June 2019

Civil War canoe trip, music, anniversary programs, reenactments and more

Updated 8 June 2019


1  KS  Anniversary living history and tours at the Black Jack battlefield (1856) north of Baldwin. Free. See blackjackbattlefield.org/events.html for details and directions.

1  GA  Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

1  GA  Reenactment, “Battle of Pickett’s Mill,” at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dalton. Camps, demonstrations and tours. 9 am-4 pm. gastateparks.org/events?p=36

1  VA  Walking tour, “Fredericksburg’s Battlefield: Prospect Hill,” 3.5-mile “fit history hike” begins at Stop 5 on the Fredericksburg battlefield. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

1  MD  Walking tour, “‘Not Respectable’ — The Enterprising Women of Civil War Frederick,” begins at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 3 pm. “Pay what you please” event. Register: civilwarmed.org

1  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

1-2  WI  Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at the Mantiowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc. Camps and demonstrations with battles at 1 pm each day. $10/adult. manitowoccountyhistory.org/programs/civilwardays?rq=Civil

1-2  WV  Reenactment and other activities, “Blue and Gray Reunion,” in Philippi. Living history camps and demonstrations all weekend. Skirmish 1 pm Saturday, battle reenactment 2 pm Sunday. Details: blueandgrayreunion.org/index.php/schedule

1-2  VA  Anniversary activities at the Cold Harbor battlefield, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Living history and ranger tours all weekend. Candlelight tour and music Saturday evening. 9 am-8 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/rich

1-2  VA  Reenactment, “Fort Pocahontas,” at the historic site just off Route 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg. Camps, demonstrations, tours and more daily. Battles each day. $10/adult. More info: fortpocahontas.org/reenactment

1-2  PA  Reenactment, “Lehigh Valley Civil War Days,” Whitehall Parkway, in Whitehall. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-8 pm Saturday, 9 am-1 pm Sunday. Battles 3 pm Saturday, 11 am Sunday. friendsofcampgeiger.webs.com

1-2  NC  Reenactment, “Monocacy: the Battle That Saved Washington,” at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm. Battles at 2 pm each day. $10/adult. lattaplantation.org/events/2019/6/1/monocacy-the-battle-that-saved-washington

2  KS Anniversary tour, “Dawn at Black Jack,” real time tour of the 1856 John Brown battlefield north of Baldwin. 4:45 am. Free. blackjackbattlefield.org/events.html

6  VA  Lecture, “The Secret Life of Stonewall Jackson,” at Rural Plains, 7273 Studley Road, Mechanicsville. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

7  VA  Car-caravan and walking tour, “‘The Fearful Peril’: Civil War Staunton,” 4-6 pm. Free. Details, registration: shenandoahatwar.org/event/tour-of-civil-war-staunton

7  VA  Tour, “‘If Any Man Runs, I will Shoot Him’: The Battle of Piedmont,” 10 am-noon. Free but registration required: shenandoahatwar.org

8  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demos at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 10 am-2 pm. Free. 479-846-2990.

8  GA  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

8  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Battle of Old Men and Young Boys,” 1.5-hour tour meets the the Exchange Building, West Bank Street in Petersburg. Free. nps.gov/pete

8  PA  Lecture, “Mississippi and the Care of Confederate Veterans,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

8  DC/MD  Bus tour, “Booth’s Escape Route.” Trace the assassin’s path in this Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. Leaves 8 am from 550 C St SW, Washington. $220. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).

MD  Lecture, “‘Hell Comes to Southern Maryland’: The History of Point Lookout Civil War Camp for Confederate Prisoners,” at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 4 pm. Free. surrattmuseum.org

8-9  VA   Car-caravan tour, “Cross Keys-Port Republic Battlefields.” 2-5 pm. Free. 540-292-0863 for details/registration.

8-9  MD  Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Newcomer House, on the Antietam battlefield, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville. Demos 11:30 am and 2 pm both days. heartofthecivilwar.org

8-9  MD  Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Free. Details: nps.gov/mono

12  MD  Lecture, “Coles’s Cavalry,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free.  jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

13  VA  Anniversary tours, “Second Battle of Winchester.” See kernstownbattle.org for details.

14  VA  Walking tour, “Flank to Flank, Hiking in the Footsteps of Soldiers While Exploring the Terrain of the Third Winchester Battlefield,” 3- to 4-mile hike begins at the Third Winchester visitor center, 541 Redbud Road, Winchester. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

15  LA  Lecture, “Fiasco at Clinton,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 11 am. Free with park admission. crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/mansfield-state-historic-site

15  LA  Lecture, “Warships of the Red River Campaign,” at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with site admission. crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/mansfield-state-historic-site

15  TN  Walking tour, “Hallowed Ground,” at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro. 7:30 pm. Free. Registration a must. More info: nps.gov/stri (click “Hallowed Ground” on homepage).

