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April

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Civil War events updated 23-Apr-2013

1 VA Lecture, "Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market and the Opening of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, May 1864," at the Hampton History Museum in Hampton. 7 pm. $3. 757-727-1610.
2 VA Living history, "A.P. Hill" at the site and anniversary of his death near Petersburg. Noon. Free. Directions, more info: 718-525-3446.
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VA Talk, "The Red Badge of Courage and Chancellorsville," opens the 150th anniversary commemoration of the battle, at the Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, west of Fredericksburg. 7:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp
3 VA "Meet Addy Walker: Life in 1864," special program for girls ages 8-12, at Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Road in Glen Allen (near Richmond). 10 am-noon. Fee and registration: 804-261-6898.
4 KS Lecture, "Reconstructing John Brown," with author Tony Horwitz, at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St, Lawrence. 7:30 pm. Free. 1863lawrence.com
4 VA Lecture, "1st Minnesota Actions in Prince William County," including the battles of First Manassas and Bristoe Station," at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave, Manassas. 7 pm. Free. 703-792-4754.
4 MD Lecture and Dinner, "Paths to Glory," at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive in City Park, Hagerstown. 6-8 pm. $25 with dinner, $5 lecture only (7 pm). wcmfa.org
5 WI Living history, "Daily Life of the Soldier," demonstrations and talks at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1-4 pm. Free with admission. kenosha.org/civilwar
5 MS Lecture, "Place of Peace: Shelby Foote's Shiloh," at the Rozenzweig Arts Center in Columbus. Noon. Free. 662-328-2787.
5 GA Lecture, "Bread or Blood: The War Hits Home," at the Chickamauga battlefield, 6:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/chch
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MS Vicksburg Heritage Fair, highlighting 1863 events and personalities in the city. Music, living history and more at several downtown locations. nps.gov/vick
5-7 PA Conference, "Civil War Surgeons," at the Wyndam Hotel in Gettysburg. Details, registration: civilwarsurgeons.org
5-7 VA Reenactment, "The Fall of Richmond," living history at the Clover Hill Village near Appomattox. appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org
5-7 NC Symposium, "Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium," in Salisbury. Banquet Friday night, six lectures Saturday and memorial service at Salisbury National Cemetery Sunday. $65 before March 16, $75 after. 704-637-6411.
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MS Tours, "Pemberton Headquarters," Confederate command center, 1018 Crawford St, Vicksburg. Open for tours 3-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/vick
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MS Symposium, "War Comes to the Mississippi Delta," at the Museum of the Mississippi Delta in Greenwood. 9 am-5 pm. museumofthemississippidelta.com
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VA Living history, special tours and open houses, "Civil War and Emancipation Day," includes 150th anniversary programs on the Richmond Bread Riot. Free admission to many sites. 9:30 am-5 pm. Details: civilwar.emancipationday.net
6 VA Living history, "Portsmouth Civil War Homefront," at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum in Portsmouth. Demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on activities. 10 am-5 pm. Free. portsnavalmuseums.com
6 VA Battlefield Hike, "First Manassas," four-hour ranger-guided walk begins at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. 1 pm. Free with park fee. nps.gov/mana
6 VA Living history, "Battles of Sailor's Creek" at the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, 6541 Saylers Creek Road, near Rice. Camps, demonstrations and ranger programs. 804-561-7510.
6 VA Walking tour and breakfast, "The Petersburg Breakthrough, 1865," at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 5:30-9:30 am. Reservations: pamplinpark.org
6 NC Living history "Skirmishes and Shortages: NC in 1863," at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville. Camps, demonstrations, talks and music. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 910-486-1330.
6 WV Symposium at the Erickson Alumni Center on the West Virginia University Evansdale Campus. West Virginia Statehood and Jones-Imboden Raid among the topics. $25. Registration info: wvmasondixoncwrt.org
6 MD "Bell and History Days" in downtown Frederick. Includes living history and special exhibit at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in 10 am-5 pm. Free. civilwarmed.org
6 Civil War Park Day, annual project and cleanup campaign at Civil War sites throughout the country co-sponsored by the Civil War Trust. civilwar.org
6-7 GA Living history, infantry demonstrations at 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Free. nps.gov/kemo
6-7 VA Living history, "Southside Heritage Days," commemorates the 1865 battle at Sutherland Station with camps, tours, demonstrations, at Fork Inn, 19621 Namozine Road, Sutherland (west of Petersburg on US 460). 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. 804-943-2283.
