March

 Civil War reenactments, ranger programs and more: MARCH 2018

Updated 15 March 2018


1-4  LA  “Blue & Gray on the Red,” special dinners, weekend reenactments and living history, and more in Pineville and area. Weekend events include living history and author talks at Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site. See alexandriapinevillela.com/BlueandGray for complete schedule.

2-3  GA  Candle Light Tour with living history at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 7-9 pm Saturday, 6-9 pm Sunday. $10. explore.gastateparks.org/info/248110?
c=14226152

3  LA  Lecture, “Profiles in Command: Battle Leadership,” Red River Campaign examined at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.

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

3  MD  Lecture, “Flowers to Pharmaceuticals — Civil War Medicinal Gardens,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

3  VA  Lecture, “The Influence of High Society Women,” the story of the White House of the Confederacy after the war, at the White House in Richmond. 2 pm. Free with admission. acwm.org

3 PA Lecture, “After Gettysburg: Religion, Lee’s Army, and Southern Culture,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free.  nps.gov/gett

3-4 SC Reenactment, “Battle of Broxton Bridge” near Erhardt. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm both days. Battles at 2 pm both days. $10/adult. broxtonbridge.com/reenactment.htm

3-4   FL  Reenactment, “Battle of Natural Bridge,” at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, 7502 Natural Bridge Road, near Tallahassee. Camps and demonstrations all weekend. Skirmish Saturday, battle 2:30 pm. $3. floridastateparks.org/park-events/Natural-Bridge

4  KS  Lecture, “Black Civil War Veterans Build a Church in 1867,”  at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall/19562

4  TN  Ranger program, “A Land Defiled: The Environmental Impact of the Campaign for Chattanooga,” at the Orchard Knob Reservation, part of the Chattanooga Battlefield NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

PA  Lecture, “Mark Mahosky: 30 Years of Drawing the Gettysburg Battlefield,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free. nps.gov/gett

8-11 GA Tours, “Atlanta Campaign,” covers the battles for Atlanta featuring Ed Bearss. $430. Details: georgiabattlefields.org/tours.aspx

9  WI  Lecture, “Faith of the Fathers — Courage, Humor and Dedication of Catholic Civil War Chaplains,” at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar

9-11  VA  “Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. A variety of living history, talks, Civil War food and tours. Complete details: battleofhamptonroads.com

10  WI  The Civil War Expo at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Living history groups, round tables and others present samples of programming. 11 am-3 pm. “Civil War Trivia” at 1 pm. Free. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar

10  PA  Concert, Civil War-era music with the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers Band at the Sumner Tavern, 1610 W Point Pike, Lansdale. 7 pm-midnight. More info, reservations: 215-699-5693.

10  VA  Lecture, “The Age of Iron,” 19th-century naval improvements, at the Mariners Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with site admission. marinersmuseum.org

10  VA  Walking tours, “Cockpit Point Civil War Park,” site of Confederate earthworks on the Potomac River in Woodbridge. 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. $20. Call 703-792-4754 for more info, directions.

10 PA Lecture, “Personal Turning Points — Jefferson Davis and George Thomas,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

10-11  GA  Living history at the Andersonville National Historic Site near Andersonville. Guard and prisoner demonstrations, guided tours and ranger programs. 10 am-4 pm both days. Free. nps.gov/ande

11  NC  Lecture and living history, “Anniversary of Union Occupation,” at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville. Lecture 2 pm, living history 1-4 pm. Free. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov

11-12  FL Reenactment, “Battle of Fort Pierce,” at Savanna’s Recreational Area, 1400 E Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles at 1:30 pm. facebook.com/FTPierceRaid

12  VA  Lecture, “Harriett Tubman and the Quest for Freedom,” at the Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

13  VA  Lecture, “The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly,” at Third Street Brewing, 312 W Third St, Farmville. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

15  DC  Book talk and reception, “Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary,” at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk. $10/each. lincolncottage.org Buy Book 

15  VA  Lecture/reception, “When Presidents Ignore the Law,” at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6 pm. $10. acwm.org

16  KY  Lecture, “The Last Raid and the 1864 Battle of Cynthiana,” at the Russellville Library, 225 Armory Drive, Russellville. 7 pm. Free. cynthianabattlefieldsfoundation.org/events

16  VA  Van tour, “Howlett Line,” south of Richmond. Begins Henricus Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chesterfield. 9 am-1 pm. $15. chesterfieldhistory.com/upcoming-events

17 GA  Ranger talk, “Homefront — Chickamauga,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

17  TN  Living history, “Camp of Instruction — Artillery,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Demonstrations 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

17  MD  Battlefield hike, “Irish Brigade at Antietam,” at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

17  VA  Anniversary walking tour, “Battle of Kernstown,” begins 9 am at the visitor center, 610 Battle Park Drive, south of Winchester. Continues after lunch at the Rose Hill portion of the battle. Other battlefield events planned. Complete details: kernstownbattle.org

