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September

September 2013

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September 2013 events updated 18-Sep-2013

1 IA Reenactment, "Lamoni's Civil War Days," with living history and other programs all weekend. Battles each day. Free. civilwardays.org
1 IL Living history, "Civil War Encampment," at the Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road, Oak Brook. 11 am-4 pm. grauemill.org
1 MS Reenactment, "Battle of Iuka," anniversary event with living history camps and battle near Iuka. battleofiuka.com
1 PA Bus tour, "Marching Orders: A Tour for the Whole Family," at the Gettysburg battlefield. Family-oriented tour with hands on activities. 1:30-3:30 pm. $30/adult, $18/youth. gettysburgfoundation.org
2 VA Living history, "Roundball to Rimfire: Evolution of Small Arms," at Pamplin Historical Park south of Petersburg. Talks and demonstrations 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Free with park admission. pamplinpark.org
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AR Lecture, "Walker's Last Stand: The Marmaduke-Walker Duel," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. oldstatehouse.com
6-7 MO Living history, "Civil War Weekend," at Fort Benton in Patterson, Highway 34, approximately 5 miles west of Highway 67. Camps and demonstrations with tours of the fort, talks and more. Free. Camps open 5-10 pm Friday and 7 am-10 pm Saturday. 573-856-4826.
7 LA Living history, "Firepower," weapons demonstrations at Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary. 1-3 pm. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.
7 PA Symposium, "Germans and the Civil War," at the German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia. 10 am-4 pm. $40. Reservations, more info: 215-627-2332.
7 VA Open house, "Rural Plains" on the Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield near Richmond. NPS tours of the 288-year-old house. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich
7 VA Living history, "As Glides in Seas the Shark: Mosby in Eastern Loudoun," demonstrations and talks at the Claude Moore Park visitor center, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. 7:30 pm. $8/adult. mosbyheritagearea.org
7 VA "The War Between the Tastes: Civil War Foodfest," with food, music and more at the Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, near Richmond. 11 am-4 pm. Free. 804-652-3409.
7 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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TX Reenactment, anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Sabine Pass at the State Historic Site, 6100 Dick Dowling Road, near Port Arthur. Living history camps, demonstrations and battles each day. Details, directions: visitsabinepassbattleground.com
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AR Reenactment, "Little Rock Campaign of 1863," camps and living history all weekend near Jacksonville. Battle at 2 pm Satrday, Sunday duel of Confederate officers 2 pm. See reedsbridgebattlefield.com for details and directions.
7-8 IL Living history, "A Civil War Celebration," at the Batavia Riverwalk in Batavia. Camps, demonstrations all weekend. Concert at 7 pm Saturday. bataviaparks.org
7-8 KY Living history at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, 6614 Danville Road, near Nicholasville. Camps, demonstrations, music and more. Gates open 9 am. $5/car parking fee. campnelson.org
7-8 MI Reenactment, "Civil War Muster," at the Historic Van Raalte Farm/Holland Museum in Holland. Camps and programs open 9 am-9 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. Free. hollandmuseum.org/muster
7-8 GA Reenactment, "Battle of Tunnel Hill," at Tunnel Hill. Living history camps, demonstrations and battles. tunnelhillheritagecenter.com
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SC Living history commemorating the Sept 9 amphibious assault on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Demonstrations at the fort all day Saturday and for the noon boat on Sunday. Free, regular fee for boat ride. nps.gov/fosu
7-8 FL Living history, "Union Garrison Day," at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday and 9 am-noon Sunday. $6/parking fee plus $2 fort admission. 904-277-7274.
7-8 VA Reenactment, "Battles of Manassas Gap and Luray" at the Luray Valley Museum at Luray Caverns in Luray. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. luraycaverns.com
7-8 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial and Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
7-8 NC Reenactment, "Battle of Bost Grist Mill," at the Mill, 4701 Highway 200 near Concord. Camps, demonstrations and battles. battleofbost.tripod.com
7-8 NJ Living history, "Civil War Weekend," at the Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9 South, in Cape May. hcsv.org
8 VA Book talk, "Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy," at the Manassas Museum. 2 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org
10 VA Lecture, "The Meaning and Legacy of Fisher's Hill," at the St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 High St, Edinburg. 7 pm. Free. 540-984-3822.
11 IL Lecture, "DuPage County and the Civil War," at the Wood Dale Public Library, 520 N Wood Dale Road. 7 pm. Free. wooddalelibrary.org
11 VA Talk, "2nd Battle of Sabine Pass," at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free. moc.org
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MO Living history, "Enforcement of Order No. 11," at Missouri Town 1855, 8010 E Park Road, Lee's Summit. 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Free with park admission. Candlelight tour 6-8 pm. ordernumber11.org
13 MD Talk, "Pints and the Past: Civil War Spies in Frederick County," at Beans in the Belfry, 122 Potomac St, Brunswick. 7 pm. Free (drinks, dinner extra). frederickhistory.org
13 VA Book signing and fair, several authors at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 3-5 pm. Free with site admission. moc.org
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MO Reenactment, "Battle of Marshall" in Marshall. 10 am courthouse event Friday. Camps, demonstrations, talks and more, 10:30 am-9 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 11:30 am Sunday. Map, details: battleofmarshall.org
13-15 VA Seminar, "1863 — The Conflagration Continues," at the DeMoss Learning Center at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Lectures and exhibits Saturday ($25). Banquet Friday night ($25). Prayer service Sunday. liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=16259
13-15 MD "Anniversary Weekend," tours and living history at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
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MO Living history, tours, talks and more, "Blood and Ashes: Enforcement of Order No. 11" at the Rice-Tremonti Home, 8801 E 66th St, Raytown. 11 am-4:30 pm with candlelight tours 7-9 pm. ordernumber11.org
14 MO "Moonlight Tour," of the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Get tickets early for this popular walking tour. 7-10 pm. $6. nps.gov/wicr
14 WI Civil War Forum," The 1863 Campaigns of Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Port Hudson." First lecture 9:45-3:30 pm. $60. kenosha.org/civilwar
14 PA Lecture, "Securing the Union's Right Flank, The Battle of Honey Springs, Indian Territory, July 17, 1863," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
14 PA Lecture, "Women in the Civil War: At Home and in the Field," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 11:30 am. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
14 VA Living history, talks, book sale, music and more at Chapman Beverley Mill (17504 Beverley Mill Road, Broad Run) commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap. 11 am-3 pm. Free/donations appreciated. chapmansmill.org
14 VA Annual meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. Speakers and film debut. Reception follows. Public invited. 3 pm. $20. shenandoahatwar.org
14 VA Lecture, "Who Freed the Slaves?" at the Chesterfield Public Library, 901 Lori Road, Chesterfield. 2:30 pm. Free. library.chesterfield.gov Reservations suggested: 804-751-CCPL.
14 VA Bus tour, "Fall Mosby Tour," leaves Truro Parrish, 10520 Main St, Fairfax City at 8 am. Ends 5:30 pm. $75. Reservations: 703-971-4984.
14 VA Walking tour, "The Second Battle of Kernstown and Its Impact on the Prichard Family," at the Kernstown Battlefield off Route 11 south of Winchester. 10:30 am and 2 pm. kernstownbattle.org
14 VA Special program, "Build Your Own Ironclad," at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. marinersmuseum.org
14 VA Walking tour, "The Struggle for Survival: Richmond 1863" begins at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 10:30 am. $10. moc.org
14 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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GA Special 150th-anniversary programs at the Chickamauga National Military Park. Details TBA: nps.gov/chch
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VA Symposium, "Bristoe Station Campaign," at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Manassas. Talks and bus tour. $75. 703-792-4754.
14-15 MD Tours and living history, "South Mountain Anniversary," at the Washington Monument State Park. Call 301-791-4767 for specific times and places.
14-15 PA Living history, "Confederation of Union Generals," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 11 am, 2 and 3 pm Saturday, 1 and 3 pm Sunday. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
14-15 PA Living history, infantry camps and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Memorial and Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
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NC Symposium, "North Carolina 1865," lectures and guided tours based at Johnston Community College, Johnson Auditorium, in Smithfield. 910-594-0789 or bentonvillebattlefield.nchistoricsites.org
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NJ Living history, "Civil War Weekend," at the Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9 South, Cape May. hcsv.org
15 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
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GA Double-decker bus tours of the Chickamauga battlefield. 10 am, noon, 2 and 4 pm. Details, tickets: chattanoogadoubledecker.com
17 DC Dinner/lecture, "Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man," at the Pier Seven Restaurant. 6 pm. $40 dinner/lecture, $15 lecture only. lincolngroup.org
17 VA "Conservation Corner," watch old stitching removed from a Virginia battle flag at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 10 am-noon. Free with admission. moc.org
17 VA Lecture, "The Battle of Chickamauga: The Confederate High Tide in the West," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free. moc.org
17 VA Book talk, "Stuart's Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan, June 1862," at Hanover Tavern in Hanover. 7 pm. Free. hanovertavern.org
17 VA Special tours, evening talk, "Civil War Navy Day" at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk. Civil War-related tours and other activities 10 am-8 pm. Talk and book signing with Dr. James McPherson, 6-8 pm. hrnm.navy.mil
18 GA Lecture, "Thunder at Chickamauga," at the Bartow History Museum, 4 E. Church St., in Cartersville. Noon. Free with museum admission. bartowhistorymuseum.org
