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EVENTS 2014

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February 2014

Civil War events updated 20-Feb-2014

1 WI "The Right Arm of Power: Major General John Aaron Rawlins," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1 pm. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar
1 NC Symposium and living history at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston. Symposium focus is on the role of the ironclad. 9 am-4 pm. Symposium $10, living history at the site is free. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm
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VA Lecture, "U.S. Colored Troop Prisoners of War," at the Oatlands Carriage House, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. 2 pm. www.oatlands.org or 703-777-3174.
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VA Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Smithfield. Walking tours, living history and exhibit at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. Free. historicisleofwight.com/battle-of-smithfield-sesquicentennial-commemoration.html
1 VA Discussion and lesson, "Civil War Dancing," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 11 am and 1 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
1 VA Living history, "The USCTs at the Siege," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-1 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
1 MD Talk, "African American Physicians in the Civil War Era," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. CivilWarMed.org
1 PA Lecture, "'Yankees in Georgia! How Did They Ever Get In!' — Sherman's Army and the March from Atlanta to the Sea," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
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MS Living history, "Preparations for the Meridian Campaign," at the Shirley House, 3201 Clay St, Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg. Free with park admission. 9 am-4 pm. Details: 601-636-0583.
1-2 FL Living history, "Union Garrison," camp and demonstrations at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $6/vehicle plus $2 fort admission. 904-277-7274.
1-2 FL Reenactment, "Battle of Bowlegs Creek," on US 908 east of Fort Meade. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am each day. Battles at 2:45 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $7 parking fee. battleofbowlegscreek.org
2 KS Lecture, "Scattered to the Four Winds: General Order No. 11 and Martial Law in Jackson County, Missouri, 1863," at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. 785-887-6520.
2 VA Lecture, "Slavery and Memory in Loudoun County," at the Purcellville Library, 220 E Main St, Purcellville. 2 pm. 540-338-7235.
2 PA Film, "The Civil War – The Untold Story – a PBS Film Episode Five – With Malice Towards None," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett
5 NC Talk, "Lest We Forget: African American Memory of the Civil War in Hertford," at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. 12:15 pm. Free. ncdcr.gov/ncmoa
6-9 KY Living history, music, exhibits, lectures and more, "Owensboro Remembers: The Civil War," with living history, lectures, music, exhibits and more. Complete schedule: theoso.com/owensbororemembers/
6 VA Lecture, "Slavery and Memory in Loudoun County," at the Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge. 7 pm. 540-258-3838.
7 VA Lecture, "Classic Civil War Films," at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 7 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
7-9 FL Reenactment, "Civil War Heritage Days," at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 am-1 pm Sunday. Reenactments on land and sea. Free with park admission. 305-292-6713.
8 IL Living history commemorating Lincoln's birthday at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington. 9 am-4 pm. Free. daviddavismansion.org
8 IL Talks and birthday cake commemorating Lincoln's birthday at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, 402 S Lincoln Highway, Lerna 9 am-4 pm. lincolncabin.org
8 IL "Lincoln Victory Ball," at the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, 315 W Gallatin, Vandalia. 7-11 pm. $5. 618-283-1161.
8 TN Living history, "Porter's Battery," at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 1-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
8 NC Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. 10 am-4 pm. Free. ncdcr.gov/ncmoa
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VA Car-caravan tour, "Morton's Ford Battlefield," the largest battle fought during the 1863-1864 encampment in Orange and Culpeper counties. Begins 9465 General Winder Road, south of Culpeper. 10 am-1 pm. $10. 540-727-8849 or friendsofcedarmountain.org
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VA Lecture, "Slavery and Memory in Loudoun County," Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road NW, Leesburg. 2 pm. 703-777-0323.
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VA Living history, "Recruiting Day," military and civilian activities at Fort Ward in Alexandria.1-4 pm. Free. fortward.org. Snow date: Feb. 22.
8 VA Tour, "Basement to Attic Tours of Liberia Plantation," Union and Confederate headquarters undergoing restoration in Manassas. 11 am. $15. Register: 703-257-8453.
8 VA Living history, "Valentine Tea," holiday tradition and manners in a 19th-century tea at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 2 pm. $20. Reservations: 804-861-2408.
8 VA Special tours, "A Hidden History: African Americans at Dabbs," at the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road near Richmond. 1-3 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
8 VA Car-caravan tour, "USCT," learn about the role of black troops at City Point and the initial attacks on Petersburg. Begins at Grant's Headquarters at City Point in Hopewell. 1-4 pm. $5. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 222.
