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NovemberNovember 2014

Civil War events updated 12-Sep-2014

1 PA Seminar, "'Yes, We Fought There as Well': The Other Maine Units at Gettysburg," lectures and tour, based at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. Lectures begin 9 am. $95. Register by Oct 10: EventsCalendar/ AdamsSeminarNovember12014.aspx
1 MD Film and talk, "Hollywood and the Civil War: Shenandoah," at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 6 pm. Free.
VA Living history, "United States Colored Troops in Winter Camps," at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 10 am-2 pm. Free with park admission.
1 VA Car-caravan tour, "The Final Rendezvous: A Visit to Mosby Graves in Mt. Zion Church, Sharon and Ivy Hill Cemeteries," begins at Mount Zion Church in Aldie. 9 am-noon. $10. Sign up, more info: 703-851-9088.
1 VA Living history, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Haunted Turnpike," unnerving tales of the Route 50 corridor at Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Turnpike, Aldie. 7:30 pm. $8/adult. 703-327-9777.
1 VA Walking tour, "Battle of Smithfield," meets at the Isle of Wight Museum in Smithfield. 2 pm. Free.
1 VA Guided walking tour of Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, on the James River near Smithfield. 10 am. Free. 757-357-0115.
1-2 LA Reenactment, "Battle of Natchitoches," in Natchitoches. Camps. music and demonstrations all weekend on the Cane River bank. Battles downtown at 12:30 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm. Sunday. Free. 225-362-9835 or
1-2 AR Living history, "Civil War Weekend," at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. Camps, guided tours and demonstrations. 9 am-5 pm. $10/adult.
1-2 WV Reenactment, "Guyandotte Civil War Days," in Guyandotte. Living history, tours, lecture series and battles1 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. Schedule:
NC Reenactment at Fort Branch on the Roanoke River near Hamilton. Camps, demonstrations, music and battles at 1:30 pm each day. Small parking charge. Details:
6 VA Film/discussion, "The Abolitionists," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free.
8 TN Walking tour, "The Moccasin Battery — Union Artillery on the Bend," follow special event signs on Moccasin Bend Road in Chattanooga. 1:30 pm. Free.
8 TN Play, "Incident at Fort Granger," at the fort, 308 Eddy Lane, Franklin. 3 pm. Free.
8 VA Luminary program at the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical Park near Amelia. Begins at 6 pm. Free. 804-561-7510.
8 VA Living history, soldier-led tours of Fort Ward in Alexandria. 90-minute tours begin at 10 am and 2 pm. Free.
8 VA Luminary at Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg. 6,000 graves with luminary candles, music and talks. 5:30-8 pm. Free.
GA Reenactment, "Sherman's Occupation of Sandersville," in town and at Forest Grove Plantation. Troops enter Sandersville 10 am Saturday with music and skirmish at Courthouse Square. Camps open 1-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Sunday battle 2 pm. $5. Complete details:
8-9 GA Civil War Expo with camps, demonstrations and skirmishes at the Helen Riverside Park, in Helen. 10 am-5 pm. Free.
8-9 GA Living history, military timeline programs at the Chattanooga NMP. 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm at the visitor center. Free.
8-9 VA Bus tour, "Lee's Retreat: Petersburg to Appomattox," an overnight Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. Leaves Washington DC at 7 am Saturday. $527. More info: (click on Civil War) or 202-633-8647.
9 GA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free.
VA Car-caravan tours, "Civil War's Impact on Petersburg," NPS ranger-led tour begins at the South Side Railroad Station in downtown Petersburg. 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Free. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
10 NC Lecture, "Rose Greenhow, Part II" at the State Archives of North Carolina, 109 E Jones St, Raleigh. Noon. Free.
11 VA Lecture, "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War," at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Noon. $6.
12 VA Talk, "1864 Presidential Campaign and Lincoln's Re-election," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free with museum admission.
TN Symposium, "2014: The Final Shots in Tennessee," the annual Tennessee signature event in Franklin.
13 AR Lecture, "Spence Brothers in 1864," at the Old State House Musuem in Little Rock. Noon. Free.
13 VA Lecture, "'Ours is no longer a divided country,' The Path to Reconciliation in the Shenandoah Valley," at Lord Fairfax Community College, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown. 7 pm. Free.
13 VA Lecture, "The First Ladies of the Civil War," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. Fee charged.
PA "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 4:30 pm. $20.
TN Living history and family activities at Carnton and the Carter House in Franklin.
14-15 GA Music, "A Soldier's Serenade with the Eighth Georgia Regimental," at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Richmond Hill. 10 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. 912-727-2339.
GA Anniversary lectures, "Battles of Dunlap Hill and Walnut Creek," at the Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway, in Macon. 10 am-6 pm. Free.
15 GA Living history at High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Drive, Jackson. Union camp and demonstrations. 8 am-5 pm. $5/parking fee. 478-993-3053.
15 GA Living history, illumination, "Night Museum," special program at the Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville. 6-9 pm. Free.
15 TN Walking tour, "The Last Full Measure," at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. 1:30 pm. Free.
15 PA Living history, "Remembrance Day Parade," in Gettysburg. 1 pm. Free.
15 PA Illumination of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. 5:30-9:30 pm. Free.
PA "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free.
GA Living history, "150 Years of Camp Lawton," at the site of the prison camp in the Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen. Camps open 9 am. Dusk cannon firing. $5 parking fee. 478-982-1660.
15 PA Lectures and book signing, "Lincoln and the Power ofthe Press: the War for Public Opinion," (3 pm) and "Lincoln and the Press; at Gettysburg and Beyond," (4 pm) with Harold Holzer, at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. Free.
15 VA Lecture, "Daughters of the Lost Cause," at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. 10 am. $15. Registration info:
15 VA Talk, "Lincoln's Re-election," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free with museum admission.
TN Reenactment, "Battle of Franklin" in Franklin. Battles both days.
19 PA Dedication Day at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Speech and wreath laying followed by special graveside salute to U.S. Colored Troops. Free. Details, times:
GA Living history, "Battle of Griswoldville," camps and demonstrations on the battlefield 10 miles east of Macon and 2 miles SE of Griswoldville. Organized by the Jarrell Plantation Historic Site. 9:30 am-3:30 pm. 478-986-5172 or
22 VA Lecture, "Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War," at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.
22 VA Living history, "17th Mississippi" camp and demonstrations at Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Noon-4 pm. Free. Evening program, "Huts by Firelight," 6-8 pm. $10/adult. 703-777-6034.
22 VA Living history tours, "Thanksgiving in the Trenches," popular annual event at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 5:30, 6:45 and 8 pm. Free. Reservations: 804-732-3531 extension 205.
22-23 TN Anniversary ranger programs, "Battles for Chattanooga," at the Lookout Mountain battlefield (Point Park) and other locations in the city.
23 VA Living history, artillery demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield 1-4 pm. Free with park admission.
TN Bus tour, "Battle of Franklin," with Ed Bearss. Breakfast 8:30 am at the Lotz House, bus leaves at 9 am. Tours ends 1 pm. $100. Reservations: 615-790-7190.
29 VA Living history, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee — The Great Burning Raid," lantern-light stories at the Silverbrook Farm B&B, 15286 Woodgrove Road, Purcellville. 7:30 pm. $8/adults. 540-668-6056.
TN Reenactment, "Battle of Spring Hill," at the Rippavilla Plantation and the Spring Hill Battlefield, 5700 Main St, south of Spring Hill.
29-30 TN "Historians' Dinner," with Ed Bearss and others commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin on the Eastern Flank Park in Franklin. 6 pm reception, 7 pm dinner. $150/person. Reservations, 615-790-7190.
TN Bus tour, "Battle of Franklin," with Ed Bearss. Breakfast 8:30 am at the Lotz House, bus leaves at 9 am. Tours ends 1 pm. $100. Reservations: 615-790-7190.
TN Living history, anniversary marches in Franklin. One group leaves Winstead Hill, another group leaves from Fort Granger. Both converge on Carter House. 4 pm. Free.
TN Illumination, "Battle of Franklin," 10,000 candles at the Carter House and other locations in Franklin.