18 VA Gallery walk, "Revolutions: Songs of Social Change, 1860-65 and 1960-65," curator tour at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6. vahistoricial.org
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GA Special anniversary ranger tours and programs at the Chickamauga National Military Park. Friday rededication of the Lytle Monument 1:30 pm; Saturday evening concert at the Wilder Brigade Monument. All details: nps.gov/chch
19 VA Lecture, "Bristoe Station," at Mt. Zion Church, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. 7 pm. $5. mosbyheritagearea.org
19 VA Film, "Mosby's Combat Operations in Fairfax County, Virginia," at the Lloyd House, 220 N Washington St, Alexandria. 7:30 pm. Free. Seating first-come, first-served. historicalexandria.org
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GA Reenactment, "Battle at Chickamauga," living history camps and battles each day, near Mountain Cove Farm Store, 994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga. $10-15. civilwar150th.org
20 MO Living history, "Civil War Era Family Life," at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St, Kansas City. 6:30 pm. Free. Register, more info: www.kclibrary.org
20 IL Lecture, "Illinois in the Civil War," at the Wood Dale Public Library, 520 N Wood Dale Road. 7 pm. Free. wooddalelibrary.org
20 VA Talk, "Confederate Victory at Thermopylae," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with admission. moc.org
20 VA Lecture/reception, "1862: The Year of the Battle Flags," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 6-8 pm. $15. moc.org
21 IL Civil War show and sale at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W Manchester, Wheaton. 9 am-4 pm. $9. zurkopromotions.com
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PA Activities commemorating the founding of Camp William Penn and the United States Colored Troops in La Mott. Includes walking tours, lectures, films and music. 10 am-4 pm. Details: usct.org or 215-885-2258.
21 PA Tours, "Courage and Controversy: The Medal of Honor at Gettysburg," the stories behind some of the 63 men awarded the medal. NPS ranger tours scheduled 10 am (Day 1), 1 pm (Day 2) and 3 pm (Day 3). Free. See nps.gov/gett for starting points and other info.
21 PA Lecture, "Confederate Battle Flags," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
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
21 DC Living history, children's activities, "Family Day at President Lincoln's Cottage," 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington. 10 am-3 pm. Free for outside activities. lincolncottage.org
21 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
21 MD Monument dedication, African American GAR monument to the United States Colored Troops dedicated plus rededication in Confederate section in Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S Potomac St, Hagerstown. 10 am. Free. rosehillcemeteryofhagerstown.org
21 VA Walking tours, "Harlots and Hooligans: The Sordid Underworld of a City at War," NPS ranger tours begin at Cary and Seventh streets (10 am), 17th Strett Market (12:30 pm) and Capitol Square (3 pm), all in Richmond. Free. nps.gov/rich
21 VA Concert, the Federal City Brass Band performs Civil War music at the Fort Ward Park amphitheater in Alexandria. 3 pm. Free. 703-746-4848.
21 VA Lecture/tour, "'Like the Combat Between David and Goliath' — The Battle of Fisher's Hill," at the Strasburg Town Hall, 174 E King St, and the nearby Fisher's Hill battlefield. Lecture 9 am followed by tour ending at noon. $20, $25 includes autographed book. Reservations: 540-740-4545.
21 VA Walking tour, "Battles of Kernstown," at the Kernstown Battlefield off Route 11 south of Winchester. 11 am and 1 pm. kernstownbattle.org
21 VA Lecture, "Diamonds, Education, Emancipation and Race: The Family of Silas Omohundro," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 11 am. Free with museum admission. moc.org
21 VA Car caravan tour, "The Great Beefsteak Raid," meets at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
21 VA Walking tour of Fort Huger, Confederate fort on the James River at 15080 Talcott Terrace near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
21 MD Walking tour, "Civil War Annapolis," begins at the information booth at the City Dock. 10 am-noon. $16/adult. annapolistours.com
21 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
21-22 KS Living history, "Freedom Festival" at the John Brown Museum 10th and Main streets, Osawatomie. Civil War camps and demonstrations and reenactment of the Battle of Osawatomie. 4 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. Free. 913-755-4164.
21-22 MO Reenactment, "Civil War Days at Hermann Farm," on the Missouri River in Hermann. Camps, demonstrations and battles each day. hermannfarm.org
21-22 VA Living history, "Yankees in Falmouth! And Some Confederates Too!!" camps and demonstrations with exhibits on the grounds of the Moncure Conway House, 305 King St, Falmouth. 9:30 am-6 pm Saturday (evening cannon firing 8:30 pm), 11 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. tourstaffordva.com
21-22 PA Living history, "Blue Gray Hospital Association," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm Saturday, 1 and 3 pm Sunday. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
21-22 PA Seminar, "'If History is Written Truthfully' Artillery-Union at Gettysburg 2nd Day," lectures and tour at the Gettysburg National Park visitor center. 9 am-4 pm. $95. gettysburgfoundation.org
21-22 PA Living history, sharpshooter camp and demonstrations at Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
21-22 PA Reenactment, "Civil War Remembered," annual train event at the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad in Middletown. Train rides through a Civil War battle. Rides at 11 am and 2:30 pm Saturday, 11 am Sunday. mhrailroad.com
22 VA Living history, "Eyewitness to War," tours of the Mt. Zion Church and cemetery in Aldie. 1-5 pm. Free, donations welcome. nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
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LA Lecture, The 1863 Battle of Stirling's Plantation at Bayou Fordoche," at the Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W Main St, New Roads. 6:45 pm. Free. 225-638-6575.
