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Calendar of Events

This Calendar is for the notification of large multi-state events, and/or special events that members are encouraged or welcomed to attend aside from their regular State and Local activities.

This Calendar will be Updated Monthly

Please send events for the calendar to: Webmaster with subject line "National Calendar"



January 2019

AL-Fort Morgan’s History Presentations - Wednesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Our Site Historian will provide insights on various periods of Fort Morgan's history in the outside presentation space. The series will rotate these four topics: 1) Fort Bowyer, 2) Construction of the fort, 3) the Civil War, and 4) the Modern Era. Admission to the fort: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/


GA-Sherman’s Logistics in the Atlanta Campaign - Thursday, January 3, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Greg Biggs will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/


GA-First Saturday Hike at Pickett's Mill - Saturday, January 5, 9:00 to 11:00 am, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA.  Join rangers for a special two-mile hike of the battlefield and see trench systems and rifle pits dug and used by Confederate and Federal soldiers in May 1864. You will also see a natural waterfall and the site of Pickett's Mill. The hike will finish with a Civil War weapons demonstration including cannon firing. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Youth (ages 6 to 17) $3.00. 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


SC-2019 Low Country Civil War Show & Sale - Saturday & Sunday, January 5 & 6, Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant SC. Show and sale featuring Civil War relics, muskets & swords, historical art & prints, old coins & currency, old newspapers, books, collectibles and much more! Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday until 3:00 pm. Admission: Adults $10.00, Children under age 10 are free with an adult. 770-362-8671, www.americandiggerevents.com


GA-Candlelight Hike to the Mill - Saturday, January 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs GA. This one mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking; cash only. 770-732-5871, http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek


SC-Free Admission Days at Fort Moultrie - Monday, January 21, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island SC.  The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites (whether or not connected to the Civil War) that normally charge an admission fee on the following dates during 2019:

---January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

---April 20 - First Day of National Park Week & National Junior Ranger Day

---August 25 - National Park Service Anniversary

---September 28 - National Public Lands Day

---November 11 - Veterans Day

These FREE admission days include Fort Moultrie National Monument near Charleston. Admission to Fort Sumter National Monument is always free although there is charge for the private ferry service to/from the fort. 843-883-3123, www.nps.gov/fosu


GA-Free Admission Days at Fort Pulaski - Monday, January 21, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80 East, Savannah GA. The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites (whether or not connected to the Civil War) that normally charge an admission fee on the following dates during 2019:

---January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

---April 20 - First Day of National Park Week & National Junior Ranger Day

---August 25 - National Park Service Anniversary

---September 28 - National Public Lands Day

---November 11 - Veterans Day

These FREE admission days include Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah. Admission to Chickamauga National Military Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Andersonville National Historic Site is always free. 912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm


AL-Winter Quarters 1862 - Friday through Sunday, January 25 through 27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, Confederate Memorial Park, 437 County Road 63, Marbury AL. Living historians from the Independent Rifles will host a winter quarters event. Visitors will experience camp life, drill, commissary and other routine duties of the average Confederate soldier. Admission: Adults $4.00, Students, Seniors & Retired Military $3.00, Children (ages 6 to 18 with adult) $1.00, Active Military are free. 205-755-1990, http://preserveala.org/confederatepark

February

GA-Dalton Civil War Show - Saturday & Sunday, February 2 & 3, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Sunday, Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton GA. Annual Civil War relics show featuring the best in weapons, swords, dug items, uniforms, books and more. Free appraisals. Dalton is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail® (www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf). Admission: Adults $10.00, under age 12 are free with adult. 770-630-7296, www.mkshows.com


AL-Fort Morgan’s History Presentations - Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Our Site Historian will provide insights on various periods of Fort Morgan's history in the outside presentation space. The series will rotate these four topics: 1) Fort Bowyer, 2) Construction of the fort, 3) the Civil War, and 4) the Modern Era. Admission to the fort: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/


GA-Robert E. Lee at War - Thursday, February 7, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Scott Bowden will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/


GA-Super Sunday at A. H. Stephens - Sunday, February 10, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, A. H. Stephens State Park, 456 Alexander Street NW, Crawfordville GA. Come out to enjoy a FREE tour of the site. You’ll learn about some of the weapons used during the American Civil War, the life and times of Alexander H. Stephens and his role in the creation of our state park. FREE admission. 706-456-2602, https://gastateparks.org/AHStephens


GA-Super Sunday at Pickett’s Mill - Sunday, February 10, 10:00 M to 4:00 pm, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Mysterious artifacts, stories of old, behind the scenes tours, and cannon firings are some of the things visitors will get to experience on a day when the museum is not normally open. Come out and help us celebrate our museum, which is a cornerstone to the preservation of our cultural heritage. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield

Fl- Battle of Olustee Reenactment February 15-17, 2019

Annual Reenactment of the
Battle of Olustee or Ocean Pond
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida

February 15-17, 2019

Admission Fees

Sorry - ATM not available.
Credit/debit cards not accepted for admission fees.
Most sutlers on site accept credit/debit cards for purchases.

Adults $12 --- School-age children $6 --- Pre-school-age children FREE

Important Parking Notice --- Please Read!

Beginning in 2019, public parking is NOT allowed along US 90, at or close to the battlefield,
with the exception of persons with a disability placard.

FREE bus shuttle service is provided from the Dowling Center, 1.5 miles EAST of the Battlefield on U.S. 90,
directly across from the Baker County Correctional Institutional. No shuttle buses will operate west of the Battlefield.

Questions, on matters not answered below, concerning the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
or the annual reenactment should be directed to: olusteecso@yahoo.com .

A pre-recorded message, listing park hours and events, is available at (386) 758-0400.

A toll-free number for information is also available at 1-877-635-3655. 


GA-Junior Ranger “Civil War Heritage Trail” Road Trip - Thursday through Saturday, February 21 through 23, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon each day,  Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Already a Junior Ranger, or want to be? Here is an opportunity to learn about history on an actual road trip to different civil war sites over a 3-day period! This program will offer hands-on and minds-on learning and adventure for youth ages 6 to 12. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission charged. 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield

Winter Officer's Call- Elm Springs Tn. Feb. 22-24th

MEN OF THE CAVALRY

UPON RECEIVING FINAL APPROVAL FROM ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STRAIN AND ENSURING WITH CIC GRAMLING THERE WERE NO CONFLICTS WITH THE GEC I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL MEET SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2019 AT 9AM FOR WINTER OFFICER'S CALL. AS ALWAYS ALL SCVMC MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AS THE BUSINESS OF THE CAVALRY IS DONE BUT REMEMBER THAT ANY ISSUES NEED TO BE SENT UP THRU YOUR CHAIN OF COMMAND AND WILL BE SENT IN FOR ADDITION TO THE AGENDA BY YOUR COMPANY COMMANDER WITH THE DEADLINE FOR BEING PUT ON THE AGENDA AS 1/23/19. THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR FOR GENERAL AND ALL NOMINATIONS ARE TO BE SENT IN THIS WAY AS WELL.

RIDE AS YOU WOULD WITH FORREST!

KEVIN STONE
COMMANDING


SC-25th Annual Battle of Aiken Reenactment - Friday through Sunday, February 22 through 24, 1210 Powell Pond Road, Aiken SC. See history come alive with cannon, cavalry and living history experts. For three days, reenactors eat, sleep, live and fight in a painfully recreated version of the world in 1865. This War Between the States event has grown from a few hundred men with muskets to a full-blown Civil War festival. In addition to battle reenactments, there are authentic 19th-century military encampments, living history presentations, reproductions of medical facilities, an engineer and signal service, musicians, and civilian portrayals. Food is available for purchase. Friday: free admission for school groups with reservations although a donation of canned goods is encouraged. Saturday & Sunday: open to the general public 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Directions: I-20 to Exit #18, SC Hwy. 19. Turn south toward Aiken. Turn left onto Powell Pond Road and follow signs. Admission: Adults $12.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $6.00, under age 6 are free. 888-378-7623, www.battleofaiken.org/

March

AL-Old Cahawba Cemetery Walking Tour - Saturday, March 2, 10:00 to 11:00 am, 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville AL. Old Cahawba’s three cemeteries tell many stories. Imposing monuments of antebellum social and economic elite, plain memorial stones of Union army prisoners of war, and unmarked resting places of African-Americans all speak to the rich diversity of Alabama’s early state capitol. This tour visits cemeteries and explores the personal sagas of many who lived here before joining the community of perpetual residents. Admission: $8.00. 334-872-8058


GA-Civil War Sailor Images - Thursday, March 7, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Ron Coddington will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/


SC-The Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel Reenactment - Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, Rankin Plantation, 4789 East Old Marion Highway, Florence SC. The Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel depicts an encounter that occurred on March 5, 1865 when 500 Federal soldiers marched into the Florence area to destroy the railroad depot. They were met by Confederate soldiers and 400 area home guards. The Rankin Plantation includes a beautiful antebellum home, with 22 Greek-style, Doric columns on three sides. Events include a “battle” both days, numerous skill demonstrations, a Saturday night dance, Sunday morning church service and more. Admission: Adults $10.00, Students (ages 12 to 17) $5.00. www.23rdsc.com/event/index.htm


AL-Battle of Cuba Station Reenactment - Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm daily, East Spruce Street (County Road 21) & South Church Street, Gainesville AL. Smell the smoke, feel the thunder of the cannon, and watch the cavalry duel as Civil War re-enactors gather to recreate historical clashes of the Civil War. Music by the 5th Alabama Regiment Band. There will also be two memorial services: Saturday at the Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument and Sunday at the City Cemetery. Admission: $5.00 per person. 205-399-6336, www.facebook.com/groups/273679552806549/


GA-History by Candlelight -  Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 6:00 to 10:00 pm each evening, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Take a guided candlelit walk through this Civil War battlefield, and then watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night assault to capture the Federal positions. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. Admission: $10.00. 770-443-7850, http://georgiastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


AL-25th Annual “Siege at Bridgeport” Reenactment - Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, 2361 County Road 255, Bridgeport AL. Bridgeport brings history alive when 1,500 re-enactors thrill thousands of curious visitors and history buffs with their authentic re-creation of this fateful battle of the Civil War. Also included are period music, authentic encampment and vendors of historical objects and clothing. “School day” on Friday the 22nd; open to general public on Saturday & Sunday. Admission: Adults $5.00. 256-495-3614, www.siegeatbridgeport.com


GA-Day in the Life of a Miner - Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, 1 Public Square, Dahlonega GA. Peek back at life in the years prior to the Civil War with demonstrations on gold panning, blacksmithing, shingle making, pioneer tools, candle making, folk toys, spinning, pine needle basket making and more. Admission: $10.00 to $12.00. 706-864-2257, https://gastateparks.org/DahlonegaGoldMuseum


SC-72nd Annual Prince George Plantation & Town House Tours - Friday & Saturday, March 29 & 30, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily, Georgetown SC. Visitors are able to tour many privately-owned colonial and antebellum homes and plantations during South Carolina’s oldest home tour. A different group of homes will be on tour each day. Visitors are also invited to Prince George Parish Hall where home baked goods, original framed art from local artists, books and our award winning cookbook, “Plantation Tours and Tastes,” will be available for sale. Tour tickets: One-day $45.00, both days $80.00. Tickets to go on sale February 4th and are expected to sell-out quickly. 843-545-8291, www.princegeorgeplantationtours.com/

April

GA-In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas W. Colley & the 1st Virginia Cavalry - Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Michael Shaffer will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/


GA-Junior Ranger “Civil War Heritage Trail” Road Trip - Thursday through Saturday, April 4 through 6, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon each day,  Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Already a Junior Ranger, or want to be? Here is an opportunity to learn about history on an actual road trip to different civil war sites over a 3-day period! This program will offer hands-on and minds-on learning and adventure for youth ages 6 to 12. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission charged. 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


AL-Park Day - Saturday, April 6, at Civil War sites throughout Alabama. Annual volunteer work day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. This is a hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. Contact the following (or other) Civil War era sites in Alabama for specific information about Park Day at their location:

---Belle Mont Mansion, Tuscumbia, 256-381-5052, www.bellemontmansion.org/

---Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, Brierfield, 205-665-1856, brierfield@att.net

---Fort Gaines Historic Site, Dauphin Island, 251-861-6992, www.dauphinisland.org/

---Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Gulf Shores, 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/

---Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville, 334-872-8058, www.cahawba.com/

---Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home, Hillsboro, 256-637-8513, www.wheelerplantation.org/

---Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla, 205-477-5711, www.tannehill.org/


GA-Park Day - Saturday, April 6, at Civil War sites throughout Georgia. Annual volunteer work day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. This is a hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. Contact the following (or other) Civil War era sites in Georgia for specific information about Park Day at their location:

---A. H. Stephens State Park, Crawfordville, 706-456-2602, curtis.glass@dnr.ga.gov

---Allatoona Pass Battlefield, Acworth, 770-975-0055, http://gastateparks.org/RedTopMountain

---Andersonville National Historic Site, Andersonville, 229-924-0343, www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

---Blue & Gray Museum, Fitzgerald, 229-426-5069, bgmuseum@mchsi.com

---Cave Spring Cemetery, Cave Spring, 706-266-9445, strollinjim@gmail.com

---Chickamauga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch/index.htm

---Dalton Confederate Cemetery, Dalton, 706-278-3925, msowder@dalton.net

---Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald, 229-426-5069, bgmuseum@mchsi.com

---Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill, 912-727-2339, www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

---Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, 912-786-5787, fopu_information@nps.gov

---Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site, Irwinville, 229-831-2335, jeffdavis1@windstream.net

---Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw, 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo

---Magnolia Springs State Park (Camp Lawton), Millen, 478-982-1660, http://gastateparks.org/MagnoliaSprings

---Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, 706-936-9485, bwterry2575@aol.com

---Nash Farm Battlefield Park, Hampton, 770-412-1646, littlelady1861@inbox.com

---Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site, 770-443-7850, jrNASH@ATT.NET

---Historic Prater’s Mill, Varnell, 706-694-6455, elaine@pratersmill.org

---Resaca Confederate Cemetery, Resaca, 706-602-1864, www.resacabattlefield.org


SC-Park Day - Saturday, April 6, at Civil War sites throughout South Carolina. Annual volunteer work day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. This is a hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. Contact the following (or other) Civil War site(s) in South Carolina for specific information about Park Day at their location:

---Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, Ehrhardt, 803-267-3675, www.southcarolinaparks.com/riversbridge/


GA-18th Annual National Confederate Memorial Service - Saturday, April 6, 1:00 pm, in front of the Carving Reflection Pool, Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain GA. Annual service to memorialize all those who served the Confederacy. Program includes a speaker and firing salute. 404-372-3420, denardodian@bellsouth.net

GA-Simply Southern Jubilee & Battle of Nash Farm - Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, Nash Farm Battlefield Park, 100 Babbs Mill Road, Hampton GA. Enjoy the arts, crafts, vendors, authentic sutlers, demonstrations and competitions. Walk through the camps and back in time as you visit with our reenactors as they recreate life during the war. School day on Friday. Open to the public: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students (ages 7 to 17) $5.00. 404-281-8651  

SC-Free Admission Days at Fort Moultrie - Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island SC.  The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites (whether or not connected to the Civil War) that normally charge an admission fee on these remaining dates during 2019:

---April 20 - First Day of National Park Week & National Junior Ranger Day

---August 25 - National Park Service Anniversary

---September 28 - National Public Lands Day

---November 11 - Veterans Day

These FREE admission days include Fort Moultrie National Monument near Charleston. Admission to Fort Sumter National Monument is always free although there is charge for the private ferry service to/from the fort. 843-883-3123, www.nps.gov/fosu

GA-Free Admission Days at Fort Pulaski - Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80 East, Savannah GA. The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites (whether or not connected to the Civil War) that normally charge an admission fee on these remaining dates during 2019:

---April 20 - First Day of National Park Week & National Junior Ranger Day

---August 25 - National Park Service Anniversary

---September 28 - National Public Lands Day

---November 11 - Veterans Day

These FREE admission days include Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah. Admission to Chickamauga National Military Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Andersonville National Historic Site is always free. 912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

 

May

SC-The Battle of Anderson - Tuesday, May 1, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Anderson County Museum, 202 East Greenville Street, Anderson SC. Historian Brian Scott is presenting an interesting program about the Battle of Anderson. By May 1, 1865, the Civil War was over and men were returning home. It was also May Day, a major event in town, and hundreds of people were gathered at Silver Brook Creek for the annual festivities. But by the end of the day the peace was shattered as violence and occupation came to the sleepy hamlet. FREE admission. 864-260-4737, https://andersoncountymuseum.org/

AL-Fort Morgan Guided Tours - Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & 31, 10:00 to 11:00 am, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Living history interpreters will take you on a guided tour of Fort Morgan. Admission to the fort: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org

GA-Wilbur G. Kurtz: Historic Views of Cobb County - Wednesdays through Saturdays, May 2 through 31, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, William Root House Museum and Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW. Marietta GA. A special exhibition featuring photos, research materials, and artwork from famed Atlanta historian Wilbur G. Kurtz. It features historic photos of some of Cobb County’s most recognizable landmarks, including the Lost Mountain Store, Kennesaw Mountain, and the Marietta Freight Depot. The exhibition will also include original artworks by Kurtz featuring Marietta's Rockford Plantation and a depiction of the Great Locomotive Chase. Items related to Kurtz's role as historian and technical advisor for “Gone With the Wind” will also be on display. Marietta is on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Closed Memorial Day weekend. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+), Students & Military $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/

GA-Georgia Military Institute Cadet Images - Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian David Vaughan will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/

 

GA-Old Clinton War Days May 4&5,

When:  MAY 4-5, 2019
            Saturday 9am-5pm,  Sunday 9am-4pm
 
Where:  Old Clinton Historical District               

Admission:  $5 adults, $3 ages 6-18, free ages 5 and under

DIRECTIONS:  Clinton is located 12 miles NE of Macon, 1-½ miles SE of Gray, one block west off US Hwy 129. 


Come to Old Clinton and take a step back in time when re-enactors from the South and elsewhere recreate the Battle of Sunshine Church, which took place in July 1864, and the Battle of Griswoldville, which occurred in November 1864 during Sherman’s March to the Sea. (Battle at 2:05 each day)

Beneath a windblown battle flag, tents will spring up on grassy fields in the town. Soldiers from grizzled veterans to beardless recruits, both blue and gray, will gather. As in July and November of 1864, the rattle of musketry and the rolling thunder of cannons will shake windows in old homes.

The McCarthy-Pope House, circa 1809, the oldest house existing house in Clinton, will be open for tour. Ladies of the Confederacy will have the house furnished and decorated in the era of the War Between the States. Miss Annie’s Store, which will be set up as an 1800’s mercantile establishment, will also house a display of a wide variety of war relics, a prize winning exhibit of Griswold pistol parts, a beautiful example of a finished Griswold pistol, a Burnside carbine, other war weapons, and authentic Confederate currency.

The entire event takes place in the Old Clinton Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided walking tour information will be available, and guided tours are available by pre-reservation.

Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; “modern” arts and crafts will also be available for purchase; and “modern” as well as food of the period will be served.

Saturday’s program will conclude at 8:05 P.M. with the 16th Georgia, Company G, Jackson Rifles, CSA conducting a memorial service in the Old Clinton Cemetery to honor Clinton’s Confederate dead.

GA-Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens - Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, Madison GA. Historic Madison, renowned for one of Georgia’s largest National Register Historic Districts, will celebrate the spring season in grand style with the region’s most popular tour event. Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a collection of the city’s finest architecturally significant private homes and intimate gardens. Many of these homes were constructed during the Antebellum period and “witnessed” the Civil War. Madison is located on the “Left Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf. Tour tickets: $25.00 to $40.00. 706-342-4743, http://visitmadisonga.com/madison-may-spring-tour-homes-gardens/

AL-Recall LaGrange 2018 - Friday through Sunday, May 4 through 6, LaGrange College Road, Leighton AL. LaGrange College was Alabama’s first chartered college, established in 1830, and was later turned into a Military Academy. The college’s enrollment read like a “Who’s Who” list. By 1862, due to the Civil War, most students had enlisted and the village was left virtually deserted. Recall LaGrange 2018 is a historical reenactment, with arts and crafts, concessions and much more! Friday (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) is School Day. Saturday (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) and Sunday (1:00 to 4:00 pm) are for the general public. FREE admission; donations encouraged. 256-446-9324, http://www.lagrangehistoricsite.com/

GA-Chasing Jefferson Davis Marathon - Saturday, May 5, Abbeville, Fitzgerald and Irwinville GA. Follow scenic country roads to trace the historic route Jefferson Davis and his Federal pursuers took just prior to his capture in Irwinville in May 1865 at the end of the war. The “Full Marathon” begins at 6:00 am at the Historic Gymnasium, 300 College Street in Abbeville. The “Half Marathon” begins at 6:30 am from 1018 Salem Church Road in Fitzgerald. Both races end at Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site in Irwinville. The marathon is USATF certified. All runners will receive a medal, t-shirt and an appreciation gift bag. Winners will receive a trophy bowl or platter. Much of these marathon routes follow the historic driving route of the Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-jefferson-davis.html. Registration: $50.00 per runner for half marathon, $65.00 for full marathon ($75.00 after April 1st). 229-467-2737, www.chasingjeffersondavis.com

AL-Surrender Oak Festival & Reenactment - Saturday, May 5, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Train Depot, Citronelle AL. The Surrender Oak reenactment portrays the surrender of Confederate troops commanded by Lieutenant General Richard Taylor on May 4, 1865 near the end of the Civil War. The surrender meeting took place under a large oak tree, subsequently destroyed in 1902 by a hurricane, known as the “Surrender Oak.” A company of reenactors will drill at 10:00 am, hold a memorial ceremony at 1:15 pm, and a “battle” at 2:00 pm as part of the Surrender Oak Festival. www.facebook.com/citronellelionsclub/

GA-History Hustle 5K - Saturday, May 5, 8:00 am, Rose Lawn Museum, 224 West Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville GA. Immerse yourself in history! This 5K run/walk begins at Rose Lawn Museum, a Victorian era home. Along the way you’ll pass-by several other historic homes before returning to Rose Lawn. You may also visit the nearby Bartow (County) History Museum. Cartersville is located along the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Registration: $30.00. 770-382-3818, www.BartowHistoryMuseum.org  

GA-Decatur to Madison for the Tour of Homes - Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, DeKalb History Center, 101 East Court Square, Decatur GA. Join the DeKalb History Center for an out-of-town “DeKalb Traveler” bus excursion to historic Madison for the famous “Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes” – and leave the driving to us! Your day will include the tour of homes, boxed lunch, plus sightseeing beautiful Madison. We will travel by chartered bus; lunch and admission fees are included. Madison is home to one of Georgia's largest Historic Districts and the tour of homes will feature historic private residences, many of which are antebellum, as well as the Madison-Morgan Cultural Arts Center and historic churches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who loves architecture, history, and home design. Meet at the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse in downtown Decatur. Reservations required. Cost: $80.00. 404-373-1088, howard@dekalbhistory.org

GA-“Union Bound” - Saturday, May 5, Fitzgerald GA. Citywide events featuring the film “Union Bound” based on the true story of Joseph Hoover and his escape from Andersonville Prison. The actual diaries along with the uniforms and more used in the film will be on display the Blue and Gray Museum (116 North Johnston Street), while the Carnegie Center (116 South Lee Street) will exhibit stills and photos from the film’s production. Both locations will be open between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. The day will conclude will two showings of “Union Bound” at 4:00 and 7:00 pm at the Grand Theatre (119 South Main Street). A “question & answer” session will follow with the film’s producer and actor, Tank Jones. 229-426-5069, http://fitzgeraldga.org/blue-and-gray-museum.html

SC-South Carolina Confederate Memorial Day - Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Elmwood Cemetery and the South Carolina State House, Columbia SC. The public is invited to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans in honoring our Confederate heroes. A memorial service will be held at Columbia's Elmwood Cemetery beginning at 10:00 a.m. A procession from Elmwood Cemetery to the South Carolina State House will start at 11:00. A second memorial service will begin at 12:00 noon at the Confederate Soldiers Monument in front of the State House. Infantry and artillery salutes and the playing of Dixie will end these events as we remember our honorable ancestors. FREE admission. scdivscv@gmail.com, www.scscv.com

GA-Bivouac 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Piedmont Hotel and Museum, 827 Maple Street, Gainesville GA. A community-wide event centered at the hotel once owned by former Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet. Activities include a Civil War reenactment, tours of the historic hotel, lunch and music, and a self-guided driving tour of historic Gainesville. FREE admission. 770-539-9005, www.longstreet.org

SC-Guided Historical Walking Tours at Congaree Creek - Saturday, May 5, 1:00 to 4:30 pm, 12,000 Year History Park at Congaree Park, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce SC. These guided historical walking tours at 12,000 Year History Park are 60 to 90 minutes long and focus on local history along beautiful Congaree Creek. Native American Lifeways tour at 1:00 pm, followed by the Battle of Congaree Creek tour at 3:00 pm. All tours are a great adventure for kids. Please wear comfortable shoes. You may want to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water! FREE admission. 803-765-2200, historyparkoncongareepark@gmail.com

GA-The History of Indian Springs - Saturday, May 5, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla GA. Learn about the history of Indian Springs and how much this area has changed over the years. Take a tour of the park’s museum, sample the spring water and spend the day at Indian Springs State Park. A portion of General Sherman’s army camped overnight at Indian Springs during their March to the Sea: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00 parking. 770-504-2277, http://gastateparks.org/IndianSprings

GA-“ResQ Me” BBQ & “Yappy Hour” at Historic Warren House - Saturday, May 5, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, The Warren House, 102 West Mimosa Drive, Jonesboro GA. Come eat some BBQ at the historic Warren House for a great cause...the Clayton County Humane Society. All proceeds go to help the animals! Do something good for the animals and have fun at the same time. “Yappy Hour” begins at 5:00 pm with a buffet dinner at 6:00 followed by a DJ and dancing. Guided tours of the Warren House, used as a field hospital during the Battle of Jonesboro, will be available. The Warren House is located in the heart of what was the 2nd day of fighting during the battle that ended the Atlanta Campaign and resulted in the capture of that city. Jonesboro is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. Tickets: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door. 770-471-9436, http://claytoncountyhumane.org/

AL-11th Annual “Skirmish in the Valley” - Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, Fiddler’s Green, 3105 Roy Webb Road, Jacksonville AL. 11th annual reenactment at the former home of Confederate Colonel Samuel Lockett. Activities include house and soldier camp tours, a ladies tea, cannon demonstrations, “battles,” period music, ball dancing, church service and more! Admission: $3.00. 256-435-6055, www.fiddlersgreenalabama.com/

GA-Pickett’s Mill Guided Battlefield Tours - Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Enjoy a guided battlefield tour of one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the country! The tours are family friendly, and pet friendly (with a 6-foot leash). You'll be guided by the park historian along original, historic roads to both combat zones of the battle, see Union and Confederate trenches, the Pickett residence and mill site, a Union artillery emplacement, and walk into the ravine where the bloodiest fighting took place. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Children (ages 6 to 17) $3.00; the tour is included in the price of admission! 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield

GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, On the mountain top at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA. Artillery demonstrations show visitors the steps taken to fire cannon during the Civil War. Each program lasts 30 to 40 minutes and includes an explanation of the role of artillery during the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Artillerists explain the steps of firing a cannon, explaining the role of each person working the cannon. Afterwards the process is performed in real time and the cannon is fired. Visitors are encouraged to maintain close control of their pets during firing, as it can be loud, and please prepare small children for the sudden burst of sound. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo/

AL-Battle of Port Royal - Thursday, May 10, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Elks Lodge 1648, 725 Franklin Street SE, Huntsville AL. Mike Coker will speak on the topic “Battle of Port Royal” during the monthly meeting of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table. FREE admission. Come at 5:30 to partake of the chicken buffet/salad bar offered by the Elks for $8.95. 256-425-7298, www.tvcwrt.org

SC-Rivers Bridge Memorial Service - Friday, May 11, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, 325 State Park Road, Ehrhardt SC. Since 1876 the Rivers Bridge Memorial Association has remembered the Confederate dead from the Battle of Rivers Bridge. Its annual meeting has a strong history of speakers, presentations and of remembering the names of Confederate soldiers who died on this hallowed ground. The Association will be conducting their 142nd memorial service with music beginning at 10:00 am, followed by the service at 11:00. The Barnwell Junior ROTC unit will also be present to honor the WW II soldiers buried on the site’s Memorial Grounds. The service will be followed by a catered BBQ lunch for $9.00 per plate. Admission to the site is FREE. 803-267-3675, https://southcarolinaparks.com/rivers-bridge

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, May 12, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club is a volunteer organization designed to assist with trail maintenance at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Trained crew leaders lead teams of volunteers on trail work projects throughout the park. Trail building experience is not necessary. Meet at the parking lot on Old Highway 41. The Park provides all necessary tools and safety equipment. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. 770-427-4686, www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).

AL-17th Annual Alabama Cemetery Preservation Workshop - Saturday, May 12, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, University of Alabama, Farrah Hall, Room 214, 570 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa AL. Registration will start at 8:30 am; the program at 9:00. After lunch, the workshop will relocate to the historic Evergreen Cemetery. The workshop fee includes refreshments, a box lunch and handout materials. Registrations must be received by May 7th to guarantee you handout materials and a box lunch. You can download the registration form from our website. Please note on your form that the board has approved “free membership to first-time attendees” for the remainder of 2018. Registration fee: $30.00 to $35.00. www.alabama-cemetery-preservation.com/acpa_conference.php

SC-Reopening of Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens - Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens, 1615 Blanding Street, Columbia SC. Join us for the reopening of the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens. We will debut updated interpretation, new exhibits, hands-on interactive elements, and expanded and enhanced public gardens. We’ll also unveil physical improvements to the building, including a new exterior paint scheme, and an entry hall painted oil cloth. This event will commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the house’s construction with variety of activities to be available, including house and garden tours, special presentations, children’s games and crafts, quadrille dance lessons, plant sale, live music, food and more! Confederate Lieutenant General Wade Hampton once resided in the mansion, and it was briefly used by Union Major General John A. Logan as his headquarters during the Federal army’s occupation of Columbia in February 1865. Tickets: Adults $8.00, Youth $5.00. 803-252-1770, www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-05/hampton-preston-reopening

SC-Sheep Shearing Family Day - Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. This annual event highlights the process of turning raw wool into finished textiles as commonly practiced during the 18th and 19th centuries. Highlights include the shearing of our heritage breed Gulf Coast sheep, farm and barnyard storytelling, the opportunity for children to pet farm animals large and small, explanations about the processing of wool (sorting, washing, carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving, sewing), historic-style cooking featuring mutton and more. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville

SC-Civil War Encampment and Battle of Congaree Creek Tours - Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce SC. The public is invited to a reproduction of a Civil War soldier camp with era style tents and campfires. Exhibits include Civil War weapons, cannon firings, artifacts and more. Reenactors in period attire will demonstrate what life was like during the Civil War. Tours of the battlefield are available at 1:00 pm, and a lantern tour at 6:00 pm. The tour stops include stories about life as a soldier life. You’ll also see the earthworks built in 1865, the site of brisk fighting along Congaree Creek. FREE admission and tours. 803-765-2200, historyparkoncongareecreek@gmail.com

GA-The Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens - Saturday, May 12, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, A. H. Stephens State Park, 456 Alexander Street NW, Crawfordville GA. Listen carefully and you can still hear the horses and marching Union soldiers in front of Liberty Hall, the home of Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens. On May 11, 1865 those soldiers came to arrest Stephens for treason. Join our performers as they reenact the experience of the arrest and of his return home more than five months later. Admission: $5.00. 706-456-2602, http://gastateparks.org/AHStephens

GA-Evening with History: Atlanta’s Westview Cemetery - Thursday, May 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta GA. In 1884, several Atlanta citizens purchased 577 acres to open Westview Cemetery. The rolling terrain, part of which was also part of the Civil War battlefield of Ezra Church, became the final resting place for more than 100,000 people. Prominent individuals buried here include Grant Park namesake and engineer in charge of constructing Atlanta’s Civil War defenses Lemuel P. Grant, Uncle Remus author Joel Chandler Harris, and many others. We are pleased to host author Jeff Clemmons as he recounts some of the details of this cemetery’s history highlighted in his newest book, Atlanta’s Historic Westview Cemetery. After the program, Mr. Clemmons will sign copies of his books. The Marietta Museum of History and its Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® interpretive marker entitled “Kennesaw House” (marker # 21) are located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. Admission: $5.00. 770-794-5710, www.MariettaHistory.org

GA-154th Anniversary Battle of Resaca Reenactment - Friday through Sunday, May 18 through 20, Chitwood Farm, Chitwood Road, Resaca GA. One of the largest reenactments in Georgia, held on a portion of the actual battlefield. School group tours on Friday; memorial service at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery on Saturday; exciting battles both Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Other activities include a ladies tea with guest speaker, touring of the camps and talking with the soldiers, cavalry competition, Saturday night period dance, Sunday morning tactical and period church service, reenactors used clothing “yard sale” and continuous living history activities. Shop sutler row for period wares; food and beverages available. Resaca and its Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® interpretive marker # 14 (“Oostanaula River Bridges”) are located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Open to school groups on Friday. Open to the general public on Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $2.00. 800-887-3811, www.georgiadivision.org/bor_reenactment.html

GA-Avenue of Flags at Andersonville - May 18 through 30, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, Andersonville National Cemetery, GA Hwy. 49, Andersonville GA. The Avenue of Flags is a display of American flags arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue that leads from the main entrance into Andersonville National Cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of flags. It is arrayed five times each year for several days around various national holidays and events. FREE admission. 229-924-0343, www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

GA-Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tour - Saturday, May 19, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. The public is invited to bring their bicycles and join in a leisurely-paced historical ride. National Park Service rangers will talk about the history of the battlefield while Outdoor Chattanooga staff and volunteers provide ride leadership and support. Loaner bicycles will be available for riders five-feet-tall and over at no charge. Reservations for loaner bicycles are required at 706-866-9241. The tour begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Ride length is approximately 3 to 4 miles on flat to moderately-hilly terrain. The rides are appropriate for adults and children ages eight and older when accompanied by an adult. All participants are required to wear helmets. Additional Saturday battlefield bicycle tours are scheduled for June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15 and October 20. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 423-752-5213 ext. 139, kim_coons@nps.gov

SC-Redcliffe’s Rooftop Talk - Saturday, May 19, 10:00 to 10:45 am, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island SC. Enjoy a good breeze, a great view and some stimulating conversation as we take you straight to the top of this historic 1859 mansion. We’ll be some 70 feet above ground with an unparalleled view of the Savannah River Valley. While enjoying the view your guide will give a short talk on a topic of interest. It could be anything from historic gardens, to local geography, to the architecture of the house. This program also includes a walk-through of the mansion attic, but does not include a tour the entire mansion. Participants must be able to negotiate four staircases. Admission: $12.00; purchase your ticket at www.scparkstore.com  

GA-Candlelight Hike to the Mill - Saturday, May 19, 8:30 to 10:00 pm, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs GA. This one mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking; cash only. 770-732-5871, http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek

AL-Thunder on the Bay - Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, Fort Gaines Historic Site, 51 Bienvile Boulevard, Dauphin Island AL. The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a historic site, it commands panoramic views of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This event highlights the integral role of Fort Gaines during the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. Come and experience a living history for the entire family! The fort’s blacksmith will be working in the fort’s original blacksmith shop. Live period music both days! Admission: Adults $8.00, Children (ages 5 to 12) $4.00. 251-861-6992, Fortgaines@dauphinisland.org

GA-Living History at Panola Mountain - Sunday, May 20, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Panola Mountain State Park, 2620 GA Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge GA. Learn about Panola Mountain's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations at the Parker House that depict everyday family life during years prior to the Civil War. Participate in activities including candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls and other period games, all from guides in historic period clothing. Stockbridge is located on the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. Reservations recommended. 770-389-7801, http://gastateparks.org/PanolaMountain

SC-Military Records at the South Carolina Archives - Monday, May 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia SC. Join us as we explore the records available for military research in the South Carolina Archives’ collection, as well as methods of getting around or over seemingly insurmountable walls. From the Cherokee War of 1759-60, to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and through the wars of the early 20th Century, we'll examine the types of materials that can prove military service. Space is limited and registration is required. 803-896-0339 info@scdah.sc.gov

GA-The Reconstruction Period - Monday, May 21, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Dr. Edward Hightower, Professor at Clark Atlanta University, will speak on the topic entitled “The Reconstruction Period” during the monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com

GA-Origins of Memorial Day in Columbus, Georgia - Thursday, May 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, National Civil War Naval Museum, 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus GA. Dr. Rick Gardiner, Program Director for History Education at Columbus State University, will discuss the 1866 origins of Memorial Day in Columbus. FREE admission, but on-line registration is required: www.portcolumbus.org/registration

AL-Memorial Day Tribute - Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Historical interpreters dressed in uniforms from different eras of the forts occupation will conduct special guided tours throughout the day. Additionally, artillery, small arms, and other presentations will demonstrate the complexities of military garrison life at Fort Morgan. Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-5257, www.fort-morgan.org/

GA-Memorial Day Commemoration at Fort McAllister - Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill GA. Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years! Cannon and musket firings every hour! Civil War era demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. Fort McAllister is located at the termination of the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $9.00, Seniors (62+) $8.00, Youth (6 to 17) $5.00. 912-727-2339, http://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Chickamauga Battlefield - Saturday, May 26, 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. Learn about the Civil War through programs featuring living historians firing a reproduction Civil War cannon. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch

GA-Volunteer Work Day at Jarrell Plantation - Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette GA. Lend a helping hand by assisting staff members with various projects such as housekeeping, gardening, decorating and by participating in special events. Union Major General William T. Sherman’s army visited Jarrell Plantation during their March to the Sea. Directions: Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive FREE admission for the day. 478-986-5172, http://gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation

GA-Family Farm Day - Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette GA. What was it like to live and work on a farm? Jarrell Plantation comes to life with volunteers demonstrating old-fashioned skills and chores. Enjoy blacksmithing, wood stove cooking, weaving and more. Union Major General William T. Sherman’s army visited Jarrell Plantation during their March to the Sea. Directions: Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171. Admission: $4.00 to $6.50. 478-986-5172, http://gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation

SC-19th Century Games at the Heyward House - Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, 70 Boundary Street, Bluffton SC. You and your child can learn how to play 19th century games like rolling hoop, marbles, cup and ball and buzz-saw to see how they compare to the games we play today! On June 4, 1863, Union troops came along the May River and bombed the town. 75% of the town burned. Only eight homes and two churches survive today from the antebellum period, including the Heyward House. Admission: Adults $10.00, Children (ages 5 to 12) $5.00. 843-757-6293, www.heywardhouse.org

GA-Civil War Music Program - Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Music during the Civil War served many functions. Not only did it help to organize and rally, but also went a long way to boost morale among the soldiers. Join musician and living historian K.D. Sellers as she demonstrates this using the fife. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo

GA-Geology Hike to Manchester Mill - Saturday, May 26, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs GA. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will also be a visit to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. 770-732-5871, http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek

SC-Mansion by Moonlight - Saturday, May 26, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union SC. What is it like to be inside the Gist Mansion after hours? Come find out as we explore nighttime life on a cotton plantation in the 1800s. We’ll discover- through sound, sight, smell, touch, taste and motion - evening activities of both the plantation owner’s family and the enslaved people who lived at Rose Hill Plantation. Lighting will be limited and the ground is slightly uneven. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. Space limited to 16; reservations are required. Admission: 864-427-5966, https://southcarolinaparks.com/rose-hill

GA-Memorial Day Observance Program at Andersonville - Sunday, May 27, 2:00 pm, Andersonville National Cemetery, GA Hwy. 49, Andersonville GA. Memorial Day activities will include a Color Guard and Rifle Salute. The traditional “laying of wreaths” will feature various military and other organizations. FREE admission. 229-924-0343, www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

GA-Above and Beyond the Call of Duty: Chickamauga Medal of Honor Recipients - Sunday, May 27, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. There are countless acts of courage that occurred on both sides in the fields and thickets that made up the Chickamauga Battlefield. Some rose to point of such distinction that men were presented with the Medal of Honor for those actions. This tour will look at some of the recipients of the Medal of Honor and what their deeds were. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch

GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - Sunday & Monday, May 27 & 28, 11:00 to 4:00 pm each day, Front field near the Visitor Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA. Artillery demonstrations show visitors the steps taken to fire cannon during the Civil War. Each program lasts 30 to 40 minutes and includes an explanation of the role of artillery during the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Artillerists explain the steps of firing a cannon, explaining the role of each person working the cannon. Afterwards the process is performed in real time and the cannon is fired. Visitors are encouraged to maintain close control of their pets during firing, as it can be loud, and please prepare small children for the sudden burst of sound. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo/

GA-Dr. Mudd and the Lincoln Assassination - Monday, May 28, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, Fitzpatrick Hotel Ballroom, 16 West Square, Washington GA. Dr. Mark Waters, Vice President of Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® and noted historian of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, will discuss the role of Dr. Samuel Mudd in the conspiracy during the monthly meeting of the Washington (GA) Civil War Round Table. Washington and its Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails interpretive marker are located on the historic driving route of the Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-jefferson-davis.html. FREE admission. www.facebook.com/WWCWRT/

AL-These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War - Thursday, May 31, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, History Museum of Mobile, 111 South Royal Street, Mobile AL. Author and historian John Sledge will share stories from his new book, “These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War,” a riveting narrative of Alabama’s wartime saga. Focused on the conflict’s turning points within the state’s borders, this book charts residents’ experiences from secession’s heady early days to its tumultuous end, when 75,000 blue-coated soldiers were on the move statewide. Alabama’s contributions to the Civil War will intrigue anyone who is interested in learning more about the state’s war efforts. FREE admission. 251-301-0270, theeckj@historymuseumofmobile.com

 

June

GA-Wilbur G. Kurtz: Historic Views of Cobb County - Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, William Root House Museum and Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW. Marietta GA. A special exhibition featuring photos, research materials, and artwork from famed Atlanta historian Wilbur G. Kurtz. It features historic photos of some of Cobb County’s most recognizable landmarks, including the Lost Mountain Store, Kennesaw Mountain, and the Marietta Freight Depot. The exhibition will also include original artworks by Kurtz featuring Marietta's Rockford Plantation and a depiction of the Great Locomotive Chase. Items related to Kurtz's role as historian and technical advisor for “Gone With the Wind” will also be on display. Marietta is on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+), Students & Military $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/

GA-Anniversary of the Battle of Pickett's Mill and History Hike - Friday through Sunday, June 1 through 3, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Experience reenactors and living history demonstrations. Learn what it was like to be a refugee. Interact with soldiers and civilians. Go on a guided history hike that goes to a cornfield to see an important part of the battle. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Youth (ages 6 to 17) $3.00. 770-443-7850, http://georgiastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield

GA-Civil War on the Homefront - Wednesdays through Saturdays, June 1 through 30, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, William Root House Museum & Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta GA. Travel back in time to the American Civil War. The house, which was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers, was abandoned by the Root family in June 1864 and left to the advancing Union Army. During this special exhibit the ransacked parlor and dining room will show what the family may have left behind after fleeing to safety in Washington, Georgia. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+), Students & Military $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/civilwar.html

GA-Constitution of the Confederate States of America - Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Russell Special Collections Building, University of Georgia, 300 South Hull Street, Athens GA. This special one-day exhibit will highlight some of the more fragile and rare items held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Items on display include an original Constitution of the Confederate States of America, gold coins from the Dahlonega branch of the United States Mint, plus other rare and one-of-a-kind documents. FREE admission. www.libs.uga.edu/news/vault  

AL-B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) Bike Tour - Saturday, June 2, 10:00 to 11:00 am, Old Cahawba, 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville AL. Explore Alabama's most famous 19th century ghost town on two wheels! During this one-hour tour, your guide will lead you over four miles of mostly unpaved roads, exploring a landscape of relics, ruins and graveyards. Bring your bike, water and snacks. Admission: $8.00. 334-872-8058, http://ahc.alabama.gov/properties/cahawba/cahawba.aspx

GA-History Hunt on National Trails Day - Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette GA. Take a walk on our half-mile trail through the historic plantation and answer questions based on what you see. Visitors that complete the hunt will earn a prize. Union Major General William T. Sherman’s army visited Jarrell Plantation during their March to the Sea. Directions: Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171. Admission: $4.00 to $6.50. 478-986-5172, http://gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation

GA-“The Rock of Chickamauga”: Panel Discussion and Battlefield Tour - Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Visitor Center, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. A special panel discussion and battlefield tour about General George H. Thomas, the 14th Corps’ commander at Chickamauga. This year’s panel participants include Dave Powell, author of The Maps of Chickamauga; Dr. Frank Varney, author of General Grant and the Rewriting of History; and Dr. Brian Steel Wills, author of George Henry Thomas: As True as Steel. The one-hour panel discussion begins inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center’s theater at 11:00 am, while a special one-hour car caravan tour about General Thomas begins in the Visitor Center’s lobby at 1:00 pm. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 423-867-6940 ext. 139, kim_coons@nps.gov

GA-The History of Indian Springs - Saturday, June 2, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla GA. Learn about the history of Indian Springs and how much this area has changed over the years. Take a tour of the park’s museum, sample the spring water and spend the day at Indian Springs State Park. A portion of General Sherman’s army camped overnight at Indian Springs during their March to the Sea: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00 parking. 770-504-2277, http://gastateparks.org/IndianSprings

SC-Summer Soiree - Saturday, June 2, 6:00 to 9:30 pm, Newberry Community Hall, 1207 Caldwell Street, Newberry SC. You are cordially invited to a delightful evening of Victorian dancing! Light refreshments will be provided at the dance and there are a number of nearby restaurants where you can enjoy dinner before the event. Tickets: $35.00, must be purchased in advance. 864-244-2732, http://southernvictoriansoiree.blogspot.com/

GA-Civil War Music Program - Saturdays, June 2 & 9, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Music during the Civil War served many functions. Not only did it help to organize and rally, but also went a long way to boost morale among the soldiers. Join musician and living historian K.D. Sellers as she demonstrates this using the fife. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo

GA-Self-Guided Tours of Gordon-Lee Mansion - Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, Gordon-Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga GA. This 1847 home was the headquarters for Union Major General William Rosecrans immediately prior to the Battle of Chickamauga. During the battle it was a Federal hospital. The mansion is the only remaining original structure from the Battle of Chickamauga. Gordon-Lee Mansion is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children (ages 12 & under) $1.00. 423-488-0861, http://friendsofthegordonleemansion.org/main.html

GA-Pickett’s Mill Guided Battlefield Tours - Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2:00 to 4:00 pm each day, Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Enjoy a guided battlefield tour of one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the country! The tours are family friendly, and pet friendly (with a 6-foot leash). You'll be guided by the park historian along original, historic roads to both combat zones of the battle, see Union and Confederate trenches, the Pickett residence and mill site, a Union artillery emplacement, and walk into the ravine where the bloodiest fighting took place. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Children (ages 6 to 17) $3.00; the tour is included in the price of admission! 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield

AL-Explore Mobile - Sunday, June 3, 1:00 to 6:00 pm, Mardi Gras Park, 104-148 South Royal Street, Mobile AL. Many of the City of Mobile’s tourist attractions have come together to celebrate the second annual Explore Mobile! Enjoy live music, food, activities, as well free/discounted admission to the city’s tourist attractions. Attendees will be able to explore 300 years of Mobile History inside the History Museum of Mobile, experience Colonial life inside the walls of the Colonial Fort of Mobile, gaze upon the period rooms of the Conde-Charlotte Museum House, step back in time as they navigate the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail and more! Some of the other featured attractions include Bellingrath Gardens and Home, the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion and many others! Admission fees. www.exploremobile.org

SC-Dig in the Dirt - Tuesday, June 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. Crops and gardens equaled survival for the Bratton family. Learn about heritage plants, garden cycles and more as you dig in the dirt with costumed interpreters throughout the historic site. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville

AL-Tuesday Evening Fort Morgan Tours - Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Vignettes of Fort Morgan’s Civil War history are brought to life each Tuesday evening in June. Historical interpreters, portraying members of the garrison, tell about the lives of the soldiers during the fort’s most turbulent years. Demonstrations of Civil War small arms drill will occur throughout the evening as well as the firing of one of the fort’s artillery pieces at the conclusion of the tour.  Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/

GA-Battle of Jackson, Mississippi - Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Jim Woodrick will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/

GA-Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation - June 8, 13, 16, 22, 27 & 30, 7:00 to 8:30 pm each evening, Hofwyl-Broadfield State Historic Site, 5556 U.S. Hwy. 17 North, Brunswick GA. Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the slave cabins and out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low Country rice fields. Admission: $15.00. 912-264-7333, http://gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfieldPlantation

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, June 9, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club is a volunteer organization designed to assist with trail maintenance at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Trained crew leaders lead teams of volunteers on trail work projects throughout the park. Trail building experience is not necessary. Meet at the parking lot on Old Highway 41. The Park provides all necessary tools and safety equipment. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. 770-427-4686, www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).

SC-Kensington Mansion Tours - Saturday, June 9, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 1031 Main Street, Eastover SC. International Paper and Historic Columbia are opening Kensington Mansion for special two-hour public tours beginning at 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm. The tours will focus on the recently completed restoration and rehabilitation of the mansion, the site’s unique architectural features and information about the families who lived and worked at the site. Kensington is a historic antebellum landmark near Columbia SC. Recent work to the property focused on maintaining the historical integrity of the mansion. It is considered a hybrid restoration and rehabilitation because it included preserving, repairing and/or replacing existing fabric, while restoring and upgrading systems to ensure the property is functional and safe. Work on the mansion included a full roof replacement and significant interior and exterior repairs. Tickets: $10.00. 803-252-7742, www.historiccolumbia.org/kensington

GA-4th Annual Camp McDonald Day - Saturday, June 9, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Camp McDonald Park, 2726 Watts Drive, Kennesaw GA. Visit Camp McDonald, site of Georgia’s largest military training camp during the Civil War. Witness living historians, artillery crews, tours of the site, historical lectures and more! FREE admission. www.civilwarhistorian.net

GA-Geology Hike to Manchester Mill - Saturday, June 9, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs GA. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will also be a visit to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. 770-732-5871, http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek

GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - June 10, 23 & 24, 11:00 to 4:00 pm each day, Front field near the Visitor Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA. Artillery demonstrations show visitors the steps taken to fire cannon during the Civil War. Each program lasts 30 to 40 minutes and includes an explanation of the role of artillery during the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Artillerists explain the steps of firing a cannon, explaining the role of each person working the cannon. Afterwards the process is performed in real time and the cannon is fired. Visitors are encouraged to maintain close control of their pets during firing, as it can be loud, and please prepare small children for the sudden burst of sound. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo/

SC-The Burning of Bluffton - Monday, June 11, 6:00 pm, Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, 46 Colcock Street, Bluffton SC. Join us for a lecture by historian Jeff Fulgham, author of “The Bluffton Expedition: The Burning of Bluffton, SC, During the Civil War.” Mr. Fulgham will discuss the events leading up to and taking place during the Burning of Bluffton. Admission: $5.00. 843-757-6293.

SC-Four-Legged Farm Fun - Tuesday, June 12, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. The Bratton Plantation was alive with horses, cows, sheep, pigs and more.  Join costumed interpreters, meet our four-legged friends, and help with their work on the farm. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville

GA-“War Outside My Window” - Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, Blue and Gray Museum, 116 North Johnston Street, Fitzgerald GA. Presentation and book signing by Janet Elizabeth Croon, editor of the new book “War Outside My Window.” It is the diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, a Macon boy who was left physically disabled after a leg and back injury, and the events he saw unfold from the beginning of the Civil War until its end and his death in 1865. FREE admission. 229-426-5069, http://fitzgeraldga.org/blue-and-gray-museum.html

AL-The Atlanta Campaign - Thursday, June 14, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Elks Lodge 1648, 725 Franklin Street SE, Huntsville AL. Author and historian Stephen Davis will speak on the topic “The Atlanta Campaign: Peach Tree Creek to the Surrender” during the monthly meeting of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table. FREE admission. Come at 5:30 to partake of the chicken buffet/salad bar offered by the Elks for $8.95. 256-425-7298, www.tvcwrt.org

 

SC-Secessionville 1862: Commemoration and Living History - Friday through Sunday, June 15 through 17, Fort Lamar Historic Preserve, Fort Lamar Road, Charleston SC. This is a “living history” event to commemorate the Battle of Secessionville that occurred on June 16th, 1862 on James Island. Both Union and Confederate reenactors will portray early war units. Authenticity will be important as this ground is the actual battlefield. Educational exhibitors, authentic period camping, infantry and artillery will be in attendance. FREE admission. 303-893-0552, carolinarifles@comcast.net

AL-Living History at Confederate Memorial Park - Saturday, June 16, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Confederate Memorial Park, 437 County Road 63, Marbury AL. Please join us at Confederate Memorial Park for our Living History program. Members of the 33rd Alabama Infantry will be on duty at our Civil War Camp of Instruction site all day giving demonstrations and answering questions on soldier life during the war. Admission: Adults $4.00, Students, Seniors & Retired Military $3.00, Children (ages 6 to 18 with adult) $1.00, Active Military are free. 205-755-1990, http://preserveala.org/confederatepark

GA-Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tour - Saturday, June 16, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. The public is invited to bring their bicycles and join in a leisurely-paced historical ride. National Park Service rangers will talk about the history of the battlefield while Outdoor Chattanooga staff and volunteers provide ride leadership and support. Loaner bicycles will be available for riders five-feet-tall and over at no charge. Reservations for loaner bicycles are required at 706-866-9241. The tour begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Ride length is approximately 3 to 4 miles on flat to moderately-hilly terrain. The rides are appropriate for adults and children ages eight and older when accompanied by an adult. All participants are required to wear helmets. Additional Saturday battlefield bicycle tours are scheduled for July 21, August 18, September 15 and October 20. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 423-752-5213 ext. 139, kim_coons@nps.gov

GA-Bishop-General Leonidas Polk Memorial Service - Saturday, June 16, 10:30 am, near 1437 Beaumont Drive, Kennesaw GA. The public is invited to the annual memorial service for Bishop &Confederate Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk. The keynote address will be delivered by John Evans portraying the Reverend Archibald Everhart, Chaplain to the Bishop-General’s army headquarters officers. In 1902 the United Confederate Veterans constructed a monument on the spot where Bishop-General Polk fell during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. The closest address for parking is 1437 Beaumont Drive, Kennesaw. The actual site is reached by driving on Stilesboro Road. Beaumont Drive is a “T” intersection with Stilesboro to the south. It comes off between the intersections of Pine Mountain Circle (to the east) and Duxbury Lane (to the west). A marker is on the right hand side at the path leading to the site. The monument is just off Beaumont Drive in Kennesaw, atop Pine Mountain. GPS coordinates: 33° 59.337′ N, 84° 38.759′ W. FREE admission. www.geocities.ws/scv1446/

GA-“The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865” - Saturday, June 16, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Visitor Center, Chickamauga Battlefield. 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. Janet Elizabeth Croon, editor of “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860 - 1865,” will be available to speak with you and sign copies of a highly anticipated book. LeRoy Wiley Gresham was born in 1847 to a slave-holding family in Macon, Georgia. At the age of eight, LeRoy severely injured his leg, which left him crippled. LeRoy’s mother gave him a blank journal so that he could record his upcoming journey to see a medical specialist in Philadelphia. LeRoy, then 12 years old, began writing almost every day. His writings would become a primary source outlining events during the Civil War in addition to detailing his personal hardships. The War Outside My Window looks into the thoughts of a teenager who watched the Confederacy die as he was dying himself. Intimate, observant, thoughtful, often amusing, his diary offers a heartrending portrait of courage by a young man robbed of his youth, a personal tragedy amid the decline and collapse of the South. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9287, mariemaquar@easternnational.org

SC-Clara Barton Show - June 16, 22 & 24, Greenville SC. Clara Barton was the founder of the American Red Cross. Her efforts during the Civil War inspired that work and helped transform American beliefs about the roles of women in society. The Civil War provided Barton an opportunity to prove she had the character, firmness of purpose and determination to expand the limits of what was possible. Actress Leslie Goddard portrays Clara Barton, this larger than life and courageous hero, in a moving performance. FREE admission. 864-244-1499, www.greenvillechautauqua.org/

Multiple performance dates, times & locations:

---Saturday, June 16, 7:30 pm, Greenville Technical College Tent, 800 East Faris Road, Greenville SC (In the event of rain this performance will be moved inside the Auditorium).

---Friday, June 22, 11:30 am, Centre Stage, 501 River Street, Greenville SC.

---Sunday, June 24, 11:30 am, Greenville Technical College, TRC Auditorium, 506 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville SC.

GA-Living History at Panola Mountain - Sunday, June 17, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Panola Mountain State Park, 2620 GA Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge GA. Learn about Panola Mountain's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations at the Parker House that depict everyday family life during years prior to the Civil War. Participate in activities including candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls and other period games, all from guides in historic period clothing. Stockbridge is located on the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. Reservations recommended. 770-389-7801, http://gastateparks.org/PanolaMountain

GA-The Burning of Darien - Monday, June 18, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Buddy S. Sullivan, Historian and Author from Darien, Georgia, will speak on the topic entitled “The Burning of Darien” during the monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com

GA-The History and Moving of the Atlanta Cyclorama Mural - Thursday, June 21, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, National Civil War Naval Museum, 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus GA. Grant Mosley, lead architect for the construction of the new Cyclorama building at the Atlanta History Center, will discuss the history and moving of the Atlanta Cyclorama mural. FREE admission, but on-line registration is required: www.portcolumbus.org/registration  

SC-Music in the Mansion - Saturday, June 23, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union SC. Music of the mid 1800s contributed greatly to later forms of American music. Join us in the ballroom at Rose Hill’s mansion as we examine the tunes that served as a background to the Civil War. Accomplished performer, Dr. Brennan Szafron, organist and choir-master of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg SC, will take us on a melodic journey to examine how music kept spirits high during dark times. Light refreshments will be available during intermission. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Admission: $10.00. 864-427-5966, https://southcarolinaparks.com/rose-hill

GA-Candlelight Hike to the Mill - Saturday, June 23, 9:00 to 10:30 pm, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs GA. This one mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking; cash only. 770-732-5871, http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek

GA-Infantry Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 11:00 to 3:00 pm each day, Front field near the Visitor Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA. This program will consist of a step-by-step description and demonstration of basic infantry tactics and culminate in a musket firing. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo/

SC-All That Wool! - Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. Join our historic interpreters and help with washing, carding and spinning wool to turn a raw, dirty fleece into beautiful, handspun yarn. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville

GA-Avenue of Flags at Andersonville - June 29 through July 11, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, Andersonville National Cemetery, GA Hwy. 49, Andersonville GA. The Avenue of Flags is a display of American flags arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue that leads from the main entrance into Andersonville National Cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of flags. It is arrayed five times each year for several days around various national holidays and events. FREE admission. 229-924-0343, www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

AL-Salute to American Independence - Saturday, June 30, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Historical interpreters dressed in uniforms from different eras of the fort’s occupation will conduct special guided tours throughout the day. Additionally, artillery, small arms and other presentations will demonstrate the complexities of military garrison life at Fort Morgan. Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-5257, www.fort-morgan.org/

GA-Independence Day Celebration at Fort McAllister - Saturday, June 30, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fort McAllister Historic State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill GA. Join us as we celebrate our country’s birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in sack races, egg toss, wheel barrow races and other old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too! You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game! Fort McAllister is located at the termination of the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html. Admission: Adults $9.00, Seniors (62+) $8.00, Youth (6 to 17) $5.00. 912-727-2339, http://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

GA-Volunteer Work Day at Jarrell Plantation - Saturday, June 30, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette GA. Lend a helping hand by assisting staff members with various projects such as housekeeping, gardening, decorating and by participating in special events. Union Major General William T. Sherman’s army visited Jarrell Plantation during their March to the Sea. Directions: Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive FREE admission for the day. 478-986-5172, http://gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation

GA-Independence Day Celebration at Jarrell Plantation - Saturday, June 30, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette GA. See demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and chores, participate in crafts activities, hear the Declaration of Independence at noon, partake in outdoor games, races and watermelon eating contest. Union Major General William T. Sherman’s army visited Jarrell Plantation during their March to the Sea. Directions: Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171. Admission: $4.00 to $6.50. 478-986-5172, http://gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation

GA-8th Regiment Band Patriotic Concert - Saturday, June 30, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton Street, Ellijay GA. The 8th Regiment Band portrays the history of the times, both Union Blue and Confederate Gray. For over 30 years they have presented carefully selected music and stories from the 19th century, with 30 original horns and bass drum from that era. The band is a re-creation of a regimental brass band from the Civil War period. They perform historical, patriotic music with shades of Red, White, and Blue. Tickets: $19.00 to $21.00. 706-635-5605, gilmerarts@gilmerarts.org

 

July

GA-Avenue of Flags at Andersonville - June 29 through July 11, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, Andersonville National Cemetery, GA Hwy. 49, Andersonville GA. The Avenue of Flags is a display of American flags arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue that leads from the main entrance into Andersonville National Cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of flags. It is arrayed five times each year for several days around various national holidays and events. FREE admission. 229-924-0343, www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

AL-151st U.S. Army Detachment Band Performance at Fort Morgan - Monday, July 2, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. The 151st U.S. Army Detachment Band will perform a number of patriotic tunes in recognition of Independence Day. Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/

AL-Tuesday Evening Fort Morgan Tours - Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Vignettes of Fort Morgan’s Civil War history are brought to life each Tuesday evening in July. Historical interpreters, portraying members of the garrison, tell about the lives of the soldiers during the fort’s most turbulent years. Demonstrations of Civil War small arms drill will occur throughout the evening as well as the firing of one of the fort’s artillery pieces at the conclusion of the tour.  Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/

GA-Celebrate the 4th at Fort Pulaski - Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80 East, Savannah GA. Celebrate our nation’s independence where soldiers died for the freedom of their fellow man and where history lives on. Join staff and volunteers at Savannah’s only National Park Service site for an action-packed day full of fun for the whole family. History will come alive as Civil War soldiers perform cannon demonstrations, visitors learn the wild life story of the Revolutionary War hero for whom the fort was named, and rangers tell the saga of Fort Pulaski’s role as part of the Underground Railroad. You can even join in a game of baseball played as they did during the Civil War or visit the infirmary to learn more about medicine. Children’s crafts and activities will also be available inside the fort throughout the day. Don’t forget to bring water and stay hydrated. The City of Savannah is located on the historic driving routes of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Children ages 15 & under are admitted free.  912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

SC-Independence Day at Hightower Hall - Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. Our 1850’s Independence Day celebration will include many activities to honor the holiday as our Carolina Piedmont ancestors did long ago. There will be historic cooking demonstrations, children’s military drills, toys and games and much more. Young and old will be amazed when we launch a tissue paper hot air balloon high into the sky! The program will climax with the reading of the Declaration of Independence from the front steps of Hightower Hall. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville

GA-Civil War on the Homefront - Thursday & Friday, July 5 & 6, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, William Root House Museum & Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta GA. Travel back in time to the American Civil War. The house, which was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers, was abandoned by the Root family in June 1864 and left to the advancing Union Army. During this special exhibit the ransacked parlor and dining room will show what the family may have left behind after fleeing to safety in Washington, Georgia. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+), Students & Military $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/civilwar.html

GA-Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation - July 6, 11 & 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm each evening, Hofwyl-Broadfield State Historic Site, 5556 U.S. Hwy. 17 North, Brunswick GA. Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the slave cabins and out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low Country rice fields. Admission: $15.00. 912-264-7333, http://gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfieldPlantation

GA-Union Occupation - Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, William Root House Museum & Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta GA. Join us to commemorate the Union occupation of Marietta in July 1864. See the William Root House after the family fled from Marietta, leaving their home to the advancing Union army. Visit the ransacked parlor and dining room to see what the family may have left behind after rushing to leave. Meet with Union soldiers as they take over the house, constructing a headquarters and attempting to recruit new soldiers. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+), Students & Military $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/civilwar.html

GA-Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at A. H. Stephens - Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, A. H. Stephens State Park, 456 Alexander Street NW, Crawfordville GA. Activities include a bicycle parade, plus old-time games such as sack races, three-legged races, water relay, water balloon toss and a paddle board race. Also visit the Stephens “Liberty Hall” home and Civil War museum. Admission: $2.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. 706-456-2602, http://gastateparks.org/AHStephens

GA-Civil War Militia for Kids - Saturday, July 7, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Richmond Hill Historical Museum, 11460 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill GA. Experience life as a Civil War soldier! Participants in grades 5th through 12th will enlist as Georgia Militia with a historical interpreter in period clothing who will lead them through the Savannah area’s Civil War history. Students will experience interactive demonstrations and participatory activities that may include wooden musket drill, marching practice, Signal Corps training and more! Registration fee: $12.00 per child. www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com/store/p55/Civil_War_Militia_for_Kids.html

GA-The History of Indian Springs - Saturday, July 7, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla GA. Learn about the history of Indian Springs and how much this area has changed over the years. Take a tour of the park’s museum, sample the spring water and spend the day at Indian Springs State Park. A portion of General Sherman’s army camped overnight at Indian Springs during their March to the Sea: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00 parking. 770-504-2277, http://gastateparks.org/IndianSprings

SC-Historical Walking Tours - Saturdays, July 7 & 21, 10:00 am each day, 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Park, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce SC. Each guided historical walking tour is between 60 and 90 minutes long, focusing on local history along Congaree Creek. The 12,000 Year History Park is a beautiful setting to learn about the Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek and 18th century trading at Fort Congaree. National Park Service trained volunteers guide you on the trail while relating stories of the battle and trade that took place at the site. Included also are items of interest that replicate some of the things used during this period. Tours are very interactive; comments and questions are welcome. Please wear comfortable shoes, plus bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and water:?---July 7: Battle of Congaree Creek?---July 21: Fort Congaree?Admission to all tours is FREE and a great adventure for kids! 803-765-2200, historyparkoncongareepark@gmail.com

GA-Self-Guided Tours of Gordon-Lee Mansion - Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, Gordon-Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga GA. This 1847 home was the headquarters for Union Major General William Rosecrans immediately prior to the Battle of Chickamauga. During the battle it was a Federal hospital. The mansion is the only remaining original structure from the Battle of Chickamauga. Gordon-Lee Mansion is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children (ages 12 & under) $1.00. 423-488-0861, http://friendsofthegordonleemansion.org/main.html

GA-Pickett’s Mill Guided Battlefield Tours - Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2:00 to 4:00 pm each day, Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Enjoy a guided battlefield tour of one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the country! The tours are family friendly, and pet friendly (with a 6-foot leash). You'll be guided by the park historian along original, historic roads to both combat zones of the battle, see Union and Confederate trenches, the Pickett residence and mill site, a Union artillery emplacement, and walk into the ravine where the bloodiest fighting took place. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Children (ages 6 to 17) $3.00; the tour is included in the price of admission! 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield

GA-Civil War Prison Camps - Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 pm, Roberts School, 4681 School Street, Acworth GA.  Joe Bozeman, President of the Kennesaw Historical Society, will speak on the history of POW Camps during the Civil War. FREE admission. https://www.kennesawhistoricalsociety.org/

AL-The Seven Days Battles - Thursday, July 12, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Elks Lodge 1648, 725 Franklin Street SE, Huntsville AL. Doug Crenshaw will speak on the topic “The Seven Days Battles” during the monthly meeting of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table. FREE admission. Come at 5:30 to partake of the chicken buffet/salad bar offered by the Elks for $8.95. 256-425-7298, www.tvcwrt.org

GA-Junior Ranger Camp - Thursday through Saturday, July 12 through 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Summer camp for children ages 8 to 12. Activities include arts and crafts, exploring the outdoors, hiking our trails, learning about history and many other planned programs. Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Preregistration required. Cost: $60.00 per child. 770-443-7850, https://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, July 14, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club is a volunteer organization designed to assist with trail maintenance at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Trained crew leaders lead teams of volunteers on trail work projects throughout the park. Trail building experience is not necessary. Meet at the parking lot on Old Highway 41. The Park provides all necessary tools and safety equipment. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. 770-427-4686, www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).

GA-Geology Hike to Manchester Mill - Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs GA. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will also be a visit to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. 770-732-5871, http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek

GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Chickamauga Battlefield - Saturday, July 14, 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. Learn about the Civil War through programs featuring living historians firing a reproduction Civil War cannon. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch

GA-Chicago Board of Trade Battery: The “Futures” Past - Saturday, July 14, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. On July 6, 1862, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln made a call for 300,000 additional soldiers. C.T. Wheeler, president of the Chicago Board of Trade, called a general meeting of the Board to pledge their money and influence toward recruiting a unit of soldiers. This action was designed to demonstrate the commercial leadership of Chicago, “…firing the patriotism of commercial America until the nation felt its assuring influence.” This unit would be known as the Board of Trade Battery, a horse artillery unit. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch

GA-Living History at Panola Mountain - Sunday, July 15, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Panola Mountain State Park, 2620 GA Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge GA. Learn about Panola Mountain's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations at the Parker House that depict everyday family life during years prior to the Civil War. Participate in activities including candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls and other period games, all from guides in historic period clothing. Stockbridge is located on the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. Reservations recommended. 770-389-7801, http://gastateparks.org/PanolaMountain

GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - Sundays, July 15 & 29, 11:00 to 4:00 pm each day, Front field near the Visitor Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA. Artillery demonstrations show visitors the steps taken to fire cannon during the Civil War. Each program lasts 30 to 40 minutes and includes an explanation of the role of artillery during the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Artillerists explain the steps of firing a cannon, explaining the role of each person working the cannon. Afterwards the process is performed in real time and the cannon is fired. Visitors are encouraged to maintain close control of their pets during firing, as it can be loud, and please prepare small children for the sudden burst of sound. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo/

GA-A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War - Monday, July 16, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Dr. Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh, co-author of “A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War,” will speak during the monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com

GA-Junior Ranger Camp at Fort McAllister - Monday through Friday, July 16 through 20, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm daily, Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill GA. This Junior Ranger Camp is meant for older junior rangers, ages 10 to 12. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia’s great history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, paddle canoes on our rivers, and become stewards of Georgia's natural and environmental wonders! Fort McAllister is located at the termination of the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html. Registration: $100.00.  912-727-2339, http://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

SC-Why Did They Wear That? - Tuesday, July 17, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. Chemises, petticoats and sontags, oh my! We will investigate all those layers and others to see how fashion and practicality dictated what our ancestors wore. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville

GA-4th Annual Civil War Center Collectors Showcase - Saturday, July 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, KSU Center, Room 400, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw GA. Come see rare and highly collectible items from the Civil War. Meet some of the country’s top collectors and listen to their presentations on some of their unique items. Admission: $5.00. 470-578-2551

AL-Living History at Confederate Memorial Park - Saturday, July 21, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Confederate Memorial Park, 437 County Road 63, Marbury AL. Please join us at Confederate Memorial Park for our Living History program. Members of the 33rd Alabama Infantry will be on duty at our Civil War Camp of Instruction site all day giving demonstrations and answering questions on soldier life during the war. Admission: Adults $4.00, Students, Seniors & Retired Military $3.00, Children (ages 6 to 18 with adult) $1.00, Active Military are free. 205-755-1990, http://preserveala.org/confederatepark

GA-Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tour - Saturday, July 21, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. The public is invited to bring their bicycles and join in a leisurely-paced historical ride. National Park Service rangers will talk about the history of the battlefield while Outdoor Chattanooga staff and volunteers provide ride leadership and support. Loaner bicycles will be available for riders five-feet-tall and over at no charge. Reservations for loaner bicycles are required at 706-866-9241. The tour begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Ride length is approximately 3 to 4 miles on flat to moderately-hilly terrain. The rides are appropriate for adults and children ages eight and older when accompanied by an adult. All participants are required to wear helmets. Additional Saturday battlefield bicycle tours are scheduled for August 18, September 15 and October 20. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 423-752-5213 ext. 139, kim_coons@nps.gov

GA-Expedition to Washington (GA) - Saturday, July 21, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Atlanta to Washington, and return. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation invites you to discover the historic homes and sites of Washington, Georgia. Historic and hospitable, Washington boasts a picturesque town square and an abundance of beautifully restored antebellum homes. Guests will enjoy lunch from their choice of participating downtown eateries with a $10 lunch voucher that is included in the ticket price. The expedition ends with a special closing reception with drinks and hors d’oeurves at Peacewood Plantation before returning to Atlanta. Washington is located on the historic driving route of the Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Tickets: $30.00 to $70.00. 404-881-9980, www.georgiatrust.org/tours-events/expeditions/

GA-Rededication of WHT Walker Monument - Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am, Intersection of Glenwood Avenue & Wilkinson Drive, Atlanta GA. There will be a re-dedication service of the monument to Confederate Major General W.H.T. Walker monument in east Atlanta. The monument is located near the place Walker was killed during the Battle of Atlanta. It is at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Wilkinson Drive, just east of the bridge on Glenwood Avenue over I-20. There are ramps off I-20 to Glenwood, Avenue. The speaker will be Henry Bryant, who will gave a short history of the monument. FREE admission. dlfreb@msn.com

GA-Civil War Music Program - Sunday, July 22, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Music during the Civil War served many functions. Not only did it help to organize and rally, but also went a long way to boost morale among the soldiers. Join musician and living historian K.D. Sellers as she demonstrates this using the fife. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo

AL-Battle of Spanish Fort - Monday, July 23, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, University of South Alabama, 307 North University Boulevard, Mobile AL. Historian Kirk Barrett will speak on the 1865 “The Battle of Spanish Fort” during the monthly meeting of the Mobile, Alabama War Between the States / Civil War Roundtable. Meeting is in the cafeteria conference room in the dorm area. FREE admission. www.facebook.com/groups/1428716707246996/?multi_permalinks=1688560881262576¬if_id=1530061917947514¬if_t=group_activity

SC-A Rainbow of Colors - Tuesday, July 24, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. The 18th and 19th centuries were colorful times thanks to an abundance of plants and insects, too. Learn how textiles were dyed every color of the rainbow. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville

GA-A Call to Arms: Preserving our Past - Tuesday through Friday, July 24 through 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. Children in grades 4 to 6 are invited to participate in the annual summer camp entitled “A Call to Arms: Preserving our Past.” Campers will participate in many of the same activities soldiers engaged in during the Civil War and learn about the struggles they endured. They will also take part in other activities focused on the park’s varied history. Campers will also learn the importance of battlefield preservation by participating in preservation efforts within the park. Lunch is not included, so campers should make arrangements for lunch after being released. As a reminder, the majority of the camp is held outdoors, so please plan accordingly. Camp registration forms may be picked up at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Printable registration form may be found at www.nps.gov/chch/learn/kidsyouth/summer-day-camp.htm. The registration deadline for camp is July 13, 2018. Camp participation is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible! Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. 706-866-9241, ext. 117.

SC-History Scavenger Hunt at the Heyward House - Friday, July 27, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, 70 Boundary Street, Bluffton SC. Come participate in our outdoor scavenger hunt and have a chance to win a prize by seeking out certain items on site and answering questions about the history of the house, town and state. On June 4, 1863, Union troops came along the May River and bombed the town. 75% of the town burned. Only eight homes and two churches survive today from the antebellum period, including the Heyward House. Admission: Adults $10.00, Children (ages 5 to 12) $5.00. 843-757-6293, www.heywardhouse.org

GA-Volunteer Work Day at Jarrell Plantation - Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette GA. Lend a helping hand by assisting staff members with various projects such as housekeeping, gardening, decorating and by participating in special events. Union Major General William T. Sherman’s army visited Jarrell Plantation during their March to the Sea. Directions: Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive FREE admission for the day. 478-986-5172, http://gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation

SC-“Puttin’ Up” - Tuesday, July 31, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC.

When the summer harvest produces an abundance of food it’s time for “puttin’ up.” Learn about food preservation before freezers and modern canning techniques. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville

GA-Whitfield County History Camp - Tuesday through Thursday, July 31 through August 2, Whitfield County Historical Society, 715 Chattanooga Avenue, Dalton GA. The Whitfield County History Camp is open to all rising 4th through 8th graders with an interest in local history! It includes visits to the Crown Gardens and Archives, and to many Civil War era sites: Hamilton House, Blunt House, Huff House, Dug Gap Battle Park, Prater's Mill, the tunnel at Tunnel Hill and more. Space is limited! Dalton and Whitfield County are on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Registration: $45.00 per student; $35.00 for each additional student from the same family. 706-278-0217.