15  GA  Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

15  VA  Ranger program, “Chatham at War,” the varied experience at the plantation across the Rappahannock River from downtown Fredericksburg. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

15  VA  Anniversary living history and walking tours, “The Opening Attacks at Petersburg,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

15  VA  Lecture, “Summer on the USS Monitor,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission ($1). marinersmuseum.org

15  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

15  MD  Historic house tours, “Best House,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

15  FL  Living history, Union camp and demonstrations at at Fort Taylor Historic State Park in Key West. 10 am-2 pm. Free with admission. fortzacharytaylor.com

15-16  WA  Reenactment at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum, 4508 Main St, Union Gap. Camps and demonstrations with battles at 11:30 am and 3 pm both days. Night battle Saturday 8:30 pm. centralwaagmuseum.org/civil-war-reenactment-union-gap.asp

15-16  VA  Living history, medical camp and demonstrations plus tours at Ellwood, south of Routes 3 and 20 on the Wilderness battlefield. 10 am-3 pm. Tours 11 am and 2:30 pm Saturday. Free. fowb.org/index.php/news/events

16  GA  Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 9 am-1 pm. Free. nps.gov.kemo

18  KS  Living history, “Territorial Days,” in Lecompton. Includes 1850s programs at 10 am and 2 pm. Free. lecomptonterritorialdays.com/schedule.htm

18  VA  Ranger talk, “Prelude to the Battle of the Crater,” at Stop 7, Petersburg National Battlefield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

19  MD  Lecture, “Images from Meade’s Division: The Pennsylvania Reserves at Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

19  VA  Lecture, “’Digging Up History,’ Uncovering Facts About Daily Life During the Civil War,” at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

20  VA  Lecture, “Coming Home: Disbanding the Remnants of Lee’s Army in the Valley,” at the Mimslyn Inn, 401 W. Main St, Luray. 4:30 reception, 5 pm lecture. Free (donations welcome). shenandoahatwar.org

22  VA  Ranger program, “Building the Mule Shoe Salient,” on the Spotsylvania battlefield near Fredericksburg. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

22  VA  Canoe tour, guided trip visits Civil War features on the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg. Departs Ely’s Ford 8:30 am. Tour ends 3 pm. Space limited. $50. Details, registration: fowb.org

22  MD  Ranger program, “Enslavement in the Free State: The Story of L’Hermitage,” the history of a French/Caribbean plantation on what became the Monocacy battlefield at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 10 am at the Best Farm. Free. nps.gov/mono

22-23  OH  Reenactment “A House Divided,” at Ohio Village, 800 E 17th St, Columbus. Camps and demonstrations with battle scenarios 10 am-5 pm each day.  $15/adult.  ohiohistory.org/participate/event-calendar/ohio-village/a-house-divided

22-23  VA  Special programs, “Feeding Body and Soul,” at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 19th-century cooking demos, living history, special tours and more. Free with park admission. pamplinpark.org

22-23  VA  Living history, camp, demonstrations and special immersive program at the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield near Fredericksburg (Stop 3). 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/frsp

22-23  VA  Living history, “Action Front,” non-firing artillery demonstrations at the Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park north of Leesburg off Route 15. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. novaparks.com/parks/balls-bluff-battlefield-regional-park

23  VA  Play, “‘Rebecca and Thomas,’ A Civil War Spy Tale,” at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St, Winchester. 2 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

26  MD  Lecture, “The Only Doubtful Ones: McClellan’s Least Favorite Corps During the Antietam Campaign,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series

28  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Briscoe Brothers and Beyond: Historic Images of the Cedar Creek Battlefield,” meets at the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove NHP visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

29  OH  Lecture, “How Civil War Medicine Killed President James Garfield,” at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/jaga

29  TN  Walking tour, “Hallowed Ground,” at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro. 7:30 pm. Free. Registration a must. More info: nps.gov/stri (click “Hallowed Ground” on homepage).

29  VA  Walking tour, “Spark of Battle — The First Day at Chancellorsville,” at the Chancellorsville battlefield west of Fredericksburg. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

29  PA  Lectures, “Conversations at Gettysburg,” at the Rupp House History Center, 451 Baltimore St, Gettysburg. 9 am-5 pm. Free. cart.gettysburgfoundation.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=7952

29  MD  Lecture, “History Lost and Found: Antietam Diary of C.D.M. Broomhall, 124th PA,” at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville. 11 am. $5. civilwarmed.org

29  MD  Living history, Federal artillery camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

29-30  GA  Anniversary ranger programs, tours and living history at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 9 am-4:30 pm Saturday, 9 am-3:30 pm Sunday.Free. nps.gov.kemo

29-30  VA   Anniversary activities at the Gaines Mill battlefield, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Living history and ranger tours all weekend. 9 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

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

30  MD   Living history, Confederate infantry artillery and infantry camps and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti