Exhibits & Events Calendar

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"Kentuckians in the Civil War" ongoing exhibit
Date: Saturday, January 01 -
Sunday, May 31
Location: Kentucky
Event Category: Exhibit
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"Kentuckians in the Civil War" ongoing exhibit of portraits of prominent native sons who were U.S. and C.S. generals at Battle of Richmond Visitors Center, Richmond. For information, (859) 624-013, phillip.seyfrit@madisoncountyky.us Exhibit open through May 2015

Lake County Historical Society Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibits
Date: Tuesday, November 01 -
Wednesday, May 20
Location: Florida
Event Category: Exhibit
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Lake County Historical Society Civil War Sesquicentennial exhibits: "Confederate Veterans of Lake County," "Florida in the Civil War" and "Medal of Honor Recipient Union Capt. Albert Wright" in Historic Lake County Courthouse, Tavares. For information, (352) 343-9890, lakecounty1887@yahoo.com

"Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals" exhibit
Date: Friday, June 01 -
Friday, May 01
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://npg.si.edu 

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"Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals" at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington. Modern prints made from Brady's studio portrait glass-plate negatives in the gallery's Frederick Hill Meserve Collection. Free admission daily except Christmas, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information, (202) 633-8300; npg.si.edu

Exhibit at National Civil War Museum
Date: Sunday, June 01 -
Sunday, May 31
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.
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“In the Hands of the Enemy: The Captivity, Exchange & Parole of Prisoners of War” exhibit opening June 26 at National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg. Artifacts and information about camps and prisoner life. For information, "http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.

Grant & Lee Exhibit
Date: Tuesday, July 01 -
Sunday, May 31
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.npg.si.edu
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 “One Life: Grant and Lee, 1864-1865” at National Portrait Gallery. Consideration of two lives that were intertwined during the war. For information, 202-633-8300; npg.si.edu

"Civil War Objects" Exhibit
Date: Wednesday, October 01 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Vermont
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.flemingmuseum.org
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"Civil War Objects" at the Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington. Includes Gettysburg artifacts, quilts, documents, art, 12th Vermont cap, GAR badge, 9th Vermont medal. Closed Mondays, holidays, school breaks. For information, 802-656-0750; www.flemingmuseum.org

Kansas & Civil War Exhibit
Date: Wednesday, October 01 -
Sunday, May 24
Location: Kansas
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.kshs.org
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"The Great Soldier State: Kansas and the Civil War" at Kansas Museum of History, Topeka. Features 12 battle flags; regimental artifacts including saddle, saber, spyglass, desk & horn; muster rolls & photographs. For information, 785-272-8681; www.kshs.org

Cushing's Medal Exhibit
Date: Sunday, March 01 -
Monday, May 04
Location: New York
Event Category: Exhibit
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First public display of the Medal of Honor awarded by President Barack Obama to Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing at West Point Museum, U.S. Military Academy. The June 1861 graduate is buried at the academy. For information, 845-938-3590 or visit the museum on Facebook.

Drama Premiere
Date: Friday, March 13 -
Wednesday, May 20
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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World premiere of “Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War,” music by Frank Wildhorn, at Ford’s Theatre. For information, www.fords.org. Tickets, 800-982-2787.

"One Destiny" 35-minute play
Date: Monday, March 23 -
Saturday, May 16
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Play
For more info: http://www.fords.org
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“One Destiny” 35-minute play about Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre. Performance times vary, tickets required. $7.50 in advance, $5 performance day. For tickets, 800-982-2787; www.fords.org.

