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|Civil War Heritage Festival, April 24-26 2015 www.hartvilleareacc.com/civil-war-heritage-festival.html
In 1863, Hartville played host to a battle between the Confederate and Union armies during the War between the States, resulting in the Battle of Hartville. The reenactment camps will take place around the a historic mansion that was once the grounds for Confederate soldier camps. The area will be transformed to allow people to really understand what life was like in the 1860's.
Friday, there will be a "school day" at the reenactment, where all area school students are invited to attend and experience what it was like to live as a soldier during the war.
Saturday, there will be two battles, one taking place where the original Battle of Hartville took place, on the courthouse lawn. There will also be bluegrass music, two ladies' tea socials, and a Civil War Times ball. The battles will be fought in areas that everyone can observe.
There will sutler tents set up in the front lawn. Sutlers will sell Civil War period items and food. The Ladies tea social will take place on the lawn of the mansion, and there will also be a Civil War ball will be Saturday evening, along with a canon firing. Sunday, there will be a church service on the front lawn, along with a music performance and a battle.
|150th Appomattox, April 10-12 2015 www.appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org/150th.htm
The Long Road Home
Five Annual Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Events
Civil War Sesquicentennial Anniversary
April 9, 1865. General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively bringing to an end the American Civil War. It happened in Appomattox, Virginia. Commemorating the 150th, or Sesquicentennial, anniversary of this momentous event in American history can happen only one time, and in only one place. Appomattox, Virginia. This may well be the largest recorded gathering of re-enactors and spectators coming together to share and celebrate our history and heritage. It is assured that the numbers will be in the tens of thousands.
|Civil War Days 2015 at Naper Settlement, May 16-17 2015 il-napersettlement.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=233
Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history. Hundreds of reenactors participate, staging a battle complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of famous people who made a difference in history.
An annual tradition at Naper Settlement for over 25 years, the family-friendly event features food, fun and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era reproduction products.
Civil War Days, General Lee, kidsTime | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day
The battle takes place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
|Civil War Days, May 16-17 2015 Connerprairie.org
Make your way through Prairietown where the year is 1863 and immerse yourself in the Civil War homefront and battlefront. Learn about Union and Confederate camp life, battle tactics, food, various technologies used during wartime, and medicine including a field hospital tour and surgery demonstration. Feel the boom from a Civil War-era cannon firing and learn about the intricacies of Civil War artillery and the skill it took to work them. Fire an authentic Civil War-era rifle ($5). Ask President Abraham Lincoln, during his live presentation, about his presidency and what it was like leading the country during this tumultuous time. Listen to stories of women serving in uniform, and what lengths they went to in order to disguise their identity to take up arms. Hear about the important role the 28th U.S. Colored Troops played during the war, and discover the impact of the war on free blacks in Indiana through an interactive play about the Roberts Settlement. And, enjoy the sounds of Colonel Armstrong’s Rusty Musket band as they boost the morale of their fellow soldiers. There will also be a battle re-enactment at 2:30 pm each day.
Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17
10 am-5 pm
Battle re-enactment at 2:30 pm each day
FREE with general admission
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
13400 Allisonville Rd.
Fishers, IN 46038
|The Battle for Union Gap, June 20-21 2015 visituniongap.com/union-gap-event-detail.php?id=21
Union Gap WA
The Battle for Union Gap
June 20-21st 2015 at Fullbright Park in Union Gap during Old Town Days.
Cost: Free event
Battle For Union Gap
Saturday, June 20
Civil War Camps open from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Civil War Battle Reenactments 11:30am to 12:30pm & 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Civil War Era Dance: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sunday, June 21st.
Civil War Camps open from 9am – 4pm
Civil War Battle Reenactments 11:30am to 12:30pm & 3:00pm to 4:00pm
|150th anniversary of the 1st United States Volunteer Infantry's arrival to Montana Te, June 25-28 2015 www.1stunitedstatesvolunteerinfantry.com/150th-celebration.html
Fort Benton MT
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the 1st United States Volunteer Infantry's arrival to Montana Territory, the 1st USVI reenactment group is planning a special living history event to take place June 25-28, 2015 at Fort Benton.
|A Weekend of Polite Society, July 23-26 2015 grandcivilianevents.com/
St. Louis MO
Limited to 80 Persons due to the Exclusive Nature of Program
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2015
This very special and delightful experience is limited to a mixed gathering of persons who will have the unique and very rare opportunity from Thursday evening July 23rd, beginning at 7:00 pm through Sunday, July 26th, ending at 1:00 pm to experience a Civil War era immersion event in an exquisite and wonderful privately-owned Victorian mansion located in St. Louis, Missouri. (Think of it as an inter-active conference executed all in first-person!) It is an exceptional opportunity to have unfettered utilization of a privately owned Victorian home with four parlours, two private dining chambers, grand staircase, and 2nd floor ballroom. It also boasts a late 19th century elevator of which there are only two of its kind in the world, the one in the mansion and its twin which is in Buckingham Palace! The Mansion is filled with mid to late 19th century period furnishings and material culture items both original and quality historical reproductions.
|150th Anniversary of the Battles of Platte Bridge Station and Red Buttes, July 24-26 2015 www.GettysburgBall.com
Fort Caspar WY
Fort Caspar will come alive in the summer of 2015. July 24-26th 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the battle that gave the local area its namesake. The Fort Caspar Museum Association has partnered with the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Reenacting group to plan, organize, and sponsor this event. It is scheduled to be the largest living history and reenacting event in the Rocky Mountains that summer.
|Civil War Tartan Grand Ball, September 5 2015 grandcivilianevents.com/upcoming-cw-balls-2015-18.html
St. Louis MO
July 25, 2015
Civil War Tartan Grand Ball
St. Louis, Missouri
Limited Tickets for this Unique Venue
Held in one of St. Louis' Most Beautiful Private Victorian Mansions
1850's - 1860s Attire Required
1. We will have exclusive use of a private Victorian Mansion
2. Second floor is an elegant Private Victorian ballroom
3. 4-hour Etiquette and Dance Instruction Workshop
4. 14 newly introduced Civil War documented dances that have Celtic roots
5. Music by International Champion Celtic Harpist, Eileen Gannon, during the formal dinner prepared by Private Chef
6. Bagpipers and Caledonian Highland Dancers
7. Calling of the Clans
8. Robert Burns' Scottish Love Poetry Read by Mr. James Duffy, native of Dunfermline, Scotland
Prices Per Person: Dance Workshop $10.00 ~ Ball $48.00 ~ Private Master Chef Prepared Dinner $62.00
This will be a Tartan Ball in Remembrance of the Soldiers of Celtic Heritage Who Fought in the Civil War
Guests are asked to coordinate Tartan/Plaid into their Attire
|Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend, September 12-13 2015 www.waynesboroatwar.webs.com
Waynesboro was a town of 457 in 1860, an unlikely place at the feet of the Blue Ridge Mountains for war to come. However, in September, 1864, and March, 1865, Union General Sheridan brought the Civil War to town.
Join us in commemorating these historic events and the men who made them happen, September 12-13, 2015.
Period craftsmen and artisans will demonstrate the skills and arts of the era. Help make soap, candles or salt. Learn to dance the Virginia Reel. Pitch a game of horseshoes, with real horseshoes, and experience much more.
Military reenactors will demonstrate period drill and recreate army life in the field. Learn how infantrymen fired three rounds per minute. Experience the ground pounding thunder of a cavalry charge. Witness firsthand the explosive power of the artillery.
Civil War themed and 21st Century vendors will offer their wares and foodstuffs in "Sutler Square," while Generals and politicians from the past regale you with their tales.
Start or end your excursion with a visit to the Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, free of charge! This will be one of only two stops made in all of Augusta County in 2015. So, don't miss what could be your last opportunity.
Camps open at 9 am and battles will be fought at 2 pm each day. A Civil War Dance Social will be open to the public Saturday night 7pm-9pm. (Separate ticket required)
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