February

Civil War reenactments, lectures and more: FEBRUARY 2018

Updated 14 Feb 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  GA  “Civil War Medicine,” ranger program at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. 1 pm. Free with admission. 912-727-2339.

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  “Lecture, “Beyond the Shackles: The Role of African-Americans During the Civil War,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 10 am. Free with site admission. http://www.marinersmuseum.org

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  LA  Walking tour, “Native Guard Battlefield,” at the Port Hudson Historic Site near Jackson. 10 am. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

17   GA  Tours, living history, “African Americans in Civil War Navies,” at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Noon and 2:30 pm. Free with site admission. portcolumbus.org

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  OK  Reenactment, “Battle of Round Mountain,” at the First Assembly of God grounds, 777 Glory Road, Yale. Camps and demonstrations with battles at 2 pm each day. $5. crazycrow.com/site/event/battle-of-round-mountain-reenactment

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  Ranger program, “Shaping Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln Before the Civil War,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield park in Kennesaw. 11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

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  Living history, “Remembering Mr. Lincoln,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

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

21  VA  Lecture, “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder — both North and South — and the Civil War,” at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington. 7:30 pm. shenandoahatwar.org

22 DC “Beyond the White House Gates,” at the Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, in Washington. Cocktails and talks about the White House, Presidential retreats, the Willard and President Lincoln’s Cottage. 6-8 pm. $49. lincolncottage.org

22  DC  Living history, “The Lincoln-Douglas(s) Debates: Known and Unknown,” at the McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, in Washington. Portrayals of Stephen Douglas, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln moderated by Harold Holzer. 7 pm. Free. Reservations: archivesfoundation.org/event/lincoln-douglass-debates-known-unknown

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  AR  Talks and artifact exhibit at the First Baptist Church, 201 E Main St, Prescott. Several speakers at event turning over 808 acres of the Prairie D’Ane Battlefield in Nevada County. 2 pm. Free. depotmuseum.org or 870-887-5821.

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  OK  Lecture, “First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the Civil War,” at the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, Checotah. 1 pm. Free. 918-473-5572.

24  GA  Tours, living history, “African Americans in Civil War Navies,” at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Noon and 2:30 pm. Free with site admission. portcolumbus.org

24  GA  Ranger program, “Civil War Earthworks,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield park in Kennesaw. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

24   NC  Lectures, “African-Americans and Women in the Civil War,” at the CSS Neuse State Historic Site in Kinston. Talks at 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/neuse

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  Ranger program, “Civil War Hygiene … Silent but Deadly,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield park in Kennesaw. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/kemo

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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