Virginia Civil War 150
 
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The Statewide Calendar of Events is provided for informational purposes, compiled from information submitted by local sesquicentennial committees. The listing of an event is not an endorsement of the program by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.

2014 - September | October | November | December

Ongoing Exhibits    Events    2015 Events

Ongoing Exhibits

The Civil War in Giles County at the Giles County Historical Museum
December 3, 2011 - June 1, 2015 - Pearisburg, VA

An exhibit outlining the course and the impact of the Civil War in Giles County. Includes highlights of military activities in the county, personal histories of local families and soldiers, life of African Americans in the county before and during the war. Features many... Read More    Back to Top



The 1864 Burning Exhibit
January 1 - December 24, 2014 - Harrisonburg, VA

The Hardesty-Higgins House is home to the City's first mayor, Isaac Hardesty, the house was used briefly as headquarters for Union Gen. Nathaniel Banks as he tried to corner Stonewall Jackson in 1862. Located within the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center visitors will find The Valley Turnpike... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Brownsburg
April 05 - November 30, 2014 - Brownsburg, VA

"Civil War Brownsburg," an exhibit exploring the Civil War experience of a small community in the Valley of Virginia, re-opened April 5, 2014, at the Brownsburg Museum, Brownsburg, Va.,(route 252, Rockbridge County) The exhibit, which coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil... Read More    Back to Top



Events

August 2014

1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign in a Box
August 2 - 31, 2014 - Middletown, VA

MULTIPLE DAYS: 08/02/2014, 08/03/2014, 08/05/2014, 08/10/2014, 08/12/2014, 08/15/2014, 08/16/2014, 08/17/2014, 08/21/2014, 08/14/2014, 08/23/2014, 08/24/2014, 08/28/2014, 08/30/2014, 08/31/2014 This special program provies an overview of the various 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns and battles.... Read More    Back to Top



"The Siege of Petersburg Begins" Civil War Conversation
August 13 - 27, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgeable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



An Advanced Civil War Camp at Brentsville
August 18 - 22, 2014 - Bristow, VA

9 am – 12 pm, $150 per child, ages 8-13, reservations required. Children will participate in activities designed to develop a better understanding of soldier life in other branches of the American Civil War to include Artillery, and Cavalry, have an opportunity to meet Generals R. E. Lee and James... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common? For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story. This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers. Come walk where they walked... Read More    Back to Top



50 Years of Collecting: An Anniversary Exhibit of Objects from the Fort Ward Collection
August 19, 2014 - Alexandria, VA

"50 Years of Collecting: An Anniversary Exhibit of Objects from the Fort Ward Collection" features more than 4,000 objects from the Civil War period. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-4848 or... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 21, 2014 - Richmond, VA

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common? For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story. This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers. Come walk where they walked... Read More    Back to Top



Grant Atkinson - The Civil War in Florida
August 21, 2014 - Powhatan, VA

"Grant Atkinson - The Civil War in Florida" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 at the County Seat Restaurant. Tickets are $16 for Powhatan Civil War Roundtable members and $20 for non-members. Reservations must be received by Tuesday, Aug. 19. Mail payment to P.O. Box 1144, Powhatan VA... Read More    Back to Top



William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory Book Talk
August 22, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Author David Moore will lecture on the subject of his recent book, the first biography of Rosecrans in over fifty years. The talk will cover Rosecrans' military career and shed light on a man who promoted many advances in medical care, transportation and cartography; a man interested in... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Manassas Civil War Weekend
- Manassas, VA

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August 2014

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Manassas Civil War Weekend
August 22-24, 2014 - Manassas, VA

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Civil War 150th Anniversary: Battles of Weldon Railroad and Reams Station
August 23 - 24, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Civil War 150th Anniversary: Battles of Weldon Railroad and Reams Station Rangers and living historians will focus on General Grant's Fourth Offensive of the Siege and the impact it had on the struggle over Petersburg's fate. Location: Western Front Unit, Tour Stop 1 (Fort Wadsworth),... Read More    Back to Top



Field Hospital Re-enactment
August 23 - 24, 2014 - Aldie, VA

Field Hospital Re-enactment Aug. 23-24, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority continues its commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, with a recreation of the 1863 field hospital set up by Union medical troops at Mt. Zion Church on Rt. 50 east of Gilbert's Corner following... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Balloon Corps
August 23, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Balloons were used for surveillance and reconnaissance by the Union Army from 1861 through 1863 and by Confederate Army in 1862. Join Kevin Knapp as he shares oral and living history as the Union Army's chief aeronaut, Thaddeus Lowe, and discusses the technological innovations that were at the... Read More    Back to Top



Battles of Weldon Railroad and Reams Station
August 23 - 24, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Rangers and living historians at stops along these two battlefields will provide insight to Gen. Grant's Fourth Offensive of the siege and the impact it had on the struggle over Petersburg's fate.... Read More    Back to Top



Spies on the Potomac
August 23, 2014 - King George, VA

The American Civil War brought great hardship and personal trials to the region. Personal convictions and the will to survive drove ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Hear two stories of local citizens making their way through the war. Learn some of the techniques used by spies during this... Read More    Back to Top



William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory Book Talk
August 23, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Author David Moore will lecture on the subject of his recent book, the first biography of Rosecrans in over fifty years. The talk will cover Rosecrans' military career and shed light on a man who promoted many advances in medical care, transportation and cartography; a man interested in... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City
August 23, 2014 - Stephens City, VA

Discover the people who lived in Stephens City and the stirring events that shaped their lives as the Civil War raged in and around the town during 1861-1865. Reservations required by calling 540-869-1700, $5.00 per person, meet your guide at the Newtown History Center. Children under 6 years... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Living History Day
August 23, 2014 - Blacksburg, VA

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History selected the Blacksburg Library to present programs in conjunction with the Civil War 150 project this summer. Actors and historians with a passion for Civil War reenacting and history will assemble with their tents, weapons, equipment, period... Read More    Back to Top



Doug Camper - Civil War Re-enactor
August 23, 2014 - Roanoke, VA

Listen to Civil War re-enactor and historical interpreter Doug Camper as he explores local battles his ancestor took part in. For more information, please call... Read More    Back to Top



The Siege of Petersburg: The Stories the Cemeteries Tell
August 24, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Battlefields tell a story. So do cemeteries. Put the two landscapes together and the 292 day siege of Petersburg can be told in a very unique way. The markers at the local Union and Confederate cemeteries tell the story of America's longest siege, from the opening battles, through the Crater to... Read More    Back to Top



Fee Free for Founder's Day
August 25, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Fee Free for Founder's Day Fee Free Day Celebrating 98 years of the National Park Service Location: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: Fee Free Contact Name: Visitor Center Staff Contact Email: ernie_price@nps.gov Contact Phone Number:... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 26, 2014 - Richmond, VA

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common? For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story. This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers. Come walk where they walked... Read More    Back to Top



Kettle Run Weekend
August 26 - 27, 2014 - Bristow, VA

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff on the 152nd anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run - the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was bloody and took... Read More    Back to Top



Faded from the Memory of the Average Reader: The Meaning and Legacy of Fisher's Hill
August 27, 2014 - Staunton, VA

Faded from the Memory of the Average Reader: The Meaning and Legacy of Fisher's Hill Jonathan A. Noyalas, Assistant Professor of History & Director, Center for Civil War History, Lord Fairfax Community College Fisher's Hill was known as the "Gibraltar of the Valley" due to defensible... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 28, 2014 - Richmond, VA

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common? For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story. This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers. Come walk where they walked... Read More    Back to Top



Lynchburg's Prisoner of War Camp
August 28, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

According to Dr. Clifton Potter, Professor of History at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg's POW camp may have been one of the most humane camps in the Civil War. Why did being in Lynchburg, VA, make this possible? Join us at 6:30 pm for refreshments and 7:00 pm for this enlightening... Read More    Back to Top



Guest Lecture Series, The 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Life Between the Lines: Civilian Experiences in Warren Country, Virginia in 1864
August 29, 2014 - Front Royal, VA

Guest Lecture Series, The 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign—Life Between the Lines: Civilian Experiences in Warren Country, Virginia in 1864 The 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign—Life Between the Lines: Civilian Experiences in Warren Country, Virginia in 1864 (7:00 p.m.) Patrick Farris, Executive... Read More    Back to Top



152nd Anniversary Commemoration of Second Manassas
August 29, 2014 - Manassas, VA

Join park staff as we commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) with a variety of historian led walking tours and living history demonstrations. All ranger-led walking tours will last 60-90 minutes. Schedule of Events: TBA Location: Parkwide, Manassas... Read More    Back to Top



Brandy Station Foundation Sunday Seminar Series: "George Custer and Culpeper County"
August 31, 2014 - Brandy Station, VA

The Brandy Station Foundation Sunday lecture series begins again this April-a welcome sign of spring! The lectures series runs on one Sunday of each month from Aril through October and begin at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, the lectures are free (although donations are welcome), and free... Read More    Back to Top



September 2014

Battle of Berryville Anniversary Tour
September 3, 2014 - Berryville, VA

Park Ranger Eric Campbell will examine this critical, but often overlooked, engagement that occurred during the "Waltz." Following the appointment of Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan to command the of the Shenandoah Valley in early August, a period of maneuver between his forces and the Confederates under... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Clarke County Civil War Weekend
- Berryville, VA

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September 2014

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Clarke County Civil War Weekend
September 5-6, 2014 - Berryville, VA

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Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester
September 5, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Experience the Civil War as a civilian in Old Town Winchester! Learn about the citizens and the events that took place in Winchester during that stirring period of time. Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326, and meet your guide at 2 N. Cameron Street. Tour is also available September... Read More    Back to Top



Those Who Have Borne the Battle: The Aftermath of the Valley Campaign
September 5, 2014 - Millwood, VA

The Valley Campaign of 1864 left an indelible mark on the people, landscape and history of the region. On Friday, September 5th, join author & historian, Nicholas Redding, at Long Branch Plantation to explore the profound impacts of the campaign – both on and off the battlefield. Learn how the... Read More    Back to Top



Tour of Fort Huger
September 6, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

Get a free guided tour of this Civil War fort that helped guard the naval route to... Read More    Back to Top



Petersburg Wartime Hospitals and Prisons
September 6, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

This approximately 3 mile driving tour will carry visitors to sites associated with wartime hospitals and prisoners of war. The tour will last approximately 2 hours and includes approximately a total of a half-mile of walking. Due to parking constraints the tour is limited to 8 vehicles on the... Read More    Back to Top



An American Turning Point Exhibit: The Civil War in Virginia
September 6 - 19, 2014 - Millwood, VA

Visit Long Branch Plantation between September 6th and September 19th to see the Virginia Historical Society's traveling exhibit: "An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia." From 1861 through 1865 Virginia stood at the center of a military and social revolution. How we define... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Cedar Creek Guided Driving Tour
September 6, 2014 - Middletown, VA

