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July

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July 2013 events updated 21-Jul-2013

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Grand opening, "Seminary Ridge Museum," 111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. Details: seminaryridgemuseum.org
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Gettysburg Commemorative event with dinner, celebrity talks, exhibits and more at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. $100-150. gettysburgfoundation.org
1 PA "Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital: Candlelight at Christ Church," 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. 717-334-5212.
1-3 WI Talks, "The Battle of Gettysburg," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. 1 pm each day. Free with museum admission. kenosha.org/civilwar
1-3 MN Living history, music and other special programs, "Gettysburg Anniversary Commemoration" at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. mnhs.org/civilwar
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PA Anniversary commemoration at the Gettysburg National Military Park with living history camps, special ranger tours and talks plus family programs and more. Complete details: nps.gov/gett
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Walking tour, living history and more, "Battle of Hunterstown," in Hunterstown. Walking tour 11 am. Full details: hunterstown1863.com
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Reenactment, "Battle of Hanover," cavalry action at the Sheppard Farm in Adams County. lcacnet.org
2 VA Lecture, "Richmond at War," with Robert EL Krick and Gary Gallagher at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 5:30 pm. $6/adult. vahistorical.org
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MS Lecture, "Surrender of Vicksburg" at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson. Noon. Free. 601-576-6998.
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MS Luminary, 20,000 candles will be placed in the Vicksburg National Military Park and downtown Vicksburg commemorating the casualties during the Vicksburg campaign. 7-10 pm. nps.gov/vick
3 GA Film, "Gettysburg," at the Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta. 1 pm. Free. 404-730-1745.
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MS Ranger programs, "Vicksburg Campaign and Siege, Surrender of Vicksburg," anniversary interpretive programs at the Vicksburg National Military Park. nps.gov/vick
4 TN Living history, artillery demonstrations at Lookout Mountain battlefield park in Chattanooga. 9 am-4 pm. $3 fee for Point Park. nps.gov/chch
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PA Tour, "Gettysburg Aftermath in 4D — The Rose Farm," at the Gettysburg NMP. The story behind the famous photographs. 7-9 am. Free. Park along South Sickles Avenue and Ayers Avenue on the battlefield. nps.gov/gett
4 VA Living history, special tours "Independence Day," at Pamplin Historical Park south of Petersburg. Demonstrations and battlefield and plantation tours. 10 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. pamplinpark.org
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PA Living history, "The Battle of Monterey Pass," camps, exhibits and more at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park near Route 16 and Charmian Road, near Blue Ridge Summit. Free. montereypassbattlefield.org
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PA Reenactment, "Battle of Gettysburg" at a site near town. Annual event includes living history, talks and multiple battles each day. Complete schedule, order tickets: gettysburgreenactment.com
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PA Music, "Cornets and Cannon Brass Band Performances," on Steinwehr Avenue near the Lincoln Train Museum in Gettysburg. 7 pm. Free. gettysburg.travel
5-7 PA Book talks and signing at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. Free. Details: 717-339-2109.
6 MO Living history, "Artillery at Wilson's Creek," camp and demonstrations at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr
6 WI Living history, "General Ulysses S. Grant," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 1 and 3 pm. Free with museum admission. kenosha.org/civilwar
6 TN Walking tour, "Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery," in Murfreesboro. Tours leave at 7:30 and 7:45 pm. Reservations necessary. Call 615-893-9501 starting on the Monday before the tour. Free. nps.gov/stri
6 VA Ranger program, "Photo Tour of Fort Brady," at the Fort Brady unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park (in Varina, southeast of Richmond). 10:30 am. Free. nps.gov/rich
6 VA Ranger program, "Photo Tour of Fort Harrison," at the Fort Harrison unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park (in Varina, southeast of Richmond). 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
6 VA Living history talks, "Who is Holding Down the Fort? D.H. Hill and the July 1863 Defense of Richmond," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 11 am and 2 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
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Walking tours, "Battle of Hagerstown," begin at 16 Public Square at noon, 3 pm and 6 pm. 301-739-8577.
6 MD Civil War Fashion Try-on at the Charleston Museum. 10 am-1 pm. Free with museum admission. charlestonmuseum.org
6 MD "Antietam Salute to Independence Celebration," popular party with fireworks and concert at the Antietam National Battlefield. 7:30 pm. Some park roads and visitor center close at 3 pm. Free, donations accepted: nps.gov/anti. View from the Pry House Field Hospital Museum near Keedysville: civilwarmed.org
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Living history, "Confederates Take the Shriver House," at the Shriver House Museum in Gettysburg. 5-9 pm. $10/adult.
6 PA "Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital: Candlelight at Christ Church," 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. 717-334-5212.
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WV Living history, "A Fine State of Things: West Virginia Enters the Union," ice cream social and other activities at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
6-7 FL Living history, "Union Garrison" camp and demonstrations at the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-6 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $6/parking fee plus $2/fort admission. 904-277-7274.
6-7 MD
Book signings at the Monocacy National Battlefield. 11 am-2 pm both days. Free. nps.gov/mono
6-7 MD
Living history, anniversary program at the Monocacy National Battlefield visitor center near Frederick. nps.gov/mono
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LA Living history, "Last Stand on the Mississippi," recreates the 1863 surrender of Port Hudson garrison at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 10 am. Free with park fee. 225-654-3775.
10 MD Bus tour, "Gettysburg," departs 9 am from Springfield Farm, 9 Springfield Lane, Williamsport. $60. Reservations: 301-573-7364.
10 VA Talk, "Gettysburg," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free. moc.org
11 AR Lecture, "Eternal Separations: The Civil War Letters of the Witten Family," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. OldStateHouse.com
11 LA Lecture, "The 4th Louisiana at the Battle of Baton Rouge," at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N Jefferson Ave, Port Allen. Noon. Free. 225-336-2422.
11 SC Curator's tour, "City Under Siege: Charleston in the Civil War," at the Charleston Museum. 10:30 am. Free with museum admission. charlestonmuseum.org
11 DC Book talk, "Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey," captured war correspondents make their way across the South, at the McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building in Washington. Noon. Free. archives.gov/calendar
11 MD
Lecture, "Swears, sweats or shakes: How did Civil War surgeons cope?" at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7:30 pm. Free. CivilWarMed.org
11 MD
Lecture, "Antietam Remembered," 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
12 WI Lecture, "Reflections on the Battle of Gettysburg, 150 Years Later," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/civilwar
12 VA Ranger program, "The Valley Pike: Route of Invasion," meets at the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
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MD Reenactment and anniversary living history, "Retreat Through Williamsport," at Springfield Farm and the C&O Canal Cushwa Basin in Williamsport. Camps, demonstrations, music talks and battles. williamsportretreat.com
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IN Bus tour, "John Hunt Morgan Commemorative Tour," of related southern Indiana sites. Leaves 8:15 am from the USDA Service Center, SR 56 and 62 in Hanover. $40. Registration by July 5: 812-689-4107.
13 MS Anniversary living history and talks, "Fight at Old Town Creek (Tupelo)," at the creek, 3454 Mt Vernon Road, Tupelo. 3-5:30 pm. Free. finalstands.com
13 NC "Hidden Beneath the Sand: Fort Fisher Archaeology on the Land and at Sea," day-long special program at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 910-458-5538.
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Bus tour, "The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House," with Ed Bearss. Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-7 pm. $165. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
13 WV Music, living history, "West Virginia 1863," at the Beverly Heritage Center in Beverly. Free. beverlyheritagecenter.org
13 VA Lecture, "High Bridge," at the Museum of the Confederacy/Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5. Register: 855-649-1861 extension 203.
13 VA Ranger program, "History and How (We Think) We Know It: Rural Plains, the Shelton House and the Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield," at the Rural Plains unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/rich
13 VA Ranger program, "‘Hard War?’ ‘Just War?’ Rethinking the Battle of Cold Harbor and the Overland Campaign," at the Cold Harbor unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
13 VA Living history, "Civil War Base Ball," at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Free with park fee. nps.gov/apco
13 VA Living history, "Meet William Henry Scott," escaped slave and Union soldier, at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
13 VA Walking tour, "The Struggle for Survival: Richmond 1863" begins at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 10:30 am. $10. moc.org
13 MD
Exhibit tour, "The War Came by Train," at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Noon. Free with museum admission. borail.org
13 MD
Talk, "Birth and Growth of Inscribed Quilts," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. civilwarmed.org
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IN Reenactment, "Battle of Corydon," at the Hayswood Nature Reserve and downtown Corydon. Camps and demonstrations commemorating this June 7 Morgan's Raid battle. corydonbattlepark.com
13-14 IL Living history, "Civil War Days," at the Lake County Discovery Museum, 27277 N Forest Preserve Road, Wauconda. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. lcfpd.org/civilwar
13-14 WV Living history, "Under Fire: The Battle of Boliver Heights, 1862," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Demonstrations at noon, 1 and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
13-14 VA Living history, "Confederate States Marine Corps," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 10 am-5 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
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Living history, "Wig Wags: The Union Signal Corps Occupies Washington Monument," at the Washington Monument State Park near Boonsboro. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Parking fee. 301-432-4042.
13-14 MD
Reenactment, camps and living history at Rose Hill Manor Park in Frederick. rosehillmuseum.com
13-14 MD
Open House at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. Noon-4 pm. Free admission and tours. surratt.org
14 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
14 VA Lecture, "Mosby Sites in Fairfax County," at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. 6 pm. Free. 703-228-6334.
15 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
16 DC Book talk, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On," at the McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building in Washington. Noon. Free. archives.gov/calendar
16 DC Lecture, "Are We Still Fighting the Civil War?" at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. 6:45-8:45 pm. $42. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
17 VA Art program, "The Bohemian Brigade," Civil War artists and their materials in this hands-on program for families at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 9 am-noon. $8/person. Register: 804-780-1865 extension 23.
17 VA Lecture, "Sunstroke and Ankle-Deep Mud," retreat from Gettysburg in Northern Virginia, at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 7 pm. 703-757-8560.
18 WI Exhibit opening, dinner/lecture, "The Campaigns of '63: Gettysburg and Vicksburg," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 5:30 pm dinner, 7:30 pm program. $35 dinner and program, $15 lecture only. kenosha.org/civilwar
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SC Living history, ceremony, music and luminary commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner, at Fort Moultrie National Monument on Sullivan's Island near Charleston. Camps (including the 54th Mass and 10th SC) and demonstrations all day. Special ceremony at 7:45 pm with music and luminary. nps.gov/fosu
18 MD Lecture, "Imboden's Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7:30 pm. Free. CivilWarMed.org
18 VA Lecture, "Civil War Surgery and Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire," at the Heritage Museum in Dayton. 7 pm. Free. 540-879-2681.
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SC Film, "Glory," at Marion Square, 329 Meeting St, Charleston. 7 pm. Free. 843-724-7305.
19 VA Talk, "Pickett's Charge," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. moc.org
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VA Tours, talks and demonstrations, "Richmond 1863" in Richmond. "Voices from the Storm" program 7 pm Friday at Historic Tredegar. Weekend events include prison site, Richmond Bread Riot and Brown's Island explosion walking tours plus gallery tours at the American Civil War Center. Ranger-led tours are free. Gallery tours free with Center admission. nps.gov/rich
20 MO Living history, "Artillery at Wilson's Creek," camp and demonstrations at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr
20 WI Bus tour, "Ulysses S. Grant's Galena," leaves from the Civil War Museum in Kenosha 6:30 am. $145. Lunch, dinner included. Registration: 262-653-4141.
20 TN Walking tour, "Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery," in Murfreesboro. Tours leave at 7:30 and 7:45 pm. Reservations necessary. Call 615-893-9501 starting on the Monday before the tour. Free. nps.gov/stri
20 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga battlefield. 9 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
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SC Lectures, "‘A New Birth of Freedom’: Sesquicentennial Reflections on Charleston, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, and the Battle of Morris Island," at the Dock Street Theater in Charleston. 9 am-12:30 pm. Free. fortsumtertrust.org
20 WV Hike, "2nd & 3rd WV Mounted Infantry Hike," 4-mile walking tour begins at 8 am at the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park near Hillsboro. Register: droopmountainbattlefield.com/events.html
20 DC Living history walking tour, "Courage! The Civil War in Washington," hear the stories, see the downtown sites. Meets at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW. 11 am. $12. historicstrolls.com
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Bus Tour, "The Battle of North Anna," with Ed Bearss. Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8:15 am-7:15 pm. $165. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
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 VA Walking tour, "Battles of Kernstown," at the Kernstown Battlefield off Route 11 south of Winchester. 11 am and 1 pm. kernstownbattle.org
20 VA Symposium, "Contraband, Freedmen and Community – The African American Experience in the Union-occupied South during the Civil War," at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 11053 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown. 8:30 am-5 pm. $15. nps.gov/colo (events section).
20 VA Living history, "Civil War Hut Reconstruction," at Montpelier, home of James Madison, near Orange. Take the trail across from the old Montpelier train station on Route 20. 10 am-4 pm. More info: 540-672-2728 or montpelier.org
20 VA Living history, "Civil War Surgeon," at Ellwood, near the intersection of Routes 3 and 20 west of Fredericksburg. 11:15 am-4:45 pm. Free. fowb.org
20 VA Living history walking tours, "City Point's Tom Sawyer," another side of life at the huge Union supply base, at the City Point unit (Hopewell) unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10:30 am, 1 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
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 PA Living history, "Civil War Saturday," at Fort Mifflin, Fort Mifflin and Hog Island roads, Philadelphia. Camps and demonstrations. Free with fort admission. 10 am-4 pm. fortmifflin.us
20 PA "Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital: Candlelight at Christ Church," 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. 717-334-5212.
20-21 CA Reenactment, "Civil War Days" at Duncans Mill. Camps, demonstrations all weekend with battles at 1 and 4 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. $12/adults. Details, directions: civilwardays.net
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OH Anniversary commemoration of Morgan's Raid and the Battle of Buffington Island," at the state historic site in Meigs County. morgan150.com
20-21 TN Living history, "Artillery Saves the Day," camps and firing demonstrations at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Begins 10 am each day. Free. nps.gov/stri
20-21 WV Living history, "I Will Follow Them to the Death: Sheridan's Soldiers, 1864," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
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SC Living history commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner at Fort Moultrie National Monument on Sullivan's Island near Charleston. nps.gov/fosu
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Reenactment, "Battle of Funkstown," the retreat from Gettysburg commemorated at Funkstown Town Park and downtown. Camps, living history street battles and much more. Schedule: heartofthecivilwar.org
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Living history, "US Army General Hospital No. 1 and the Wounded of Gettysburg," hospital recreation at the Campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf," 101 Clarke Place, Frederick. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. 301-360-2027.
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Living history at Union Mills Homestead north of Westminster. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm. 410-848-2288.
20-21 MD Living history, camps and demonstrations at Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, near Westminster. 9 am-4 pm. $3 per vehicle. unionmills.org
20-21 MD "Children's Experience Weekend," 19th-century toys and more at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, on the Antietam Battlefield near Keedysville. 11 am-5 pm. Donation requested. civilwarmed.org
20-21 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at Spangler Spring, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
20-21 VA Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of First Manassas at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Living history, ranger talks and tours. nps.gov/mana
20-21 VA Living history, "Pringle House Hospital Weekend," at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas. Special tours on the hour 11 am-4 pm. $5. 703-367-7872.
21 IL Lecture, "1st Day of Gettysburg," at the Center for History, 315 Front St, Wheaton. 3 pm. $5. wheaton.lib.il.us/whc/Events
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SC Monument dedication of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment at White Point Garden on the Battery in Charleston. 7 pm. Free. 843-724-3729.
21 MD Book talk, "Trembling in the Balance: The Civil War Along the C&O Canal" at Ferry Hill Place, on Route 34 at the Potomac River opposite Shepherdstown WV. 2 pm. Free. 301-582-0813.
21 VA Boat tours, "Civil War on the James River," two-hour tours leave from Deep Bottom Park east of Richmond. 9 and 11:30 am. $50. Reservations, details: 804-938-2350.
21 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
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VA Car-caravan tour, "Battle of Manassas Gap (Wapping Heights)." 2-4 pm. Begins at the Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St, Front Royal. Free. 540-636-0702.
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VA Lecture, "High Bridge,"at the Museum of the Confederacy/Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5. Register: 855-649-1861 extension 203.
