June

Updated 21 June 2018

Civil War anniversary programs, bike tours, walking tours and more: JUNE 2018


1-3  KY  Reenactment, tours and more, “Civil War Weekend,” in Cynthiana. Annual event details: cynthianabattlefieldsfoundation.org/events

1-3  WV   Reenactment, “Blue and Great Reunion,” in Philippi. Full slate of living history demonstrations, music and much more at this annual event. “Skirmish at the Bridge,” 1 and 10:45 pm Saturday, battle reenactment 2 pm Sunday. blueandgrayreunion.org

2  KS  Walking tour, “Black Jack Battlefield,” real-time anniversary event at the battlefield north of Baldwin. 5-7 am. Free. blackjackbattlefield.org

2  AR  Anniversary programs, “Battle of Ditch Bayou,” at the Lake Chicot State Park visitor center, 2542 Highway 257, Lake Village. Free. arkansasstateparks.com

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

2  TN  Bicycle tour of the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Ranger-led 90-minute ride meets 8:45 am at the visitor center. Free. nps.gov/stri

2  TN  “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:30 and 7:45 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).

2  WV  Living history at the Taggart Hall Civil War Museum, 91 S High St, Romney. Noon-5 pm. Free. 304-822-4320.

2  PA  Hike at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park, off Route 16 near Blue Ridge Summit. Guided 2-mile walk.10 am-12:30 pm. Free. montereypassbattlefield.org/events

2  VA  “The Complex Relationships of Servitude,” special tours of the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 2 pm. $10. acwm.org

2-3 GA Anniversary activities at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. Living history camps and demonstrations plus guided tours. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. explore.gastateparks.org/info/248110?
c=14226152

2-3  IL  Reenactment, “Lincoln Days,” at Lake Pittsfield in Pittsfield. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Free. pikelincoln.com

2-3 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

2-3  VA  Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Cold Harbor, at the battlefield park, 5515 Anderson Wright Drive, near Mechanicsville. Special tours and living history all weekend with candlelight tour and music Saturday evening. Free. nps.gov/rich

2-3   VA   Reenactment, “Fort Pocahontas,” at the site just off Route 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg. Camps open 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-2 pm Sunday. Battles at 1 pm each day. fortpocahontas.org/reenactment

3  GA  Walking tours, “Cheatham Hill,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am and 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

8  VA  Walking tour, “Germanna Ford: Threshold to Battle,” meets at parking lot, Germanna Community College, 2130 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

8-9  VA  Symposium, “Stonewall Jackson,” based at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. Includes lectures, walking tours and more. $220/250. Details, register: vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/stonewall-jackson-house/events/?utm_source=E-Newsletter+April+2018&utm_campaign=April+2018+NHD+ENewsletter&utm_medium=email

9  AR  “Archeology of Pea Ridge,” at the Pea Ridge NMP. 6:30-8 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/peri

9  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Pea Ridge NMP. Demos 11 am, noon, and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/peri

9 OK  Walking tours, “Honey Springs Battlefield,” begin at the park visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, near Checotah. Guided tours 9 am-5 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/location/honey-springs-battlefield

9 LA Lecture, “Prince Camille De Polignac, Confederate General,” at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.

9  MS  Car-caravan, walking tour, “Union Siege Lines,” begins at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/shil

9  GA  Ranger programs, “The Unsung Hero,” black Union soldiers, at the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 10 am, 1 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

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

9  TN  Bicycle tour of the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Ranger-led 90-minute ride meets 8:45 am at the visitor center. Free. nps.gov/stri

9 TN Ranger program, “My Enemy’s Enemy is my Friend — The Civil War in Indian Territory,” at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District (Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trailhead). 10 am. Free. nps.gov/chch

VA  Lecture, “The Battle of Warsaw Sound,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

9  VA  Reception and program at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum at the Historic Courthouse, 20 N Loudoun St, Winchester. Reception, 6:15 pm. Program, “Remember Me: The Gettysburg Officers on the Courthouse Wall,” 6:45 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

9  VA  Living history walking tour, “‘As Glides in Seas the Shark,’ The Civil War in Eastern Loudoun,” at Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. 7:30 pm. Tickets, more info: mosbyheritagearea.org or 540-687-6681.

9  VA  Anniversary programs, Second Battle of Winchester, at various sites in and around Winchester including car-caravan tours, a reception and talks. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

9  VA  Living history, “Camp Day,” at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site in Alexandria. Camps and demonstrations. 10 am-4 pm. $2. fortward.org

9  MD  Lecture, “The Battle of Falling Waters 1863: The End of the Gettysburg Campaign,” at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, near Keedysville. 11 am. Free with site admission. civilwarmed.org

9  MD  Living history, “Artillery Day,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Camp and demonstrations 9 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

9-10  OR  Reenactment, “Battle of Joseph Stewart,” at the Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area near Medford. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles 11 am, 3 pm Saturday; 11 am, 2 pm Sunday. racw.org/calendar-of-events

9-10 MO  Reenactment, “Hulston Mill Civil War Days,” at the Hulston Mill Historical Park, midway between Greenfield and Everton on US 160. Camps, demonstrations and battles each day. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-2:30 pm Sunday. $5/adult. hulstonmill.com

9-10  MD  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at Gathland State Park near Burkittsville. Demos at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 1 pm Sunday. Free. 301-432-0452.

9-10  VA  Reenactment, “Battle of Front Royal,” in downtown Front Royal. Music begins 10 am Saturday, battle 1:30 pm Saturday. Living history camps both days. 540-635-5788.

10  GA  Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon and 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

10  GA  Walking tours, “Cheatham Hill,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am and 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

10  MD  Civil War Church Service with living history at the Rocky Springs Chapel, 7817 Rocky Springs Road, near Frederick. 1 pm. Free. 240-439-4235.

10  VA  Talk and unveiling of the Gen. Robert Rodes Monument on the Third Winchester battlefield. Talk by R.K. Krick. 1:30 pm. Free but pre-registration required (540-740-4545). Exact location given at registration. shenandoahatwar.org

10  VA  Symposium, “Mosby and his Rangers in Northern Virginia,” at Mt. Zion Historic Park in Aldie. 10 am-3:30 pm. $20. mosbyheritagearea.org

12  AR  “Battlefield Archeology at Pea Ridge,” at the Pea Ridge NMP. 6:30-8 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/peri

13  DC  Book talk and signing, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case against an American Icon, at the National Archives, McGowan Theater. Noon. Free. Also streamed live on National Archives’ YouTube channel. archivesfoundation.org/event/the-lost-indictment-of-robert-e-lee Buy Book

13  MD  Lecture, “Gunners in the Corn — Federal and Confederate Artillery in The Cornfield (Antietam),” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2018/01/2018-civil-war-lecture-series

13  VA  Tours of the opening action of the Second Battle of Winchester at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Drive, south of Winchester. kernstownbattle.org

15  VA  Walking tour, “Fredericksburg’s Forgotten Plain: Bernard’s Cabins and Latimer’s Knoll,” meets at Bernard’s Cabin Trailhead, S Lee Drive, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

15  VA  Dinner, lecture, living history, “General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson: His Wounding, the Arm, and his Final Days,” at the Generals’ Quarters Restaurant, 32345 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove. 6-9 pm. $30. fowb.org

16  OK  Walking tours, “Honey Springs Battlefield,” begin at the park visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, near Checotah. Guided tours 9 am-5 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/location/honey-springs-battlefield

16  LA  Tour, “Priestcap Battlefield,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 9:30 am. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

16  TN  “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:30 and 7:45 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).

16  GA  Ranger-guided bike ride of the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 9:30-11:30 am. Free. Loaner bikes available, call 706-866-9241 for reservations. nps.gov/chch

16  TN  Bicycle tour of the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Ranger-led 90-minute ride meets 8:45 am at the visitor center. Free. nps.gov/stri

16 PA Special program, “An Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP. 6 pm. $20/adult. Register: gettysburgfoundation.org

16  MD  Lecture, “What Was Minted and What Was Printed During the Civil War,” at the Boonsboro Library, 401 Potomac St, Boonsboro. 11 am. Free. 301-797-4146.

16  MD  Walking tour, “Frederick’s Civil War Hospitals,” begins at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 3 pm. “Pay what you please” event. civilwarmed.org

16  VA  Van tour, “Submarines, Infernal Machines & Torpedoes,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-4 pm. $50. Registration, more info: leehall.org

16  VA  Boat tour, “Potomac Blockade,” cruise the sites of the early-war Confederate blockade of Washington DC. Begins at Leesylvania State Park, 2002 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $45. More info, reservations: 703-792-5618.

16-17  WA  Reenactment at the Fullbright Park in Union Gap. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-8 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday with battles 11:30 am, 3 pm and 8:30 pm Saturday, 11:30 am and 3 pm Sunday. centralwaagmuseum.org/civil-war-reenactment-union-gap.asp

16-17  OH  Reenactment, “Heritage Village Museum Civil War Weekend,”
at Sharon Woods Park, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonwood. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $10/adult. Details: heritagevillagecincinnati.org

16-17  VA  Living history, “Cooking up History,” at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Military and civilian Civil War-era cooking demonstrations. 10:30 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. pamplinpark.org

16-17  VA  Living history, Civil War medical camp, tours and demonstrations at Ellwood Manor, on the Wilderness Battlefield, 36380 Constitution Highway, near Locust Grove (west of Fredericksburg). 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Special walking tour 11:30 am and 2:30 pm Saturday. Free. fowb.org

16-17  VA  Anniversary activities, “Opening Assaults at Petersburg,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. Car-caravan and walking tours. 10 am and 2:30 pm Saturday, 1 and 2 pm Sunday. nps.gov/pete