Lincoln Assassination Exhibit
Date: Monday, March 23 -
Monday, May 25
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.fords.org/event/silent-witnesses
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“Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. Theater & Lincoln items including top hat, cuff buttons, pocket contents, Booth’s derringer, bunting flag, playbill. Limited admission by ticket. For information, www.fords.org/event/silent-witnesses

Lees 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 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

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

150th Lincoln Funeral Reenactment
Date: Friday, May 01 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.lincolnfuneralcoalition.org
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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment in Springfield. First time ever reenactment of the Lincoln funeral procession and ceremonies. Soldiers & civilians needed for living history. Powder bounty for first 12 artillery pieces. For information, lincolnfuneralcoalition.org

16th annual "Fire on the Genesee" reenactment
Date: Friday, May 01 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: New York
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.fireonthegenesee.com
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16th annual “Fire on the Genesee” reenactment at Letchworth State Park, Mt. Morris. Friday education day with setup day before for reenactor participants. Daily battles, Saturday dance, Sunday church service. Artillery bounty. Registration $5 by April 15, $8 after. Proceeds to maintain park’s Civil War Parade Ground & Museum. Sponsored by 5th Virginia Cavalry, 28th New York & Fire on the Genesee Committee. For information, Tim & Diana Bucknam, 585-507-6847, HTBuck@aol.com; http://fireonthegenesee.com  

Flags Program
Date: Friday, May 01
Location: Connecticut
Event Category: Program
For more info: http://www.ccsu.edu/civilwar
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“Out of the Shadows and into the Light” resurrection of Connecticut 29th & 30th regimental flags in State Capitol Hall of Flags, Hartford, 11 a.m. Speakers, performances by Kevin Johnson, Michael Crutcher, Tom Ballinan. Free. Hosted by Descendants of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment C.V. Infantry. Sponsored by Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission. For information, marc183@comcast.net; www.ccsu.edu/civilwar

Living history at Paxton House
Date: Friday, May 01 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.mustermaury.vpweb.com
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“Muster on the Maury” living history at Paxton House in Buena Vista. Friday school day. Reenactors free, Saturday meal provided. Spectators $5 a day, $7.50 both days over age 12. Sponsored by Paxton House Historical Society & Glen Maury Park. For information, www.mustermaury.vpweb.com

Naval Reenactment
Date: Friday, May 01 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Texas
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.JeffersonCivilWarDays.com
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The Great Locomotive Chase & Naval Battle of Port Jefferson. Largest naval reenactment west of the Mississippi. Friday school day. Train rides & navy battles. Live steam train, ironclad gunboat with working cannons. Hosted by Marion County Chamber of Commerce & Historic Jefferson Railway. For information, 866-398-2038; www.JeffersonCivilWarDays.com

Prewar Events Exhibit
Date: Friday, May 01
Location: South Carolina
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.BurningofColumbia.com
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“From Confrontation to Conflict: South Carolina’s Path to the Civil War” at SC Department of Archives & History, Columbia. Documents from state’s path from nullification to secession. Includes prewar confrontations over tariffs, slavery. For information, BurningofColumbia.com

Sparks In the Park what-if Civil War event at Kish Park
Date: Friday, May 01 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Living History
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Sparks In the Park what-if Civil War event at Kish Park, Burnham. Friday student day & period dance. Battles & medical demonstrations both days, Saturday period baseball game, reenactor supper, candlelight tours. Free. Hosted by 148th Regiment Field Hospital & Venture Crew of Mifflin County, Pa. For information, registration, Crystal Jost, 717-543-0921, fncjost@verizon.net

War Photographs Exhibit
Date: Friday, May 01 -
Monday, August 17
Location: California
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.museum.stanford.edu
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"American Battleground: Photographs of the Civil War, 1861-1865" exhibit at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford. Images by George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Eadweard Muybridge, Timothy O’Sullivan, Andrew Joseph Russell. For information, 650-723-4177; http://museum.stanford.edu

27th Annual Artillery School at Old Ft. Niagara
Date: Saturday, May 02 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: New York
Event Category: Artillery School
For more info: http://www.reynoldsbattery.org
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27th Annual Artillery School at Old Ft. Niagara, Youngstown. Open to all branches of service, Federal & Confederate. $7. Sponsored by National Civil War Artillery Association & Reynolds’ Battery L. For information, registration, John Beatty, 716-433-5761, jrbeatty21@aol.com; www.reynoldsbattery.org

38th Annual Ohio Civil War Show & 23rd Annual Artillery Show
Date: Saturday, May 02 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Ohio
Event Category: Shows
For more info: http://www.ohiocivilwarshow.com
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38th Annual Ohio Civil War Show & 23rd Annual Artillery Show at Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Seven buildings, outdoor events: cannon firing, field hospital, music, demonstrations, Rev War & Army of Ohio camps, traveling museum. Admission $7 age 12 up. For information, 419-884-2194; www.ohiocivilwarshow.com

Heritage Hike
Date: Saturday, May 02 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.friendsofgettysburg.org
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“Walking Fields of Glory” Gettysburg Foundation Heritage Hikes from park Museum & Visitor Center with Licensed Guide Larry Korczyk. Saturday 10-mile Billy Yank trail, Sunday 5-mile Johnny Reb trail. $130, $105 members includes snack breaks, Saturday box lunch. For information, registration, Ann Swade, 717-339-2148, aswade@gettysburgfoundation.org; www.friendsofgettysburg.org

Maryland CSA Event
Date: Saturday, May 02 -
Sunday, May 03
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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Living history & camp of instruction event for all Confederate groups portraying Marylanders, at Daniel Lady Farm, Gettysburg. Authentic to 1863/64 period, full-scale artillery. No fee, registration by March 1. Living history, firing demonstrations. Small visitor donation/admission fee. For information, ssgtduda@gmail.com

Tour, Dedication in Fredericksburg
Date: Saturday, May 02
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tour, Dedication
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Commemoration and marker dedication at Smith Run in Fredericksburg, 9 a.m. tour of the 1863 battlefield, part of Chancellorsville Campaign. 9:30 cannon and rifle firing. 10 a.m. dedication ceremony. For information, Roy Perry, 540-207-5037.

Confederate Artillery demonstrations
Date: Sunday, May 03
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Artillery
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/kemo
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Confederate 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

General Meade Society Spring Trip
Date: Sunday, May 03
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Tours
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General Meade Society Spring Trip to Meade sites in Philadelphia at his 200th Anniversary, 8-5. Includes Meade homes, Union League, Meade monuments & memorials, family graves at Laurel Hill, buffet luncheon. $75. Proceeds to Meade Society. For information, Jerry McCormick, 215-848-7753, gedwinmc@msn.com

Tolland Soldiers Exhibit
Date: Sunday, May 03 -
Sunday, June 28
Location: Connecticut
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.tollandhistorical.org
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“The War is Over: A Last Look Back at the Civil War,” Old Tolland County Court House in Tolland. Items related to Capt. Benjamin T. Loomis, Co. K, 27th Regiment & local soldiers including diary, letters, photos, handsewn flag. Sundays except May 17, hours vary. Open May 16, 10-4, for 14th Regiment encampment. For information, 860-989-4829; www.tollandhistorical.org

Civil War maritime program at Historic Edenton State Historic Site
Date: Wednesday, May 06
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.nchistoricsites.org
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Civil War maritime program at Historic Edenton State Historic Site, Edenton. For information, Edenton@ncdcr.gov; www.nchistoricsites.org

150th Lecture
Date: Thursday, May 07
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Lecture
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150th Lecture “Jefferson Davis and the General Who Would Not Fight” by James McPherson at Historic Tredegar, Richmond, 7 p.m. $20 non-members. For information, Kelly Hancock, 804-649-1861 Ext. 121, khancock@acwm.org

"Civil War Medicine" Lecture
Date: Friday, May 08
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Lecture
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May 8, Virginia. Lecture
“Civil War Medicine” lecture by Margaret Rowe, Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, Warrenton, 6 p.m. Members reception follows. For information, 540-347-5525, fhsoldjailmuseum@gmail.com

Martinsburg Heritage Days
Date: Friday, May 08 -
Sunday, May 10
Location: West Virginia
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen/_pggl.php3
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Martinsburg Heritage Days. Friday opening ceremony at Adam Stephen Monument. Saturday Tricia Strader as Belle Boyd at Belle Boyd House, tours of historic sites & museums, exhibits, entertainment. Sunday afternoon children’s games. For information, www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen/_pggl.php3