23-28 PA Seminar and tours, "Gettysburg and Beyond," based in Gettysburg. Details, registration: civilwarseminars.org
25 GA Lecture, "The Turning Point of the Civil War," at the Bartow History Museum, 4 E Church St, Cartersville. 7 pm. Free with admission. bartowhistorymuseum.org
25 MD Lecture, "Roads to Gettysburg," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7:30 pm. Free. CivilWarMed.org
25 VA Lecture, "Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6/adult. vahistorical.org
26 VA Civil War wagon tours of historic Elkton. 6 and 7:30 pm. $12. Details: 540-578-3046.
26-28 MD Conference, "Women and the Civil War," in Emmitsburg. Lectures and field trips. Details: swcw.org
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OH Living history, talks and more, "John Hunt Morgan Comes to Bergholz, Ohio" at the Bergholz Fire Department, Route 45, Bergholz. 11 am-1:45 pm. Ceremony and Taps played at Westgrove Cemetery at 2:15 pm. Civil War vesper service at Two Ridge Presbyterian Church in Wintersville at 7 pm. Free. 740-768-2345.
27 WI Living history, "A Soldier's Life," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon-4 pm. Free with museum admission. kenosha.org/civilwar
27 AR Symposium, "Red River Heritage: The Home Front," at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 1-8 pm. $30/includes dinner. historicwashingtonstatepark.com
27 MN Living history, Civil War Encampment and Gettysburg Address," at Historic Forestville in Preston. 11 am-5 pm. $7/adult. mnhs.org/civilwar
27 MD Living history, "Guarding the Railroad," a Union soldier tells about guarding the B&O Railroad at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Noon. Free with museum admission. borail.org
27 VA Civil War Day in Shenanodah County. Includes events at Strasburg, Mount Jackson, Edinburg and New Market. shenandoahatwar.org
27 VA Lecture, "Unknown or Unfamiliar Civil War Incidents in Fairfax County," at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim in Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
27 VA Lecture, "The Little Engines That Could(n't): Monitor's Worthington Steam Pumps," at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. marinersmuseum.org
27 VA Living history, "The Civil War at Dutch Gap," at Henricus Historical Park on the James River south of Richmond. 10 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. See henricus.org for directions.
27 VA Living history, ranger programs, "Anniversary of the Battle of the Crater," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 9 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
27 VA Ranger programs, "From Battle to Grave," at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 11 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
27 VA Ranger program, "Richmond's Civil War Railroads," at the Richmond National Battlefield Park visitor center at the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond. 10:30 am. Free. nps.gov/rich
27 VA Ranger program, "The First Pickett's Charge: Confederate Attack at Gaines' Mill," at the Gaines' Mill unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
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 PA "Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital: Candlelight at Christ Church," 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. 717-334-5212.
27-28 IL Living history, "Sweet's Civil War Encampment at Four Seasons Park in Lombard. Camps and demonstrations. Free. Details: lombardhistory.org
27-28 NY Reenactment, "Walnut Mountain" at Walnut Mountain Park in Liberty. Camps and demonstrations with battles at 2:30 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. $10/adult. 143rdnewyorkvolunteers.org
27-28 ME Living history at Fort Knox in Prospect. Part of the Bucksport Bay Festival. Camps open 8 am both days. Battle scheduled 1 pm Sunday. bucksportchamber.org/festivalevents.html
27-28 PA Living history, Hancock Society at the Pennsylvania Memorial and sharpshooter camp at Spangler Spring, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
27-28 WV Living history, "Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
27-28 MD Living history, camps and weapons firing demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
27-28 VA Anniversary living history, music and tour, "Second Battle of Kernstown" at the Kernstown Battlefield off Rt. 11 south of Winchester. Camps and demonstrations all weekend, walking tour 10:30 am Saturday. kernstownbattle.org
27-28 VA Living history, Civil War camp and demonstrations at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane. 540-592-3556.
28 TN Living history "Base Ball Game," Civil War-era game at Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon-3 pm. Free. battleoffranklintrust.org
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
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Bus tour, "The Battle of Cold Harbor," with Ed Bearss. Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 7:30 am-7:30 pm. $165. smithsonianassociates.org (click on Civil War).
28 VA Living history, "Eyewitness to War," tours of the Mt. Zion Church and cemetery in Aldie. 1-5 pm. Free, donations welcome. 703-327-9777 or nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
30 VA Walking tour, "Remember the Glorious Dead: The Battle of the Crater," at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete