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EVENTS 2014
July

July 2014

Civil War events updated 18-Jul-2014

1
PA Living history, talks, tours and more at Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg. Most events free. Full schedule: seminaryridgemuseum.org
1-4
PA Anniversary ranger tours and other programs at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Free. Schedule: nps.gov/gett
2
VA Book talk, "Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
3
150
GA Candlelight walking tour, "Bleeding Gray and Blue: Marietta's Civil War Hospitals," in Marietta. 8 pm. $25. mariettacivilwar.com
3 MD Lecture, "Battle of West Frederick, July 7, 1864," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7:30 pm. 301-695-1864.
4 TN Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Lookout Mountain battlefield (Point Park) in Chattanooga. $3. nps.gov/chch
4 AL Living history, "Salute to American Independence," at Fort Morgan State Historic Site west of Gulf Port, includes camps and demonstrations from American military history. $7/adult. fortmorgan.org
4
150
MD Living history, special exhibits "Ransom of Hagerstown — 1864," with the Fourth of July celebration at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds, 400 Mulberry St, Hagerstown. 3 pm-dark. Free. hagerstownmd.org
4
PA Tour and candlelight program, "War Returns to South Mountain, Battle of Monterey Pass Commemoration" at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park near Blue Ridge Summit. Tour 5 pm, Candlelight tour 8 pm. montereypassbattlefield.org
4-5 KS Living history, tours and talks, "Highlights in History," includes "Bleeding Kansas" and 1864 interpretation, at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. Free. nps.gov/fosc
4-6
150
WV Living history and ranger programs, "Invasion Stalled: Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington," prelude to the Battle of Monocacy at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
4-6
PA Book talks and signings at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
4-6
PA Reenactment, "Gettysburg," on Pumping Station Road near Gettysburg. Gates open 8:30 am each day. Battles 6 pm Friday, 11 am and 5 pm Saturday, and 11 am and 2:30 pm Sunday. Ticket info: gettysburgreenactment.com
5 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
5 GA Walking tour, "Co. AYTCH at Chickamauga." Follow Sam Watkins at the Chickamauga NMP. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
5
150
MD "Frederick Ransomed! 1864: The Final Invasion," in downtown Frederick. See the original ransom note at the Museum of Frederick County, other activities 3-9 pm. Details: 301-698-8118.
5
150
MD Talk, "Treating Orthopedic Injuries from the Battle of Monocacy," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. CivilWarMed.org
5
150
VA Lecture, "The Nature of Sacrifice — Union Cavalry Officers and the Fight at Mount Zion, at the Mt. Zion Church Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. $10/adult. 703-327-9777.
5 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free. historicisleofwight.com
5 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
5
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
5
PA Living history commemorates the role Monterey Pass played in 1864 raids in the area at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park near Blue Ridge Summit. 9 am-5 pm. Free. montereypassbattlefield.org
5
PA Living history, "Confederates Take the Shriver House," annual event at the Shriver House in Gettysburg. 5-9 pm. $12/adult. shriverhouse.org
5
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
5-6 FL Living history, "Union Garrison Day," camps and demonstrations at the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $6/vehicle pluse $2/person fort fee. 904-277-7274.
5-6
150
VA Lectures, tours and living history, "The Fight at Mt. Zion Church," a running battle featuring John S. Mosby, at Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. Lecture and sign unveiling 7:30 pm Saturday ($10). Talks, tours and living history Sunday 9 am-4 pm. Special lantern-light program 6:30 pm Sunday ($8). nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
5-6
150
MD Anniversary medical programs at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Free. civilwarmed.org
5-11
150
MD Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Monocacy at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Living history, ranger hikes, special exhibits and more. Free. nps.gov/mono
6
150
GA Lecture and tour, "Chattahoochee River Line." Lecture (11 am) at the Lewis Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road, Smyrna, followed by tour in nerby Shoupade Park. riverline.org/Pages/default.aspx
6
150
VA Living history, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Cavalry Clash at Mount Zion, July 6. 1864," at the Mt. Zion Church Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. 6:30 pm. $8/adult. 703-327-9777.
6
VA Lectures, "Fur and Feathers in the Fight: Civil War Mascots," at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 11 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
6 MD Kayak tour, "Antietam Creek" focus is on Civil War history. $110 includes brunch, kayak rental. rivertrail.com/kayak-antietam-creek-brunch.php
6 MD Music, "Songs From the Camps: A Civil War Picnic Concert," at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, 339 Seaton Ave, Emmitsburg. 4 pm. Free. setonheritage.org
7
150
MD Film, "Heart of the Civil War" helps commemorate Middletown's 1864 ransom during the Early Raid at the town hall, 31 W Main St, Middletown. 8 pm. 301-371-6171.
7-10 WI Civil War Institute for middle school students at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee. Online tours of Civil War cities, lectures, projects plus visits to local Civil War sites. Detailed info: muhs.edu/admissions/summer-explore-2014
9
150
MD Lecture and exhibit opening with the original Middletown ransom note from 1864, at the Middletown Valley Bank, 24 W Main St, Middletown. 6 pm. $35. civilwarmiddletownmd.com
9
VA Talk, "Early's Threat to Washington," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission. moc.org
10 GA Lecture, "The River Was Dyed with Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest & Fort Pillow," at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw. 7 pm. $5. cobbcwrt.org
10 GA Lectures, "Colored Confederates and U.S. Colored Troops," at the Atlanta Cyclorama. 7 pm. Free.
10 DC Behind-the-scenes tour of Ford's Theatre in Washington includes areas not usually open to the public. 5 pm. $52. fords.org
10 MD Book talk, "Edward Hanger," Civil War amputee and manufacturer of prosthetic limbs, at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7:30 pm. 310-695-1864.
11 WI Lecture, "United States Colored Troops and the Retreat from Brice's Crossroads," at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/events
11 MD Talk and tasting, "Pints of the Past: The Last Confederate Invasion," cash bar features "Ransom Ale," at the Historic Society of Frederick County, 24 E Church St, Frederick. 7 pm. frederickhistory.org
11
150
DC Talk, "Washington's Civil War Forts and Parks," at the McGowan Theater, National Archives, in Washington. Noon. Free. nps.gov/cwdw
11
150
MD Lecture, "Battle of Fort Stevens & Montgomery County," at the Tacoma Park Municipal Center, 7500 Maple Ave, Tacoma Park. 7:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/cwdw
11 VA Walking tour, "The Historic Heater Farm, A House Divided," on the Cedar Creek battlefield. Meets at 8437 Valley Pike, south of Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
11 VA "Jackson at Moss Neck" a Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP History at Sunset program, at 18383 Moss Neck Manor Road, near Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. 540-373-6122.
11 VA "Spies, Family Fun Day," at the "In the Cause of Liberty," with talks and living history at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 10 am-4 pm.. Free with museum admission. moc.org
11-14 MD Living history, "Retreat Throughout Williamsport," camps, demonstrations and more at the Historic Springfield Farm at Williamsport. Complete info: williamsportretreat.com
12 LA Living history, "Civil War on the River," camp and demonstrations at the Audubon State Historic Site near St. Francisville. 10 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. 225-635-3739.
12 GA Civil War Music Show at 1908 Kennesaw Depot on the tracks in downtown Kennesaw. 2 pm. Free. southernmuseum.org
12
150
MD Living history, tours, music and more commemorating Middletown's 1864 Civil War Ransom, in downtown Middletown. 10 am-5 pm. civilwarmiddletownmd.com
12
VA Living history, camp and demonstrations at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane. 10 am-4 pm. Parking fee. 540-592-3556.
12
VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Buford Knoll and Yew Ridge). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
12
VA Van tour, "Howlett Line," guided tour of the Confederate defenses at Bermuda Hundred south of Richmond. Leaves from Henricus Historical Park. 10 am-2 pm. $15. Register: chesterfieldhistory.com (click Civil War Tours).
12
VA Living history walking tour, "City Point's Tom Sawyer," civilian life at the Grant's HQ at City Point in Hopewell. 10:30 am, 1 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
12-13
150
GA Living history, "Federal Occupation of Roswell," at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. Event includes reenactment of the arrest and relocation of women working in the local mills, music and more. Complete details: visitroswellga.com
12-13 KY Reenactment, "Brandenburg Civil War Days," on the Ohio River in Brandenburg. Camps and living history all weekend. Battles each day. Details, directions: brandenburgreenactment.com
12-13
150
DC Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Stevens at Fort Stevens, near 13th Street and Georgia Avenue in Washington. Keynote speaker 10 am-noon Saturday. Living history, tours and more 12:30-4 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/cwdw or 202-426-7723 extension 101.
12-13
150
MD Living history, "Retreat from Monocacy," Civil War weekend at the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station in Ellicott City. 11 am-4 pm. borail.org
12-13
150
MD "Commemoration of Maryland Emancipation," with living history, music and more at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Free. nps.gov/mono
12-13
150
MD Reenactment at Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N Market St, Frederick. Focus is on the anniversary of the nearby Battle of Monocacy. Living history camps and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm Saturday and 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $3/per day. rosehillmuseum.com
12-13
150
VA Reenactment, "Battle of Fort Stevens," at Fort Ward in Alexandria. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Battle at 2 pm Saturday, concert 2 pm Sunday. $2/$5 max family. fortward.org
12-20
150
GA Walking, van and bike tours, book talks, living history and more in Atlanta and the area. Full calendar: batlevent.org
13 TN Living history, "Vintage Base Ball," on the grounds of Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon. Free for ball game spectators. carnton.org
13 VT "Make a Telegraph," Civil War-era family day event at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 1-5 pm. Free with admission. americanprecision.org
13 VT Exhibit tour, "Full Duty: The Civil War Collection of Howard Coffin," at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 11 am. $10. Limited space. Registration required. americanprecision.org
13
150
DC Memorial program commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens, at Battleground National Cemetery, 6625 Georgia Ave NW, Washington. 2-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cwdw
13 DC
PA
Bus tour, "Three Decisive Days at Gettysburg (Day 1)" with Ed Bearss. A Smithsonian tour. Leaves 8 am from 550 C St SW in Washington. $185. Smithsonian Associates event. More info, tickets: tinyurl.com/muyaqub
13 MD Hike, "March to Falling Waters," follow the route of Confederate troops in July 1863 from Williamsport to Falling Waters along the C&O Canal towpath. 5.5-mile hike with commentary. Limited to 45 hikers.10 am. Reservations: 301-582-0813.
13 MD Talk, "John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall," at Tudor Hall, home of the Booth family, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2 pm. $5/adult. spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com
13
VA "Meet the Curator," focus on a special item at the "In the Cause of Liberty," exhibit at the Civil War Center at Tredegar in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. tredegar.org
13
VA "Civil War Songs and Letters," music performed by Dead Man's Hollow with dramatic Civil War letter and diary readings at the Lubber Run Amphitheater, Columbus Street and Secondnd Street North, Arlington. 6 pm. Free. deadmenshollow.com/wordpress
13
VA Book talk, "Like a Hurricane — Mosby," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm Free. manassasmuseum.org
16 DC Lecture with tour, "Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office: An Historic Rediscovering on 7th Street." Lecture 6:45 pm at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. Lecture 6:45 pm. (Tour options on July 17 or 19.) $57. Smithsonian Associates event. More info, tickets: tinyurl.com/l7az56v
17 GA Play, "Shadows of the Past: A Play about DeKalb County during the Civil War," at the Historic Courthouse, 101 E Court Square, Decatur. 6 pm. $14. dekalbhistory.org
17
150
MD Lecture, "The Monocacy Campaign of 1864" at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7 pm. 301-695-1864.
17 DC Seminar, "The Mystery of the Centreville Six: Forensics and the Civil War," at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, Washington. 6:45 pm. $42. Smithsonian Associates event. More info, tickets: tinyurl.com/l6k23nn
18
150
VA Anniversary car-caravan tour, "Battle of Cool Spring," meets at Our Lady of the Holy Cross Abbey, 901 Cool Spring Lane, Berryville. 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
18
VA Book talk, signing and demonstration, "Confederate Arsenals, Laboritories, and Ordnance Depots," includes bullet making demonstration, at the American Civil War Center, 500 Tredegar St, Richmond. 2, 3 and 4 pm. Free with admission. tredegar.org
18
VA Walking tour, "History Revealed: Civil War Secrets on the University of Mary Washington Campus," a Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP History at Sunset program, meets at 1004 William St, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. 540-373-6122.
18
VA Talk, "Recollections of the Battle of the Crater," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission. moc.org
18-20
150
GA Music, lectures, living history and special programs commemorate the Battle of Peachtree Creek at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta. atlantahistorycenter.com/Battle
19 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
19 IL Living history, "A Question of Loyalty," at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site in Lerna. Liincoln relatives and friends react to the Charleston Riot and the war. 2 pm. Free with site admission. lincolnlogcabin.org
19 MD Walking tour, "Civil War in Annapolis," two-hour tour meets at City Dock downtown at 10 am. $16/adult. Reservations: annapolistours.com
19 DC
PA
Bus tour, "Three Decisive Days at Gettysburg (Day 2)" with Ed Bearss. A Smithsonian tour. Leaves 8 am from 550 C St SW in Washington. $185. More info, tickets: tinyurl.com/muyaqub
19
150
PA Commemoration of the Burning of Chambersburg. Tours, talks and simulated burning. 6-10:30 pm. Free. explorefranklincountypa.com
19
PA Seminar, "When Yankees Attack: Rare Offensive Actions by the Union at Gettysburg," morning session with lectures with afternoon tour of the battlefield begins at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. $95. Register: gettysburgfoundation.org
19
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
19
VA Walking tours, "Richmond's Fate in the Balance: Action at Fort Harrison, New Market Heights, and Fort Gilmer," series of tours at sites southeast of Richmond. 10 am tour meets at Fort Harrison, 8621 Battlefield Park Road. Noon New Market Heights tour meets at Dairy Queen, 3275 New Market Road. 2 pm Fort Gilmer tour meets at Varina Episcopal Church, 2385 Mill Road. All free. nps.gov/rich
19
VA PowerPoint lecture, "Forbidden, Hidden and Forgotten: Women Soldiers During the Civil War," at the Petersburg National Battlefield (11 am) and the Prince George Historical Society (2 pm.) Details: nps.gov/pete and princegeorgevahistoricalsociety.org/events.html
19
VA Walking tour, "Hazards on the Homefront," visiting prison and other downtown Richmond sites. Meets at the Museum of the Confederacy. $15. Registration required: 855-649-1861 extension 121.
19
VA "Field Music of the Civil War," at the Civil War Center at Tredegar in Richmond. Noon. tredegar.org
19
VA Van tour, "Dahlgren's Raid" begins at Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News. 8 am-5 pm. $50. Reservations: leehall.org or 757-888-3371.
19-20 CA Reenactment, "Civil War Days," on Freezeout Road near the Russian River in Duncans Mills. Camps open 9 am each day with camps and demonstrations. Battles at 1 and 4 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. $12/adult. Details, directions: civilwardays.net
19-20 KY Living history at Old Fort Harrod State Park, 100 S College St, Harrodsburg. Camps and demonstrations including attack on fort. 8 am-5 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday. 859-734-3314.
19-20 NC Living history weekend at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic City. Talks and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm. Free. 252-726-3775.
19-20
150
MD Living history, camps and demonstrations at Union Mills Homestead, 311 Littlestown Pike, near Westminster. Grounds open 9 am both days. unionmills.org
19-20 MD "Children's Experience Weekend," crafts, games and more at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 11 am-5 pm. $5. civilwarmed.org
19-20 MD Reenactment, "Battle of Funkstown," at the Funkstown Town Park. Camps, demonstrations and battles on the historic "Retreat from Gettysburg" battlefield. funkstown.com
19-20 PA Living history, "2nd U.S. Sharpshooters," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
19-20
150
VA Bus tour, living history, music and more, "Second Battle of Kernstown," at the battlefield off Route 11 south of Winchester. Complete details: kernstownbattle.org
19-20
VA Anniversary living history camps and special tours at the Manassas National Battlefield. nps.gov/mana
19-20
VA Living history and tours, "Pringle House Hospital Weekend," medical demonstrations and exhibits at the Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. Modern blood drive Friday. $5 (free to blood donors). 703-367-7872.
19-20
150
WV Living history and ranger programs," I Will Follow Then to Death: Sheridan's Soldiers, 1864," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
19-20 WV Beverly Heritage Days includes Civil War living history, tours and more. Details: richmountain.org
20
150
GA Living history and activities, "Family Fun Day" at the Atlanta Cyclorama. 11 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. atlantacyclorama.org
20 KY Book discussion, "Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnston and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy," at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main St, Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
20 VT Lecture, "Battle of Cedar Creek," at the American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor. 3 pm. Free. americanprecision.org
20
150
VA Anniversary car-caravan tour, "The Battle of Rutherford's Farm," meets at the Civil War Trails marker cluster just off Route 11 in the Rutherford Crossing Shopping Center, I-81 (exit 317). 4 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
20
150
VA Lecture, "The Siege of Petersburg: The Stories the Cemeteries Tell," at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 11 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
20
VA Gallery Tour, "Paths to Freedom," at the "In the Cause of Liberty" exhibit at the Civil War Center at Tredegar in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. tredegar.org
22
150
GA Living history reenactment of Gen. James McPherson lying in state plus review of troops at the Marietta Square. 7 pm. mariettacivilwar.com
22 GA Lecture, "Technology in the Civil War," at the Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St, Marietta. 7 pm. Free. cobbcat.org/calendar/ index.php?eID=10381
22 GA Dance and music, "Black Dispatches: Freedom Under Foot," at the Atlanta Cyclorama in Grant Park in Atlanta. 7 pm. $8-10. atlantacyclorama.org
22
VA Lecture, "Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War," at the Virginia State Library, 800 E Broad St, Richmond. Noon. Free. lva.virginia.gov
23
VA Talk and reception, "Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign and the Battle of Cold Harbor," at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6-8 pm. $10. 804-780-1865 extension 16.
23
VA Talk and tour, "Battle of Wapping Heights/Manassas Gap." Begins with talk at 101 Chester St, Front Royal. Car-carvan tour follows. Noon-2:30 pm. Free. 540-636-1446.
23-27
PA Seminar and tours, "Terror on the Border: Summer 1864" based in Chambersburg. Tours include Shenandoah Valley and burning of Chambersburg. Details and reservations: chambersburgCivilWarSeminars.org
24
150
VA Car-caravan tour, "The Second Battle of Kernstown," south of Winchester. 4-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
24
VA Lecture, "From Belles to Battleaxes," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm (reception, lecture follows). $5. moc.org
24

MD Lecture, "Civil War Doctors" at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7 pm. Free. civilwarmed.org
24-27 IL The Civil War, a musical, performed under the stars in Union Square park, Springfield. 8 pm each evening. Reserve tickets online at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. illinois.gov/alplm
25
VA "Steamships, Slaves, Railroads and Armies," a Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP History at Sunset program meets at Aquia Landing, 2846 Brooke Road, Stafford. 7 pm. Free. 540-373-6122.
25-26
150

MD Tours and living history, "Ransomed Hagerstown" at the Hager House, 110 Key St, Hagerstown. marylandmemories.org
26
150
AR Symposium, "Conflict at the Doorstep," the Red River Campaign at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. Speakers and related tours. 9 am-8 pm. $30. HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com
26
150
GA Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway, Macon. 10 am-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/ocmu
26 GA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga NMP. Free. nps.gov/chch
26
150
MD Tours and talks, "1864 Ransom of Hancock," special tours and talks. Details: 301-678-5622.
26
150
MD Tours, music and more commemorate the 1864 Ransom of Hancock at Widmeyer Park, 126 W High St, Hancock. heartofthecivilwar.org/calendar
26 MD Living history, "Ship's Company," a Civil War crew on the USS Constellation docked in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. 10 am-4 pm. Free with admission. historicships.org
26 MD Living history, "Union Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
26
VA Lecture, "'Hell is being Republican in Virginia': The Post-War Relationship Between John S. Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
26
VA Car-caravan tour, Brandy Station battlefield (Beverly Ford and St. James Church). Begins at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 10 am-noon. $10/adult. brandystationfoundation.com
26
VA Living history, "Medical Reenactor John Pelletier" at Ellwood, a Union headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness just off Route 20 near Route 3 west of Fredericksburg. 10 am-5 pm. Free. fowb.org
26
PA Seminar, "When Yankees Attack: Rare Offensive Actions by the Union at Gettysburg," morning session with lectures with afternoon tour of the battlefield begins at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. $95. Register: gettysburgfoundation.org
26
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free. candlelightatchrist.org
26
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
26-27 MD Living history, "The Wig Wags: Communication During the Civil War," at the Washington Monument State Park near Boonsboro. 10 am-4 pm. $2 parking fee. 301-432-8065.
26-27 WV Living history and ranger programs, "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 DC
PA
Bus tour, "Three Decisive Days at Gettysburg (Day 3)" with Ed Bearss. A Smithsonian tour. Leaves 8 am from 550 C St SW in Washington. $185. More info, tickets: tinyurl.com/muyaqub
27 MD Living history, "Confederate Artillery at Antietam," camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
27
VA "Coffee of the Blockade," and "George Slater: Fighter, Farmer, Father," special Civil War programs at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane. Coffee: 10 am—noon, Slater: Noon-3 pm. Parking fee. 540-592-3556.
27
VA Lecture, "Mosby and the Lincoln Assassination," at the Graffiti House visitor center in Brandy Station. 2 pm. Donations welcome. brandystationfoundation.com
27 VA Living history, "Women at War," at the "In the Cause of Liberty," exhibit at the Civil War Center at Tredegar in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. tredegar.org
27 VA Living history tours, "Eyewitness to War," at Historic Mount Zion Church, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. Donations accepted. 1-5 pm. 540-687-6681.
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VA Anniversary programs, ranger tours, "The Battle of the Crater," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. Program at time of the blast (5:30-6:15 am), keynote speech at 10 am, special anniversary tours 7-9 am and 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. Walking tour at nearby Blandford Church 7-8:30 pm (free). nps.gov/pete