October 2020

Reenactment at Cedar Creek; night-time tours in Georgia and Missouri; seminars in Georgia and Virginia; and more.

Updated 22 March 2020


2-4 VA Conference, “Prelude to 2nd Manassas,” annual event sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area in Middleburg. Details: mosbyheritagearea.org

8-10    Civil War Symposium based at the new National Museum of the U.S. Army, 1775 Liberty Drive, Fort Belvoir. Includes tour of the museum, discussion of Civil War leaders and tours of the Bristoe Station, Monocacy and Fort Stevens battlefields. Details: 571-515-0781.

9  VA  Tour, “‘When They Come, Aim Low’: The Battle of Hupp’s Hill and Civil War Strasburg,” a “Fridays at the Front” tour in Strasburg. 10 am-noon. Free. Registration required. Details: shenandoahatwar.org

10-11  TN  Living history, artillery demonstrations at Point Park on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP. Demos at 10:30 and 11:30 am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. $10 park fee. nps.gov/chch

10-11 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

17    Living history “Moonlight Tour” of the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Battlefield vignettes at the Ray House. 6:45-9 pm. Tickets are free but required and are available at the visitor center on a first come, first served basis. Tour roads close 4 pm. nps.gov/wicr

17  PA  Lecture, “The Supreme Court and the Civil War,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

17  VA  Bus tour, “Dahlgren’s Raid on Richmond,” begins 9:30 am at Richmond site. Free. Reservations required. Latest info, reservations: nps.gov/rich

17-18  VA  Reenactment, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” annual event with camps, demonstrations and battles each day on the historic battlefield near Middletown. See ccbf.us for details.

24  GA  Candle Lantern tours with living history at the Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. 7-10 pm. $15. Registration required: 912-727-2339. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=24

24  VA  Lecture, “Technologies of Terror,” at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Rice. 1 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=SC200024-00

24  VA  Living history tour, “Spirits of New Market,” at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the New Market Battlefield in New Market. Spooky annual event 7-8:30 pm. $10/adult. vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war/events

22-25  GA  Seminar, “Infantry and the Civil War,” covers some of the great infantry assaults in both Eastern and Western Theaters. Based in Ringgold. civilwarseminars.org/infantry-in-the-civil-war

23-24 PA Seminar, “Overlooked and Often Not Visited: Ridges, Farms & Other Battle Sites,” in Gettysburg. Talks and tours sponsored by the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. $125. gettysburgtourguides.org/albgseminar

31  GA  Tour, “The Most Asked Question: What Did They Do with the Dead?” at the Chickamauga Battlefield. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch