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EVENTS 2014

June

June 2014

Civil War events updated 24-Apr-2014

1 TN Living history, "Vintage Base Ball," on the grounds of Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon. Free for ball game spectators. carnton.org
1 KY Reenactment "Jefferson Davis's Birthday" commemoration at the Davis State Historic Site near Fairview. Camps, living history, talks and other programs 8 am-10 pm Saturday, 8 am-4 pm Sunday. Battle sat 2:30 pm Saturday, 1 pm Sunday. friendsofjeffdavis.org/2014-birthday-commemoration-event
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PA Reenactment, "Civil War Reunion, at Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am-4 pm. civilwarreunion.org
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PA Reenactment, "Civil War Days," at White Hall Park, Church Street, in Whitehall. Camps, demonstrations and battle. 9 am-3 pm. Free. campgeiger.org
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VA Anniversary activities, "Battle of Cold Harbor," near Richmond. NPS tours, living history, talks, music and more. nps.gov/rich/ planyourvisit/ 150th1864.htm
2 VA Bus tour, "Arlington at 150: The Civil War," at the Arlington National Cemetery. 2-5 pm. Fee charged. arlingtoncemetery.mil/ Events/ ANC150Events.aspx
6 DC Film, "The Life and Times of Ed Bearss, at the National Museum of American History in Washington. Question period follows with the famed historian 6:45-8:45 $45. smithsonianassociates.org
6 VT Opening reception for Civil War exhibits at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 5:30-7:30 pm. americanprecision.org
7 MO Music, "Ray House Jamboree," Civil War period music at historic house on the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 8 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr
7 DC Walking tour, "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," begins at Lafayette Square, 16th Street and H Street NW, Washington. A Smithsonian tour. 3-5 pm. $35. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
7 MD "First Call Weekend" with Civil War art, music and special programs in downtown Frederick and the Monocacy National Battlefield. visitfrederick.org
7 MD Talk, "The Civil War Soldier and His Quilt," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with site admission. civilwarmed.org
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VA Anniversary activities, "Battle of Cold Harbor," near Richmond. NPS ranger tours and programs. NPS tours, living history, talks, music and more. nps.gov/rich/ planyourvisit/ 150th1864.htm
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VA Living history, music and demonstrations, "Soldier and Civilian Life in 1864" at Grand Caverns in Grottoes. Daytime activities are free. Candlelight tour and ball, 6-8 pm, $25. 540-249-5705.
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VA Living history, "Wedding Commemoration at the Holliday House," commemoration of 1864 wedding attended by J.E.B. Stuart. $15. Details, reservations: 540-672-4893.
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VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
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VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
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PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 6 pm. $20. gettysburgfoundation.org
7-8 TN Living history, "Kennesaw Mountain Connections," military demonstrations with stories of soldiers who fought at Stones River and Kennesaw Mountain at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Free. nps.gov/stri
7-8 NJ Reenactment, "Living History Weekend," at the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Lambertville. Camps and demonstrations with battles each afternoon. $10. lambertvillecivilwarreenactment.com
8 DC Walking tour, "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," begins at Lafayette Square, 16th Street and H Street NW, Washington. A Smithsonian tour. 11 am-1 pm. $35. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
8 MD Lecture, "A House Divided: The Booths as a Reflection of Civil War Marylanders," at Tudor Hall, home of the Booth family, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2 pm. $5/adult. spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com
8 VA Book talk, "Battle of Big Bethel," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
11 VA Talk, "Hunter's Raid: When the Valley Wept," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
12 TN Bike tour, "Moccasin Bend," begins at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St, Chattanooga. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
13 MN Lecture, "Who the Heck is Abner Doubleday? Baseball in the Civil War," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
13 VA Walking tour, "Full Moon Tour," of the Kernstown battlefield, south of Winchester just off Route 11. 7 pm. Donations welcome. kernstownbattle.org
13 VA "Corlings Corner," ranger program highlights slave trading area, corner of Bank and Sycamore streets, Petersburg. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
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MS Reenactment, "Battles of Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo/Harrisburg. On the Brice's Crossroads battlefield, HW 370 and CR 833 near Baldwyn. Friday evening parade/music/reception in Baldwyn, camps demonstrations, battles weekend days. finalstands.com
14 GA Lecture, "Impact of Sherman's Atlanta Campaign: From Pickett's Mill to Kennesaw Mountain," 1908 Kennesaw Depot on the tracks in downtown Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. southernmuseum.org
14 GA Talk, "You Yankees Have Killed Our General Polk," at the Chickamauga NMP. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/chch
14 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga NMP. Free. nps.gov/chch
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VA Bus tour, "Grant's Army moves from Cold Harbor to Petersburg." NPS tour meets at the Cold Harbor visitor center, 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville. 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $45. Reservations: 804-335-8100. Info: nps.gov/rich
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VA Bus tour, "US Colored Troops in the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign," day-long tour leaves from the Manassas area. $80 includes lunch. Reservations: 703-367-7872.
14 VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Kelly's Ford & Stevensburg). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
14 VA Boat tour, "Potomac River Blockade," departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
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Bus tour, "Booth Escape Route," leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. A Smithsonian tour. 8 am-8 pm. $185. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
14 PA Concert, the Wildcat Regimental Band at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Free. More info: gettysburgfestival.org
14-15 MO Reenactment, "Hulston Mill Civil War Days," at Hulston Mill, 36 Hulston Mill Lane, Everton. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-2:30 pm Sunday. $5/adult. dadehist.org
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VA Living history, ranger programs and more, "Opening Assaults Weekend," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. Details: nps.gov/pete
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VA Living history, special exhibits, tours and more commemorating the Battle of Lynchburg at various sites around town. All free. discoverlynchburg.org
15 KY Book discussion, "A Short History of Reconstruction," at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main St, Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
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VA Car-caravan tours, "Battle of Old Men and Young Boys," ranger-led tours traces famous Petersburg event. Begins at Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am and 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
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VA Walking tour, "At This Moment: Charge of the 1st Marine Heavy Artillery," at Stop 5, Petersburg National Battlefield. 4:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
19 VA Lecture, "Significant Confederates Buried in Alexandria's Ivy Hill Cemetery," at the Lloyd House, 220 N Washington St, Alexandria. 7:30 pm. Free. historicalexandria.org
20 GA "Juneteenth" celebration at Grant Park and the Atlanta Cyclorama. Details: atlantacyclorama.org
20 VA Talk, "Cold Harbor: The Civilian Side," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
20-21 WV Reenactment, "Civil War Encampment," camp and demonstrations and exhibition baseball game at Blennerhassett Island State Historical Park. Battles each day. 137 Juliana St, Parkersburg. 304-420-4800.
20-22 GA Living history, "Sherman at the Gates," camp on Marietta Square in Marietta. mariettacivilwar.com
21 MN Living history, "A Salute to Freedom -- 1864 Encampment and Soldiers Aid Fair," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Music, demonstrations and more. 10 am-4 pm. Free with museum admission. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
21 MO Book talk, "On Slavery's Border: Missouri's Small Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865," at the Jackson County Truman Courthouse, 112 W Lexington St, Independence. 1 pm. Book signing follows. Reservations: 816-503-4860.
21 LA Living history, "Civil War Soldier Life — Union Army," at the Audubon State Historic Site near St. Francisville. 10 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. 225-635-3739.
21 GA Talk, "‘I Shall Not Come Out of This Attack Alive,’ Brigadier General Charles G. Harker and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain," at the Chickamauga NMP (Stop 8). 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
21 MD Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations: annapolistours.com
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
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VA "Civil War Day" at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg with archaeology programs commemorating the Battle of Lynchburg. 10 am-4 pm. Free. gravegarden.org
21 VA Bus tour visits John S. Mosby-related sites in Northern Virginia. Leaves from Truro Parish, 10520 Main St, Fairfax, at 8:30 am, returns 5:30 pm. $75. More info, reservations: 730-971-4984.
21 VA Boat tours, Civil War sites on the James River. Tours leave from Deep Bottom Park, southeast of Richmond. 9-11 am or 6-8 pm. $45. Reservations: 804-652-3409.
21 VA Van tour, "Petersburg's Eastern Front" begins at Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News. 8 am-5 pm. $50. Reservations: leehall.org or 757-888-3371.
21 VA Living history, lectures, kids' activities, "Juneteenth at City Point," at the Grant's HQ at City Point (Hopewell). 10 am-2 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
21-22 MO Living history, "The U.S. Soldier at Wilson's Creek," at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Camp and demonstrations 11 am-4 pm. Free with park fee. nps.gov/wicr
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VA Reenactment, "Battle of Trevilian Station," at Brackett's Farm in Louisa. Camps, demonstrations tours. Battles each day. trevbattleva.com
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VA Reenactment, "The Battle of Staunton River Bridge," at the Staunton River Bridge Battlefield State Park near Randolph. stauntonriverbattlefield.org/ reenact2014.pdf
24 MO Lecture, "The 33rd Illinois at Pilot Knob, 1861-1862" at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site near Pilot Knob. 7 pm. Free. 573-546-3454.
26 VA Lecture, "Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6. vahistorical.org
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GA Anniversary activities at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw includes tours, living history and music. Complete schedule: battleofkennesawmountain150.com
27-29 VA Symposium, "The Lee Symposium: North Anna and Cold Harbor," based at the Omni Hotel in Richmond. Lectures and battlefield tours. Details, registration: stratfordhall.org
28 MO Living history, "Artillery at Wilson's Creek," at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Camp and demonstrations 11 am-4 pm. Free with park fee. nps.gov/wicr
28 DC Walking tour, "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," begins at Lafayette Square, 16th Street and H Street NW, Washington. A Smithsonian tour. 11 am-1 pm. $35. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
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PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
28 PA Talk, "'A Summer of Crisis,' Prelude to the Battle of Gettysburg," at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park near Blue Ridge Summit. 6 pm. Free. montereypassbattlefield.org
28 MD Living history, "Union Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
28 MD Living history, music and more, "Descendants of Point Lookout Pilgrimage," at the Confederate Memorial Park at Point Lookout. 11 am-3 pm. Free. plpow.com
28 VA Living history, "Jack Tars and Virginia Boatmen on the James and Appomattox Rivers," at Grant's Headquarters at City Point in Hopewell. 10 am-4:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
28 VA Boat tour, "Potomac River Blockade," departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Reservations: 703-792-4754.
28 VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Fleetwood Hill). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
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WV Living history, "Under Fire: Hold the High Ground! 1864," Jubal Early's Raid action at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
29 MD Living history, "Confederate Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
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Bus tour, "The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House," a Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-7 pm. $180. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).
29 VA Lecture, "A History of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome. brandystationfoundation.com
29 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete