm. Free.

23-24  TX  Reenactment, “Civil War Weekend,” at Liendo Plantation, 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road, Hempstead. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm with battles at 2 pm both days. $10/adult day pass.

23-24  TN  Anniversary programs at the Chattanooga NMP in Chattanooga. 8:30 am-5 pm. Details:

29  PA Living history, “Christmas in the 1860s,” dancing and more at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 10 am-4 pm. Dance demos 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Free.

30  TN  Walking tours. “Battle of Franklin” anniversary walks cover the preserved areas of the battlefield including the Carter House. 5 and 8 am (tours cover different topics). $25 per tour. Reservations:

30  TN  Annual Anniversary Illumination in Franklin. 10,000 luminaries at Carnton and Carter House in Franklin. Begins at dusk. Free. Details:

30  MD  “Civil War Santa,” at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 1 and 3 pm. Free.