16-17  VA  Living history, artillery and infantry camps and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

17  GA  Walking tours, “Cheatham Hill,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am and 1 pm. Free.nps.gov/kemo

17  VA  Bike tour, “Monuments of Shiloh,” at the Shiloh MMP. Guided tour 10 am-noon. Free. Register: 731-689-5696. More info: nps.gov/shil

19  NC  Lecture, “How the Civil War Made America Great,” at the Jones Student Center, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Rd., in Fayetteville. 7 pm. Free. nccivilwarcenter.org

20  MD  Lecture, “Images from MG James Ricketts Division,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2018/01/2018-civil-war-lecture-series

20  VA  Lecture, “Mosby’s Keydet Rangers and others who rode with the Gray Ghost,” at the Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

21  GA  Lecture, “Atlanta Cyclorama,” at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. 7 pm. Free. portcolumbus.org

22  VA  Walking tour, “Roaring into Modernity: 20th Century Chatham,” meets at Chatham, 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

22  VA  Ranger program, “‘All That Remains….’ Archeology at Cedar Creek,” at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP contact station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

22  VA  Car-caravan tour, “‘Men ceased to be men’: The Battle of Port Republic.” 10 am-3 pm. Free. Registration, exact tour location: 540-740-4545 or shenandoahatwar.org

23  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Pea Ridge NMP. Demos 11 am, noon, and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/peri

23  GA  Living history, artillery and infantry demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

23  TN  Bicycle tour of the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Ranger-led 90-minute ride meets 8:45 am at the visitor center. Free. nps.gov/stri

23  VA  Anniversary living history and other activities at the Staunton River Battlefield State Park, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, near Randolph. 9-11:30 am. Free. historicstauntonriverfoundation.org/calendar-of-events

23  VA  Living history, marker dedication and more at Historic Point of Rocks Park, 1011 Point of Rocks Road, Chester. Medical, artillery camps and demos. 10 am-2 pm. Free. chesterfieldhistory.com/upcoming-events

23  VA  Walking tour and exhibit “Battle of Cool Spring.” Tour begins 10:30 am at 1400 Parker Lane, Bluemont (east of Berryville). Exhibit open 10 am-4 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

23-24  MO  Living history, “Siegel’s Germans at Wilson’s Creek,” at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Camp and demonstrations. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

23-24  GA  Walking tours, “Cheatham Hill,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am and 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

23-24  WV  Living history, “Under Fire: Hold the High Ground, 1862,” at Boliver Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Camp 11 am-4 pm. Demonstrations 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

23-24  MD  Living history and special program, “Women Soldiers in the Civil War,” at Washington Monument State Park near Boonsboro. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park fee. 301-842-0452.

23-24  MD   Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Artillery demos 11 am and 1 pm Saturday. Artillery and infantry demos 11 am and 1 pm. Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

23-24  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

24  GA  Living history, artillery and infantry demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

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

27  MD  Lecture, “Antietam Hospitals,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2018/01/2018-civil-war-lecture-series

27  VA  Anniversary walking tour of the Gaines’ Mill battlefield, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Time TBA. See nps.gov/rich for details.

29  VA  Walking tour, “‘After me with a sharp stick’: Hooker’s Retreat from Chancellorsville,” meets at Hooker Drive, near River Road on the Chancellorsville battlefield off Route 3 west of Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

29-30  PA Lectures and panel discussions,”Conversations at Gettysburg,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. Opens Friday 7 pm with lecture, “What is the Role of Museums and the History Community.” Continues 9 am-5 pm Saturday with a variety of speakers and panels. Free. Schedule: gettysburgfoundation.org/education/lectures-seminars

30  MO  Book talk and signing, Greyhounds: The First Iowa Infantry and the Campaign and Battle of Wilson’s Creek, at the Wilson’s Creek NB near Springfield. 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

30  OK  Walking tours, “Honey Springs Battlefield,” begin at the park visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, near Checotah. Guided tours 9 am-5 pm. Free.  okhistory.org/calendar/location/honey-springs-battlefield

30  MS  Living history at the Vicksburg NMP (Shirley House). 11 am and 1 pm. Free with admission. nps.gov/vick

30  GA  Living history, Independence Day celebration at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. Military camps and demonstrations, games and more. 9 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. 912-727-2339.

30  TN  Living history, “On to Chattanooga: A Campaign of Contrasts,” the Tullahoma Campaign with camps and demonstrations at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 9 am-4:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

30  TN  “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:30 and 7:45 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).

30  VA  Book talk, The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865, at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 1 pm. Free with park admission. Buy Book pamplinpark.org

30  VA  Campfire program, “Survivors: Witnesses to War,” at the Fredericksburg Battlefield visitor center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg. 8 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

30-July 1  GA  Walking tours, “Cheatham Hill,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am and 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

30-July 1  VA  Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Malvern Hill at the battlefield, 9175 Willis Church Road, near Richmond. Special tours and living history. nps.gov/rich


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