Exhibits & Events Calendar

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"Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War" exhibit
Date: Saturday, March 01 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.MarinersMuseum.org
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"Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War" from the George Eastman House at The Mariners' Museum, Newport News. Facsimile photographs of wide range of subjects by war photographers including Barnard, Brady, Gardner. For information, (757)596-2222; www.MarinersMuseum.org

"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

"Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories" exhibit
Date: Tuesday, April 01 -
Saturday, February 28
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.tryonpalace.org
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"Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories" at Tryon Palace Academy Museum in New Bern.Covering March 1862 invasion of Burnside’s forces through 1864 yellow fever epidemic. Lives of military & civilians told through artifacts, images, audiovisual panels, recreated hospital scene. Saturdays & Sundays, 12:30-4:30 p.m. For information, (252) 639-3500, info@tryonpalace.org;  www.tryonpalace.org

"Gettysburg: South Carolina in the Fight" exhibit
Date: Tuesday, April 01 -
Sunday, June 01
Location: South Carolina
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.crr.sc.gov
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“Gettysburg: South Carolina in the Fight” at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, Columbia. Artifacts include weapons, projectiles, camp items, letters, reunion memorabilia, memorial walls with 539 names. For information, 803-737-8095; www.crr.sc.gov

"Philadelphia 1864: The Year of Decision" exhibit
Date: Tuesday, April 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.ulheritagecenter.org
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“Philadelphia 1864: The Year of Decision” exhibit at Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia. Artifacts related to city’s role in the economic, medical & military effort and items displayed at Great Central Fair. Open free Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 3-6, second Saturday of each month, 1-4. For information, www.ulheritagecenter.org

Ceremony commemorating the 149th Anniversary of Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill’s death
Date: Wednesday, April 02
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 149th Anniversary
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Ceremony commemorating the 149th Anniversary of Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill's death at the deathsite on A.P. Hill Road, off Boydton Plank Rd., across from the Pamplin Park entrance, Petersburg, 12 p.m. with Patrick Falci & friends. For information, 718-525-3446

Living History Civil War Camp at Pequea Valley Public Library
Date: Wednesday, April 02
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Living History
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Living History Civil War Camp at Pequea Valley Public Library in Intercourse, 9-4. Presentation and displays about boys of the Civil War, authors, book signings, encampment with generals, infantry, artillery, cavalry, field music, medical demonstration. For information, Joel Moore, HYPERLINK "mailto:joemoore3@comcast.net"joemoore3@comcast.net

"Medicine in the Civi War Era" Talk
Date: Thursday, April 03
Location: New York
Event Category: Program
For more info: http://www..mountsaintvincent.edu
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“Medicine in the Civil War Era” talk by Robert G. Slawson, M.D., FACR at Founders Hall, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx. Free. Hosted by the college & Sisters of Charity of New York. For information, www.mountsaintvincent.edu

"Crossroads of America/Political Show"
Date: Friday, April 04 -
Saturday, April 05
Location: Indiana
Event Category: Shows
For more info: http://www..ironbrigaderelics.com
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“Crossroads of America/Political Show” at Beech Grove High School, Beech Grove, Friday 4-8, Saturday 9-4. $3 for both days over age 12. All proceeds benefit Beech Grove High School Incentive Fund. For information, Harvey W. Warner, 317-781-2617; www.ironbrigaderelics.com

17th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium
Date: Friday, April 04 -
Sunday, April 06
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Symposium
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17th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, Salisbury. Friday Friendship Banquet, lecture, music, recognition of veterans. Saturday 6 lectures, light refreshments, displays, books. Sunday public invited to 10 a.m. memorial service for prisoners at Salisbury National Cemetery & 11 a.m. service for guards at the Old Lutheran Cemetery. Tour of prison site after lunch for registered guests. $65 to March 15, $75 after. Sponsored by Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC. For information, Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com. Checks to Hoke Chapter at P.O. Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083.

