February

Civil War reenactments, lectures and more: FEBRUARY 2018

Updated 16 Jan 2018


2  VA  Lecture, “Beyond Glory: Remembering the U.S. Colored Troops,” at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Noon. Free. chesterfieldhistory.com/upcoming-events

2-4   FL   Reenactment, “Civil War Heritage Days” at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West. Camps, parade and “capture” of a blockade runner. floridastateparks.org/content/civil-war-heritage-days-0

3  KY  Walking tour, “Fort Heiman,” at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover TN. Heiman address is 682 Fort Heiman Road, New Concord KY. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

3  SC  Lecture and tour, “Union Casualties at Rivers Bridge,” at the Rivers Bridge State Park near Ehrhardt. 1:30 pm. $5/adult. southcarolinaparks.com/rivers-bridge/programs-and-events

3  MD  Lecture, “The African-American Experience at Monocacy National Battlefield.,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

3 VA Seminar, “Swept Up in the Civil War: Battle Front to Home Front,” at the Jarman Auditorium, Longwood University, Farmville. Speakers include Ed Bearss and Gary Gallagher. Free. nps.gov/apco

3 VA Lecture, “The Architecture of 1201 E Clay St,” the White House of the Confederacy at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond. 2 pm. Free with site admission. acwm.org

3  PA  Lecture, “‘God has Granted Us A Happy New Year!’: An Unappreciated Turning Point of 1862: The Battle of Stones River,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free.  nps.gov/gett

3-4  GA  Civil War show at the NW Georgia Trade Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton. Artifacts show and sale. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. mkshows.com/cgi-bin/show_display.asp?65

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. floridastateparks.org/park-events/Fort-Clinch

4  KS   Lecture, “Weapons of Kansas and Missouri,”  at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall/19562

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

4  PA  Lecture, “Cogs in a Different Wheel: Non-combatant Life During the Civil War,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free. nps.gov/gett

6  AL  Walking tour, “Fort Bowyer,” at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 2 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org

7  WI  Workshop, “Intro to Civil War Medicine,” at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 6:30 pm. $25. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar

8  NC  Lecture and lunch, “Up From Slavery to Freedom: New Bern, North Carolina’s Historic 35th United States Colored Troops,” at The Chelsea Restaurant, 335 Middle St, New Bern. 11:30 am. $20/includes lunch. newbernhistorical.org

9  WI  Lecture, “Friends, Family, Fraud and Corruption: Reuben B. Hatch, the Man Who Overloaded the Sultana,” at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar

9  VA  Walking tour, “Untold Stories of a Search for Freedom: Secret Codes, A Chatham Slave, and the Reverend Turner,” begins at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover St, Fredericksburg. 6-9 pm. $5. Sign up for a time slot at fowb.org

10 GA Walking tour, “Lincoln’s Absaloms — The Orphan Brigade,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

10  VA  Talk, “Elizabeth Keckley,” at Pamplin Historical Park south of Petersburg. 1 pm. Free with park admission. pamplinpark.org

10  NC  Lecture, “The Battle of Roanoke Island: Burnside and the Fight for North Carolina,” at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston. 11 am. Free with admission. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm

10 NC Living history, “Hands-On History,” 19th-century demonstrations at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. Begins 10 am. Free. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi

10 NC Living history, “Hands-On History,” 19th-century demonstrations at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. Begins 10 am. Free. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/

10   PA   Lecture, “Early at the Gates: The Battle of Fort Stevens,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free. nps.gov/gett

11  KS  Lecture, “Marching Home: Union Veterans and their Unending Civil War,” at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall/19562

11   PA   Lecture, “’Before the fearful and dangerous leap is taken’: The Fateful Compromise of 1850,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

12  IL  “Lincoln’s Birthday” commemoration at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Free admission and special programs. illinois.gov/alplm/Pages/Calendar-events.aspx

12  VA  Lecture, “Freedom Fighters at Rest,” local USCT after the war, at the Camel, 1621 W Broad St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

13  AL  Walking tour, “Early Civil War,” at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 2 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org

13 TN Lecture, “Let the Matter be Settled — Chattanooga USCTs at Nashville,” at the Smith Cultural Center, 200 E ML King Blvd, Chattanooga. 5:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

13 VA Lecture, “Virginians in Blue,” at Charley’s, 707 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

14  TN  Walking tour, “For Donelson,” at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/fodo

15  TN  Car-caravan tour, “The African American Story at Fort Donelson,” at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo

16  TN  Talks, at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. “A Surrender Most Disgraceful,” 11:30 am. “Galvanized Yankees from Fort Donelson,” 1 pm. “The Gunboats at Fort Donelson,” 2:15 pm. “Everything You Need to Know about Ironclad Gunboats: Construction & Weaponry,” 3:15 pm. All free. nps.gov/fodo

16-18   FL   Reenactment, “Battle of Olustee,” at the Olustee Battlefield Historic Park, 5815 Battlefield Trail, near Sanderson. Camps and demonstrations all days. Artillery night firing Friday evening. Battles at 3:30 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. $10/adult. nps.gov/gett

17  TN  Car-caravan tour, “Fort Donelson Battlefield,” at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 9 am. Free. nps.gov/fodo

17   PA   Lecture, “The Lincoln-Douglas Debates,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free. nps.gov/gett

17-18  TN  Living history, camp and demonstrations at Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. Camp open 11 am-3 pm with demos at 11 am, noon, and 1, 2 and 3 pm Saturday. Camp open 11 am-2 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/fodo

17-18  WI  Civil War Medical Weekend at The Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Living history, demonstrations, exhibits and more. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, noon-4 pm Sunday. Free. museums.kenosha.org/civilwar

18  KS  Lecture, “The Bandit Rides Again, Jesse James, Whiskyhead Ryan and the Glendale Train Robbery”  at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall/19562

18 GA Car-caravan tour, “African American Experiences at Chickamauga, 1860-1945,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 2-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

18  VA  Lecture, “Cavalry at Five Forks,” at the Five Forks Visitor Station west of Petersburg. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

18   PA   Lecture, “Gettysburg and Vicksburg: ‘The Confederacy totters to its destruction’,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free. nps.gov/gett

19  PA  Music, “Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait,” Lincoln tribute at the Carnegie Library in Carnegie. 7 pm. $15/adult in advance. carnegiecarnegie.org

20  AL  Walking tour, “Battle of Mobile Bay,” at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 2 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org

20-22  SC  Bus, walking tour, “Defending South Carolina,” based in Santee State Park, 215 State Park Road, Santee. Tour includes Rivers Bridge and Congaree Creek. $129/225. southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004541

22  VA  Lecture and reception, “Robert Smalls: Slavery, Freedom & Leadership,” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. $10/adult. acwm.org

23  VA  Walking tour, “Point of Rocks,” Union hospital site. Tour begins in the parking lot of Dodd Park, 201 Enon Church Road, Chesterfield. 10 am-noon. $8. chesterfieldhistory.com/upcoming-events

24 VA Symposium, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times,” at the Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad St, Richmond. 9:30 am-4 pm. $65/adult. acwm.org

24 PA Lecture, “‘The Wounded Soon Began to Pour In…’: The George Spangler Farm and the Union 11th Corps Hospital at Gettysburg,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Lecture free. Regular gallery fees apply. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

24 PA Lecture, “‘The Wounded Soon Began to Pour In…’: The George Spangler Farm and the Union 11th Corps Hospital at Gettysburg,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Lecture free. Regular gallery fees apply. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

24   PA   Lecture, “‘The movement was south,’ General Grant and the Overland Campaign,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free. nps.gov/gett

24   VA   Film, “Music in the Time of Lincoln,” at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.

24-25  SC   Reenactment, “Battle of Aiken,” 1210 Powell Pond Road, Aiken. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Gates open 9 am. $12/adult. battleofaiken.org

24-25 FL  Reenactment at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battle 2 pm both days. $5. pioneerfloridamuseum.org

25 KS Lecture, “The Wyandots, Quindaro, and Other Immigrant Tribes of Bleeding and Civil War Kansas” at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall/19562

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

25  PA   Lecture, “’God Knows My Conscious Is Clear:’ Constructing George Gordon Meade’s Legacy,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free. nps.gov/gett

25  VA   “Battle of Ball’s Bluff Remembrance Dinner” and lecture, “The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War,” at The Woodlands at Algonkian, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling. 5:30-9:30 pm. $55. 703-352-5900.

26  DC  Book talk, “They Knew Lincoln,” at President Lincoln Cottage in Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm lecture. $10 each. lincolncottage.org

27  AL  Walking tour, “Siege of Fort Morgan,” at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 2 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org


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