6-7 FL Living history, "Union Garrison," camps and demonstrations at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandia Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. Park fees apply. 904-277-7274.
6-7 PA Living history, "Civil War Weekend" United States Colored Troops at Fort Mifflin, Fort Mifflin and Hog Island roads, Philadelphia. Guided tours, demonstrations and more. Free with fort admission. 10 am-4 pm. fortmifflin.us
6-7 PA Living history, "US Sharpshooters," at Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
7 MD Hike, "Hooker vs. Jackson," ranger-led tour at the Antietam National Battlefield. 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
7 VA Book Talk, "Mosby Combat Operations in Fairfax County," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
7 VA Ranger program, "Petersburg to Appomattox," the final week of the Civil War in Virginia, at the Five Forks unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
7-12 VA Special anniversary ranger programs at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Free with park fee. nps.gov/apco
8 VA Talk, "Monticello Slave Descendants in the Civil War," with Augusta County Historical Society Banquet (open to public) at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton. 6-9 pm. $50. augustacountyhs.org
9 MD Lecture, "Chief Justice Taney, the Supreme Court and the Civil War" at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E Church St, Frederick. 7 pm. Free. frederickhistory.org/events
9 VA Lecture, "Second Day at Gettysburg," at Historic Sully, 3650 Historic Sully Way, in Chantilly. 7 pm. $5. Reservations: 703-437-1794.
10 NY "A Civil War Dialogue," with authors Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 6 pm. $25. metmuseum.org
10 VA Talk, "Charleston Harbor," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free. moc.org
11 LA Lecture, "Civil War Battlefield Preservation," at the Capitol Park Museum, 660 N Fourth St, Baton Rouge. 6 pm. Free. 225-342-5428.
11 SC Curator tour of "City Under Siege: Charleston in the Civil War" at the Charleston Museum. 10:30 am. Free with admission. charlestonmuseum.org
11 MD Lecture, "Gettysburg: Day Two," at the Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. 6:30-9:30 pm. $35. 410-386-8100.
11 VA Lecture, "The Gray Ghost, John S. Mosby," at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave, Manassas. 7 pm. Free. 703-792-4754.
12 WI Lecture, "The Future of Civil War History: Written in Stone or Scanned in a Phone," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/civilwar
12 AL Lecture, "Confederate Widows in the Postwar South," at the Elliott Community Center, 2829 W Meighan Blvd, Gadsden. 6 pm. Free. 205-229-1236.
11-13 AR Conference, "Claiming Freedom," annual Arkansas Historical Association in Helena. Speakers, tour. arkansascivilwar150.com/events
12-13 VA Civil War show and sale at the Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carol D. Silver Drive, Fredericksburg. 2 -7 pm Friday, 9 am-4 pm Saturday. $8. nvrha.com/show.htm
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NC Anniversary activities commemorating the 1863 "Siege of Washington" with living history, special tours, lectures and more. Ghost walk Friday evening ($10). Living history camps, special tours and music at Festival Park all weekend. 800-999-3857 or littlewashingtonnc.com
12-14 MS House tours, "Pilgrimage of Homes," includes many antebellum sites plus Civil War living history and tours in Holly Springs. hollyspringspilgrimage.com
13 LA Tour, "Devil's Elbow," sponsored by the Port Hudson State Historic site near Zachary. 10 am. 225-654-3775.
13 AR Civil War Supper at the Historic Washington State Park in Washington. Civil War-style meal and living history tour. 6-9 pm. $25/adult. historicwashingtonstatepark.com
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MS Tours, "Pemberton Headquarters," Confederate command center, 1018 Crawford St, Vicksburg. Open for tours 3-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/vick
13 WI Talk, "Capturing the Past: The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. kenosha.org/civilwar
13 TN Play, "The Shadows of Gettysburg," at the Rose Center, 442 W Second North St, Morristown. 7 pm. Details: 423-586-6382.
13 PA "An Evening with the Painting," special two-hour, after-hours view of and talks about the Gettysburg Cyclorama. 6 pm. $20/adult. Tickets: gettysburgfoundation.org
13 VA Walking tour of Woodland Cemetery in Ashland with Civil War and other content. 5 pm. $15. Register, tickets: ashlandmuseum.org
13 VA Lecture, "What We Have Forgotten: America 1846-1861" with Dr. James I. Robertson Jr, at the Hall Campus Center, Lynchburg College in Lynchburg. 7:30 pm. Free. 434-832-0162.
13 VA Seminar, "‘To Retreat…Would be Certain Death’: The Battle of Front Royal," talks and tour based in Front Royal, sponsored by the Center for Civil War History at the Lord Fairfax Community College. 10 am-4:30 pm. $20. Register: 540-868-7021.
13 MD Living history, talks, "The War Came By Train," at the Ellicott City Station, B&O Railroad Museum in Ellicott City. 11 am-4 pm. borail.org/Event-Calendar.aspx
13 MD Walking tour, "Civil War Annapolis," begins at the information booth at the City Dock. 10 am-noon. $16/adult. annapolistours.com
13 MD Living history "Laurel Station," at the American Legion Post, 2 Main St., in Laurel. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-3 pm. Free. laurelhistoricalsociety.org
13 MD Talk, "Mid-Nineteenth-Century Wars and Military Medicine," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. civilwarmed.org
13 MD Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," popular 12-hour tour explores the route of the assassin's escape. Leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton at 7:30 am. $85. Details, reservation info: surratt.org
13-14 AR Living history, "15th Ark Infantry," at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 9 am-3 pm. Free. 479-846-2990.
13-14 KS Living history, Civil War camps and demonstrations at the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. 8 am-5 pm. nps.gov/fosc
13-14 GA Living history, Confederate camps and demonstrations at the Chickamauga battlefield. Free. nps.gov/chch
13-14 TN Special programs, "Living Under the Guns," how citizens coped with the occupation of Murfreesboro, at the Stones River National Battlefield. nps.gov/stri
13-14 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
13-14 VA Living history, "All Through the Ages," military camps and demonstrations including Civil War, at the Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Road, Fishersville. Camps open 9-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. 540-466-0088.
13-14 VA Reenactment, "Wise's Attacks on Williamsburg," at Endview Plantation in Newport News. 10 am-4 pm each day. $7. endview.org
13-14 VA Living history, "Muster Days." Confederate soldiers gather as they did in 1863 at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow. Free ($5 building tours). 703-365-7895.
13-15 IL Play, "One Destiny," at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield. 1:30 pm. Free with museum admission. alplm.org
14 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations, at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park near Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
14 MD Hike, "Burnside Bridge," ranger-led tour at the Antietam National Battlefield. 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
14 MD Lecture, "Forgotten Warriors: MD's Black Regiments," at the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/hamp
14 VA Boat tours, "Civil War on the James River," two-hour tours leave from Deep Bottom Park east of Richmond. Noon and 2:30 pm. $50. Reservations, details: 804-938-2350.
16 AR Lecture, "Thunder in the Hills: Fayetteville in the Civil War," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. OldStateHouse.com
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MS Lecture, "Grierson's Raid," at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson. Noon. Free. 601-576-6811.
17 IL Lecture, "Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier," at the Trable Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, 2010 Ninth St, Charleston. 1 pm. Free. 217-581-ARTS.
18 MO Lecture, "Bravest of the Brave: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients," at the Mid-Continent Library, 12930 Booth Lane, Grandview. 6:30 pm. Free. 816-763-0550.
18 MO Lecture, "Vicksburg: Grant's Masterpiece," at the Kansas City Central Library, 14 W 10th St, Kansas City. 6:30 pm. Free. 816-701-3400.
18 MD "The Great Debate: The Lincoln Conspiracy, Was Dr. Mudd Guilty?" At the Visitation Academy, 200 E Second St, Frederick. 7 pm. Free. thevisitationacademy.org
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AR 18-20 Lecture, tour and living history, "Battle of Fayetteville," in Fayetteville. washcohistoricalsociety.org
19 VA Talk, "The Richmond Bread Riot and the Brown's Island Explosion," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. moc.org
19-21 KY Living history, "Remembering the Civil War," at various locations in Bowling Green. Camp at the L&N Depot, 401 Kentucky St. Drills and other demonstrations at Circus Square. Special Civil War city tours. visitbgky.com
19-21 VA Civil War living history and tours at Culpeper Remembrance Days," at various sites in Culpeper. facebook.com/ culpeperremembrancedays
20 MO Ball, "Blue and Grey Civil War Ball," at the Mahler Ballroom in St. Louis. 8 pm-midnight. nationalblueandgreyball.com
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MS Tours, "Pemberton Headquarters," Confederate command center, 1018 Crawford St, Vicksburg. Open for tours 3-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/vick
20 GA Living history, "History Now!" at the Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. Daily life aboard a Civil War ship plus other living history programs. 11 am-4:30 pm. Free with admission. portcolumbus.org
20 WI Lecture, "Lincoln the Circuit Lawyer and the Constitution," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 2 pm. Free with admission. kenosha.org/civilwar
20 IL Civil War show and sale at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W Manchester, Wheaton. 9 am-4 pm. $9. zurkopromotions.com
20 NC Lecture, "Solving the Mystery of the 'Lost Light,'" a Civil War mystery involving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, at the State Capitol, 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh. 1 pm. Free. 919-733-4994.
20 DC Seminar, "The Civil War in the West: Struggle for the Heartland," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. A Smithsonian event. 9:30 am-4:15 pm. $130. www.smithsonianassociates.org (click on "Civil War").
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WV Lecture, "A New Star in the Union: Abraham Lincoln and West Virginia Statehood," at the West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling. 2 pm. Free. wvculture.org
20 MD Lecture, "The Rise of Jubal Early," at the Thomas House on the Monocacy Battlefield near Frederick. 1:30 pm. Free. Reservations required: 301-662-3515.
20 MD Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," popular 12-hour tour explores the route of the assassin's escape. Leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton at 7:30 am. $85. Details, reservation info: surratt.org
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VA Conference, "The Gettysburg Campaign," at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater. Series of lectures begins 9 am. Free. 540-828-8000.
20 VA Play, "Spy! The Story of Civil War Spy Elizabeth Van Lew," at St. Stephens Church, 115 N East St, Culpeper. 5 pm. $5. 540-547-4333. windmorefoundation.org
20 VA Talks, tours and more at the Rededication and Grand Reopening of Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, in Arlington National Cemetery. Ceremony at 10 am followed by special tours, music and more. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/arho
20 VA Walking tour, "Civil War Trail & Gilmore Farm," tour a Civil War winter camp and watch reenactors build huts at Montpelier, home of James Madison near Orange. 2 pm. $5 plus Montpelier admission. montpelier.org
20 VA Battlefield Hike, "Second Manassas," 4.5-hour ranger-guided walk begins at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. 1 pm. Free with park fee. nps.gov/mana
20 VA Van tour, "Howlett Line," Confederate defenses during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, begins at Henricus Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester (south of Richmond). 10 am-2 pm. $15. Registration: 804-751-4946 or chesterfieldhistory.com
20 VA Lecture, "Stoneman's Raid, May 1863: The Other Major Event of the Civil War in Louisa County," 212 Fredericksburg Ave, Louisa. 10 am. Free (donation welcome). 540-967-2200.
20 VA Bus tour, "Gettysburg: On the Hallowed Ground," leaves from the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia, at 8 am. $100 includes lunch. Details: 703-971-4984.
20 VA Walking tour of Fort Huger, Confederate fort on the James River at 15080 Talcott Terrace near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
20 VA Van tour, "Siege of Suffolk," leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-4 pm. $50. More info: leehall.org. Reservations: 757-888-3371.
20 VA Conference, "The American Civil War at Home." in Williamsburg. The annual Virginia 150th anniversary Signature Conference. Panels: Emancipation and Its Limits and Internal Dissent in the Confederacy and Union. Free. Registration required. virginiacivilwar.org/ 2013conference.php
20-21 CA Reenactment, "Los Mariposa Civil War Day," in Mariposa. Camps and demonstrations 9:30 am-dark Saturday, 9:30 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 1, 4 and 8 pm Saturday and 11 am and 2 pm. Sunday. $7/adult. Complete schedule: thecivilwardays.com
20-21 AR Living history, "Life & Times of Arkansans During the Civil War," at the Poison Springs Battleground State Park near Camden. 10 am-5 pm. Free. 888-ATP-ARKS.