Annual Friends of Gettysburg Spring Muster
Date: Friday, April 04 -
Saturday, April 05
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.friendsofgettysburg.org
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Annual Friends of Gettysburg Spring Muster. Friday evening musical, nine Saturday tours, lectures, lunch, banquet at Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel. $165 non-members. For information, www.friendsofgettysburg.org.

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours weekend with Ed Bearss
Date: Friday, April 04 -
Sunday, April 06
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Seminar & Tour
For more info: http://www.chambersburgscivilwarseminars.org
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“A Weekend with Ed Bearss: A Living Legend” Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours in Chambersburg. Ed Bearss lectures, bus tour to Gettysburg & Antietam. Fee. For information, 717-264-7101; www.chambersburgscivilwarseminars.org

"Bell & History Days: at National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Date: Saturday, April 05
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.CivilWarMed.org
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“Bell & History Days” at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, & Frederick County historic sites, 11-4. Blue & Gray Hospital Assn. to display, interpret collection of Civil War-era medical accoutrements. Free. For information, 301-695-1864 Ext. 1013, pryprograms@civilwarmed.org; www.CivilWarMed.org

"Civil War Brownsburg" Exhibit
Date: Saturday, April 05 -
Sunday, December 21
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.brownsburgva.org/museum.htm
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“Civil War Brownsburg” at the Brownsburg Museum about the Valley town’s experience before, during & after Civil War and impact on locals. Includes occupation during Hunter’s 1864 Raid. Open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 1-4. Free. For information, (540) 348-1600, carolclaryva@gmail.com;  www.brownsburgva.org/museum.htm

"Rather Due Free Men, Than Live to Be Slaves" civil war weekend
Date: Saturday, April 05 -
Sunday, April 06
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.3rdusct.org
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“Rather Die Free Men, Than Live to Be Slaves” 6th Annual U.S. Colored Troops Civil War Weekend at Historic Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, 10-4. Free with admission. Sponsored by 3rd & 6th Infantry Regiments USCT Reenactors. For information, Joe Becton, 215-834-7328; www.3rdusct.org

11th Annual Civil War Reenactment & regional scout camp-out
Date: Saturday, April 05 -
Sunday, April 06
Location: California
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.sccwa.com
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11th Annual Civil War Reenactment & regional scout camp-out at Prado Regional Park, Chino, 7:30-7. Battles Saturday 1 & 5, Sunday 11 & 3, Boy Scout battle. Military demonstrations, living history, fashion show, field hospital display, 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 Anniversary of the Siege Petersburg at Endview Plantation
Date: Saturday, April 05 -
Sunday, April 06
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.endview.org
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Annual reenactment: 150th Anniversary of the Siege Petersburg at Endview Plantation, Newport News, 10-4. Battles, living history, talks, demonstrations. For information, 757-887-1862, endview@nngov.com; www.endview.org

25th Annual Neshaminy Civil War Reenactment
Date: Saturday, April 05 -
Sunday, April 06
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.neshaminyreenactment.org
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25th Annual Neshaminy Civil War Reenactment, “The Wilderness Campaign-1864” at Neshaminy State Park, Bensalem. Camps open at 9. Battles both afternoons, living history, military demonstrations, music. Free. Sponsored by 28th Pennsylvania Regiment; 1st Division, Army of Northern Virginia; Historical Society of Bensalem Township, Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum & Library, Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table, Neshaminy State Park & Waste Management Inc. For information, 267-968-4809, cdgilson5@comcast.net; www.neshaminyreenactment.org

8th Annual Civil War Day at Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Date: Saturday, April 05
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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8th Annual Civil War Day at Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie, 10-5. Reenactors, sutlers, tours of the Capt. Thomas Espy GAR Post, concert, lectures. For information, Diane Klinefelter, klinefelterd@einetwork.net

Annual Civil War Symposium
Date: Saturday, April 05
Location: West Virginia
Event Category: Symposium
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“A House Divided: The Civil War in Northwestern Virginia” annual Civil War symposium at Erickson Alumni Center, Morgantown, 9 a.m. Hosted by West Virginia Mason-Dixon Civil War Round Table. For information, Forest J. Bowman, 304-288-7396, fjbowman@comcast.net

Annual Civil War Trust Park Day
Date: Saturday, April 05
Location: National
Event Category: Park Day
For more info: http://www.civilwar.org/parkday
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Annual Civil War Trust Park Day for volunteers to help clean and restore parks across the country. All ages, abilities & new sites welcome. For information, www.civilwar.org/parkday

Battle of Cloyd's Mountain 150th Anniversary Reenactment
Date: Saturday, April 05 -
Sunday, April 06
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.battleofcloydsmtn.org
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Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain 150th Anniversary Reenactment of May 9, 1864 battle at New River Valley Fair Grounds, Dublin. Friday school day. Battles both days on actual battlefield. Living history exhibits, Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, period music, ladies tea, battle labeled wine. Hosted by Pulaski County Sesquicentennial Committee, New River Rifles & 1st Stuart Artillery. For information, Kevin Sutherland, 540-616-6606, ksutherland86@gmail.com; www.battleofcloydsmtn.org

Free Speaker's Forum
Date: Saturday, April 05
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Forum
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“Presidents and Generals and Descendants Too” free speaker’s forum at Salem Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, 1-5. With historians Brooks Simpson, William Cooper, war descendants including Bertram Hayes-Davis. Bok signing, reception. Hosted by National Park Service, Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, University of Mary Washington For information, Tramia Jackson, tjackson@famcc.org; John Hennessy, John_Hennessy@nps.gov

2nd Annual Civil War Swap Meet at Grand Army Hall
Date: Sunday, April 06
Location: Massachusetts
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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2nd Annual Civil War Swap Meet at Grand Army Hall, Rockland, 9-1. Reenacting supplies, original items, exhibits, recruiting.
Sponsored by Hartsuff Memorial Assn. & Camp 40 SUVCW. For information, 781-331-2640, 781-910-0502

Camden Expedition of the Red River Campaign
Date: Sunday, April 06 -
Saturday, April 12
Location: Arkansas
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.redrivercampaign.com
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Camden Expedition of the Red River Campaign reenactment in historic Washington. March of 28 miles of dirt roads over six days to relive skirmishes exactly 150 years later on the same battlefields. Produced by Nineteenth Century Living History Association. For information, www.redrivercampaign.com

The Apache Indian Wars — a Civil War Field University tour with Neil Mangum
Date: Sunday, April 06 -
Saturday, April 12
Location: Arizona
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.blueandgrayeducation.org Civil War Tours
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The Apache Indian Wars —  a Civil War Field University tour with Neil Mangum. Fee. Sponsored by Blue & Gray Education Society. For information, registration, 434-250-9921; www.blueandgrayeducation.org Civil War Tours

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park 149th Anniversary
Date: Monday, April 07 -
Saturday, April 12
Location: Virginia
Event Category: 149th Anniversary
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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park 149th Anniversary of the Surrender special daily programs & tours. For information, 434-352-8987, Patrick_schroeder@nps.gov

"Third Invasion, The Battle of Monocacy" spring seminar
Date: Friday, April 11 -
Saturday, April 12
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Seminar & Tour
For more info: http://www.gettysburgtourguides.org
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“Third Invasion, The Battle of Monocacy” spring seminar of Gettysburg Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. Friday talk, Saturday 150th anniversary battlefield tour with guides Rich Kohr & Jim Hueting. $125. For information, registration, 717-337-1709, seminar@gettysburgtourguides.org; www.gettysburgtourguides.org