A two-hour guided tour, using a car-caravan system (visitors follow the ranger’s vehicle), which covers the Battle of Cedar Creek in a chronological fashion. It includes approximately 5 or 6 stops at the key landmarks associated with the battle. Tour is led by a National Park Service... Read More    Back to Top



Franklin County Civil War Days
September 6 - 7, 2014 - Hardy, VA

Explore the history of the Civil War Era by visiting the park prior to or after attending the Civil War Days at Lakewatch Plantation. Learn about Washington's childhood in slavery and life on the Home Front during the Civil War! Tours will be held on the hour from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1-3... Read More    Back to Top



Roadside Clean-up (Appomattox 1865 Foundation)
September 06, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Come on out and help us clean-up litter from the sides of Highway 24. Every month on the first Saturday we are gathering in Grant's Headquarters parking lot to pick up trash from the sides of Highway 24, the portion that runs through the Park. Location: Grant's Headquarters, Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
September 6, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Smithfield. Meet us at the Isle of Wight County Museum for a lecture and a walk down Church Street as we detail the events of this... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
September 6, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Smithfield. Meet us at the museum for a lecture and a walk down Church Street as we detail the events of this battle. This tour begins and ends at the Isle of Wight County... Read More    Back to Top



Grandparents Day at the Museum
September 7, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Grandparents, bring your grandchildren! Grandchildren, bring your grandparents! Celebrate Grandparents Day at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Ticket prices that day will be ½ off regular full admission for both Grandparents and their grandchildren. If the Grandparents are members, the... Read More    Back to Top



Chancellorsville: The Artillery at Hazel Grove and Fairview.
September 08, 2014 - Fredericksburg, VA

Monday, Sept. 8. National Park Service historian Peter Maugle addresses Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table. Brock’s Riverside Grille, 503 Sophia St. Social 6:30 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m., program 7:30 p.m. Dinner reservations due before Thursday, Sept. 4; email 3dognight@bigplanet.com. Public... Read More    Back to Top



Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea - Civil War Conversation
September 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



"Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea" Civil War Conversation
September 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgeable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Guest Lecture Series, The 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign - The Portable Printing Press in the Civil War
September 11, 2014 - New Market, VA

Joan Bourdeau, Curator, Smithsonian Institution Location: Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation Headquarters (Lee-Jackson Building), 9386 South Congress Street, New Market,... Read More    Back to Top



Thunder in the Valley - Cavalry Ride and Reenactment of McClausland's Resistance and Hunter's 1864 Virginia Raid
September 11 - 14, 2014 - Rockbridge County, VA

Thu 11th: "Battle of Arbor Hill" near Summerdean in Augusta County (Southwest of Staunton) followed by Federal Pursuit and Confederate Resistance Cavalry ride to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County where units will make camp. Fri 12th: Cavalry Ride continues to the Virginia Horse Center. School... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester
September 12, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Experience the Civil War as a civilian in Old Town Winchester! Learn about the citizens and the events that took place in Winchester during that stirring period of time. Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326, and meet your guide at 2 N. Cameron Street. Tour is also available October 3... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Thunder in the Valley
- Lexington, VA

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September 2014

Siege of Richmond in 3D
September 13, 2014 - Highland Springs, VA

For ages 12+. See some of the most iconic photographs of Richmond during the Civil War in 3D on the big screen. National Park Service Historian Mike Gorman examines wartime images in greater detail, giving you a different look into images that have been examined for 150 years. 2-3 p.m. Information:... Read More    Back to Top



Camp Jones Luminary
September 13, 2014 - Bristow, VA

In the late summer of 1861, the farms and fields surrounding Bristoe Station were filled with thousands of Confederate soldiers. Lack of experience combined with little knowledge of disease caused illness to spread through these camps like wildfire. Join us as we remember those Confederates who... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
September 13, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. ... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th Speaker's Series : Blandford Church – The Burial and Memorialization of Confederate Soldiers
September 13, 2014 - Hopewell, VA

Site manager of Historic Blandford Church and Cemetery Martha Atkinson will speak on the history of the cemetery as the final resting place for nearly 30,000 Confederate soldiers. Note: Event will be held twice at separate locations. 11:00 AM at Appomattox Regional Library and 2:00 PM at... Read More    Back to Top



Secession Debate
September 13, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Local historians will take on personas from the 1860s to debate the pros and cons of seceding from the Union. Audience members are encouraged to participate, and at the end will vote on which side has the stronger argument. Don’t miss the chance to join in on this historic... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Middletown
September 13, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Re-live the history of Middletown from a civilian's point-of-view, and experience the stirring events that took place during the Civil War. Call 540-869-3051 to make reservations, and meet the National Park Service guide at the intersection of First and Main Streets. Tour is also available... Read More    Back to Top



Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 Book Talk
September 13, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Historians Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt, longtime students of the Civil War, have spent countless hours researching the Valley battles of '64 and walking the ground where those battles unfolded. Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 shifts attention away from the Army of the... Read More    Back to Top



Campfires and Home Fires and Reunion of Descendents of York County/Poquoson Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
September 13 - 14, 2014 - Poquoson, VA

Experience everyday camp life. Witness artillery, infantry and cavalry demonstrations. See how women dealt with the war at home. Hear the story of Dolly's Mammy. Meet and speak with other descendants of Civil War soldiers &... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th Speaker's Series : Blandford Church – The Burial and Memorialization of Confederate Soldiers
September 13, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Site manager of Historic Blandford Church and Cemetery Martha Atkinson will speak on the history of the cemetery as the final resting place for nearly 30,000 Confederate soldiers. Note: Event will be held twice at separate locations. 11:00 AM at Appomattox Regional Library and 2:00 PM at... Read More    Back to Top



"Books on Broad" featuring Kat Spears, Sway
September 17, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Sway is the debut novel from the Library of Virginia Foundation's own Kat Spears. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.... Read More    Back to Top



The Beginning Of The End: 1864-65
September 17, 2014 - Fredericksburg, VA

Wednesday, Sept. 17. Renowned author of multi-volume series on Overland Campaign addresses Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg on the May–June 1864 fighting. First in the group’s 2014–15 programs for “The Beginning Of The End: 1864-65.” Reservations due by Monday, Sept. 15. The public is... Read More    Back to Top



Gallery Talk: An American Turning Point
September 18, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Join Andrew Talkov, Exhibition Coordinator for Virginia's Civil War Sesquicentennial from the Virginia Historical Society, for a fascinating and informative look at the people and objects included in An American Turning Point: The Civil War in... Read More    Back to Top



"Whirling Through Winchester" The 150th Anniversary of Third Winchester
September 19 - 20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

On September 19, 1864, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's Army of the Valley and Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah met at the Third Battle of Winchester, the largest battle ever fought in the Valley, and one of the pivotal clashes of the Civil War. 150 years later, on... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Third Winchester 150th Anniversary Ranger Station Programs
September 19, 2014 - Winchester, VA

National Park Service Rangers will provide interpretation at key points (such as Middle Field, Stephenson's Depot, Star Fort and others) on the battlefield. Follow the path of the battle chronologically through this series of timed programs to learn more about each pivotal point, from the beginning... Read More    Back to Top



History at Sunset: Mount Hebron Cemetery
September 19, 2014 - Winchester, VA

History at Sunset: Presented by Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites not normally open, or widely accessible, to the general public. Explore and learn about some of... Read More    Back to Top



The Battle of New Market Heights Brown Bag Lunch Talk
September 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents,... Read More    Back to Top



The Forgotten Fourteen: USCT Medal of Honor Recipients at New Market Heights
September 20, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Ranger presentation about fourteen United States Colored Troops who earned the medal of honor for their bravery and achievements during the Battle of New Market Heights. Location: Eastern Front Visitor Center, Petersburg National Battlefield Time: 10:00 AM,2:00 PM Fee Information: $5 per... Read More    Back to Top



Hazards on the Homefront Running Tour
September 20, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Ever wanted to mix in a little more history with your daily exercise? Well this Civil War running tour gives you that chance! During the year 1864, Richmonders faced danger from within and without. Theft, arson, prison breaks and a cavalry raid were just a few of the challenges facing the citizens... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
September 20, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. ... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Walking Tour of Kernstown Battlefield
September 20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Learn about the Civil War at the Kernstown Battlefield. Meet at Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Drive. For further information call 540/869-2896 or visit www.kernstownbattle.org Tour is available June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18 at 11am and 1pm.... Read More    Back to Top



Campaign Before Richmond Sesquicentennial Weekend
September 20, 2014 - Henrico, VA

Campaign Before Richmond Symposium. For ages 12+. Come listen to historians discuss the importance of the fighting that took place north of the James River for control of Richmond and Petersburg in the last year of the Civil War. 6-9 p.m. No registration required. Deep Bottom... Read More    Back to Top



Harvest Time of 1864
September 20, 2014 - Hardy, VA

Harvest Time at the Booker T. Washington National Monument is a fun and educational event for visitors of all ages that portrays life on a mid-19th century tobacco plantation during the early fall harvest. Come explore the park’s structures, gardens and grounds while experiencing the culture of... Read More    Back to Top



Plantation Foodways
September 20, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Experience life on a Civil War era plantation as costumed interpreters help guests discover how civilians grew and prepared food. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. but the Park is open for regular tours and demonstrations from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Apple Harvest
- Winchester, VA

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September 2014

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Apple Harvest
September 21, 2014 - Winchester, VA

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Battle of Fisher's Hill Anniversary Tour
September 22, 2014 - Fisher's HIll, VA

Historian Richard Kleese will lead a tour of this pivotal battle for the "Gibraltar ofthe Valley," which occurred just three days following the Confederate defeat at Third Winchester. Meet at Ramseur's Hill, Battlefield Road, Fisher's Hill, VA 22657. This program involves some moderate walking with... Read More    Back to Top



Desirable That Nothing Should Be Left To Invite the Enemy To Return....The Burning in the Shenandoah Valley
September 25, 2014 - Woodstock, VA

Phillip Greenwalt, Park Ranger, National Park Service Location: Historic Shenandoah CountyCourthouse, 112 South Main Street, Woodstock, VA... Read More    Back to Top



Women of War
September 25, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

In their variety, the memoirs, poetry, and fiction show the transitory nature of the literature of southern women who lived through a violent and defining crossroads in their lives. In rare and rediscovered excerpts and verses these women writers evidence the early hopes of a cause destined to be... Read More    Back to Top



2014 Bottimore Lecture, When Mettle Meets Metal: The Hard Realities of Civil War Soldiering
September 25, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Stephen Berry, Associate Professor and Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, is the author or editor of four books on America in the mid-19th century, including Weirding the War: Stories From the Civil War's Ragged Edges. He oversees the web project, "CSI... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: New Market Heights Battle Reenactment
- Henrico, VA

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September 2014

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: New Market Heights Battle Reenactment
September 26-28, 2014 - Henrico, VA

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History at Sunset: George Custer at the Battle of Cedar Creek
September 26, 2014 - Middletown, VA

History at Sunset: Presented by Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites not normally open, or widely accessible, to the general public. Explore and learn about some of... Read More    Back to Top



New Market Heights and the Campaign Before Richmond Reenactment
September 27, 2014 - Henrico, VA

For all ages. Join us as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights. Watch as over 1,500 reenactors re-create the battle that earned 14 African Americans the Medal of Honor. Other battles of the pivotal campaign will be included in the weekend long series of events.... Read More    Back to Top



Fort Harrison/New Market 150th
September 27, 2014 - Henrico, VA

All-day bus tour (9:00am to 5:00pm): Siege of Richmond and Petersburg (150th anniversary tour of the September 29-October 1 fighting below Richmond and below Petersburg, with historian Richard Sommers. Tour will visit sites in the Fort Harrison / New Market Heights area, and battlefields south of... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City
September 27, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Discover the people who lived in Stephens City and the stirring events that shaped their lives as the Civil War raged in and around the town during 1861-1865. Reservations required by calling 540-869-1700, $5.00 per person, meet your guide at the Newtown History Center. Children under 6 years... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th Anniversary Event: Battle of Peebles' Farm
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Park Rangers and living historians will tell the story of General Grant's Fifth Offensive of the Siege of Petersburg. Although the Confederates under General Lee manage to hold off the Union Army's attempt to cut off vital supply lines, there was a heavy cost to be paid. Location: Western Front... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of New Market Heights Reenactment
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Henrico, VA

Come to a reenactment event like no other. Join us in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights and the Campaign Before Richmond. Watch as Confederate and Union soldiers reenact the last battles for control of Richmond, the Capital of the Confederacy. Walk upon the... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Peeble's Farm
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Rangers and living historians at stops along this battlefield will present tours and demonstrations on the Grant's Fifth offensive of the siege. Gen. Lee thwarts this effort at great cost to his hold on Petersburg and Richmond.... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th Anniversary Event: Battle of Peebles' Farm
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Park Rangers and living historians will tell the story of General Grant's Fifth Offensive of the Siege of Petersburg. Although the Confederates under General Lee manage to hold off the Union Army's attempt to cut off vital supply lines, there was a heavy cost to be paid. Location: Western Front... Read More    Back to Top



Fee Free Day National Public Lands Day
September 27, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

To celebrate National Public Lands Day come join us help maintain the park! Such projects may include litter clean-up and other events. Location: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Contact Name: Vistor Center Staff Contact Email:... Read More    Back to Top



150th Anniversary Commemoration Seminar and Tour: The Battle of Fisher's Hill
September 27, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Breaking the Valley's Gibraltar: The Battle of Fisher's Hill LFCC's Center for Civil War History in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is proud to host this one day seminar and tour to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fisher’s Hill. Although the... Read More    Back to Top



New Market Heights and the Campaign Before Richmond Reenactment
September 28, 2014 - Henrico, VA

For all ages. Join us as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights. Watch as over 1,500 reenactors re-create the battle that earned 14 African Americans the Medal of Honor. Other battles of the pivotal campaign will be included in the weekend long series of events.... Read More    Back to Top



Fort Harrison/New Market 150th
September 28, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Ongoing all day at the Fort Harrison Visitor Center (9:00am to 4:00pm): Visitor Center open Family / educational activities History Trolley tours of the fortifications along Battlefield Park Road and beyond (departing approximately every hour and a half) Special Programs (at Fort... Read More    Back to Top



Brandy Station Foundation Sunday Seminar Series: "Funeral Practice During the Civil War"
September 28, 2014 - Brandy Station, VA

The Brandy Station Foundation Sunday lecture series begins again this April—a welcome sign of spring! The lectures series runs on one Sunday of each month from Aril through October and begin at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, the lectures are free (although donations are welcome), and free... Read More    Back to Top



Fort Harrison/New Market 150th
September 29, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Special Programs – "On this date, in this place, at this time" 6:00am: The Battle of Fort Harrison – September 29, 1864 (Ranger-led tour -- shuttles depart from the Fort Harrison Visitor Center at 5:45am) 6:00am: The Battle of New Market Heights – September 29, 1864 (Ranger-led tour in... Read More    Back to Top



Commemoration New Market Heights
September 29, 2014 - Henrico, VA

Real time tours of New Market Heights Battlefield in conjunction with Richmond National Battlefield. Tours start at 6:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Parking will be located at the Four Mile Creek Parking lot across the street from the Dairy Queen. Staff will assist. Information:... Read More    Back to Top



Fort Harrison/New Market 150th
September 30, 2014 - Richmond, VA

12:30pm: "On this date, in this place, at this time" – The Confederate Counter-Attack at Fort Harrison – September 30, 1864 -- Two ranger-led tours: Following the footsteps of Hoke's Division. Meet at the Fort Harrison parking lot. Following the footsteps of Fields' Division. Meet at Fort... Read More    Back to Top



October 2014

Did the Valley Re-elect Abraham Lincoln?
October 2, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Dennis Frye, Chief of Interpretation, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Location: Old Courthouse Civil War Museum, 20 North Loudoun Street, Winchester,... Read More    Back to Top



17th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War
October 3 - 5, 2014 - Middleburg, VA

