March 2019

Lectures and more to come

Updated 13 Feb 2019

LA  Hike, “Commissary Hill,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 10 am-noon. Free with park admission.

2  VA  Symposium, “A People’s Contest: Struggles for Nation and Freedom in Civil War America,” at the Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad St, Richmond. 9:30 am-4 pm. $65.

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

2  FL  Candlelight tour of the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 6:15-7:15 pm. Park fee plus $3.

2  PA  Lecture, “College Students in the Battle of Gettysburg: A Different Kind of Soldier,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free.

2-3  SC  Reenactment, “Broxton Bridge,” at the Broxton Bridge Plantation near Ehrhardt. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles 2 pm each day. $10/adult.

3  LA  Living history, “Firepower!” weapons demonstrations at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1 pm. Free with park admission.

3  KS  Lecture, “They Put Up More than Hay: Joel and Emily Grover, Their Barn, and the Underground Railroad,” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3 donation.

3  VA  Lecture, “The Union Cavalry at Five Forks,” at the Five Forks contact station, 9840 Courthouse Road, near Dinwiddie. 2 pm. Free.

9  GA  Lecture, “Uncle Billy’s Boys and the 15th Army Corps in Chattanooga,” at the Chickamauga NMP near Fort Oglethorpe. 2 pm. Free.

9  VA  “Battle of Hampton Roads Day” at the Mariners Museum in Newport News. Living history, special talks, tours, music and more. Lecture, “Battle of the Ironclads,” 2:30 pm. Free with $1 museum admission.

9-10  LA  Reenactment, “Blue and Gray on the Red,” camps and demonstrations in Pineville. Battles 1 pm each day. Contact Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site for more info: 318-484-2390.

9-10 SC  Reenactment, “Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel,” at Rankin Plantation, 4789 E Old Marion Highway, near Florence. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am both days. Battles 2 pm both days. $10/adult.

10  NC  Living history talk, “Hoop Skirts and Gunpowder, A Woman of the Fayetteville Arsenal,” at the Cumberland County Library. 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville. 2 pm. Free.

14  IL   Lecture, “Illinois Civil War Officers and Emancipation,” at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Noon. Free.

14  VA  Lecture, “Federal Occupation of Middle Tennessee during the Civil War,” at the Hopewell Public Library, 13 E Broad St, Hopewell. 6 pm. Free.

15  LA  Walking tour/living history, “Ghost Ships on the Mississippi,” spooky tales and firing demonstrations at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 6:30 pm.

15-16  GA  Candlelight tour at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dalton. 6-10 pm. $10.

16  LA  Lecture, “A Soldier’s Vice: Gambling in the Civil War,” at the Mansfield Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with park admission.

16  NC  “A Fighting Chance for Life,” anniversary activities on the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. Living history, talks and tours open 8 am. Free. Nighttime hospital tours $15. Tickets required, call 910-594-0789.

16  DC  Symposium, “Abraham Lincoln,” at Ford’s Theatre in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. Free. Speakers, tickets:

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

22-24  VA  Civil War Weekend Conference, “Civil War Leadership,” at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. $295 includes talks, meals and receptions.Can be combined with Peninsula tour March 24-26. More info:

23  VA  Walking tour, “Abraham Lincoln at Petersburg and City Point,” at Grant’s Headquarters at City Point in Hopewell. 2 pm. Free.

23  VA  Living history, “Civil War Women’s Day,” at Fort Ward in Alexandria. Talks and demonstrations with hands-on projects for kids. 11 am-3 pm. Free.

23  VA  “Exploring Your Civil War Roots,” special program at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N Loudoun St, Winchester. 1-4 pm. Free.

23  PA  Lecture, “The Whole Civil War in 45 Minutes,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisonburg. 1 pm. Free with admission.

23  PA  Lecture, tour, “The Union Army at Gettysburg: Great Leadership from Unexpected Places,” at the Gettysburg NMP. Lecture 9 am-noon followed by guided walking tour 1-4 pm. $110. Reservations, more info:

23  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:

23-24  GA  Living history, “RiverBlast2019,” at the National Civil War Museum in Columbus. Music, demonstrations, family activities and more. Free.

24-26  VA  Bus tour, “The Peninsula,” leaves from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Stops include the Mariners’ Museum, Fort Monroe and Battle of Dam No. 1. $750/single occupancy. Can be combined with Civil War Leadership conference March 22-24.

29-30  VA  Living history, tours and music, “Sixth Corps Breakthrough,” anniversary activities at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 10 am-4:30 pm. Free with admission.

29-31  TN  Conference, annual event for the Society of Civil War Surgeons in Franklin. Lectures, exhibits and lectures. Details:

30-31  LA  Reenactment, “Siege of Port Hudson,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. Camps open 9 am-5 pm with battles 2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday.

31  VA  Lecture, “The Battle of Dinwiddie Court House,” at the Five Forks contact station, 9840 Courthouse Road, near Dinwiddie. 2 pm. Free.