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August ~ Celebration of the Civil War

150 Year Celebration of the Civil War – August’s Calendar

August:

Missouri: August 12th – Lecture “Slavery, Border Wars, and Civil War,”
at the Villages of Jackson Creek, 3980-A S Jackson Drive, Independence
at 7 pm. 816-225-7944.

Virginia: August 12th – Lecture, “Devereaux and Haupt, The Magician
Engineers of the US Military Railroad,” at the Fairfax Station Railroad
Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax at 7:30 pm. Free,
donations welcome. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

Virginia: August 13th – “Staff Officers at Dabbs House,” talks and
tours focusing on Robert E. Lee’s staff at the Dabbs House Museum, 3808
Nine Mile Road, just off I-64 east of downtown Richmond. 1-4pm. Free
804-652-3411.

Virginia: August 14th – “A Candlelit Evening at Ellwood,” part of the
Fredericksburg NPS History at Sunset Series. Meets at Ellwood on Route
20 just west of Route 3 at 7 pm. Free www.nps.gov/frsp - Call
540-786-2880 for directions.

Virginia: August 15th – Lecture, “When Mosby Owned the Night,” at the
Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim in Fairfax – 2 pm –
Free 703-591
-0560

Virginia: August 15th – Living history walking tour. “The Civil War
Trails tour in Manassas City,” begins at the Manassas Museum – 10 am at
$10
www.manassasmuseum.org or 703-368-1873

Virginia: August 15th – Talk and book signing, “Faces of the
Confederacy,” at the Manassas Museum – noon – Free with admission
www.manassasmuseum.org or 703-368-1873

Virginia: August 15th – Walking tour, self-guided tour of the Civil
War trail at Rose Hill (part of the First Kernstown battlefield near
Winchester) – 1-4 pm - $5 Directions, more info
www.shenandoahmuseum.org or 888-556-5799

Virginia: August 15th – “Staff Officers at Dabbs House,” talks and
tours focusing on Robert E. Lee’s staff at the Dabbs House Museum, 3808
Nine Mile Road, just off I-64 east of downtown Richmond – 1-4 pm – Free
804-652-3411

August 15th – 16th ALL Free weekend at all National Park Service sites
www.nps.gov

Virginia: August 15th – 16th – Living history, sharpshooters’ camp and
demonstrations at the Cod Harbor battlefield part of the Richmond
National Battlefield Park. 10 am – 5 pm – Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday – www.nps/gov/rich

Virginia: August 15th – 16th – Living history, “Civil War Weekend
Encampment” at Sully Historic Site, 3650
Historic Sully Way, in
Chantilly (near Routes 28 and 50) – Military and civilian camps and
demonstrations – 10 am – 4pm Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm Sunday $7 for adult
– 703-437-1794

Virginia: August 15th – 16th – Reenactment, “Battle of Saltville,”
camps, demonstrations, battles and more – www.saltville.org

Virginia: August 15th – 16th – Living history, camps, demonstrations
and special tours of Sunken Road and Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg
– Free – www.nps.gov/frsp or 540-373-6122

West Virginia: August 16th – Walking tour, “In the Footsteps of John
Brown,” two-hour, 2 mile hike covering John Brown’s Raid at the Harpers
Ferry National Historical Park – 11 am – Free with park admission –
www.nps.gov/hafe or 304-535-6029

West Virginia: August 22nd – Tour of the John Blessing House (a friend
of John Brown’s) 303 E North Street, Charles Town – 10am –
www.jeffctywvblackhistory.org or 304-725-7242

Virginia: August 22nd – Living history, “Jacob Bushong’s Birthday
Party,” 19th-century birthday traditions at his homestead on the New
Market Battlefield State Historical Park – 11 am – 4 pm – Free with
park admission – www.vmi.edu/newmarket or call 866-515-1864

Virginia: August 22nd – Tour, Brandy Station battlefield20(Fleetwood
Hill) Two-hour tour begins at 10 am at the Graffiti House visitor
center north of Culpepper - $10 www.brandystationfoundation.com or
540-547-4106

Virginia: August 22nd – 23rd – Car caravan tour with living history,
“Battle of Weldon Railroad,” near Petersburg – Begins at Petersburg
National Battlefield tour stop 8 at 2 pm both days – Free with park
admission – www.nps.gov/pete or 804-732-3531 extension 200

West Virginia: August 23rd – Walking tour, John Brown-related tour of
Charles Town – Two-hour walk covers major sites – 2pm at the Jefferson
County Courthouse – 304-725-7242 or www.jeffctyblackhistory.org

West Virginia: August 23rd – Walking tour, “In the Footsteps of John
Brown,” two-hour, two mile hike covering John Brown’s Raid at the
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park – 11 am – Free with park
admission www.nps.gov/hafe or 304-535-6029

Virginia: August 29th – Walking tours, “The Battles of Thoroughfare
Gap and Kettle Run,” both related to the Second Manassas Campaign –
Kettle Run tours at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park
(corner of 10th Alabama Way and Iron Brigade Unit in Bristow) at 11 am
at noon, 2 pm and 3pm – Thoroughfare Gap tours at Chapman’s Mill (17504
Beverley Mill Road in Broad Run 20137 at 9 and 10 am and 4 and 5:45 pm
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A– All are free – More info: 703-365-7895 or email
www.rorrison@pwcgov.org

Virginia: August 29th – 30th – Living history, “Civil War Medicine at
City Point,” at the Grant’s Headquarters unit of the Petersburg
National Battlefield in Hopewell – 10 am – 3 pm – Free –
www.nps.gov/pete or 804-732-3531 extension 200

Virginia: August 29th – 30th – Anniversary observance of the Battle of
Second Manassas with living history, special tours and talks at the
Manassas National Battlefield. Free with park admission –
www.nps.gov/mana or 703-361-1339

West Virginia: August 30th – Walking tour, “In the Footsteps of John
Brown,” two-hour, two mile hike covering John Brown’s Raid at the
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park – 11 am – Free with park
admission www.nps.gov/hafe or 304-535-6029

Char McCargo Bah
Professional Genealogist/Historian/Author

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