November 2018

Civil War illumination, parade, living history, more: NOVEMBER 2018

Updated 9 Nov 2018

MO  Book talk, A Fierce Glory: Antietam — The Desperate Battle that Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery, at the Kansas City Public Library, 410 W 10th St, Kansas City. 6:30 pm. Free. Buy Book

1  VA  Lecture, “‘Propitious Weather and a Splendid Spectacle’: The Grand Review of the Armies,” at the Hester Auditorium, Shenandoah University, in Winchester. 7 pm. Free. 540-665-4501.

1-4  WV  Reenactment, “Guyandotte Civil War Days.” Details:

3  AR  Civil War Weekend, living history tours and demonstrations at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. $10/adult.

3  MS  Candlelight tour, “Civil War Corinth,” 90-minute guided walking tour begins 4:30 pm at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth. Free. Registration required. 662-287-9273.

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

3 TN Walking tour, “Lookout Mountain,” ranger-guided 4-mile hike at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield NMP (Cravens House) in Chattanooga. 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Free.

3  VA  Living history, “Friends, Guerrillas, and Heroes,” lantern-light program at the Goose Creek Friends Meeting, 18204 Lincoln Road, Purcellville. 7:30 pm. $15/adult.

3  VA  Tours and talks, “The Five Battles of Winchester,” at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester. Activities all day plus lunch. 10o am-5 pm. $20. Registration: 202-302-9129.

3  VA  “From Shrine to Museum,” special program at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 2 pm. $10.

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

3-4  NC  Reenactment, “Fort Branch,” at the historic site on the Roanoke River near Hamilton. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles at 1:30 pm each day. Parking fee. More info, directions:

3-4  MD  Living history and walking tour. Artillery demonstrations at the Newcomer House, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville 11:30 am and 2 pm. Short related walking tour, 12:30 pm.

3-4  SC  Reenactment, “Battle of Blackburn’s Ford — 1861,” 1444 Brattonsville Road, near McConnells. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Details, directions:

3-4 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.

7  IL  “Tales from the Vault — Lincoln Tomb Robbers” special exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. 12:30-1:30 pm. Free with admission.

8  MD  Lecture, “Artificial Limbs During the Civil War,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7 pm. “Pay what you please” event.

8-10  TN  Living history, “Blue & Gray Days,” at Carton and the Carter House in Franklin. See for details.

10  MO  Living history, “Moonlight Tour,” at and near the Ray House on the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Vignettes and cannon firing. 6:45-9 pm. Timed tickets are free but must be picked up in advance at the park visitor center.

10  KS  “1800s Grand Ball,”  part of the Veterans Day Weekend in Fort Scott. Period music and dancing begin 7 pm at Memorial Hall, 1 E Third St. $20/advance, $25/door.

10  GA  “Night Museum,” at the Andersonville National Historic Site near Andersonville. National Prisoner of War Museum open. Candlelight path to part of the reconstructed prison camp with living history. Special ranger programs. 6-9 pm. Free.

10 GA Living history, “Refugee Encampment,” at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 10 am-3 pm. $5.50/adult.

10  MD  Lecture, “No Small Change,” money in the Civil War at the Smithsburg Library, 66 W Water St, Smithsburg. Noon. Free. Registration: 301-797-4146.

10  VA  Bus tour, “In the Wake of Antietam, a tour of the Loudon Valley Campaign,” covers post-battle activities and small battles in Northern Virginia. Sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area. 9 am-3 pm. $60.

10  VA  Candlelight tour of Ben Lomond Historic Site, 1861 Confederate hospital, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 8-9 pm. $10. 703-367-7872.

10-11  AL  Reenactment, “Battles for the Armory,” 19359 Rifle Range Road, Tallassee. Camps and demonstrations open 8 am each day. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5. Details, directions:

11  MD  Gallery tour, “Redressing the Wound,” a look at the sculptures throughout the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 11 am. Free with admission.

12  SC  Gallery tour, “Deathly Blasts by the Thousands: Civil War Small Arms,” at the Charleston Museum in Charleston. 10:30 pm. Free with admission.

14  OK  Talk, “My Family’s Civil War History,” at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S Fourth St, Enid. Noon. Free. 580-237-1907.

14  VA  Lecture, “Myths About Lee’s Surrender,” at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free.

15  VA  Book talk, The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War America, at the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 5 pm. Free. Buy Book

16-17 PA Special program, “An Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP. 6 pm. $20/adult. Register:

17  OK  Concert, Civil War-era music with talks at the Honey Springs Battlefield visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, Checotah. 1:30-3:30 pm. Free. 918-473-5572.

17  NC  Living history, “Civil War Day,” at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston. Naval and weapons demonstrations. 10 am-4 pm. Free.

17 VA Lecture and book talk at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Lecture, “Who Freed the Slaves,” 1 pm. Book talk on Five For Freedom: the African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army, 2 pm. Buy Book Programs free with park admission.

17 VA Lecture, “Rear Admiral A.B. Dahlgren,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

17  FL  Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, 601 Howard England Way, Key West. 10 am-2 pm. Free with park admission.

17 PA Illumination at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. 5:30-9 pm. Free.

17 PA Remembrance Day parade, ceremonies and illumination commemorating Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address at the Gettysburg NMP. Details: and

18 PA Open house at the David Wills House in Gettysburg. Special programs and more commemorating Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. 6-8 pm.

19  SC  Gallery tour, “Civil War Stories: Accounts of Bravery,” at the Charleston Museum in Charleston. 10:30 am. Free with admission.

21  VA  Lecture, “Happy Birthday, Benjamin Huger!” learn about the Confederate general at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 12:30 pm. Free with admission.

23-25 TN Anniversary ranger programs and tours, “Battles for Chattanooga,” at Point Park, Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. 9 am-5 pm. $7/adult Point Park admission.

25  VA  Living history, artillery demonstrations, at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission.

30 TN Illumination, “Battle of Franklin,” anniversary evening event at the Carter House and Carnton in Franklin. Free.

30  VA  Campfire program, “Civil War Soldier’s Life,” living history at Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 6-7:30 pm. $5. 703-367-7872.

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