The Week Ahead: March 19th-25th
Good afternoon! Here are the Civil War-themed events for the week:
March 19th @7pm: "The Forts of Isle of Wight County" @ the Isle of Wight Museum (Smithfield, VA).
March 19th @7:30pm: “Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force” by Dr. Tom Crouch, Senor Curator of Aeronautics with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum @ Williamsburg Library Theatre (Williamsburg, VA).
March 20th @7pm: "Making the Civil War News," the war in a new light with Ed Ayers @ Hanover Tavern (Hanover, VA).
March 20th @7pm: “Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force” by Dr. Tom Crouch, Senor Curator of Aeronautics with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum @ Yorktown Victory Center (Yorktown, VA).
March 19th-31st: "An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia," a traveling panel exhibition, @ the Washington County Public Library (VA).
March 22nd: "Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War" @ Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, VA).
March 22nd @7pm: "Return to Return to Bull Run–An Author's Reflections on the Battle and the Book" with John Hennessy @ the Old Manassas Courthouse (Manassas, VA).
March 23rd @9:15am: “Washington College in the Civil War” @ Washington and Lee University’s Lee Chapel (Lexington, VA).
March 23rd @1pm: “The First Battle of Kernstown” battlefield tour @ Pritchard-Grim and Rose Hill (Winchester, VA).
March 24th @9:30am-3:30pm: “Military Engineering Caravan Tour” @ Petersburg National Battlefield (Petersburg, VA).
March 24th @10am: A Civil War Medal of Honor Remembrance Service in honor of 1st Sgt. Decatur Dorsey—a former who enlisted into the 39th U.S. Colored Infantry @ Quinn A.M.E. (Frederick, VA).
March 24th @2pm: "A Vast Army of Women: Maine's Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War" with Lynda Sudlow @ the Telstar High School Library (ME).
March 23rd @ 12pm: "The Valley Campaign in a Box" @ the Pritchard-Grim Farm (Winchester, VA).
March 23rd @4:30pm: “Stonewall Jackson Symposium: Lexington’s Civil War on Friday, March 23” @ Lexington, VA.
March 23rd @5:30pm: "Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way—The America Lincoln Knew," book signing @ Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership (Washington, DC).
March 23rd-24th: "1862: The Path to Freedom” @ Building 22, Auditorium 1021 @ Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA).
March 24th: “Churches Remember, Fredericksburg,” a full day of history, special programs and efforts to bridge the lingering racial divide (Fredericksburg, VA).
March 24th: “Stonewall Jackson Symposium: Tour of Jackson's 1862 Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic” @ Lexington, VA.
March 24th: "Occupied Beaufort, 1862" @Fort Macon (Beaufort, NC).
March 24th: "Heart of Dixie Ball" @ Bolling Haxall House (Richmond, VA).
March 24th @9am-3pm: "Maryland and the Civil War" @ Carroll Community College (Westminster, MD).
March 24th @10am-2pm: "A House Divided: Your Ancestors in the Civil War" @ the National Archives/Kansas City (Kansas City, MO).
March 24th @10am: "When Will This Cruel War Be Over: The Failure of Peace Negotiations during the Civil War" with James McPherson @ Room 006 Friend Center, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ).
March 24th @10am-2pm: "1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign" begins @ Henricus Historical Park (Chesterfield, VA).
March 24th @10am-4pm: "TARHEELS: Soldiers of the Old North State" @ the Bennett Place State Historic Site (Durham, NC).
March 24th @11am-4pm: "Women in the Civil War" @ Ben Lomond Historic Site (Manassa,VA).
March 24th @12-4pm: "The Union Army Comes to Fairfax: Soldiers at Blenheim in March 1862" @ Blenheim at the Civil War Interpretive Center (Fairfax, VA).
March 24th @1pm: "Between Heaven and Hell: Raleigh and the End of the Civil War" @ the historic State Capitol (Raleigh, VA).
March 24th: @1-4pm: "A Visit by Edwin Bearss" @ the Fort Donelson National Battlefield (near Dover, TN).
March 24th @2pm: "Guerrilla Warfare and Remembrance" @ the Zebulon Vance Birthplace (Weaverville, NC).
March 24th @7pm: Candlelight ceremonies at two Winchester cemeteries honoring the Battle of Kernstown dead @ the Stonewall Cemetery (in Mt. Hebron Cemetery) and @ National Cemetery (Winchester, VA).
March 24th-25th: "Battle of Charleston," reenactment @ Legare Farms (Johns Island, SC).
March 24th-25th: "Battle of Norcoossee Mill," reenactment @ 4700 Chisholm Park Trail (St. Cloud, FL).
March 24th-25th: "Battle of Glorieta Commemoration" @ the Pecos National Historical Park (Pecos, NM).
March 24th-25th: "The Siege of Port Hudson" @ the Port Hudson State Historic Site (near Zachary, LA).
March 24th-25th: “Knight's Ferry Civil War Days," reenactment @ the Historic Knights Ferry Covered Bridge Park (near Oakdale, CA).
March 24th-25th: "Murfreesboro's Civil War" @ the Stones River National Battlefield (Murfreesboro, TN).
March 24th-25th: "Siege at Bridgeport," reenactment (off Highway 72 outside Bridgeport, AL).
March 25th @7am: 147th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stedman @ Petersburg National Battlefield (Petersburg, VA).
March 25th @10am: "Women of the Civil War" @ the Nature Center @ Rock Creek Park (Washington, DC).
March 25th @1-4pm: "The Prairies on Fire: Lincoln Debates Douglas, 1858," book signing with Richard Schwartz @ Macculoch Hall Historical Museum (Morristown, NJ).
March 25th @1:30-3:30pm: "'Seven Hours Continuous Fighting' George Greene's Division at Antietam" @ the Antietam National Battlefield (MD).
March 25th @2pm: "Everyday Life Between the Lines—1860-1861: Baltimore, Washington and Fairfax" @ the Civl War Interpretive Center @ Historic Blenheim (Fairfax, VA).
March 25th @3pm: "The Potomac Frontier: The Mosby Heritage Area in the Winter of 1861-62" @ Mount Zion (Aldie, VA).
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!
Image Credit: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, April 26, 1862.