January

Civil War hikes, tours, plays and more: JANUARY 2018

Updated 16 Jan 2018


1 AR First Day Hike at the Prairie Grove Battlefield in Prairie Grove. 11 am. Free. arkansasstateparks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield

1 TN First Day Hike, 5-mile guided walking tour at the Fort Pillow State Historic Park. 11 am. Free. stateparks.org/hike-event/?hike_id=479

1 VA First Day Hike at the Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park near Rice. 10 am. Free. stateparks.org/hike-event/?hike_id=653

1 VA First Day Hike at the High Bride Trail State Park near Farmville. 1 pm. Free. stateparks.org/hike-event/?hike_id=644

1 SC First Day Hike at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site near Ehrhardt. Meet at park office 10 am. Free.

1-2  TN   Anniversary talks and tours at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. nps.gov/stri

6  GA  Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

6  GA  Hike, “Big Kennesaw Mountain,” 2-mile ranger-led tour at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

6 GA Tour, “Winter Vistas — Longstreet’s Breakthrough,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 2-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

6  GA  “First Saturday Hike,” 2-mile guided walk at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 10 am-1 pm. Free with park admission. explore.gastateparks.org/info/248110?c=14226152

IL  Special program, “Civil War Tech: Medical Advances,” for ages 8-12, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. 9:30 am-noon. Free. Reservations required: http://www.alplm.org/NewsEvents/Events.aspx

6   PA   Lecture, “After Gettysburg: The Army of Northern Virginia Tries to Regroup,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

6-7 FL  Living history, “Union Garrison,” camp and demonstrations at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. Regular admission plus $2.50 event fee. floridastateparks.org/park-events/Fort-Clinch

6-7 SC Civil War Show at the Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. americandigger.com/american-digger-events

7  GA  Talk, “Atlanta Campaign,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

7  VA  Play, “Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale,” at the Community Museum, 303 Josephine St, Berryville. 2 pm. Free. ShenandoahAtWar.org

7   PA   Lecture, “The Battle of Shiloh: Conquer or Perish,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

8   VA   Lecture, “Virginia’s Secession Crisis, the Struggle to Decide,” at the Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

9   VA   Lecture, “Central Virginia: A Better Killing Machine,” at Pino’s Pizza, 7809 Richmond Highway, Appomattox. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

12  WI  Lecture, “March, March, March and No Fight: The Story of the 13th Wisconsin Infantry,” at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar

12-13  VA  Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington. Events include symposium, parade, walking tours and memorial. leejacksonday.webs.com

13 NC Living history camp, demonstrations and other anniversary activities at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/fisher

13 MD Special program, “Preserving Artifacts,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 1:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

13  VA  Lecture, “Confederate Pirates: The Capture of the St. Nicholas,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

13  VA  Open house, “Lees: A Birthday Celebration,” at Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Living history, house tours, music and more. 9:30 am-5 pm. Free. stratfordhall.org

13 VA “Life in Antebellum Richmond,” at the White House of the Confederacy/American Civil War Museum in Richmond. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. acwm.org

13  PA   Lecture, “Capt. Johnston’s Sunrise Reconnaissance: How Lee and Longstreet Lost the War on July 2, 1863,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

14  GA  Hike, “24-Gun Battery,” 3-mile ranger-led tour at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11:30 am -1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

14  VA  Ranger program, “Weapons at Five Forks,” at the Five Forks visitor contact station, 9840 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie County near Petersburg. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

14  PA   Lecture, “USS Monitor: The Ship that Launched a Modern Navy,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

16  AL  Walking tour, “Battle of Mobile Bay,” at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 2 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org

17 VA Lecture, “Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War,” at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 5:30 pm. $10. vahistorical.org

17 VA Lecture, “Lincoln and the American Founding,” at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

18 VA Lecture and reception, “The Partisan Press of the 1860s,” at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm lecture. $10. acwm.org

19  WI  Lecture, “‘Glory’ and the United States Colored Troops,” at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar

20 LA Ranger talk, “Battle of Mansfield,” at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with admission. 318-872-1474.

20  GA  Talk, “Civil War Hygiene … Silent but Deadly,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

20 KY Anniversary activities at the Mill Springs Battlefield near Nancy. Free museum admission, refreshments, ceremony. 1 pm. millsprings.net

20 VA Preservation Ball and meeting, sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. 5 pm. $35, $60/couple. Advance tickets required 540-740-4545.

20  PA   Lecture, “The Unfinished Work: The World Wars at Gettysburg,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

20-21 FL Reenactment, “Brooksville Raid,” at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles at 2:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $10/adult. Details, map: brooksvilleraidreenactment.com

21  GA  Talk, “Civil War Medicine,” at the Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. 1 pm. Free with park admission. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

21 TN Tour, Winter Vistas: The Old Wauhatchie Pike at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield NMP. 2-4 pm. Free. http://www.nps.gov/chch

21  PA   Lecture, “If These Things Could Talk: Artifacts in the Collection of Gettysburg National Military Park,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

23  AL  Walking tour, “Siege of Fort Morgan,” at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 2 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org

25 NC “Civil War Quiz Bowl,” testing Civil War knowledge at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville. 7 pm. Free. 910-500-4243.

25   VA   Lecture, “The History and Hollywood of Glory,” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. 6:30 reception, 7 pm talk. $10/adult. acwm.org

26  VA  Lecture, “The Fate of a Confederate Deserter After Gettysburg,” at the Central Rappahannock Library, 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg. 7-9 pm. Free. stratfordhall.org

27  GA  Talk, “Civil War Sharpshooters,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

27  SC  Living history and candlelight tour at the Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox St, Lexington. Free living history 10 am-4 pm. Tours 7 and 8 pm. $5/adult. 803-359-8369.

27  DC  Lecture, “Clara Jones: A Forgotten Civil War Nurse,” at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in Washington. 11 am. “Pay what you please” event. civilwarmed.org

27 PA “New Acquisitions and Seldom Seen Treasures of the Museum,” curator talk at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

27 ­ PA   Lecture, “Breaking the Final Bond: The Presbyterian Church and the Coming of the War,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett

27  VA  Lecture, “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine,” at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.

28  KS  Lecture, “Saving Constitution Hall,” at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall/19562

28  GA  Hike, “Assault Trail,” 1-mile ranger-led tour at Cheatham Hill, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-12:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

28  VA  Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

28  PA   Lecture, “‘A Great Weight at My Heart’: The Army of the Potomac after Gettysburg,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

30  AL   Walking tour, “Siege of Fort Morgan,” at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 2 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org


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