The Mosby Heritage Area Association is proud to announce that its 17th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War will focus on the first day of action at Gettysburg. Eight Civil War historians and authors will explore and examine command decisions made on July 1, 1863 in a small... Read More    Back to Top



Hard Liquor and Women
October 4, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

A one hour walking tour and living history event will commence from the Farmer's Market parking lot in Old Towne Petersburg. "Hard Liquor and Women" will follow an 1864 newspaper reporter as he walks the streets of Old Towne Petersburg making observations and conducting interviews to see how... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Luray Caverns
- Luray, VA

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October 2014

Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
October 4, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Smithfield. Meet us at the Isle of Wight County Museum for a lecture and a walk down Church Street as we detail the events of this... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Luray Caverns
October 4-5, 2014 - Luray, VA

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Tour of Fort Huger
October 4, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

Get a free guided tour of this Civil War fort that helped guard the naval route to... Read More    Back to Top



18th North Carolina Encampment
October 4 - 5, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Experience the Civil War in a whole new way! Watch arms demonstrations and talk to reenactors of the 18th North Carolina Regiment as they camp on the historic battlefield at Pamplin Historical Park. Visit the Park website for full schedule of... Read More    Back to Top



Danville in the Civil War - Civil War Conversation
October 8, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Tom's Brook Anniversary Tour
October 9, 2014 - Maurertown, VA

This car caravan tour, led by Ranger Eric Campbell, will examine the clash between Union and Confederate cavalry forces, which resulted a lop-sided victory for Union troopers and became known as the "Woodstock Races." This tour will cover key areas such as Spiker's Hill, Tom's Brook, Round Hill and... Read More    Back to Top



Civil war 150 HistoryMobile: Waterways Heritage Festival
- Chesapeake, VA

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October 2014

Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
October 11, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. ... Read More    Back to Top



Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend
October 11 - 12, 2014 - Bristow, VA

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff on the 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and tour the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. No pets please. ... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Propaganda
October 11, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Propaganda, whether through illustrations or words, was a way certain groups attempted to manipulate the public's opinion of the Civil War. See a variety of examples of Civil War propaganda and learn about the people who practiced this form of psychological... Read More    Back to Top



Civil war 150 HistoryMobile: Waterways Heritage Festival
October 11-12, 2014 - Chesapeake, VA

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Battle of Hupp's Hill Anniversary Tour
October 13, 2014 - Strasburg, VA

Join Historian Richard Kleese as he describes this engagement and its impact on the Battle of Cedar Creek less than a week later. A Confederate reconnaissance of the Union positions along Cedar Creek resulted in some sharp fighting on the slopes of Hupp's Hill, just north ofStrasburg. Some moderate... Read More    Back to Top



Lee Chapel Presents: Remembering Robert E. Lee
October 13, 2014 - Lexington, VA

Author and Professor of History at the Army War College, Chris Keller, will be the speaker for this year's lecture. His topic will explore the way in which Lee translated his strategic gifts from the battlefield to the presidency of Washington... Read More    Back to Top



Poetic Principles featuring Hal Crowther and Margaret Gibson
October 14, 2014 - Richmond , VA

The Library of Virginia, in partnership with Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts, presents an evening of poetry with Hal Crowther, a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and Margaret Gibson.... Read More    Back to Top



Virginia Literary Festival
October 14 - 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014 Place: Venues throughout Richmond, Cost: Varies Anchored by the popular James River Writers Conference and the elegant Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration, the Virginia Literary Festival celebrates Virginia's rich literary... Read More    Back to Top



Daughters of the Lost Cause
October 15 - November 15, 2014 - Stratford, VA

Author Heath Lee presents a lecture in the duPont Library on the impact of post-Civil War life on daughters of prominent former Confederate military leaders and politicians. 10:00AM-12:00PM 15.00 per person pre-registration suggested. Call Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or e-mail... Read More    Back to Top



Book Launch Silent Murders by Mary Miley Theobald
October 15, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Virginia author and historian Mary Miley Theobald will present Silent Murders, the second book in her Roaring Twenties mystery series. A book signing and reception will follow the... Read More    Back to Top



Author Appearance and Book Signing, The Tribe by Clay McLeod
October 15, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Clay McLeod Chapman will provide a spirited reading of his work and sign copies of his books. His most recent books are part of The Tribe trilogy, focusing on the wilder side of middle... Read More    Back to Top



Film Screening Frida
October 15, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Frida depicts the professional and private lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, portrayed by Salma Hayek, and earned Academy Awards for best makeup and best original score. The evening will start with 2006–2008 Poet Laureate of Virginia Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, who will speak about her research... Read More    Back to Top



Take 30 Lunchtime Talk
October 16, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Join us for a 30-minute discussion with University of Richmond professor and author Monika Seibert regarding our perceptions of the American Indians.... Read More    Back to Top



Author Appearance and Book Signing with Noah Scalin
October 16, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Richmond artist and author Noah Scalin reveals his newest book to inspire readers to create beauty out of everyday... Read More    Back to Top



Symposium: The Civil War in 1864
October 17 - 19, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Seven outstanding scholars discuss pivotal events of 1864 Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Reservations required. Noah Andre Trudeau, Author Sherman's March to the Sea Gordon C. Rhea, Author The Overland Campaign Gordon Jones, Atlanta History Center The Atlanta... Read More    Back to Top



Point Lookout Brown Bag Lunch Talk
October 17, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents,... Read More    Back to Top