25 VA Lecture, "Those Honored Dead: The Hollywood Memorial Association and the Re-interment of the Gettysburg Dead," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 6 pm. Free. hollywoodcemetery.org
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VA Reenactment of the capture of Union Col. Daniel Dulany by Confederate partisan John S. Mosby at the Rose Hill manor site in Franconia. 11 am-3 pm. Capture event about noon. Talks and exhibits other times. franconiamuseum.org
26 VA Lecture, "Remembering the Civil War," at Jepson Hall, Room 118 at the University of Richmond. 7:30 pm. Free. Reservations: 855-649-1861 extension 131.
27 LA Living history, "Preparing for the Invasion," at Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site in Pineville. Anniversary of the construction of the forts with camp- and fort-building demonstrations. 9 am-5 pm. Free with site admission. 318-484-2390.
27 VA Book talk, "Old Allegheny; The Life and Wars of General Ed Johnson," at Ivy Lodge, 101 Chester St, Front Royal. 7 pm. Free. 540-636-0702.
28 MN Living history Civil War tour of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul sponsored by the Minnesota History Center. 7 pm. $9. Reservations required. mnhs.org/civilwar
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TN Ranger program, "Not Knowing a Friend From a Foe — Braxton Bragg's Battles Within the Army of Tennessee," at the Bragg Reservation, Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/chch
28 OH Parade, dedication and Civil War ball celebrating the dedication of the Gen. William S. Rosecrans statue on the Village Square in Sunbury. 1 pm parade, 3:30 pm dedication and talk. 7 pm ball. bigwalnuthistory.org
28 IL "Rethinking Herndon: Has His Role Changed in Lincoln Studies," day-long colloquium at Knox College in Galesburg. $25. historyillinois.org
28 IL Candlelight tours, "The Firey Trial: Civil War Stories by Candlelight" at five sites in Springfield including the Lincoln Tomb and House. 5-9 pm. Free. nps.gov/liho
28 PA Lecture, "Preserving the USS Monitor," at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
28 VA Ranger program, "The Forgotten Fourteen" USCT Medal of Honor winners, at the Petersburg National Battlefield visitor center. 10 am and 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
28 VA Walking tours, "Hard Liquor and Women," in Petersburg. Begins at the Farmer's Market, 9 Old St. 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
28 VA Civil War Lantern Tours with living history at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen (near Richmond). Tours leave every 15 minutes 7-8:30 pm. Free. 804-501-2130.
28 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
28-29 WI Reenactment, "Wade House Civil War Weekend," at the Wade House, 7 miles west of Plymouth off WE 23 in Greenbush. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. 9 am-5 pm both days. $12/adult. wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org
28-29 NY Reenactment, "Brick House Reenactment," at the Orange County Farmers Museum in Montgomery. Camps open 10 am each day with battles at 2 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday. Candlelight tour 8 pm Saturday. Details, map: 124thnysv.com/Brickhouse.html
28-29 PA Living history, sharpshooter camp and demonstrations at Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg battlefield. Free. nps.gov/gett
28-29 MD Living history, camps and weapons firing demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
28-29 CT Reenactment and living history, "Connecticut to Arms: 1863" at Bauer Park, 257 Copse Road, Madison. Camps and demonstrations open 9:30 am-4 pm Saturday and 9:30 am-3 pm Sunday. $5 donation asked. finalsite.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=2296
28-29 VA Living history, talks and tours, "Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Days," most events are in downtown Warrenton and are free. fauquiercivilwar.com
28-29 VA Anniversary living history, talks and tours at Fort Harrison, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 10 am-4 pm each day. Free. nps.gov/rich
28-29 NC Living history, "Tar Heel Harvest Fair & Farmer's Market," civilian programs at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. 919-383-4345.
29 TN Living history "Base Ball Game," Civil War-era game at Carnton Plantation in Franklin. Noon-3 pm. Free. battleoffranklintrust.org
29 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
29 VA Car caravan tour, "Anniversary of the Battle of Peeble's Farm," meets at Petersburg National Battlefield Western Front Tour Stop No. 1. 1 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
29 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete