November 2019

Illumination, living history, 4 reenactments

Updated 1 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. nps.gov/fodo

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

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

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. okhistory.org/sites/honeyspringsbattle

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

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. civilwarmed.org/event/signal/

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.  fortbranchcivilwarsite.com/PDFs/2019-EventSchedule.pdf

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

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. barnsofrosehill.org/event/rebecca-and-thomas-a-civil-war-spy-tale

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. smithsonianassociates.org (search Civil War). Buy Book

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

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: gettysburgtourguides.org/2019-fall-seminar

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. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar/events/calendar/#/details/U-S-Grant-of-the-Battle-of-Belmont/7164284/2019-11-09T13

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

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.  smithsonianassociates.org (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. marinersmuseum.org

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. nps.gov/chch

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. nps.gov/cebe

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

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

12  WI  Exhibit tour, “Women of the Fiery Trial,” special guided tour of The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 6:30-8 pm. $15. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar/events/calendar/#/details/Women-of-the-Fiery-Trial/7164293/2019-11-12T18

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: gettysburgfoundation.org

16  WI  Lecture, “The First Wisconsin Cavalry and Kenosha’s Camp Harvey,” at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1 pm. Free with admission. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar/events/calendar/#/details/The-First-Wisconsin-Cavalry-and-Kenosha-s-Camp-Harvey/7145928/2019-11-16T13

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. civilwarmed.org/event/idhistory/

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. mkshows.com

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. shenandoahatwar.org

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. facebook.com/WSHancockSociety

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. liendoplantation.com/liendo/civil-war-weekend

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

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

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