The Week Ahead: April 16th-April 22nd
Good evening! Below are the Civil War-related events happening this week:
April 17th @9:45am-2:45pm: Living history presentation, eyewitness accounts of the Lincoln assassination @Ford's Theatre National Historic Site (Washington, DC).
April 17 @5-8pm: Tom McKenney will discuss and be available to sign his book: Jack Hinson’s One Man War @Fort Defiance (Brooklyn, NY).
April 17th @7pm: “Vermont Enters the Civil War” the 2012 Ellsworth lecture @Johnson State College in 207 Bentley Hall (Johnson, VT).
April 17th @7:30pm: The Austin Peay Music Department and Dr. Jeffrey Wood will host a concert of Civil War music @the Austin Peay Music/ Mass Communications Concert Hall (Clarksville, TN).
Beginning April 17th: “Faces of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley” @the J.I. Baugher Special Collections Room of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library @Bridgewater College (VA).
April 18th @7pm: “Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a State” @the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable @Bone & Joint Center (Clarksville, TN).
April 18th @7pm: "General Daniel Harvey Hill in the Maryland Campaign of 1862" @the National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg, PA).
April 18th @7:30pm: “Cincinnati and the Civil War” with Peter Cozzens as part of the Cincinnati for the Mercantile Library’s 2012 season (Cincinnati, OH).
April 20th @12pm: "Battle of Shiloh" brown bag lunch @the Museum of the Confederacy (Richmond, VA).
April 20th @7:30pm: "Civil War Art" with Gary Casteel @the Outer Banks History Center @the Roanoke Island Festival Park (Manteo, NC).
April 20th-21st:"St. Andrews Bay Saltworks Raid & Ball" in downtown Panama City (FL).
April 20th-22nd: "Skirmish at Jeffersonville" @the Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park (Tazewell, VA).
April 20th-22nd: "Gray Ghosts, Raiders and Bushwhackers: Partisan Warfare 1861-1865," lectures and tour based in Hagerstown (MD).
April 21st @8:30am-3pm: "Civil War Sites in Hanover County" bus tour. Begins @Salem Presbyerian Church (Mechanicsville, VA). Reservations required: 804-794-1203.
April 21st @9am: Commemoration of the "First Blood" shed in Baltimore in April 1861. Parade to President Street Station (MD) begins 9 am in Fells Point. Ceremony @the station at 10:30 am. Walking tours of the Inner Harbor begin at 1 pm.
April 21st@10am-1pm: “Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour” @Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation (Dumfries, VA). Reservations Required: www.pwcgov.org/ historicsites.
April 21st@10am-3pm: “Soldiers’ Camp: Life of the United States Colored Troops” @Petersburg National Battlefield (Petersburg, VA).
April 21st @1pm: "A Visit with Stonewall Jackson" @Hupp's Hill Civil War Park (Strasburg, VA).
April 21st @1-5pm: “Years of Anguish 3: Emancipation and Freedom” with historians David Blight of Yale University and Thavolia Glymph of Duke University @ Fredericksburg Baptist Church (Fredericksburg, VA).
April 21st @1-5pm: “Second Manassas Battlefield Hike" @the Manassas National Battlefield Park (VA).
April 21st @6:30pm: "Twilight Stories in Stone" @the Manassas Confederate Cemetery (VA).
April 21st @10am-4pm: "We Shall Have Graveyards at Every Door, The Lower Shenandoah Valley's Border Region During the War" @the Lord Fairfax Community College (Middletown, VA). Registration required: 540-868-7021.
April 21st @6:9:30pm: "Occupied! Union Soldiers at Ben Lomond," hard war and graffiti, @Ben Lomond Historic Site (Manassas, VA). Reservations suggested: 703-367-7872.
April 21st-22nd: “150th Anniversary of the Peninsula Campaign”—Reenactors stage the spring 1862 battle between the Union forces of Gen. George B. McClellan and the Confederate forces of Gen. John Magruder @Endview Plantation (Newport News, VA).
April 21st-22nd @9am-5pm: “Raid on Prairie du Rocher,” a re-enactment of a skirmish that took place in 1864, @the historic Creole House (Prairie du Rocher, IL).
April 21st-22nd: "Thunder on the Mountain," artillery demonstrations on South Mountain, Fox's Gap, Reno Monument Road (near Middletown, MD).
April 21st-22nd: "Battle of Fort Jackson" @the Fort in Plaquemines Parish (near Buras, LA)
April 21st-22nd: "Mariposas Civil War Days" (CA).
April 21st-29th: Free Entrance Days at National Park Service sites!
April 22nd: “150th Civil War Reenactment of the Battle at Fort Macon” @Fort Macon State Park (Atlantic Beach, NC).
April 22nd: "'An Obstinate and Sanguinary Contest': Burnside and the Ninth Corps at Antietam" @the Antietam National Battlefield (near Sharpsburg, MD).
April 22nd @2pm: Dedication ceremony with living history and talk at new grave marker for General Lunsford Lomax, Confederate cavalry @the Warrenton Cemetery (VA).
April 22nd @11:30am and 1:30pm: "From Wasioja to Washington," a film based on the true story of Minnesota boys in the Civil War @the Historic Kasson State Theater (6 miles south of Wasioja, MN).
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: On Friday, April 27, 2012, from 8:30am-4:00pm, the University of Maryland Libraries' Special Collections will be hosting a symposium entitled "Women and the Civil War in Maryland." We invite the University of Maryland community and the general public to join us for a day of scholarly presentations featuring keynote speaker and noted historian, Thavolia Glymph. RVSP required: please contact Elizabeth Novara or call 301-314-2712. The event will be held in Nonprint Media Services (Room J) & the Maryland Room Gallery of Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Further details about the event (including a complete program, driving directions, and accommodation recommendations) can be found at:http://www.lib.umd.edu/civilwarwomen/exhibition/symposium/index.html.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: August 24-26th commemorates the 2nd Battle of Manassas and the City of Manassas has many exciting Living History programs planned: Civil War 150th HistoryMobile (an an interactive “museum on wheels”), Lee’s Lieutenants Army of Northern Virginia (a meet and greet with General Robert E. Lee, “Stonewall Jackson,” James Longstreet, J.E.B. Stuart, and many more), Federal Encampment Liberia Plantation (a living program), Living History Encampment Mayfield Fort, Living History Encampment Cannon Branch Fort, Historians and Authors Lectures, a Re-enactor Parade, the Blue and Gray Ball, and a Sesquicentennial Commemoration Concert. Please keep abreast of all these happenings at www.manassascivilwar.org!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: August 24-26th commemorates the 2nd Battle of Manassas and Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and the Manassas National Battlefield Park have planned several great events, including Old Town Manassas: Learn about the Civil War on board the History Mobile. This interactive “museum on wheels” will stop in Manassas Aug. 24-26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park: Aug 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m will ofer a guided tour of the hallowed ground where Union and Confederate armies clashed in both 1862 and 1863. Manassas National Battlefield Park: Sept. 1 and 2: Explore the battlefield and watch military demonstrations of musketry and artillery firing, cavalry demonstrations and presentations of solider camp life. A 45-minute tour about the opening engagement of Second Manassas will be offered throughout the day. For more information, please visit manassasbullrun.com.
Photo Credit: NCParks.gov.