The Week Ahead: March 12th-18th
Good Afternoon! Here are the Civil-War related events for the week.
March 12th @6-8pm: Mark Mello will discuss the many battles, casualties, and political climate of the Civil War @ the Meeting Room of the Lakeville Public Library (Lakeville, MA).
March 13th @7pm: "Unionist Civilians in Northern Virginia" @ Cabell's Mill (Centreville, VA).
March 14th @7pm: "The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day" with Ted Alexander @ the National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg, PA).
March 13th @7:30pm: “The Battle of the Ironclads – USS Monitor vs. CSS Virginia in Hampton Roads 1862” with John Quarstein @ Thomas Balch Library (Leesburg, VA).
March 14th @11:30am: “The Battle of New Bern: Who Would Have Thought That? ...A Journey Through Time” @ the Chelsea (New Bern, NC).
March 14th @12:15pm: "Battle of the Ironclads" @ Baines Books and Coffee (Appomattox, VA).
March 15th @12pm: "Archaeologies of the Civil War in Arkansas" @ the Old State House Museum (Little Rock, AR).
March 15th @5:30-7pm: “Hired to Care: Civil War Nurses and the Military Body” with Jane E. Schultz @ The New York Academy of Medicine (NY, NY).
March 15th @6:30pm: "Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South" @ the Lincoln Cottage (Washington, D.C.).
March 15th @7pm: John Matteson will discuss “Little Women” author Louisa May Alcott and feminist journalist Margaret Fuller @ the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum’s Union Theater (Springfield, IL).
March 15th @7pm: "Bloody Valverde and Glorieta Pass” @ the Fort Union National Monument (near Waltrous, NM).
March 16th @9am-7pm: "Another March Madness: The American Civil War at 150" @ the Perkins Library's Gothic Reading Room, Duke University (Durham, NC). Lecturers include Laura Edwards, Joseph Glatthaar, Mark Grimsley, and Susanna Lee.
March 16th @6:30pm: "Ghost Ships on the River," ranger-led hike to Fort Desperate @ Port Hudson State Historic Site (LA).
March 16th-18th: "Law and Order, L.A. (Lincoln's Assassination)" symposium sponsored by the Surratt House Museum (Clinton, MD).
Marc 17th @8:30am: “Both Pray to the Same God,” a look at Divine Providence with Mark Noll @ the Hampton Inn Chicago-Carol Stream (IL)
March 17th @9:30am: Civil War Adventure Day @ New Bern Civil War Battlefield (New Bern, NC).
March 17th @10am-12pm: Symposium commemorating the 1863 Union attack on the Confederate river batteries at the Port Hudson State Historic Site (near Zachery, LA).
March 17th @12pm: "Telegraph Talk," the use of the technology during the Civil War @ the Ellicott City Station (Ellicott City, MD).
March 17th @1pm: "Irish Civil War Soldiers" @ the Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park (near Rice, VA).
March 17th @1-4pm: “Paddy Goes to Sea: Irishmen in the Civil War Navies” @ the Civil War Naval Museum (Columbus, GA).
March 17th @1:30-3:30pm: “Irish Brigade at Antietam," ranger-led walk @ the Antietam National Battlefield (near Sharpsburg, MD).
March 17th @2pm: "Privations and Petticoats — Women at Chickamauga" @ the Chickamauga Battlefield (GA).
March 17th-18th: “War So Terrible” @ Bentonville Battlefield (Four Oaks, NC).
March 18th @2pm: "Dr. Mary Walker: Union Army Physician" @ the Museum of the Cape Fear (Fayetteville, NC).
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: March 23-24, 2012 - Kennesaw, Ga. 9th Annual Symposium on New Interpretations of the Civil War: '1862: The Path to Freedom.' The Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University presents renowned Civil War historians Ken Noe, Wiley Sword, Jeff Wert, and Brian Wills on Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m. The various lectures will focus on events from 1862. An opening reception will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23 at the Southern Museum in Kennesaw. Please plan to attend these special events – free admission, and free parking available for Saturday's program in Kennesaw State's West Parking Deck, located on Campus Loop Drive. For additional information, please visitwww.kennesaw.edu/civilwarera.
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!
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