150th Lecture
Date: Saturday, May 09
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.MarinersMuseum.org
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Civil War 150th Lecture Series about USS Monitor , its conservation at The Mariners’ Museum’s Explorers Theater, Newport News, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. Monday-Saturday, 9- 5, Sundays 11-5. For information, 757-596-2222; MarinersMuseum.org

Civil War Weekend at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
Date: Saturday, May 09 -
Sunday, May 10
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
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Civil War Weekend at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Bristow. Commemorating 150th anniversary of William T. Sherman’s army encamping at Brentsville on their way to Washington’s Grand Review. Living historians, music, lectures at the Union Church. For information, 703-365-7895

Food Festivalat Dabbs House Museum
Date: Saturday, May 09
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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“War Between the Tastes: Civil War Food Festival” at Dabbs House Museum, Richmond, 12-4. Period cooking competition, interactive stations, activities, presentations, music. For information, 804-652-3409

Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
Date: Saturday, May 09
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

150th Palmito Ranch
Date: Monday, May 11 -
Saturday, May 16
Location: Texas
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.ph150.us
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Palmito Ranch 150th commemoration in Brownsville. Battle reenactment, symposiums, music programs, authors. For information, www.ph150.us

150th Grand Review
Date: Wednesday, May 13 -
Saturday, May 16
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.grandreviewparade.org
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Forum, workshops, living history camp, officers’ ball, performance, candlelight vigil, culminating with Grand Review of the Armies Parade on May 17, 12-4 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue. For information, www.grandreviewparade.org

"Combat Casualty Care, then and now" Letterman Lecture Series
Date: Friday, May 15
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www..civilwarmed.org
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“Combat Casualty Care, then and now” Letterman Lecture Series 4 p.m. talk by Todd Rasmussen & Dr. Norman Rich at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick. For information, 301-695-1864 Ext. 1009, Letterman@civilwarmed.org; www.civilwarmed.org

151st Anniversary
Date: Friday, May 15 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.georgiadivision.org
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151st Anniversary "Battle of Resaca" reenactment on 650 original battlefield acres in Resaca. Battles 2 p.m. both days, dance, medical demonstrations, baseball game, cavalry competition, ladies tea, civilian refugee camp, period church services, Confederate cemetery memorial service. Fee $10 by May 1. Portion of the proceeds to preservation efforts of Friends of Resaca Battlefield Inc. For information, registration, www.georgiadivision.org

151st Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Marks' Mills
Date: Friday, May 15 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Arkansas
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://151bomm-com.webs.com/
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151st Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Marks' Mills, Fordyce. Battles Saturday at 1, Sunday at 2. Living history, Saturday dance. Sponsored by Dallas County Arkansas Museum. For information, Bill Farmer, 870-687-1864, cannon1864@windstream.net; http://151bomm-com.webs.com/

20th Annual "Forrest's First" Battle of Sacramento
Date: Friday, May 15 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Kentucky
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.battleofsac.com
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20th Annual “Forrest’s First” Battle of Sacramento, site of Forrest’s first fight. Battles, ladies’ tea, Saturday reenactor meal & ball. For information, www.battleofsac.com

Annual New Market Parade & Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 15 -
Thursday, January 15
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Ceremony
For more info: http://www.vmi.edu
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Annual New Market Parade & Ceremony at the VMI Parade Grounds, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, 2 p.m. Honors cadets who fought & died at May 15, 1864, Battle of New Market. Free. For information, 540-464-7313; www.vmi.edu

Civil War Seminars & Tours from Chambersburg
Date: Friday, May 15 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Seminar
For more info: http://www.CivilWarSeminars.org
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”On the Trial of Those Damn Black Hats: A Weekend with Lance Herdegen and the Iron Brigade,” a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours program from Chambersburg. Bus & walking tours of South Mountain, Antietam & Gettysburg. Fee. For information, 717-264-7101; www.CivilWarSeminars.org

The North-South Skirmish Association 131st National Competition
Date: Friday, May 15 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.n-ssa.org
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The North-South Skirmish Association 131st National Competition near Winchester. Uniformed competitors in live-fire matches including artillery, sutler area, food service. Free admission. For information, spartan70sbcglobal.net; www.n-ssa.org

"After the War" Symposium
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Symposium
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“After the War” Symposium on effects of the Civil War at Old Manassas Courthouse, Manassas, 9-5. Include Confederate surrenders, Freedmen’s Bureau, women during Reconstruction, postwar effects on soldiers and Civil War memory. Speakers include Robert Dunkerly, Dr. Jane Censer, John Coski, Emmanuel Dabney, John Hennessy, George Wunderlich.  Co-sponsored by Prince William County, City of Manassas, Prince William County Historic Commission & Historic Prince William.  $10. For reservations, Prince William County Historic Preservation Division, 703-792-4754.

151st New Market
Date: Saturday, May 16 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 151st Anniversary
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151st Anniversary Battle of New Market reenactment on original grounds of Virginia Museum of the Civil War, New Market. For information, registration, newmarketevent@embarqmail.com or Facebook

18th annual reenactment at Fort Pocahontas
Date: Saturday, May 16 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.fortpocahontas.org
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“The Action at Wilson’s Wharf” 18th annual reenactment at Fort Pocahontas, Charles City, 10-4. Battles 1 p.m. each day, living history, civilian & military demonstrations, Saturday evening entertainment & night fire. $10 adults, $8 students. For information, 804-829-9722; www.fortpocahontas.org

Civil War Days at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
Date: Saturday, May 16 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Indiana
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.Connerprairie.org
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Annual Civil War Days depicting 1863 homefront and battlefront at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Fishers, 10-5. Battles 2:30 both days, living historians, surgery demonstrations, field hospital, cannon firing, music, Lincoln. Free with general admission. For information, Connerprairie.org

Civil War Days at Naper Settlement in Naperville
Date: Saturday, May 16 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.napersettlement.org
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Civil War Days at Naper Settlement in Naperville, 10-4. Commemoration of Civil War 150th anniversary. Battles 2:30 both days, living history, famous characters. Tickets $15 adults & seniors, $10 ages 4-12, younger & members free, $5 discount on advance tickets. For information, tickets, 630-420-6010; www.napersettlement.org

Civil War Encampment at The Country Butcher, Tolland
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: Connecticut
Event Category: Living History
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Civil War Encampment at The Country Butcher, Tolland, 10-3. Sponsored by Tolland Historical Society.  For information, old52jail@yahoo.com

Civil War Encampment at the East Lake Heritage Festival
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: Florida
Event Category: Living History
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East Lake Heritage Festival, East Lake County Library, Sorrento, 9-3. Civil War encampment, historic military vehicles, weapons & equipment, Blackwater Creek Bluegrass Band, historic photo show, killed in action Veteran ceremony, children's crafts.  Sponsored by the East Lake Historical Society. For information, 407-948-8922, 352-383-2441

Gettysburg Foundation John Scott Adams Seminar
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Seminar
For more info: http://www.friendsofgettysburg.org
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Gettysburg Foundation John Scott Adams Seminar, “Off the Beaten Path,” with Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman. Morning seminar, afternoon battlefield tour. $100, $75 members, optional box lunch. For information, registration, Ann Swade, 717-339-2148, aswade@gettysburgfoundation.org; www.friendsofgettysburg.org

Living History at Hill-Hold Museum
Date: Saturday, May 16 -
Sunday, May 17
Location: New York
Event Category: Living History
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“Return to Appomattox Courthouse, Va., Spring of 1865” at Hill-Hold Museum, Campbell Hall. Recreating war’s historic closing days on estate that resembles McLean home. 1st US & CS artillery powder allowance. Mounted troopers discount. Unit registration with Saturday meal $25 by April 15; single $5, $7 after April 15, sutlers $20. Hosted by 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry. For information, Ken, 845-986-9810, kc15nyvc@optonline.net

Living History Program at Mansfield State Historic Site
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: Louisiana
Event Category: Program
For more info: http://www.LaStateParks.com
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150th  Anniversary: The Fall of the Rebellion" living history programs at Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield, 10-4.  Living history programs depicting the lives of civilians & soldiers in 1865 Louisiana. $4, seniors 62 & over $2, children 3 & under free. For information, 888-677-6267; www.LaStateParks.com

Program at Somerset Place State Historic Site
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Program
For more info: http://www.nchistoricsites.org
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“Music and Literature of the Civil War Era” music & readings at Somerset Place State Historic Site, Creswell. For information, somerset@ncdcr.gov; www.nchistoricsites.org

Symposium, Ceremony
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Symposium
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“Legacy of Lincoln and the American Civil War” symposium at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 9-6. Twilight ceremony at Lincoln Memorial to close Civil War Sesquicentennial. For information, Karen.needles@gmail.com

USCT Tour
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
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“USCTs at the Siege of Petersburg” 10 a.m. tour from Eastern Front Visitor Center, Petersburg National Battlefield. Sites where African-American soldiers fought for the Union army during the siege, their contributions to Union victory. For information, Robert Webster, 804-732-3531, Robert_Webster@nps.gov

150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Lincoln Funeral Procession and Train
Date: Sunday, May 17
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.grandreviewparade.org
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150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Lincoln Funeral Procession and Train. For information, www.the2015lincolnfuneraltrain.com. Registration, grandreviewparade.org

150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Lincoln Funeral Procession and Train
Date: Sunday, May 17
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.grandreviewparade.org
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150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Lincoln Funeral Procession and Train. For information, www.the2015lincolnfuneraltrain.com. Registration, grandreviewparade.org

1865 Exhibit
Date: Sunday, May 17 -
Sunday, May 01
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Exhibit
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"1865: The End of the Civil War & Lincoln Assassination" ​ exhibit at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. Focus on notable 1865 participants at Laurel Hill. Opening reception, walking tour, May 17, 1 p.m. with Andy Waskie & Russ Dodge. Free by registration, 215-228-8200, tours@thelaurelhillcemetery.org​​

City of Delafield Cushing Monument 100th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Friday, May 22 -
Monday, May 25
Location: Wisconsin
Event Category: Ceremony
For more info: http://www.cushingmemorialpark.com
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City of Delafield Cushing Monument 100th Anniversary Celebration. Re-creation of 1915 dedication ceremony of monument to service of William, Howard & Alonzo Cushing, recognition of Medal of Honor recently awarded to Alonzo & Medal’s display. Encampment, arms demonstrations, Friday education day, music, Memorial Day parade, displays. For information, www.cushingmemorialpark.com

CVBT Annual Meeting
Date: Friday, May 22 -
Sunday, May 24
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.cvbt.org
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Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Annual Meeting & Dinner in Fredericksburg. Friday tour of Fredericksburg National Cemetery & Rowe House with Donald Pfanz, annual banquet, silent auction, speaker William C. Davis. Saturday morning Fredericksburg tour, afternoon Caroline County tour with Bob Krick, Memorial Day luminaria at Confederate Cemetery & Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Sunday tour of Chancellorsville & Wilderness sites CVBT has preserved. For information, chiefadministrator@cvbt.org; www.cvbt.org

"Military Timeline" at Historic Daniel Lady Farm
Date: Saturday, May 23 -
Monday, May 25
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.gbpa.org
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Annual Military Timeline event at Historic Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg. 1750 to the present. For information, www.gbpa.org

Caravan Tour
Date: Saturday, May 23
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
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“…a perfect waste: Destruction and Reconstruction of the Land and People” caravan tour from Grant’s Headquarters at City Point, Hopewell, 1-4. How people & landscapes were impacted by the Civil War, ends at Crater Battlefield. For information, Emmanuel Dabney, 804-732-3531 Ext. 222, Emmanuel_Dabney@nps.gov

Memorial Day Weekend at Antietam National Battlefield
Date: Saturday, May 23 -
Monday, May 25
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/anti/
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Memorial Day Weekend at Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg. Ranger tours, commemorative cemetery & living history programs, Saturday parade, Monday National Cemetery ceremony at 11. For information, 301-432-5124; www.nps.gov/anti/

Memorial flag display in honor of Battle of Monocacy casualties
Date: Saturday, May 23 -
Monday, May 25
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/mono
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“Last Full Measure of Devotion” memorial flag display in honor of Battle of Monocacy casualties at Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick. Free. For information, 301-662-3515; www.nps.gov/mono

Union Arms Exhibit
Date: Saturday, May 23 -
Saturday, October 31
Location: Vermont
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.americanprecision.org
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"Arming the Union" and "The Tool Revolution" at American Precision Museum, Windsor. Exhibits on Civil War armory at the museum building, rifles & gun-making machines made there. Aug. 9 historian Howard Coffin talk 3 p.m. Open daily 10-5 through October. For information, 802-674-5781, info@americanprecision.org; www.americanprecision.org

Voices of the Confederacy Living History Encampment
Date: Saturday, May 23
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Living History
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Voices of the Confederacy Living History Encampment at Federal Pointe Inn, Gettysburg, 9-3. Living history, discussions, educational handouts, music, antiques & artifacts, child activities. For information, ckinan@aol.com; facebook at Voices of the Confederacy.

Annual Memorial Day observance at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Date: Sunday, May 24
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Ceremony
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Annual Memorial Day observance at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. Recreating original G.A.R. Decoration Day Service of 1868 at 12 p.m. Dedication of veterans’ grave markers. Wreath-laying ceremony at Gen. George Meade’s grave. Wreaths, military & civilian contingents, color guards, music invited. Co-sponsored by General Meade Society of Philadelphia; Friends of Laurel Hill; American Legion Post 450; Post 1 Society, Union League; Sons of Union Veterans. For information, 215-228-8200

Union Artillery demonstrations
Date: Sunday, May 24 -
Monday, May 25
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

Virginia Tech Summer Seminar in Civil War History
Date: Sunday, May 24 -
Friday, May 29
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Seminar
For more info: http://www.civilwar.vt.edu
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Virginia Tech Summer Seminar in Civil War History: “Campaigning with Lee,” Richmond. Sesquicentennial finale concert, tour of Lee’s retreat to Appomattox, speakers including Edward L. Ayers, James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr., Christy Coleman, Robert E.L. Krick. Sponsored by the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. For information, Paul Quigley, 540-231-9090, pquigley@vt.edu; www.civilwar.vt.edu

Hancock Ceremony
Date: Monday, May 25
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Ceremony
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“The 1865 ‘Goodbye’” celebration of Maj. Gen. Winfield Hancock and end of the Civil War on Hancock Square outside Norristown Courthouse, 12 p.m. W.S. Hancock Society’s Hancock award will go to WWII veteran Albert Earl Momme of West Norriton, 387th Bomb Squadron, recipient of six Bronze Stars. For information, wshancocksoc@msn.com

Soldiers & Citizens Exhibit
Date: Monday, May 25 -
Monday, October 12
Location: Vermont
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.newenglandviavermont.net
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"Soldiers and Citizens" free museum at New England Via Vermont in Alburgh village. Focus on soldiers & families back home. Displays include Lincoln, St. Albans Raid, medicine, ladies, children, soldier life, Underground Railroad, battles, veterans. More with QR readers. See ad under "Museum" this paper for more info. 802-796-3665; www.newenglandviavermont.net

Tour with Mark Bradley
Date: Wednesday, May 27 -
Saturday, May 30
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.blueandgrayeducation.org
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“Sherman in North Carolina” with Mark Bradley from Raleigh. Includes Averasboro, Bentonville, Bennett Farm. Fee. Blue & Gray Education Society. For information, 434-250-9921, blueandgrayeducation@yahoo.com; www.blueandgrayeducation.org

26th Annual Blue & Gray Reunion weekend
Date: Thursday, May 28 -
Sunday, May 31
Location: West Virginia
Event Category: Reenactment
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26th Annual Blue & Gray Reunion weekend in downtown Philippi, site of war’s first land battle to be reenacted Sunday. Living history, artillery demonstrations, Civil War Ball, concert, kids’ day, tours, museum, parade, church service. Reenactor registration $15. For information, 304-457-3773, frank.larry45@gmail.com; facebook (Blue & Gray Reunion)

Talk at Museum of the Confederacy, Appomattox
Date: Thursday, May 28
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Talk
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“No Surrender: The Flight, Capture, and Imprisonment of Jefferson Davis & His Family” talk by Ruth Ann Coski at Museum of the Confederacy, Appomattox, reception 6:30, talk 7 p.m. $5, members free. Reservations required. For information, Josie Butler, 434-352-5791 Ext. 203, jbutler@moc.org

5th Annual Oakcrest High School Civil War Living History
Date: Friday, May 29
Location: New Jersey
Event Category: Living History
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5th Annual Oakcrest High School Civil War Living History in Mays Landing. Federal & Confederate military, musicians, Signal Corps, medics & civilian impressions wanted. For information, 609-335-7767, jdunn@geh.nj.k12us.com

Childhood Exhibit
Date: Friday, May 29 -
Monday, September 07
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.manassascity.org
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“Partisans Among Playmates: American Childhood and the Civil War” at Manassas Museum, Manassas. How children actively participated in the war & social upheaval that followed. For information, 703-368-1873; www.manassascity.org

150th Symposium
Date: Saturday, May 30
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Symposium
For more info: http://www.Chicagocwrt.org
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“1865-2015, The Civil War: Victory, Defeat and Memory” Civil War Round Table of Chicago Sesquicentennial Symposium & 75th anniversary of the Civil War Round Table movement. At Lisle-Naperville Hilton, 8:30-4 includes lunch. Speakers include Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr., William C. “Jack” Davis, Frank O’Reilly, Theodore J. Karamanski, Col. Edwin C. Bearss. $85 until Jan. 1, $95 after. For information, Paula C. Walker, 708-429-5781, paulaw98@comcast.net. Registration, Randy Doler, 219-926-3357, rdoler@comcast.net; Chicagocwrt.org

Artillery Weekend at Antietam National Battlefield
Date: Saturday, May 30 -
Sunday, May 31
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Artillery
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/anti/
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Artillery Weekend at Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg. Demonstrations of loading & firing. For information, 301-432-5124; www.nps.gov/anti/

Civil War Reunion at Historic Pennypacker Mills
Date: Saturday, May 30 -
Sunday, May 31
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.civilwarreunion.org
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Civil War Reunion at Historic Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4. Daily battles, military  & living history demonstrations, kids’ programs, music. Free Pennypacker mansion tours. Registration $2 before May 1, $10 after. Sponsored by Historic Pennypacker Mills & County of Montgomery. For information, www.civilwarreunion.org

Headstone Dedication
Date: Saturday, May 30
Location: Michigan
Event Category: Ceremony
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Headstone dedication ceremony for Civil War veteran Luther Matthew Ellison previously in unmarked grave at the abandoned Pine Ridge Cemetery, Bay City, 11 a.m. Civil War book sale to raise funds for cemetery preservation. Hosted by U.S. Grant Post 67 SUVCW of Bay City. For information, jpetri221@att.net

Living History at Allaire State Park, Farmingdale
Date: Saturday, May 30 -
Sunday, May 31
Location: New Jersey
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.facebook.com/groups/127160824021533/
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“School of the Soldier; 1865” at Allaire State Park, Farmingdale. Training plus re-creation of Appomattox surrender, Saturday candlelight tour of camps, “Lincoln Funeral Train” on the Pine Creek Railroad. For information, www.facebook.com/groups/127160824021533/

Mosby Programs
Date: Saturday, May 30
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Program
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“Remembering the Life of the Gray Ghost – Colonel John S. Mosby” in Warrenton, 10-5. Town tours, lectures, Mosby artifacts & living history. For information, Paula Johnson, 540-341-7019

Memorial Day commemoration at Warrenton Cemetery
Date: Sunday, May 31
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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Memorial Day commemoration at Warrenton Cemetery, 2 p.m. Burial place of Col. John S.Mosby and first Confederate casualty, John Quincy Marr. Hosted by Warrenton Sons of Confederate Veterans & Black Horse Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. For information, Jeanette Carlson, 540-270-5877