20-21 KY Reenactment, "White Plains Civil War Festival," at the White Plains Community Center. Camps open 9 am Saturday and 10 am Sunday. Battles at 2:30 pm Saturday and Sunday. history.ky.gov
20-21 IL Living history, tours and more, "Lincoln and His Generals: LaSalle County at War," in Ottawa. ottawaavenuecemetery.com
20-21 VA Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Heritage Museum in Dayton. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 1-5 pm Sunday. Free (galleries $5). 540-879-2616.
20-21 VA Reenactment, "Skirmish at Jeffersonville," at the Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park in Tazewell. Night artillery fire Friday evening. Living history, music and battles during the weekend. craborchardmuseum.com
20-21 VA Living history, camps and demonstrations including a daily "Stacking of Arms" ceremony at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Free with park fee. nps.gov/apco
20-21 PA Reenactment, "Mine Run Campaign, 1863," at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem. Camps and living history demonstrations with battles each day. neshaminycwevent.org
20-21 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
20-21 NC Living history, special exhibits and tours, "War and Surrender Depicted Through Photography, Art, and Journalism" commemorating the anniversary of the 1865 surrender at the Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free, donations welcome. 919-383-4345.
21 WI Book talk, "Every Man Did His Duty," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1 pm. Free with admission. kenosha.org/civilwar
21 MD All-day hike, "Antietam and Gettysburg," ranger-led highlights leaders in both battles at the Antietam National Battlefield. 9:30 am. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
21 PA Preservation walk, "Walking in the Footsteps of the 1913 Reunion Veterans," sponsored by the Gettysburg NMP and the Gettysburg Foundation. 45-minute walks leave from the park visitor center at 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 am. Donations to preservation activities appreciated. 717-339-2148.
21 VA Lecture and discussion, "Impact of the Civil War on Rappahannock County," with historian John Tole at the Washington Town Hall, 485 Gay St, Washington. 2-4 pm. Free. 540-937-5850.
21 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
22 VA Confederate Memorial Day Service at Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg. 6 m. Free. 540-879-2465.
22 VA Lecture, "Siege of Suffolk," at the Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 7 pm. Free. 757-356-1223.
23 DC Seminar and reception, "Lawman Allan Pinkerton and the Secret Plot Against Lincoln," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. A Smithsonian event. 6:45-8:45 pm. $42. smithsonianassociates.org (click on "Civil War").
25 GA Lecture, "The Nightmare of the Roswell Mill Workers," at the Bartow History Museum in Cartersville. 7 pm. Free with museum admission. bartowhistorymuseum.org
25 MO Lecture, "Bravest of the Brave: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients," at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S Lee's Summit Road, Independence. 7 pm. Free. 816-252-7228.
25 DC Book talk, "The Mary Lincoln Enigma," at President Lincoln's Cottage, Ushur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW. 6:30 pm. $10. 6 pm reception an additional $10. lincolncottage.org
25 NC Talk, "The Wounding and Death of Stonewall Jackson," at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville. 7 pm. Free. 910-486-1330.
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MD "Oakland Civil War Days," commemorating the April 26, 1863, Jones-Imboden Raid, in Oakland. Theater presentation Thursday night, dinner/speaker Friday night. Living history, talks and more Saturday. Reenactment of the raid 12:30 pm Sunday. agreatsmalltown.com/civil-war-days.html
25-28 VA Bus tour, "Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Stoneman's 1863 Raid," leaves from Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. Registration: pamplinpark.org
26 VA Concert, music from the film, "Lincoln," at Appomattox Plantation (City Point) in Hopewell. 5:45 pm. Free. 804-541-2353.
26-28 AL Reenactment, "Battle of Selma," 5 Marina Drive, near Selma. Friday evening free night firing and dance. Camps, living history 9 am-6 pm Saturday and 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $7. battleofselma.com
26-28 NC Reenactments and living history, "Battle of Plymouth Weekend" with camps and demonstrations, land and naval battles, music, special tours and more in and near the Port O'Plymouth Museum in Plymouth. livinghistoryweekend.com
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MS Tours, "Pemberton Headquarters," Confederate command center, 1018 Crawford St, Vicksburg. Open for tours 3-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/vick
27 GA Living history, music and demonstrations, "Civil War Comes Alive!" at the Bartow History Museum in Cartersville. $10/adult. bartowhistorymuseum.org
27 GA Living history, music and tours, "Longstreet Society Annual Bivouac, at General's Old Piedmont Hotel, 827 Maple St, Gainesville. 11 am-4 pm. longstreetsociety.org
27 WI "Civil War Era Grand Union Ball," at the Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave, Kenosha. Dance classes 1-3 pm ($10). Ball with music and refreshments 7-10 pm ($25). 262-653-4141.
27 NC Workshop, "Researching Your Civil War Ancestors," at the NC State Library, 109 E Jones St, Raleigh. 10 am. Register: 919-807-7450.
27 ME Symposium, "Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War," at Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St, Portland. Speakers and music. $35. mainehumanities.org
27 NY U.S. Grant's birthday commemoration at the General Grant National Memorial in New York. Keynote speech 11 am. Free. nps.gov/gegr
27 DC Bike tour, "Civil War Defenses of Washington," follows off-road trails to remains of the city's fortifications. Begins at Fort Dupont Park, Fort Dupont Drive SE in Washington. 10 am. Free. Sign up: 202-426-7723.
27 VA Bus tour, "Walk in Lincoln's Footsteps," leaves from the Farmers Market in downtown Petersburg at 9 am. Returns at noon. Reservations suggested: 804-732-3571 extension 106.
27 VA Living history, tours, "Grand Opening of the Stafford Civil War Park," at the Union winter camp park, 400 Mount Hope Church Road, Stafford. Shuttle bus parking at the Virginia Railway Express, 1721 Brooke Road, Stafford. 10 am-4:30 pm. Free. fscws.org
27 VA Living history walking tours of Fort Ward in Alexandria. 2 pm. Free. 703-671-7350.
27 VA Living history, "Fairfax Civil War Day," camps and demonstrations, music, tours and more at Historic Blenheim. 10 am-5 pm. $5/adult. 703-591-0560.
27 VA Living history, "Mosby: Scout Along the Turnpike," tour various places along Route 50 from Aldie to Upperville including Aldie Mill, Rector House and Mt. Zion Church. Noon-5 pm. Free. Details, directions: mosbyheritagearea.org or 540-687-6681.
27 VA Living history, "Communication and Technology in the Civil War," at the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, near Richmond. 11 am-4 pm.. Free. 804-652-3409.
27 MD Battlefield Hikes, two-hour guided tours of the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick. 9 am and 11:30 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
27 MD Bus tour, "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route," popular 12-hour tour explores the route of the assassin's escape. Leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton at 7:30 am. $85. Details, reservation info: surratt.org
27-28 IA Reenactment, "Battles of Chickasaw Bayou and Champion Hill" at Rand Park, 17th and Orleans streets, Keokuk. Friday night fireworks. Camps open 9 am Saturday, 9:30 am Sunday. Battles at 2:30 pm each day. keokukiowatourism.org/civilwar.htm
27-28 MO Reenactment, "Battle of Hartville," in Hartville. Camps open 9 am both days. Battles at 3 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. Map, complete schedule: hartvilleareacc.com/civil-war-reenactment.html
27-28 TN Reenactment, "Battle of Triune," near Arrington. Camps and demonstrations open 11 am-4:30 pm with battles each afternoon. $5/day. sites.google.com/site/battleoftriune
28 WI Living history lecture, "Lincoln: A Constitutional Standpoint," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1 pm. Free with admission. kenosha.org/civilwar
28 GA Living history, artillery demonstration at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park near Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
28 VA Boat tour, "Lincoln," with associated sites on the James River. Leaves from the Jordan Point Marina in Hopewell. 3-7 pm. $68. Reservations: 804-938-2350.
28 VA Lecture and museum tour, "Civil War Medicine," begins at the Old Jail Museum in Warrenton, lecture in the courthouse, followed by museum tour. Begins 4:30 pm. $20. More info, tickets: fauquierhistory.com
28 VA Living history, "Eyewitness to War: Fourth Sundays at Mt. Zion," at Mt. Zion Church and cemetery in Aldie. Includes guided tours of church and grounds. 1-5 pm. Free, donations welcome. 703-327-9777 or nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
28 NC Book talk, "Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War," at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. 2 pm. Free. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org
29 AL Book talk, "Duty Driven: The Plight of North Alabama's African Americans During the War," at the Gadsden Public Library, 254 College St, Gadsden. 5:30 pm. Free. 205-229-1236.