17  VA  “Red, White, Blue & Gray Ball,” Civil War era dancing and music at Melrose Caverns Lodge, 6639 N Valley Pike, near Harrisonburg.  6-10 pm. $35/couple. sites.google.com/site/svcwed

17  VA  Van tour, “McClellan & the Science of Warfare,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 9 am-3 pm. Registration, more info: leehall.org

17  DC  Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium at Ford’s Theatre in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. Free. Registration info: fords.org

17-18  CA  Reenactment, “The Blue & The Gray,” at the west end of High Street in Moorpark. Camps and demonstrations all weekend, battles each day. Tickets, schedule, more info: moorparkrotary.com

18  VA  Book talk, “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time — Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose,” at the Manassas Museum. 1:30 pm. Free. manassascity.org/211/Manassas-Museum-System Buy Book

19  DC  Panel Discussion, “The Emancipation Proclamation: Origins, Impact, and Legacy,” at the McGowan Theater, National Archives, in Washington. 7:30 pm. Free. Reservations: 18041.thankyou4caring.org/publicprograms

20-21 PA “Spring Muster,” variety of programs sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation at the Gettysburg NMP. Details: gettysburgfoundation.org

19  DC  Panel Discussion, “The Emancipation Proclamation: Origins, Impact, and Legacy,” at the McGowan Theater, National Archives, in Washington. 7:30 pm. Free. Reservations: 18041.thankyou4caring.org/publicprograms

21  WI  “Rank Discord,” an examination of conflicts among generals at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 6:30 pm. $25. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar

21  VA  Lecture, “First in War: The Hampden-Sydney Boys,” at VMI’s Nichols Auditorium in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

22  VA  Lecture/reception, “Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment,” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $10. acwm.org

22-25  GA  Bus tour, “Atlanta Campaign,” based in Smyrna. $550. Details: civilwartours.org

23-24  VA  Anniversary activities at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Drive, south of Winchester. Sunday comprehensive battlefield walking tour. Details: kernstownbattle.org

23-26  GA  “RiverBlast,” at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Annual event features living history camps and demonstrations plus food and music. Details: portcolumbus.org

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

24 GA Living history, “Refugee Encampment,” at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 10 am-3 pm. $5.50/adult. explore.gastateparks.org/info/248110?
c=14226152

24  VA  Walking tour of Fort Huger, a Confederate fort on the James River, 15080 Talcott Terrace, near Smithfield. 10 am. historicisleofwight.com

24  VA  Book talk, Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with site admission. acwm.org Buy Book

24  VA  Walking tour, “Battle of Smithfield,” begins at the Isle of Wight Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 2 pm. historicisleofwight.com

24  VA  Living history, “Women’s Civil War Day,” at Fort Ward in Alexandria. 11 am-3 pm. Free. alexandriava.gov/FortWard

24  VA  Symposium, “Growing Roots,” in Manassas. Prince William/Manassas history lectures include Civil War topics. 8:30 am-6 pm. $10. Call 703-792-4754 for reservations, location.

24  VA  Car-caravan tour and lecture, “The VI Corps at the Siege of Petersburg,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 12:30-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

24  PA  Lecture, “Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight at Confederate Soldiers,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

24 PA Walking tour, “The Fight on the Right: Candy’s Brigade on Culp’s Hill,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 9 am-4 pm. $110. gettysburgfoundation.org

24-25  LA  Living history, major event at the Port Hudson Historic Site near Jackson. Camps, demonstrations covering all military branches. 9 am-5 pm. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

24-25  AL  Reenactment, “Siege at Bridgeport,” off Highway 72, County Road 255, near Bridgeport. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. $5/adult. Details: siegeatbridgeport.com

24-25  VA  Living history, “Civil War Weekend,” at St. Luke’s Church, 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd, Smithfield. Camp and demonstrations. 9:30 am-5 pm Saturday, 1-5 pm Sunday. Free with site admission. historicstlukes.org

24-25  SC  Reenactment, “Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel,” at The Harwell House, 5027 E Old Marion Highway, Florence. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Details: 23rdsc.com/event

24-25  FL  Reenactment, “Battle at Narcoossee Mill,” at  4700 Chisholm Park Trail near St. Cloud. Camps open 9:30 am both days. Battles at 2 pm each day. $7/adult. battleatnarcoosseemill.com

28  VA  Lecture, “Healing the Capital During the Civil War Era: African American Medicine in Washington D.C.,” at the Hatpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, Shenandoah University in Winchester. 7 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

30  VA  Campfire program, “Women’s Civil War History,” at Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 6:30 pm. $5/adult. 703-367-7872.

31  TN Living history, “Camp of Instruction — Infantry,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Demonstrations 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

31 TN Living history, artillery demonstrations at Point Park, Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. Demos at 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. $7 park admission. nps.gov/chch

31  VA  “Fit-History” hike, “Ellwood, Parker’s Store Road, and the Federal Line Trail,” on the Wilderness Battlefield. 4-mile hike begins at Ellwood, 36380 Constitution Highway, near Orange. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp/planyourvisit/hiking.htm


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