150th Anniversary Reenactment
Date: Friday, April 11 -
Sunday, April 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org
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“Sailor’s Creek,” part of “The Long Road Home, The Road to the 150th Appomattox at Appomattox” series in Appomattox. Saturday battles of Namozine Church & Amelia Springs, night artillery. Sunday church, battle of Sailor’s Creek, pay call, medal distribution, cemetery memorial ceremony. Sponsored by Appomattox County Historical Society, UDC Appomattox Chapter 11, Lee’s Lieutenants, Federal Generals Corps & Clover Hill Village. For information, www.appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org

Civil War Encampment at Ben Lomond Historic Site
Date: Friday, April 11 -
Sunday, April 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Encampment
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Civil War Encampment at Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, 10-4. Living history, picket duty, drills, school of soldier. $5 over age 6. Hosted by 3rd Regiment ANV. For information, 703-367-7872

Wilderness 150th Tour
Date: Friday, April 11 -
Saturday, April 12
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.fowb.org
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“The Winter Encampment Tour” with Clark B. Hall for 150th Battle of the Wilderness. Winter encampments in Orange & Culpeper Counties. Sponsored by Friends of Wilderness Battlefield. For information, 540-547-2395, M16439@al.com; www.fowb.org

"Technology and the American Civil War” Symposium
Date: Saturday, April 12
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Symposium
For more info: http://www.hts.gatech.edu/civilwar
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"Technology and the American Civil War" Symposium at Georgia Institute of Technology Student Center Theatre, Atlanta, 8:30-3. Covering weapons, equipment, communications such as photography & telegraphy, transport and technology’s impact on warfare. Free. For information, registration, John Miller, canoe4ever@gmail.com; www.hts.gatech.edu/civilwar

150th & 149th Anniversary reenactments
Date: Saturday, April 12 -
Sunday, April 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.waynesboroatwar.webs.com
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150th Anniversary of September 1864 1st Battle of Waynesboro & 149th Anniversary of March 1865 2nd Waynesboro at Coyner Springs Park, Waynesboro. Registration $10, 13 & older by March 1. Sponsored by 10th Virginia Cavalry & Waynesboro Parks & Recreation. For information, registration, www.waynesboroatwar.webs.com

150th Anniversary reenactment
Date: Saturday, April 12
Location: Arkansas
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.prairiedeann.weebly.com
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150th anniversary of April 9–13, 1864, Battle of Prairie DeAnn [D’Ane], at Nevada County Depot & Museum, Prescott. 10-3, battle at 1 p.m. $20 adults, $10 children. For information, 870-887-5821, depotmuseum.org;  http://prairiedeann.weebly.com/

22nd Civil War Show of Vicksburg at Battlefield Inn
Date: Saturday, April 12
Location: Mississippi
Event Category: Shows
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22nd Civil War Show of Vicksburg at Battlefield Inn, 9-5. $2.  For information, Cason Schaffer, 601-638-1195.

2nd Annual Battle of Triune living history & reenactment
Date: Saturday, April 12 -
Sunday, April 13
Location: Tennessee
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.sites.google.com/site/battleoftriune/
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2nd Annual Battle of Triune living history & reenactment at Kings’ Chapel, Arrington, 11-4:30. Battles, lectures. Adults $5, children age 6 & under free. For information, Alan Corry, 615-945-7500; www.sites.google.com/site/battleoftriune/

2nd Annual National St. Louis Civil War Ball
Date: Saturday, April 12
Location: Missouri
Event Category: Balls/Dances
For more info: http://www.StLouisCivilWarBall.com
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2nd Annual National St. Louis Civil War Ball at historic Mahler Ballroom, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Music by The Esmeralda string orchestra with dance mistress Deborah Hyland. Period military or civilian wear. Limited tickets. Optional daytime tours, lunch. Sponsored by Joy Melcher Civil War Lady. For information, tickets, 712-310-9383; www.StLouisCivilWarBall.com

Civil War Living History Day
Date: Saturday, April 12
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.thevancehouse.org
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Civil War Living History Day on the streets of Statesville, a stop of Stoneman's Calvary in April 1865. Encampments, seminar with authors, evening dinner & speaker, tour of downtown Civil War sites. Sponsored by Vance House Museum. For information, Harry Watt, 704-880-3067, wolfmanwatt@gmail.com; www.thevancehouse.org

Civil War Parade & Ceremony commemorating 153rd anniversary
Date: Saturday, April 12
Location: Maryland
Event Category: 153rd Anniversary
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Civil War Parade & Ceremony commemorating 153rd anniversary of war’s first bloodshed in Baltimore, April 19, 1861. Parade at 10:30 from Fells Point, ceremony 11 at President Street Station. James Getty as Lincoln, music. Hosted by Friends of President Street Station. For information, friendsofpss@aim.com

Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
Date: Saturday, April 12
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
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Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour departing 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, 703-792-4754

Corinth Contraband Camp Symposium
Date: Thursday, April 17 -
Friday, April 18
Location: Mississippi
Event Category: Symposium
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Corinth Contraband Camp Symposium at Corinth Coliseum Civic Center. Free. Thursday evening, all day Friday ending with Bobby Horton evening concert. Speakers John David Smith, Deirdre Cooper Owens, John F. Marszalek, George Buss as Lincoln, Curt Fields as Grant, Michael Crutcher as Douglass. Friday morning tour of Corinth Contraband Camp. Hosted by Shiloh National Military Park with Ulysses S. Grant Association & Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State. For information, Corinth Battlefield, (662) 287-9273.

150th Battle of Poison Springs & Federal occupation of Camden
Date: Friday, April 18 -
Sunday, April 20
Location: Arkansas
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.poisonspringsreenactment.webs.com
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150th Battle of Poison Springs & Federal occupation of Camden on original April 18, 1864, battlefield in Camden. Friday school day, battles. No fee, all meals & water provided. Hosted by the 9th Wisconsin Co. B Vol. Inf. of the 2nd Arkansas Battalion. For information, William Hardage, hardagew@yahoo.com; poisonspringsreenactment.webs.com

USCT Union encampment at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park
Date: Friday, April 18 -
Saturday, April 19
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Encampment
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USCT Union encampment at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Bristow, 11-4. Commemorating 1864 winter encampment fore troops went to the front line in May. Free, donations accepted. Hosted by 23rd United States Colored Troops. For information, 703-366-3049

"Ultimate Petersburg Campaign Part I" tour
Date: Thursday, April 24 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.pamplinpark.org.
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“Ultimate Petersburg Campaign Part I” tour with A. Wilson Greene & guest guides for Sesquicentennial exploration of Petersburg Campaign of 1864’s first six months. Includes less-familiar armies’ movements across the James toward Petersburg, the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Union offensives, and late June cavalry action. Reservations, fee required. For information,  (804) 861-2408; www.pamplinpark.org.

Historian, author John Taliaferro talk
Date: Thursday, April 24
Location: District of Columbia
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.lincolncottage.org
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Historian, author John Taliaferro talk “The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt” at President Lincoln’s Cottage, reception 6 p.m. $10, lecture 6:30 p.m. $10, book signing. For information, 202-829-0436, LincolnsCottage@savingplaces.org; www.lincolncottage.org

"Irish Brigade Commander Visits Vermont" in Burlington
Date: Friday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Vermont
Event Category: Living History
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“Irish Brigade Commander Visits Vermont” in Burlington. Lectures on Irish in the Civil War, related music, reenactment of Gen. Meagher’s 2-day visit to Burlington in 1864. Free. Sponsored by New Fenian Brotherhood. For information, Liam McKone, 802-644-2433, wmckone@stoweaccess.com

150th Anniversary reenactment
Date: Friday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Arkansas
Event Category: Reenactment
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"Battle of Jenkins' Ferry"150th anniversary reenactment in Sheridan. Special guest Ed Bearss. For information, friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com. Living historians & reenactors: Ron Kelley, 870-592-0079, info@arkansastoothpick.com

