Exhibits & Events Calendar

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Laurel Hill Cemetery Burials
Date: Tuesday, January 01 -
Thursday, April 30
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Exhibit
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"A House Divided: The Citizens, the Celebrated, and the Seditious of Civil War Philadelphia" sesquicentennial exhibit, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. Burial place of men who fought on both sides, nurses, surgeons and war effort supporters. Main exhibit about 11 military and civilian figures with rotating exhibits about others. For information, (215) 228-8200, tours@thelaurelhillcemetery.org

Maryland in the Civil War
Date: Tuesday, January 01 -
Thursday, April 30
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.mdhs.org
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"Divided Voices, Maryland in the Civil War," sesquicentennial exhibit at Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. Annual change of artifacts & programs. Time tunnel, performances, music. For information, (410) 685-3750

The Buying and Selling of the Confederacy
Date: Friday, April 05 -
Saturday, April 11
Location: South Carolina
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.crr.sc.gov
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"From Backrooms to Battlefields: The Buying and Selling of the Confederacy," SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, Columbia. Exhibit based on rare Confederate purchasing receipts takes visitors from backroom deals of England, through blockade running to the Southern soldiers in the field. For information, (803) 737-8095

"1864: The Year of the Burning" exhibit
Date: Tuesday, April 01 -
Friday, April 24
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.warrenheritagesociety.org
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“1864: The Year of the Burning” exhibit at Warren Heritage Society, Front Royal. Grant & Lee’s strategies, campaigns of Early & Sheridan, Battles of Guard Hill, Milford, Cedar Creek; execution of Mosby's Men & Mosby's Raid on Guard Hill; class differences, racial tensions, conscription, freedmen, religious sects, the Burning. For information, www.warrenheritagesociety.org

Battle of Franklin Exhibit
Date: Saturday, August 02 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Tennessee
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.battleoffranklintrust.org
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"Battle Scarred" special exhibition at Carnton Plantation, Franklin. Commemorating 150th anniversary of Nov. 30, 1864, Battle of Franklin with artifacts, graphics, interactives, light & sound. Exhibit admission $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12. For information, 615-794-0903; www.battleoffranklintrust.org

Becker Drawings Exhibit
Date: Saturday, January 31 -
Sunday, April 19
Location: Mississippi
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.msmuseumart.org
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“Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection” traveling exhibit at Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. More than 85 works by Joseph Becker & field artists for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Commemorating 150th anniversary of war’s end, emancipation, steps toward reunification. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students over 5.

 For information, 866-843-9278; www.msmuseumart.org

Lee’s Order No. 9 Exhibit
Date: Wednesday, April 01 -
Saturday, May 02
Location: Texas
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.texascivilwarmuseum.com.
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Display of one of 13 original copies of Robert E Lee's General Order No. 9, Farewell to the Confederate Troops issued the day after the Army of Northern Virginia surrender & two letters written by Lee at Texas Civil War Museum, Fort Worth. For information, 817-246-2323; www.texascivilwarmuseum.com.

150th Battle of Five Forks Real Time Tours
Date: Wednesday, April 01
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
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150th Battle of Five Forks Real Time Tours. US Cavalry Advance & CS Response 1-2 p.m. at Five Forks Visitor Center. US Infantry Advance & CS Infantry Response 4-4:30 at horse lot on White Oak Road east of Five Forks intersection. For information, Tracy_Chernault@nps.gov, 804-732-3531

Appomattox Exhibit
Date: Wednesday, April 01 -
Thursday, October 15
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/apco
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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park special 150th anniversary commemorative exhibits. Lee’s copy of surrender terms on loan until Oct. 15. Longer displays include Sheridan & Custer flags from final battles, smuggled 9th Virginia flag, other artifacts. For information, www.nps.gov/apco

Appomattox Exhibit
Date: Wednesday, April 01 -
Saturday, April 30
Location: New York
Event Category: Exhibit
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“Appomattox” exhibit at West Point Museum with artifacts from significant participants in the April 1865 surrender and related items. Open free daily 10:30-4:15 except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. For information, 845-938-3590 or visit on Facebook.

General Albion Howe Exhibit
Date: Wednesday, April 01 -
Wednesday, September 30
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org
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“A Faithful and Efficient General: The Military Service of General Albion Howe” first exhibit in new gallery featuring artifacts related to one person. Gettysburg Foundation exhibit at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center’s Exhibit Spotlight gallery. For information, 877-874-2478; www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sherman Campaign Exhibit
Date: Wednesday, April 01 -
Sunday, March 06
Location: South Carolina
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.crr.sc.gov
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T“Paths of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign” at SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, Columbia. Includes weapons, accoutrements, ammunition, POW pieces, uniforms, excavated relics, flags. Life-size diorama depicting Columbia in flames & interactive map, audio first-person accounts during the campaign. For information, (803) 737-8095; www.crr.sc.gov

150th A.P. Hill Ceremony
Date: Thursday, April 02
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Ceremony
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150th anniversary of death of Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill memorial ceremony at the A.P. Hill deathsite across from Pamplin Park entrance, Petersburg, 12 p.m. Ceremony with Patrick Falci & friends. All welcome. For information, Patrick Falci, 718-525-3446

150th Petersburg
Date: Thursday, April 02
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
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150th Breakthrough Real Time Tour 5:30-6:30 a.m. at Tour Stop 3, Western Front, Dinwiddie County. For information, Grant_Gates@nps.gov, 804-732-3531 Ext. 202

150th Petersburg Ceremony
Date: Thursday, April 02
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
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150th Breakthrough Ft. Mahone Commemorative Ceremony 12-1 p.m. at Ft. Mahone & Pennsylvania Monument on Wakefield Drive, Petersburg. For information, Grant_Gates@nps.gov, 804-732-3531 Ext. 202

150th Richmond
Date: Thursday, April 02 -
Saturday, April 04
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.ontorichmond.org
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The Fall of Richmond 150th events at varying times. Saturday main day of events, commemorations in Capitol Square, living history, guided tours, illumination, reenactments, lectures. Most free. Hosted by The Future of Richmond’s Past. For information, 804-649-1861; www.ontorichmond.org

Dedication of monument to Old Vermont Brigade
Date: Thursday, April 02
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
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Dedication of monument to Old Vermont Brigade on 150th anniversary of April 2, 1865, action when brigade broke through Confederate defenses at Petersburg. At breakout site at Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, 12 p.m. Sponsored by Vermont Civil War Hemlocks. For information, W.E. Minsinger, 802-728-5895, Minsinger@comcast.net.

150th Lincoln Tour in Petersburg
Date: Friday, April 03
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
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Petersburg National Battlefield’s 150th anniversary Lincoln in Petersburg Bus Tour from Grant’s Headquarters at City Point, Hopewell, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reservations required with David Walthall, 804-732-3531 Ext. 206. For information, Chris Bryce, 804-732-3531 Ext. 201, Chris_Bryce@nps.gov.

Civil War tactical on the University of Nevada, Reno Campus
Date: Friday, April 03 -
Sunday, April 05
Location: Nevada
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.ccwr.us
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Civil War tactical on the University of Nevada, Reno Campus. Friday school day. Hosted by Comstock Civil War Reenactors. For information, ccwr.us

Program at Clarke-Palmore Museum
Date: Friday, April 03
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Program
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“Is this the End?” program at Clarke-Palmore Museum, Henrico, 6-8 p.m. Last wartime sesquicentennial program commemorating fall of Richmond. Includes interactive reenactor experience illustrating a Federal detachment arriving at a rural Richmonder’s house followed by program with readings of the words of those who lived through it\. For information, 804-652-3409

Vicksburg Civil War Relic Show
Date: Saturday, April 04
Location: Mississippi
Event Category: Shows
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Vicksburg Civil War Relic Show at Battlefield Inn, 9-4. Admission $2. For information, Russell Schaffer, 601-618-5093, russll2@bellsouth.net; Robert Schaffer, 601-218-1651

Civil War Program
Date: Monday, April 06
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Program
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“Landmines in Our Backyard”: The Civil War’s Buried History program by Prof. Ken Rutherford on landmine use at Miller Hall, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, 7 p.m. Reception. Free. For information, Jennifer Risser, risserje@jmu.edu

Living History at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson
Date: Monday, April 06
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.nchistoricsites.org
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“Civil War Heritage Days” living history program, demonstrations at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, Winnabow. For information, Brunswick@ncdcr.gov; www.nchistoricsites.org

150th Appomattox
Date: Wednesday, April 08 -
Sunday, April 12
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/apco
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150th anniversary of events related to surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox. Commemorative & daily real-time programs, special program April 9 marking the moment of surrender, evening “Footsteps to Freedom” ceremony Friday. For information, www.nps.gov/apco

150th Real-time program
Date: Wednesday, April 08
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Program
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The Battle of Appomattox Station - Real-time program at Appomattox Station Battlefield, 5 p.m. Historians Chris Calkins & Patrick Schroeder narrate battle events, CS artillery vs US cavalry demonstration by Co. C, 2nd Virginia Cavalry & Stuart’s Horse Artillery. Free. For information, Josie Butler, 434-352-5791 Ext. 203, jbutler@acwm.org

150th Talk
Date: Wednesday, April 08
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Talk
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“In Search of the Battle of Appomattox Station” free talk by historian Chris Calkins at Appomattox Station Battlefield, 3:30 p.m. For information, Josie Butler, 434-352-5791 Ext. 203, jbutler@acwm.org

150th Commemoration of surrender at Appomattox
Date: Thursday, April 09 -
Saturday, April 18
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Commemoration
For more info: http://www.GalenaHistoryMuseum.org
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Galena, where U.S. Grant lived, commemorates 150th anniversary of surrender at Appomattox. Events include dinner theater & other performances, lamplight tour of U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site, Civil War fashion show, art       exhibit, band concert. For information, 815-777-9129; www.GalenaHistoryMuseum.org

150th Program
Date: Thursday, April 09
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Program
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“General Lee Surrenders to General Grant” program at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, 2 p.m. Reenactment of the surrender of Lee to Grant, including their correspondence in preceding days. Included with museum admission. For information, Josie Butler, 434-352-5791 Ext. 203, jbutler@acwm.org

Lecture by Prof. Joan Waugh
Date: Thursday, April 09
Location: California
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.clafi.ucla.edu/events
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Lecture by Prof. Joan Waugh: “When the Legend Becomes Fact, Print the Legend”: U.S. Grand and the Surrender at Appomattox, April 99, 1865.” At UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. For information, clafi.ucla.edu/events

Living History at Seminary Ridge Museum
Date: Thursday, April 09
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.seminaryridgemuseum.org
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Commemoration of the Terms of Surrender meeting between Gens. Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, 4 p.m. Ceremony of Reflection and Reconciliation at museum’s Peace Portico. For information, 717-339-1300; www.seminaryridgemuseum.org

Living History Gala commemorating 150th Anniversary of End of the Civil War
Date: Thursday, April 09
Location: Missouri
Event Category: Living History
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Living History Gala commemorating 150th Anniversary of End of the Civil War at the Grand Opera House, St. Charles, 4:30-11 p.m. Promenade up Main Street, short vignettes & readings, dancing with dance master. Civil War attire encouraged, costume prizes. Light refreshments. Reservations required by April 1: $35 before March 12, $40 after, member discount. Sponsored by St. Charles Historical Society. For information, tickets, 636-946-9828, contact@slchc.org

Letterman Lecture Series
Date: Friday, April 10
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.civilwarmed.org
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“Infectious Diseases, treatments & prevention through American military history” Letterman Lecture Series 4 p.m. talk by Dr. Peter J. Wiena at Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office, 7th street NW. Sponsored by National Museum of Civil War Medicine. For information, 301-695-1864 Ext. 1009, Letterman@civilwarmed.org; www.civilwarmed.org

Symposium, Tour
Date: Friday, April 10 -
Sunday, April 12
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Symposium
For more info: http://www..CivilWarSeminars.org
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“Ed Bearss Symposium: Leadership and Combat in the Civil War,” Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours program from Chambersburg. Sessions & bus tour of Gettysburg. Speakers & guides include Ed Bearss, Dennis Frye, Tom Huntington, Perry Jamieson, Wayne Motts, John Priest, Richard Sommers. Fee. For information, 717-264-7101; www.CivilWarSeminars.org

150th Appomattox
Date: Friday, April 10 -
Sunday, April 12
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org
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“The Long Road Home” Appomattox 150th reenactment at Appomattox Industrial Park. Sponsored by Appomattox County Historical Society, UDC Appomattox Chapter 11, Lee’s Lieutenants, Federal Generals Corps. For information, registration, www.appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org

150th Play
Date: Friday, April 10 -
Saturday, April 11
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Play
For more info: http://www.galenahistorymuseum.org
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“Peace in Union” original play inspired by Thomas Nast painting commemorating Surrender at Appomattox. Turner Hall, Galena Historical Society & U.S. Grant Museum, 8 p.m. $10, reservations recommended. For information, www.galenahistorymuseum.org. Reservations, 815-777-9129.

150th Symposium
Date: Friday, April 10 -
Saturday, April 11
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Symposium
For more info: http://www.civilwar.vt.edu
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“Lincoln in Our Time” free 150th Lincoln Assassination symposium at Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. Five renowned Lincoln experts & screening of the movie “Lincoln.” For information, Paul Quigley, 540-231-9090, pquigley@vt.edu; www.civilwar.vt.edu

Presentation at Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox
Date: Friday, April 10
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Program
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“Meeting at City Point - Monologue by General Grant” at Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, 11 a.m. Tony Daniels portrays Grant on famous meeting with President Abraham Lincoln at City Point. Included with museum admission. For information, Josie Butler, 434-352-5791 Ext. 203, jbutler@acwm.org

69th Pa. Ceremony
Date: Saturday, April 11 -
Friday, April 10
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Ceremony
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Ceremony honoring the war’s 56 survivors of 69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers at north end of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, 2 p.m. Part of 150th anniversary of Lee’s Surrender. For information, Don Ernsberger, ernscave@aol.com

12th Annual Civil War Reenactment & regional scout camp-out
Date: Saturday, April 11 -
Sunday, April 12
Location: California
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.sccwa.com
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12th Annual Civil War Reenactment & regional scout camp-out at Prado Regional Park, Chino, 7:30-7. Public battles Saturday 1 & 5, Sunday 11 & 3, plus Boy Scout battles. Military demonstrations, living history, fashion show, field hospital, women’s tea. Parking & admission fees. Sponsored by Southern California Civil War Assn. For information, 909-590-5797, firstmaine.cav@verizon.net; www.sccwa.com

150th Symposium
Date: Saturday, April 11
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Symposium
For more info: http://www.cityofraleighmuseum.org
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“The New Old War: New Perspectives n the Civil War” symposium on future of Civil War studies at The City of Raleigh Museum. Speakers include Dr. Fitzhugh Brundage, Dr.  Susanna Lee, Zelda Lockhart, Dr. Warren E. Milteer Jr., Ernest Dollar. Free. For information, 919-996-2220; www.cityofraleighmuseum.org

Lecture by Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr.
Date: Saturday, April 11
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.NationalCivilWarMuseum.org
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“Closing Down the Kingdom: The Wilmington Campaign, 1864-1865,” by Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. at The National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, 1-2 p.m. Included with admission. For information, 717-260-1861; www.NationalCivilWarMuseum.org

Open day event of the Historic 5th New York Volunteer Cavalry, Co. B & the Museum Village
Date: Saturday, April 11
Location: New York
Event Category: Living History
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Open day event of the Historic 5th New York Volunteer Cavalry, Co. B & the Museum Village in Monroe. 10 a.m. Three pre-scripted battles. For information, Historic 5th, the5th.ny.cavalry@aol.com

Presentation by David Palmer as General Lee
Date: Saturday, April 11
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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“April 1st — Before Breakout” monologue by General Lee at The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, 11 a.m. David Palmer as Lee talking about events of April 1, 1865. Included with museum admission. For information, Josie Butler, 434-352-5791 Ext. 203, jbutler@acwm.org

Seminar & Tour at Lord Fairfax Community College's Center for Civil War History
Date: Saturday, April 11
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Seminar
For more info: http://www.lfccworkforce.com
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“’Let’s Have a Fair Fight’: Union Cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley, October 1864” annual spring seminar & tour at Lord Fairfax Community College’s Center for Civil War History, Middletown, 10-4:45. Morning lecture by Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, handouts, afternoon tour of sites related to Battle of Tom’s Brook, the Burning, cavalry action at Cedar Creek. $20, carpooling required, space limited. For information, jnoyalas@1fcc.edu. To register, LFCC’s Office of Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education, 540-868-7021; www.lfccworkforce.com

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall annual Civil War Living History Day
Date: Saturday, April 11
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org
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The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall annual Civil War Living History Day in Carnegie. Speakers, reenactors, exhibits, book sale, Chartiers Cemetery & Espy Post tours. Broadway musical “The Civil War” performed April 10 & 11 at 8 p.m., April 12 2 p.m. Tickets $25 in advance, $28 at the door. For information, tickets, www.carnegiecarnegie.org

150th Anniversary
Date: Sunday, April 12
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
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“The Forming of Mosby’s Company “H” Sesquicentennial event at historic North Fork Baptist Church, 6-8 miles south of Purcellville. Regular Sunday service, lunch, Horace Mewborn lecture, Civil War Trails sign unveiling. Concluding with Cavaliers, Courage & Coffee program by Mosby Heritage Area Assn. Free, lunch donation requested. Sponsored by Clinton Hatcher Camp, SCV & Mosby association. For information, Ken Fleming, 540-338-4024, 703-999-5092, cwrcollecter@aol.com

Sesquicentennial Concert
Date: Sunday, April 12
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Concert
For more info: http://www.virginiachamberorchestra.org
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“Music in the Life of President Lincoln” with Virginia Chamber Orchestra & Music Director David Grandis, Alexandria Choral Society, soprano Meghan McCall, The Grand Contraband Jubilee Singers & narrator at Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale Campus, 4 p.m. Adults $40, seniors $30, group rate, students free. Discounted tickets at website. Free parking, reception. For information, www.virginiachamberorchestra.org

Three-day tour of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign
Date: Sunday, April 12 -
Tuesday, April 14
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.shenandoahcivilwartours.com/home
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Three-day tour of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign. Battlefields & museums from Kernstown to Port Republic. For information, price, availability, 207-322-8964; www.shenandoahcivilwartours.com/home

Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Date: Sunday, April 12
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Tours
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Special “Appomattox – End of the Civil War” tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, 1 p.m. For information, Dr. Andy Waskie, 215-204-5452, andy.waskie@temple.edu

Union Artillery demonstrations
Date: Sunday, April 12
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Artillery
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/kemo
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Union Artillery demonstrations at Visitor Center front field, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, Marietta, 11 a.m., 12, 2 & 3. Free, subject to weather. For information, 770-427-4686 Ext. 0, KEMO_interpretation@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/kemo

150th Tour
Date: Monday, April 13 -
Sunday, April 19
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.blueandgrayeducation.org
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“A Silence at Appomattox: The Retreat and Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia” tour with Neil Mangum, from Richmond. Fee. Blue & Gray Education Society. For information, 434-250-9921, blueandgrayeducation@yahoo.com; www.blueandgrayeducation.org

150th Lincoln
Date: Tuesday, April 14 -
Wednesday, April 15
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.fords.org
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“The Lincoln Tribute” around-the-clock event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. At Ford’s Theatre. For information, 800-982-2787; www.fords.org.

150th Lincoln
Date: Tuesday, April 14 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Illinois
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.lincolnfuneralcoalition.org
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150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln assassination & funeral events in Springfield. Events leading up May 2-3 funeral reenactment include symposiums, poetry, visual arts, musical performances. For information, lincolnfuneralcoalition.org

150th Performance of "Our american Cousin" play
Date: Tuesday, April 14 -
Sunday, April 19
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.carlow.edu/11865.aspx
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“Our American Cousin” play at Carlow University Theatre, Pittsburgh. Commemorating Lincoln assassination during performance of play at Ford’s Theatre. Encampment, artifacts, displays. Sponsored by theater department & 9th Pennsylvania Reserves, Co. A. Reenactors invited as presenters, audience. For information, Rea Andrew Redd, reaandrewredd@yahoo.com; www.carlow.edu/11865.aspx

150th Wreath-Laying
Date: Wednesday, April 15
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.fords.org
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National Park Service Commemorative Wreath Laying at Petersen House, 7:22 a.m., the time when President Lincoln died at the house. Followed by a short speaking program, moment of silence & church bells tolling across the city as in 1865. For information, 800-982-2787, www.fords.org

150th Bennett Place
Date: Friday, April 17 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.nchistoricsites.org
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150th anniversary of Surrender at Bennett Place at Bennett Place State Historic Site, Durham. Tours, exhibits, living history, talks, reenactment of surrender negotiations & surrender.  For information, Bennett@ncdcr.gov; www.nchistoricsites.org

150th Play
Date: Friday, April 17 -
Saturday, April 18
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Play
For more info: http://www.galenahistorymuseum.org
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“Peace in Union” original play inspired by Thomas Nast painting commemorating Surrender at Appomattox. Turner Hall, Galena Historical Society & U.S. Grant Museum, 8 p.m. $10, reservations recommended. For information, www.galenahistorymuseum.org. Reservations, 815-777-9129.

150th Surrender Commemoration at Bennett Place State Historic Site
Date: Friday, April 17 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com
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150th Surrender Commemoration at Bennett Place State Historic Site, Durham. Reenactment of surrender negotiations between Union Gen. William T. Sherman & Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston. Military & civilian living history, lectures, music, final Army of Tennessee stacking of arms. Ticket prices vary, some programs free. For information, www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com

18th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium
Date: Friday, April 17 -
Sunday, April 19
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Symposium
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18th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, Salisbury. Friday Friendship Banquet, lecture, music. Saturday 6 lectures, displays. Sunday two cemetery memorial services for prisoners & guards, prison site tour. $65 by March 27, $75 afterwards. Sponsored by Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. For information, Chairman Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com. Send checks to Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC, P.O. Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083

"The Lincoln Conspiracy" 150th Civil War Event
Date: Saturday, April 18 -
Sunday, April 19
Location: Maryland
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
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"The Lincoln Conspiracy" 150th Civil War Event at Historical Dr. Samuel Mudd Farm in Charles County. Historical speakers, period music, living history village, ghost tours, theatrical performance about the "Dr. Samuel Mudd Conspiracy Involvement". Reenactors, $10, walk-on $25. Sutlers $150. Fees donated to the Historic Dr. Samuel Mudd Farm. For information, American Living History Education Society, 717-338-1776, Alhes1776@outlook.com

150th Anniversary of Battle of Morrisville Station
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.battleofmorrisville.org
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150th Anniversary of Battle of Morrisville Station in Morrisville, 9-5. Site of April 13, 1865, skirmish & Union lines where request for armistice received. Living history, soldier demonstrations, tours, lectures on  town’s role in the Civil War’s final days. Reenactors welcome. For information, www.battleofmorrisville.org

150th Assassination
Date: Saturday, April 18 -
Sunday, April 19
Location: Maryland
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.alhes.com
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150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination at Dr. Samuel Mudd Farm, Waldorf, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Living history, speakers, theatrical performance, music, farm & ghost tours. Reenactor & sutler fees. Free to public, parking $5. For information, participant registration, ALHES, 717-338-1776, Alhes1776@outlook.com; alhes.com

150th Last Capitol
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.danvillemuseum.org
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“The Procession of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and His Government” 150th commemoration, 1 p.m. in Danville. Recreation of carriage procession from railroad to Sutherlin Mansion, reading of Last Proclamation from steps of last Capitol of the Confederacy, living history. Sponsored by 18th Virginia Infantry, Co. B, Danville Grays, Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, David Powell, City of Danville. For information, 434-793-5644, www.danvillemuseum.org

150th Lincoln Funeral
Date: Saturday, April 18 -
Sunday, April 19
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www..borail.org
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Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration at B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. Narrated commemoration 11:30 a.m. Reenactment of Lincoln’s funeral cortege, placing of coffin in center of the Roundhouse. Reproduction of casket, viewing, period mourners, exhibits, narrated ceremonies, funeral music by Federal City Brass Band. 1863 locomotive Thatcher Perkins decorated like Lincoln Funeral Train. $18 adults, $16 seniors, $12 children, B&O members free. For information, 410-752-2490; www.borail.org

Annual Civil War Day at Old Cowtown Museum
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: Kansas
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.oldcowtown.org
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Annual Civil War Day at Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita. For information, www.oldcowtown.org

Civil War Show
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Shows
For more info: http://www.zurkopromotions.com
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Civil War & Military Collector’s Extravaganza at DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, 9-4. For information, Robert Zurko, 715-526-9769; www.zurkopromotions.com

Lecture by Patrick Schroeder
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.NationalCivilWarMuseum.org
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“The Myths of Lee’s Surrender” by Patrick Schroeder at The National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, 1-2 p.m. Included with admission. For information, 717-260-1861; www.NationalCivilWarMuseum.org

Lincoln Funeral Commemoration
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Commemoration
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150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Inaugural at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5:30 p.m. Programs by the National Park Service consisting of an introduction by a National Park Service ranger, followed by a one hour presentation of Lincoln by an accomplished Lincoln actor. Free. Sponsored by the National Park Service. For information, Tim Good, timothy_good@nps.gov

Seminar by the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians at Trinity United Church of Christ
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Seminar
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“Gettysburg Beyond The Battle” seminar presented by the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians at Trinity United Church of Christ. Topics include Eight Miles From Slavery, Conspiracy to Steal Lincoln’s Body, The College At War & interactive session. $50. For information, LLseamon@aol.com.

Signature Conference
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Conference
For more info: http://www.VirginiaCivilWar.org
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“Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War” Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission 2015 Signature Conference at University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Registration required, seating limited. For information, info@virginiacivilwar.org; www.VirginiaCivilWar.org

Talks, Tours by Dr. Debbie Wallsmith & Phil Gaines
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: South Carolina
Event Category: Talks, Tours
For more info: http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004334
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Suffering and Heartbreaks Caused by the American Civil War talks by Dr. Debbie Wallsmith & Phil Gaines, 3 p.m., Rivers Bridge State Historic Site community building, Ehrhardt. Preceded by 1:30 tours of battlefield & memorial grounds. $10 ages 17-adult, $5 ages 6-16. For information, www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004334

Lecture with author Stephen L. Longenecker
Date: Sunday, April 19
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.seminaryridgemuseum.org
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“Gettysburg Religion, Refinement, Diversity & Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North” with author Stephen L. Longenecker, Seminary Ridge Museum History Conversations Book Series in historic Schmucker House, Gettysburg, 3 p.m. Suggested donation $5. For information, 717-339-1300; www.seminaryridgemuseum.org

Lincoln Assassination Symposium
Date: Sunday, April 19
Location: Indiana
Event Category: Symposium
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Lincoln Assassination Symposium at Hope United Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, 1:30-3:30. Spaghetti dinner 12:30. Two-part lecture by historian Robert C. Jones. Free. For information, www.hopepresplainfield.org; http://rcjbooks.com; usgrant18642002@yahoo.com

Lincoln Assassination Symposium
Date: Sunday, April 19
Location: Indiana
Event Category: Symposium
For more info: http://www.hopepresplainfield.org
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Lincoln Assassination Symposium at Hope United Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, 1:30-3:30. Spaghetti dinner 12:30. Two-part lecture by historian Robert C. Jones. Free. For information, www.hopepresplainfield.org; http://rcjbooks.com; usgrant18642002@yahoo.com

Three-day tour of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign
Date: Sunday, April 19 -
Tuesday, April 21
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.shenandoahcivilwartours.com/home
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Three-day tour of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Battlefields & museums from Kernstown to Port Republic. For information, price, availability, 207-322-8964; www.shenandoahcivilwartours.com/home

Historical balls at Mahler Ballroom
Date: Wednesday, April 22 -
Thursday, April 23
Location: Missouri
Event Category: Balls/Dances
For more info: http://www.StLouisCivilWarBall.com
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Historical balls at Mahler Ballroom, St. Louis. Weekend includes Regency Dance workshop, Civil War workshop. Friday Regency Ball with live period music. Saturday Civil War Ball. Dance mistress Deborah Hyland. Optional tours, activities. Tickets offered separately. Sponsored by Joy Melcher, Civil War Lady. For information, tickets, 712-310-9383, joymelcher@hotmail.com; www.StLouisCivilWarBall.com

Battle of Selma reenactment
Date: Thursday, April 23 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Alabama
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.battleofselma.com
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Battle of Selma reenactment in Selma. Thursday & Friday school days. Friday night cannon firing & camp dance. Battles both days, Saturday night Grand Military Ball at Sturdivant Hall, Sunday memorial service. Bounty to first 20 full-scale size guns & first 30 pre-registered Federal mounted cavalry. No scale guns. No fee. Sponsored by The April 1865 Society Inc. For information, registration, www.battleofselma.com

"Skirmish on The river" in the town of Gilbert
Date: Friday, April 24 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: West Virginia
Event Category: Reenactment
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“Skirmish on The river” in the town of Gilbert. No entry fee, powder ration for infantry. For information, 304-664-8034, 304-664-2500, 303-664-9625

25th annual Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend
Date: Friday, April 24 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.ivinghistoryweekend.com
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5th annual Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend in Plymouth. CSS Albemarle replica,  2 battles, tea party, torchlight tour, Roanoke River boat rides, music, Sunday worship service, book signings. For information, Port o’ Plymouth Museum Curator Kimberly McCray, 252-793-1377; www.livinghistoryweekend.com

28th Annual Civil War Reenactment in Rand Park
Date: Friday, April 24 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Iowa
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.kokukiowatourism.org
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28th Annual Civil War Reenactment in Rand Park, Keokuk. Friday night plays, “Destiny at Appomattox” & “An Evening With the Lincolns” at The Grand Theater. Battles for Fort Stedman & Saylor’s Creek, military ball, Sunday memorial service in Keokuk National Cemetery. Most events free. For information, 319-524-5599, info@keokukiowatourism.org; www.kokukiowatourism.org

Antique Gun Show
Date: Friday, April 24 -
Saturday, April 25
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Shows
For more info: http://www.TheCarolinaTrader.com
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Atlanta Antique Gun & International Military Show at IAMAW Local 709 Union Hall, Marietta, Friday 12-5, Saturday 9-5. Admission $7, ages 7-12 $1. For information, Carolina Trader Promotions, 704-282-1339; www.TheCarolinaTrader.com

Civil War Education Forum
Date: Friday, April 24 -
Saturday, April 25
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Forum
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Civil War Education Forum inconnection with 76th Anniversary Convention of Central States Numismatic Society at Renaissance Hotel/Convention Center, Nirvana in Schaumburg. Presenters include Dennis Boggs, Bob Girardi, Ted Karmanski, Battlefield Balladeers, Lawrence Schuffman, Dan Weinberg. Free. For information, Ray Lockwood, sunrayofmarion@aol.com

Living History in Buchanan
Date: Friday, April 24 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.townofbuchanan.com
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Living History in downtown Buchanan. Living history camps, camp dance, period Church service. For information, Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program, 540-254-1212, hgleason@buchanan-va.gov; www.townofbuchanan.com

The Roanoke Civil War Round Table & Hollins University Civil War Seminar
Date: Friday, April 24 -
Saturday, April 25
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Seminar
For more info: http://www.roanokecwrt.org
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The Roanoke Civil War Round Table & Hollins University “Rising Above the Ashes of War” Civil War Seminar in Roanoke. Speakers include Dr. J. Francis Amos M.D., Peter Coogan, William C. “Jack” Davis, Jeremiah DeGennaro, Charles R. Knight, Stephen M. “Sam” Hood, Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, Eric Wittenberg. $55. Checks payable to RCWRT, P.O. Box 11882, Roanoke, VA 24022-1822. For information, www.roanokecwrt.org.

"American Civil War Day" fundraiser
Date: Saturday, April 25
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Program
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"American Civil War Day" at the Southampton Middle School, Bel Air, 1:45-7 p.m. Speakers including Dr. Craig L.Symonds, Scott Mingus., music, silent auction, demonstrations.Hosted  by Southampton Middle School (SMS).  Proceeds benefit the Civil War Trust. For information, Robert Rinehart, Southampton Middle School, 410-638-4150, Robert.Rinehart@hcps.org

26th Annual Neshaminy reenactment at Neshaminy State Park
Date: Saturday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.neshaminycwevent.org
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“Actions around Petersburg 1865” 26th Annual Neshaminy reenactment at Neshaminy State Park, Bensalem. Battles both days, living history, military demonstrations, music. Camps  open 9 a.m. Free admission. Sponsored by 28th Regiment Co. C, 1st Division, Army of Northern Virginia, Historical Society of Bensalem, GAR Civil War Museum & Library, Delaware Valley CWRT, Neshaminy State Park & Parx Casino. For information, cdgilson52comcast.net; www.neshaminycwevent.org

2nd year of "Grant's Home Front" Civil War Weekend
Date: Saturday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Living History
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2nd year of “Grant’s Home Front” Civil War Weekend in Galena. Tours of Grant’s 1865 home, fashion show, ladies tea, Grant’s Ball, battles both days, Sunday period quilting event. Infantry, dismounted cavalry welcome, artillery & medical by invitation only. No fee, Saturday breakfast. Registration required by March 15. For information. tristatehistoricalpresent@yahoo.com

Battle of Waynesborough 150th Anniversary Reenactment
Date: Saturday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.WaynesboroHeritageFoundation.com; www.shenandoahatwar.org
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Battle of Waynesborough 150th Anniversary Reenactment in Waynesboro, 9-4. Rescheduled date due to weather. Living history, 1 p.m. battle each day. For information, 540-943-3943; WaynesboroHeritageFoundation.com; www.shenandoahatwar.org

Boat Tour
Date: Saturday, April 25
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
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Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour from Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, 10-1. Includes preserved batteries at Freestone Point & Possum Nose, Evansport & Shipping Point. $40 includes lunch, by reservation. For information, reservations, 703-792-4754

Civil War Festival in White Plains
Date: Saturday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Kentucky
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.facebook.com/whiteplainscivilwarfestival
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Civil War Festival in White Plains. Afternoon battles both days. Saturday communitywide yard sale, veterans memorial service, reenactor dinner. Sunday Civil War church service. Free. Hosted by 8th Kentucky CSA. For information, Spencer Brewer, 270-754-9317, Slbrewer10@hotmail.com; www.facebook.com/whiteplainscivilwarfestival

Civil War Weekend at Belle Grove Plantation
Date: Saturday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 26
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.bellegroveplantation.com
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Civil War Weekend at Belle Grove Plantation in King George. Encampments 9-4, mansion tours 1-4, social with President Lincoln, night firing, presentations. Union & cavalry wanted. For information, www.bellegroveplantation.com

Lecture by Dr. Mark Grimsley
Date: Saturday, April 25
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.NationalCivilWarMuseum.org
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“The Grant-Sherman Partnership” by Dr. Mark Grimsley at The National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, 1-2 p.m. Included with admission. For information, 717-260-1861; www.NationalCivilWarMuseum.org

Programs in Warrenton
Date: Saturday, April 25 -
Wednesday, April 01
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Program
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“Destiny of the Tattered Flag” in Warrenton, 10-7. Displays, lectures, tours, living history, camp dance with the Shenandoah Valley Minstrels & dance masters Tom & Lesley Mack. For information, Paula Johnson, 540-341-7019

War & West Exhibit
Date: Saturday, April 25 -
Sunday, January 03
Location: California
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.theautry.org
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"Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West" at Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles. Major exhibit on war’s causes & legacies from vantage point of Westward expansion. Artifacts include Texas slave sale documents, war drum, battle flag, Gen. Stand Watie’s bowie knife. Related seminars, films, events. For information, www.theautry.org

Grant Ceremony
Date: Sunday, April 26
Location: New York
Event Category: Ceremony
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193rd celebration of President Grant’s birthday at General Grant National Memorial, New York City. All branches of service invited Union & Confederate. Hosted by Capt. Oliver Tilden Camp 26 SUVCW & Co. I 9th Reg. NYSM SVR. For information, George Weinmann, 347-268-0346

Program by Ernie Price at Walkerton Tavern
Date: Sunday, April 26
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Program
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“Going Home From Appomattox” program by Ernie Price at Walkerton Tavern, Glen Allen, 1 p.m. Stories of Lee’s men in their words after Appomattox surrender. For information, 804-652-3409

Battlefield Tour of Middle Tennessee Civil War Round Table of Chicago annual tour
Date: Wednesday, April 29 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Tennessee
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.chicagocwrt.org
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Battlefield Tour of Middle Tennessee Civil War Round Table of Chicago annual tour with Ed. Bearss & Jim Lewis. Sites include Forts Heiman, Henry, Donelson & Defiance; Stones River National Battlefield; Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville. Space limited. For information, rates, registration, 630-460-1865, CWRT2015Tour@ChicagoCWRT.org; www.chicagocwrt.org

"Reconstruction Tennessee," Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in Knoxville
Date: Thursday, April 30 -
Friday, May 01
Location: Tennessee
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.tncivilwar150.com
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“Reconstruction Tennessee,” Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in Knoxville. Thursday night keynote speaker Prof. Caroline E. Janney & Fisk Jubilee Singers. Friday opening ceremony, discussions, book signings, educator workshops, exhibits. Separate Blue & Gray Reunion & Freedom Jubilee dinner, tours, speech reenactments, exposition, Peace Jubilee, fireworks. Sponsored by Tenn. Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Tenn. Civil War National Heritage Area, Tenn. Historical Society, Tenn. Department of Tourist Development, Knox County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, East Tennessee Historical Society & Visit Knoxville. For information, 615-532-7520; tn.civilwar150@tn.gov; www.tncivilwar150.com;

Blue & Gray Reunion & Freedom Jubilee
Date: Thursday, April 30 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Tennessee
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.easttnhistory.org/BlueGray
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Blue & Gray Reunion & Freedom Jubilee in Knoxville honoring 1st U.S. (Colored) Heavy Artillery. Thursday opening ceremony, entertainment. Friday & Saturday living history, Blue & Gray dinner, tours, Civil War exposition, evening Peace Jubilee, speeches from 1890 event. Sunday service, rededication of Sultana Monument at Mount Olive Cemetery. Sponsored by Knox County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, East Tennessee Historical Society & Visit Knoxville. For information, 865-215-8824, BlueGray@easttnhistory.org; www.easttnhistory.org/BlueGray