September 2019

Wet-plate photography demo, tours, reenactments and more

Updated 19 Sept 2019


1  OR  Reenactment, “Battle for Clatsop County,” at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. Camps, demonstrations and battles. More info: nwcwc.net/battle-for-clatsop-county.html

1  GA  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

VA  Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Fredericksburg battlefield (Sunken Road and Mayre’s Heights). 9 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

VA  Anniversary living history camps and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield. Free. nps.gov/mana

2  GA  Living history, “Civil War Music” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 9 am-1 pm. Free. nps.gov.kemo

2  GA  Labor Day celebration at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. Living history demonstrations and more. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=24

6  VA  Walking tour, “The Valiant Stand of the 8th Vermont Infantry and Thomas’s Brigade,” at the Battle of Cedar Creek. Begins at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHS visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

6-7  MO  Living history, “Civil War Days,” at Fort Benton, south of Route 34 in Patterson. Camps and demonstrations 3-7 pm Friday and 9 am-7 pm Saturday. A 9 am church service is set for Sunday, Sept 8. Free. facebook.com/HistoricalWayneCountyMissouri

7  TN  Walking tour, “Hallowed Ground,” at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro. 6:45 pm. Free. Registration a must. More info: nps.gov/stri (click “Hallowed Ground” on homepage).

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

10  DC  Book talk, All the Powers on Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. III 1856-1863, at the McGowan Theater of the National Archives in Washington. Noon. Free. Reservations: archivesfoundation.org/event/all-powers-of-earth Buy Book

12  DC  Book talk, All the Powers on Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. III, 1856-1860, at President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk. $10/each. lincolncottage.org Buy Book

14  GA  Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

14  WV  Living history, hike, “The Assault on Maryland Heights, the Naval Battery,” at the Harpers Ferry NHP. Hike to Maryland Heights with artillery living history. 2-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

14  MD  Lecture, “Images of War — The Evolution of Wartime Censorship,” at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville. Event in conjunction with Gardner Antietam photographs exhibit. 11 am. “Pay what you please” event. civilwarmed.org/event/images-war/

14  DC/PA    Bus tour, “A War Correspondent at Gettysburg; A Reporter’s Mission, a Father’s Search,” Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8:45 am-6 pm. $205. smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/war-correspondent-at-gettysburg-reporters-mission-fathers-search

14  VA  Lecture, “Samuel Dana Greene, Hero of the USS Monitor,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with $1 museum admission. marinersmuseum.org

14  MD/VA  Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” all-day trip leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. surrattmuseum.org/booth-escape-tour

14-15  VA  Living history, “Yankees in Falmouth!” at White Oak Civil War Museum, 985 White Oak Road, Falmouth. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free (small charge for museum). visitfred.com/attraction/white-oak-civil-war-museum

14-15  VA  Reenactment, “Waynesboro at War,” at Coyner Springs Park, 2091 Lyndhurst Road, Waynesboro. Camps and demonstrations with battles at 2  pm each day. Civil War dancing Saturday evening 7-9 pm.Weekend pass includes dance, $12. Day-pass $5. waynesboroatwar.com

14-15  NC  Living history, camps and demonstrations at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. 10 am-4 pm. Free. friendsoffortmacon.org/events

14-15  MD  Anniversary programs at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Ranger tours, living history camps and demonstrations. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

17  MD  All-day anniversary ranger-guided hike at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Begins 6:45 am. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

20  VA  Ranger program, “Colonel John S. Mosby and his Partisan Rangers in the Shenandoah Valley,” meets at Chet Hobart Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. 5 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

20-22  MD  Living history, “Aftermath of Battle,” at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Sanitary Commission camp plus wet-plate photography demos. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

21  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demos at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 10 am-2 pm. Free. 479-846-2990.

21  GA  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

21  MD/VA  Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” all-day trip leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. surrattmuseum.org/booth-escape-tour

21  MD  “One Vast Adventure: Frederick for Ransom,” special event includes living history, games and more in Frederick. 11:30 am. $32/adult. More info: heartofthecivilwar.org/events/view/963

21  MD  Special programs, “Mystery & Myths of Lee’s Lost Orders,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 9 am-3 pm. Free. Schedule: nps.gov/mono

21  VA  “Potomac Blockade Boat Tour” includes river views of Confederate fortifications. Begins at Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $50. Reservations, more info: 703-792-4754.

21-22  OH  Reenactment, “Battle of the Wilderness,” at Historic Zoar Village, 198 Main St, Zoar. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. $10/adult. https://historiczoarvillage.com

21-22  PA  Anniversary activities, “Battle of Third Winchester” and “Battle of Fisher’s Hill,” near Winchester and Strasburg. A variety of walking tours Saturday on the Third Winchester battlefield and living history at the Star Fort in Winchester. Car-caravan tour of the Fisher’s Hill battlefield Sunday, 2 pm. Free. Details, directions: shenandoahatwar.org

21-22  PA  Reenactment at Ridley’s Creek Colonial Plantation, 3900 N Sandy Flash Drive, Edgemont. Camps and demonstrations with battles noon and 4 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $12/adult. colonialplantation.org/show_page.php?pid=21

24  DC  Book talk, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, at the McGowan Theater, National Archives, Washington. Noon. Free. Reservations: archivesfoundation.org/event/black-confederates Buy Book

26  MD  Book talk, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, at Hoodsen Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall, 400 Ferndale Ave, Frederick. 7 pm. Free. civilwarmed.org Buy Book

27  VA  Special Stonewall Jackson event, including tours of the general’s wounding and amputation sites plus display of surgeon Hunter Holmes McGuire’s surgical kit at the Chancellorsville Battlefield visitor center just off Route 3 west of Fredericksburg. Begins 1 pm at the visitor center, followed by trips to Jackson wounding, amputation and arm burial sites. All free. Transportation by attendee. nps.gov/frsp

28  GA  Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

28  MD/VA  Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” all-day trip leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. surrattmuseum.org/booth-escape-tour

28  MD  Ranger program, “Enslavement in the Free State: The Story of L’Hermitage,” the history of a French/Caribbean plantation on what became the Monocacy battlefield at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 10 am at the Best Farm. Free. nps.gov/mono

28-29  OH  Reenactment, at Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville. Living history camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5/adult. caesarscreekpioneervillage.org

28-29  VA  Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield. Free. nps.gov/mana