Cedar Creek Sesquicentennial Weekend
October 17 - 20, 2014 - Middletown, VA

The National Park Service and the Key Partners will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek with a series of engaging and enlightening programs and tours that will allow you to walk in history's footsteps, at the actual battlefield where the pivotal event took... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Cedar Creek Re-enactment
October 18 - 19, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Come see the re-enactment of a vital Civil War battle that took place in the breadbasket of the Confederacy, the Shenandoah Valley. Relive the battle and life of ordinary citizens as you visit the field and encampments surrounding... Read More    Back to Top



Hazards on the Homefront Walking Tour
October 18, 2014 - Richmond, VA

During the year 1864, Richmonders faced danger from within and without. Theft, arson, prison breaks and a cavalry raid were just a few of the challenges facing the citizens of Richmond. Meanwhile prices continued to skyrocket and wounded flowed into the city in an endless stream. Join us for the... Read More    Back to Top



Music in the Civil War
October 23, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

From the times of the ancient Greeks, philosophers have acknowledged the universal power of music to inspire, move, and soothe. The writer who claimed that it's more important to know who writes the nation's songs than to know who makes its laws understood this symbiotic relationship and how... Read More    Back to Top



Henry Box Brown: Famous Fugitive, Trans-Atlantic Performer
October 23, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Jeffrey Ruggles, former Curator of Prints and Photographs for the Virginia Historical Society, traces the fascinating life of Henry Brown, who escaped from slavery by shipping himself in a box from Richmond to Philadelphia. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is... Read More    Back to Top



Guest Lecture Series, The 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign - Re-Discovering the James E. Taylor Sketchbook
October 23, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Dennis Frye, Chief of Interpretation, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Dana MacBean, Curator of Exhibits, Parris Island Museum, USMC. Location: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street, Winchester,... Read More    Back to Top



Meet General Robert E. Lee
October 25, 2014 - Colonial Heights, VA

Dick Palmer will portray General Robert E. Lee and talk about his experiences at the siege of Petersburg. Note: Event will be held twice at separate locations. 11:00 AM at Violet Bank and 2:00 PM at Petersburg National Battlefield Eastern... Read More    Back to Top



Meet General Robert E. Lee
October 25, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Dick Palmer will portray General Robert E. Lee and talk about his experiences at the siege of Petersburg. Note: Event will be held twice at separate locations. 11:00 AM at Violet Bank and 2:00 PM at Petersburg National Battlefield Eastern... Read More    Back to Top



The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow and her Daughters During the Civil War
October 25, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

"The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow and her Daughters during the Civil War" -- In the vein of Louisa May Alcott's, Little Women, Jennie Forrest Richardson wrote a loving tribute about the ordeal of her penniless and widowed mother, Anna Henderson Forrest, and her five... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
October 25, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. ... Read More    Back to Top



Sheridan's Field Hospital Living History
October 25, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Living history and medical demonstrations at the site of the largest temporary field hospital of the war. Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. Admission is... Read More    Back to Top



Voices from the Shadows
October 25 - 26, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Does the sound of Civil War cannon fire still echo in the night? Experience Pamplin Historical Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park's historical sites. Come and hear ghostly stories from the 19th century as you embark upon a hair-raising lantern tour... Read More    Back to Top



Brandy Station Foundation Sunday Seminar Series: "A Contrast: Cavalry at Brandy Station, Cavalry at Five Forks"
October 26, 2014 - Brandy Station, VA

The Brandy Station Foundation Sunday lecture series begins again this April—a welcome sign of spring! The lectures series runs on one Sunday of each month from Aril through October and begin at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, the lectures are free (although donations are welcome), and free... Read More    Back to Top



November 2014

United States Colored Troops in Winter Camps
November 1, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Learn about the lives of United States Colored Troops and how they spent their time in camp during the winter... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
November 1, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Smithfield. Meet us at the Isle of Wight County Museum for a lecture and a walk down Church Street as we detail the events of this... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Ashland Train Day
November 1, 2014 - Ashland, VA

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Tour of Fort Huger
November 1, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

Get a free guided tour of this Civil War fort that helped guard the naval route to... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Ashland Train Day
- Ashland, VA

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November 2014

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: South Boston-Halifax County Museum
November 6-8, 2014 - South Boston, VA

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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: South Boston-Halifax County Museum
- South Boston, VA

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November 2014

Soldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
November 8, 2014 - Alexandria, VA

Tour the historic fort with an interpreter who will portray a Civil War veteran returning to Fort Ward and reminiscing about his army experience in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin in the Museum at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and last about 90 minutes... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War's Impact on Petersburg Caravan Tour
November 9, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Learn about the civilian, economic, and medical impacts the siege had on the City of Petersburg. Reservations are required. Please call Park Ranger Randy Watkins at (804) 732-3531 x205 for more information and to make... Read More    Back to Top



"Books on Broad" featuring Eliza McGraw, Edna Ferber's America
November 12, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Edna Ferber's America is a critique of Ferber's novels, which convey a broad, nuanced vision of the United States as a multiethnic country, with particular emphasis on Jewish American communities. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.... Read More    Back to Top



1864 Presidential Campaign and Lincoln's Re-election - Civil War Conversation
November 12, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



The First Ladies of the Civil War
November 13, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

This program will explore the lives of Varina Davis and Mary Todd Lincoln, examining them not only as First Ladies but also as wives, mothers, and widows. Discover the triumphs and tragedies of these two remarkable women. Join Kelly Hancock of the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond for this... Read More    Back to Top