150th Battle of Plymouth anniversary & 24th Annual Living History Weekend
Date: Friday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.livinghistoryweekend.com
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150th Battle of Plymouth anniversary & 24th Annual Living History Weekend in Plymouth. Two battles, tea party, torchlight tour, Field of Honor luminary display, Children’s recruitment center, music, fashions, museum exhibits, book signing, boat rides on the Roanoke River. For information, Port O’Plymouth Museum, 252-793-1377; www.livinghistoryweekend.com

Atlanta Antique Gun & International Military Show
Date: Friday, April 25 -
Saturday, April 26
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Shows
For more info: http://www.TheCarolinaTrader.com
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Atlanta Antique Gun & International Military Show at Cobb County Civic Center, Marietta, Friday 12-5, Saturday 9-5. Admission $7, ages 7-12 $1. For information, Carolina Trader Promotions, 704-282-1339; www.TheCarolinaTrader.com

Bermunda Hundred Campaign 150th Anniversary
Date: Friday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.VisitChesterfieldVA.com
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Bermuda Hundred Campaign 150th Anniversary at Clover Hill Athletic Complex, Moseley. Demonstrating May 1864 siege warfare. Friday school day. Daily skirmishes, entrenchment digging day & night, living history village. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee with Richmond & Petersburg National Battlefield Parks and others. For information, VisitChesterfieldVA.com

Brandy Station Foundation Annual Business Meeting & Camp Dance
Date: Friday, April 25
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Meeting, Dance
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Brandy Station Foundation Annual Business Meeting & Camp Dance “Remembering the June 1863 balls in Culpeper County” at Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department Hall. 6 p.m. reception, 6:45 buffet, meeting 7:30, dance 8:30. Shenandoah Valley Minstrels, Tom & Leslie Mack dance masters, period dress optional. Silent auction. $35. For information, Pauladrdr@aol.com

Civil War History Weekend in downtown Buchanan
Date: Friday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.townofbuchanan.com
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Civil War History Weekend in downtown Buchanan. Battles, street skirmishes, living history, films & programs, camp dance. Hosted by Town of Buchanan, Buchanan Special Events Committee, Botetourt Artillery, 14th Virginia Cavalry Co. H Rockbridge Dragoons & Joseph W. Anderson UDC. For information, Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program, 540-254-1212; www.townofbuchanan.com

Vicksburg National Military Park
Date: Friday, April 25 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Mississippi
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.blueandgrayeducation.org
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Vicksburg National Military Park, The Art of Commemoration with Parker Hills. Fee. Sponsored by Blue & Gray Education Society. For information, registration, 434-250-9921; www.blueandgrayeducation.org

"The Cavalry Comesto Brentsville" living history
Date: Saturday, April 26
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Living History
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“The Cavalry Comes to Brentsville” at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Bristow, 11-4. Site of muster location for Prince William Cavalry. Drills, firing demonstrations, tours. $5 over age 6. For information, 703-365-7895.

149th Anniversary surrender commemoration
Date: Saturday, April 26 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: 149th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com
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“Many Roads To Surrender” 149th anniversary surrender commemoration at Bennett Place State Historic Site, Durham.
Saturday 10-4, Sunday 10-3. NPS historian programs on surrenders at Appomattox, Va., Bennett Place, N.C., Citronelle, Ala., New Orleans, La., and Doaksville, Okla. Military & civilian living history, ongoing activities. Saturday ball, auction. Sunday ceremony at Unity Monument. For information, 919-383-4345, bennett@ncdcr.gov;
www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com

150th Battle of Mansfield on original April 8, 1864
Date: Saturday, April 26 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Louisiana
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.mansfield150.com/
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150th Battle of Mansfield on original April 8, 1864, battle ground at Mansfield State Historic Site. Battles 2 p.m. Ladies’ events, dance. Free registration. For information, http://mansfield150.com/

Civil War Day at Cowtown Museum
Date: Saturday, April 26
Location: Kansas
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.oldcowtown.org
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Civil War Day at Cowtown Museum, Wichita, 10-5. Battle, weaponry display, soldier/family campsites. Fee. For information, 316-350-3323; www.oldcowtown.org

Grand Blue & Gray Ball
Date: Saturday, April 26
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Balls/Dances
For more info: http://www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com
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Grand Blue & Gray Ball, Bennett Place Museum Benefit at the Old Historic Murphey School between Hillsborough & Durham, 7-11. Music by The Huckleberry Brothers Band, dance lessons by caller Pat Haggerty, silent auction, refreshments. $50 per couple, $30 single. Hosted by Bennett Place State Historic Site. For information, tickets, 919-383-4345, john.guss@ncdcr.gov; www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com

Grant's Home Front Living History & Reenactment
Date: Saturday, April 26 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.tristatehistoricalpresentations.blogspot.com/; "https://www.facebook.com/TristateHistoricalPresentationsInc
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Grant’s Home Front living history & reenactment featuring Vicksburg Campaign at Depot Park, Galena. Artillery, encampment, Sanitary Fair, music & dancing. Sponsored by Tri-State Historical Presentations Inc. For information, http://tristatehistoricalpresentations.blogspot.com/; "https://www.facebook.com/TristateHistoricalPresentationsInc

John Wilkes Booth Trail/Civil War Days
Date: Saturday, April 26
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www..BelleGrovePlantation.com
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John Wilkes Booth Trail/Civil War Days at Belle Grove Plantation, King George, 9-9. Tour of Booth’s trail from Potomac River to Garrett’s Farm ending at encampment at Belle Grove. Speakers, generals, Dessert Salon visit by Abraham Lincoln (by ticket). Proceeds benefit plantation preservation. For information, tickets, Brett & Michelle Darnell, 540-621-7340, information@bellegroveplantation.com; www.BelleGrovePlantation.com

Mini-Symposium at Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Date: Saturday, April 26
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Symposium
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“Civil War Scholars Saturday” in Pry Farm threshing barn at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Keedysville. Presenters include Ted Alexander, Gordon Dammann, George Wunderlich, Wayne Motts. $10 donation suggested. For information, Kyle Wichtendahl, 301-695-1864 Ext. 1013, pryprograms@civilwarmed.org

Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
Date: Saturday, April 26
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
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Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour departing 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, 703-792-4754

Sassafras Tea & Civil War History Event
Date: Saturday, April 26 -
Sunday, April 27
Location: Indiana
Event Category: Reenactment
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Sassafras Tea & Civil War History Event in Vernon. Battle in Muscatatuck Park, courthouse lawn encampment, living history, Blue-Gray Ball, free tea samples, hundreds of pies. Sponsored by Jennings County Historical Society. For information, 812-346-8989, Wednesday-Friday.
 

Concert Premiere of work by Adolphus Hailstock
Date: Monday, April 28
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Concert
For more info: http://www.easternvirginiabrass.org
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April 28, Virginia. Concert Premiere
“Remember and Rejoice!” A Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration & premiere of work by Adolphus Hailstork at Attucks Theater, Norfolk. Featuring I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Diehn Chorale of Old Dominion University, Schola Cantorum of Virginia & Eastern Virginia Brass. Tickets $5, Virginia Arts Festival, 757-282-2822. For information,
marleneford01@gmail.com; www.easternvirginiabrass.org.

Talk by American Precision Museum curator Carrie Brown
Date: Monday, April 28
Location: Vermont
Event Category: Talk
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“Arming the Union: Vermont Gunmakers and the Technology that Shaped America” talk by American Precision Museum curator Carrie Brown at Milton Public Library, 6:30 p.m. On Windsor’s role in producing technology that won the war, changed American life. Vermont Humanities Council event. For information, (802) 893-4644.