8 PA Lecture, "'The Saddest Affair of the War' — The Battle of the Crater," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
8-9 GA Civil War Show at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center, 2211 Dug Gap Road, Dalton. $8/adult. mkshows.com
8-9 VA Living history, "McGowan's Brigade Winter Camp," at the Montpelier estate near Orange. Camp near the original site near the Gilmore Cabin at Montpelier and a talk at noon Saturday. 9 am-6 pm Saturday, 9 am-2 pm Sunday. Free. montpelier.org
8-9 NC Living history, "Battle of Forks Road," at the Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S 17th St, Wilmington. Camps, demonstrations, skirmish on the historic site, music and more. battleofforksroad.org
9 KS Lecture, "One Woman's Right in Kansas," at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. 785-887-6520.
9 IL Living history," Lincoln farewell address, at the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, 315 W Gallatin, in Vandalia 2 pm. Free. 618-283-1161.
9 VA Lecture, "1864: Loudoun's Year of Total War," at the St. James United Church of Christ, 10 E Broad Way, Lovettsville. 2 pm. Donations asked. 540-822-9194.
9 VA Lecture, "Civil War Contraband Camps in Fairfax County," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, in Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
9 VA Walking tour, "Fort Boykin," Confederate James River fort, 7410 Fort Boykin Trail near Smithfield. 3 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
9 PA Lecture, "So You Think You Could Command a Civil War Army?" at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
11-12 IL Reception and Symposium, "Year of Decision: 1864" annual Lincoln Association event at Edward's Place, 700 N Fourth St and other locations in Springfield. abrahamlincolnassociation.org /events.aspx
12 IL "Portrait of a President," theatrical performance at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. 11 am and 3 pm. Free with museum admission. alplm.org
12 IL New Lincoln U.S. postage stamp unveiled at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield. 1 pm. Free. 217-785-9363.
12 KY Wreath laying at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. 10 am. Free. www.nps.gov/abli
12 DC Films and panel, "The Gettysburg Story," and "The Wheatfield," at the National Archives' McGowan Theater. 7 pm. Free. archives.gov/calendar
12 VA Talk, "H.L. Hunley Sinks the Housatonic" at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Talk is free. moc.org
13 TN Luminary at the River Batteries in the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 6-7:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
13 NY Performance, "The Unknown 'Lincoln Douglass' Debate," with Harold Holzer, Norm Lewis and Stephen Lang at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Illustrated excerpts from the Lincoln-Frederick Douglass communication. 6 pm. $40. metmuseum.org
13 VA Lecture, "Confederados," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5. Register: moc.org
14 GA "Civil War Medicine," special presentation at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site near Brunswick. 1 pm. $9. gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfield
14 WI Lecture, "The Underground Railroad at Wheaton College," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar
14 TN Anniversary ranger program, "The Naval Battle at Fort Donelson," at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
15 GA Lecture, "Music, Morale and Memories of Home" at the Catoosa County Library, 108 Catossa Circle, Ringgold. 1 pm. Free. 6thcavalrymuseum.org
15 TN Lecture, "Tennessee Governor Isham G. Harrison and the Campaign for Fort Heiman, Henry and Donelson," at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
15 TN Car-caravan tour, "Confederate Breakout at Fort Donelson," at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. Begins 9 am at the visitor center. Free. nps.gov/fodo
15 WI Living history and special programs, "Civil War Medical Weekend," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon-4 pm.. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar
15 VA Car-caravan tour, "Military Engineering and Fortifications at the Siege of Petersburg," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 9:15 am-3:30 pm. Free with park admission. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
15 PA Open House at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St. Free tours 11 am-2 pm. 215-563-6500.
15 PA Lecture, "If These Things Could Talk — 1864" objects from the Gettysburg NMP collection, at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
15-16 TN Anniversary living history programs at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
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FL Reenactment, "Battle of Olustee" at the state park, US 90 near Lake City. Camps and activities open 8 am-5 pm. Battles at 3:30 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. $10/adult. battleofolustee.org
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NC Living history, "The Navy Way," focus on the role of torpedoes, at Fort Anderson near Winnabow.10 am-4 pm. Free. nchistoricsites.org/brunswic
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DC Display of the original Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives in Washington. 10 am-5:30 pm. Free. archives.gov/calendar
16 KS Lecture, "Bellicosity Endorsed: The 1855 Lexington Pro-Slavery Convention," at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. 785-887-6520.
16 GA Car-caravan tour, "Forgotten Voices — African-American Stories from Chickamauga Battlefield," at the Chattanooga NMP. 10 am-noon. Free. www.nps.gov/chch
16 TN Anniversary activities commemorating the surrender at Fort Donelson at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. Ranger program 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
16 WV Lecture, "Matthew Brady," at Blennerhassett Island State Historical Park. 137 Juliana St., in Parkersburg. 2 pm. Reservations: 304-420-4800.
16 VA Talk, "Weaponry at Five Forks," at the Five Forks Battlefield visitor center near Petersburg. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
16 PA Symposium, "Meade & Grant — The Virginia Campaigns of 1864," at the Conservatory of West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont in Bala Cynwyd. Noon-5 pm. $40. 215-848-7753.
16 PA Lecture, "Little Mac vs. Honest Abe: Abraham Lincoln, George McClellan, and the Election of 1864," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
18 MD Lecture, "Civil War Medicine – It's Not What You Think," at the Eldersburg Public Library, 6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg. 3 pm. Free. CivilWarMed.org
20 GA "Weapons and Equipment of the Civil War" special display at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site near Brunswick. 1 pm. $9. gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfield
20-21 KY Living history, "Meet Mr. Lincoln," at the Mill Springs Battlefield visitor center near Nancy. millsprings.net
21 VA Talk, "The Hunley Sinks the Housatonic," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
22 GA Living history tours, "Freedom's Tide: African Americans and the Civil War Navies," at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Noon and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with site admission. portcolumbus.org
22 GA Lecture, "The 6th Cavalry Exploits of 1863 at the Battle of Brandy Station," at the Catoosa County Library, 1098 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold. 1 pm. Free. 6thcavalrymuseum.org
22 GA Lecture, "The Atlanta Campaign," at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. 770-427-4686.
22 VA Living history, "Cavaliers, Courage, and Coffee," stories from the Mosby Heritage Area, at Temple Hall Farm Park, 5 miles north of Leesburg off Route 15. 7:30 pm. $8/adult. mosbyheritagearea.org
22 VA Tour, "Basement to Attic Tours of Liberia Plantation," Union and Confederate headquarters undergoing restoration in Manassas. 11 am. $15. Register: 703-257-8453.
22 VA Lecture, "Hispanics in the American Civil War," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
22 VA Symposium, "Person of the Year: 1864." Help choose the Civil War person of the year at this annual Museum of the Confederacy event at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. 9 am-4 pm. $60. Reservations: moc.org
22 DC Lecture, "Mathew Brady: Photography, Celebrity, and War in 19th-Century America," at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (McEvoy Auditorium) in Washington. 2-3:30 pm. $25. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
22 PA Lecture, "Kennesaw Mountain and the Atlanta Campaign," at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
22 PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5 pm. $20. gettysburgfoundation.org
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MS Reenactment, "Battle of Okolona," on the battlefield in Okolona. battleofokolona.com
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SC Reenactment, "Battle of Aiken," 1210 Powell Pond Road, near Aiken. Gates open 8:30 am each day for camps and demonstrations. Battles at 2:30 pm each day. $10/adult. battleofaiken.org
23 MO Lecture, "The Battle of Island Mound" at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington. 2 pm. Free. 660-259-4654.
23 KS Lecture, "Free State Kansas: the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention," at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. 785-887-6520.
23 VA Book talk, "The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
23 VA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
23 PA Lecture and living history, "Octavius V. Catto, the United States Colored Troops and Camp William Penn," at the La Mott Community Center, 7420 Sycamore Ave, La Mott. 3 pm. Free, donations welcome. 215-885-2258.
23 PA Lecture, “‘Can those be men’ — The Prisoner of War Experience in 1864,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
25 VA Lecture, "Whatever Happened To?... The postwar lives of Civil War soldiers," with Dr. James I Robertson at Memorial Hall Campus Center, Lynchburg College in Lynchburg. 7:30 pm. Free. lynchburg.edu
27 AR Talk, "An Eagle on His Button," the USCT in Arkansas, at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. oldstatehouse.com
27 TN Book discussion, "1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History" at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
27 VA Lecture, "The Battle of New Market Heights: 'Freedom will be there by the Sword,'" at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee St, Manassas. 7 pm. Free/donations appreciated. 703-792-4754.