Ours is no longer a divided country: The Path to Reconciliation in the Shenandoah Valley
November 13, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Jonathan Noyalas, Associate Professor of History, Lord Fairfax Community College. Location: Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center, Corron Building, Lord Fairfax Community College, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Petersburg Sesquicentennial Weekend
November 14-16, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

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Lincoln's Re-election Brown Bag Lunch Talk
November 14, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents,... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Petersburg Sesquicentennial Weekend
- Petersburg, VA

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November 2014

Daughters of the Lost Cause
November 15, 2014 - Stratford, VA

Author Heath Lee will present a lecture from 10 a.m.-12 noon in the duPont Library on "Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Confederacy and Last Casualty of the Lost Cause." $15 per person. Pre-registration required. Please call Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 to register or for more information. Box... Read More    Back to Top



“A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21, 1864 ” Book Talk
November 21 - 21, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Spotsylvania Court House represents a chess match of immeasurable stakes between two master opponents: Grant, the irresistible force, hammering with his overwhelming numbers and unprecedented power, versus Lee, the immovable object, hunkered down behind the most formidable defensive works yet seen... Read More    Back to Top



Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War
November 22, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

While nearly 30 soldiers were executed for the crime of rape during the War, hundreds of women came forward with horror stories of rape and attempted rape. In many cases, the judicial system worked against them. Based on her book, I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War, award winning author Kim... Read More    Back to Top



Thanksgiving in the Trenches
November 22, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Visit Petersburg National Battlefield to witness how soldiers, Union and Confederate, observed the Thanksgiving season. Guided lantern tours will take place at tour stop #3 of the Eastern Front Unit. Each tour will consist of five stops where different scenes will play out depicting moments of... Read More    Back to Top



December 2014

A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to His Wife
December 4, 2014 - Richmond, VA

On December 4 at noon, Graham Dozier will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to His Wife" A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry CarterIn May 1861, Thomas Henry Carter raised an artillery battery and joined... Read More    Back to Top



A Visit From Santa at Williams Ordinary
December 6, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

In December of 1862, artist Thomas Nast made one of the first known illustrations of Santa Claus. Santa was shown giving gifts to soldiers in the field at Fredericksburg, Virginia during the American Civil War. This year, Santa will dust off that old suit he wore back then and make an appearance... Read More    Back to Top



Siege of Petersburg: Diversity of Perspectives
December 06, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

During the Civil War, the City of Petersburg had a diverse population. Wealthy, working class, free Blacks, enslaved Blacks. Not everyone shared the same opinion of the Civil War and the Siege of Petersburg. Using first-hand accounts, this program will shed light on how the citizens of Petersburg... Read More    Back to Top



"Christmas in Camp"
December 7, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Civil War Living History. Discuss Civil War-era Sunday, holiday customs, make Victorian ornaments, and participate in camp drills with Company D, 17th VA Infantry, "Fairfax Rifles" C.S.A. Guided tours of Historic Blenheim House.... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Staunton River Bridge - Civil War Conversation
December 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Staunton River Bridge Civil War Conversation
December 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



A People At War: Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War
December 11, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Dr. Scott Nelson, Legum Professor of History at the College of William and Mary and co-author of A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War, discusses the devastating impact of the war on countless numbers of common soldiers and civilians and shows how average Americans coped... Read More    Back to Top



1860s Holidays at Liberia Plantation
December 13, 2014 - Manassas, VA

Experience Christmas as it was celebrated by the Weir family and their slaves in 1860, and later as soldiers occupied the area during the Civil War. Tours begin at The Manassas Museum. Bus transportation is provided to Liberia. Enjoy candlight, music and refreshments at the 1825 house that hosted... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War by Candlelight
December 13, 2014 - Chantilly, VA

Experience a Civil War Christmas as Confederate soldiers cook dinner in the field and fire the Christmas guns. Enjoy music by Evergreen Shade, make a 19th century holiday decoration, sample hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. outside festivities available until 8... Read More    Back to Top



War Comes to Abingdon
December 18, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Just days after the anniversary of Stoneman's Raid and the burning of Abingdon's courthouse, Michael Shaffer discusses the Civil War in Abingdon. Shaffer is the former Assistant Director of Kennesaw State University's Civil War Research Center and author of the book Washington County, Virginia in... Read More    Back to Top



The Last Christmas in the Confederate White House Brown Bag Lunch Talk
December 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents,... Read More    Back to Top



Tour of Fort Boykin
December 20, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

Get a free guided tour of this historic fort that helped guard the naval route to... Read More    Back to Top



March 2015

Final Chapters . . . the Civil War in 1865
March 26, 2015 - Richmond, VA

This single-session class, taught by Brig. Gen. John W. Mountcastle (USA, Ret.), will take place on Thursday, March 26. Richmond in ruins, 1865This class concludes the Civil War Sesquicentennial Series of See You in Class lectures. As Virginians endured the fourth winter of the war, the... Read More    Back to Top



April 2015

Songs of the Civil War, Lynchburg College Choral Union
April 19, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Lynchburg College Choral Union will travel to Appomattox to present a program of Civil War period music interspersed with Confederate and Union Soldier dramatizations provided by local actors. Educational displays of Civil War artifacts brought from the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia... Read More    Back to Top



June 2015

The Road to Appomattox: Civil War Trust Annual Conference
June 3 - 7, 2015 - Richmond, VA

"The Road to Appomattox" This summer, experience the final events of the Civil War with Civil War Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation's elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and Civil War touring at some of America's great Civil War battlefields in... Read More    Back to Top



 

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