Civil War Remembrance Calendar


May 22

Confederate surgeon presentation by Jason Grabill, at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a demonstration and discussion of Civil War era surgical practices. 301-695-1864.

May 22-May 23

Civil War living history day:

noon-5 p.m. May 22-23, Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace, Md. Civil War encampment drills, firing demonstrations, period music and dance, ice cream social, historical crafters, camp tours, and food. Admission $3, children 12 and under free. 410-929-2299.

June 5-June 6

Point Lookout:

21st annual Blue and Gray Days at sites of Fort Lincoln and Camp Hoffman prison camp at Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, Md. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Exhibits at Hammond Hospital, where the sisters of Charity treated Union soldiers and Southern prisoners, and Camp Hoffman. Living history. Sponsored by Friends of Point Lookout Inc. and the Maryland State Park Service. 301-872-5688.

June 11-June 13

Trevilian Station

Battlefield Foundation's 140th anniversary re-enactment at Historic Green Springs farm in Virginia. Cavalry trail ride to area pre-war homes. Proceeds benefit the foundation's land preservation efforts. For more information, contact

June 12

Living history presentation

of Union camp life by members of the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick. Shows what Civil War soldiers faced in camp. 301-695-1864.

July 2-July 4

"Crossroads of Destiny":

141st anniversary Gettysburg battle re-enactment in Gettysburg, Pa. Friday artillery and mortar fire A.P. Hill's Corps probes federal line. Saturday clash of 11th Corps and Longstreet attacks. Sunday Custer vs. Stuart cavalry battle and Pickett's Charge. Registration $10 until May 31, $15 after June 1. Portion of proceeds benefit historic preservation. Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, P.O. Box 3482, Gettysburg, Pa. 17325-3482, 717- 338-1525.

July 10-July 11

Monocacy commemoration:

Commemoration of 140th anniversary of July 9, 1864, Battle of Monocacy. At Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick. 301-662-3515.

July 11

Harry Gilmor's raid:

Commemoration of 140th anniversary of Maj. Harry Gilmor's 1864 attack on the railroad line in Harford County, north of Baltimore. Includes Civil War music. Events at the mill, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, will take place in the afternoon. 410-877-3560.

July 16-July 18

Monocacy re-enactment:

"To the Gates of Washington," a re-enactment of Battle of Monocacy, will take outside Boonsboro, Md. Proceeds benefit the Western Maryland Foundation for preservation of history of Western Maryland and restoration of the 17th Virginia Cavalry flag captured at Urbanna.

Sept. 16


"CSS Hunley: Recovered and Raised" by Mark Ragan at Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at door. USS Constellation Museum, 410-539-1797, Ext. 422.

Oct. 15-Oct. 17

Cedar Creek re-enactment:

The 15th annual re-enactment on the Cedar Creek battlefield in Middletown, Va. Proceeds benefit preservation of Cedar Creek Battlefield. Cedar Creek Battlefield Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, 888-628-1864.

Oct. 22-Oct. 24


"Antietam Revealed: Walking in Their Footsteps," a seminar and tour, will be conducted by James McPherson and Dennis Frye, who will lead two days of battlefield hikes. An evening panel includes Ted Alexander and Perry Jamieson. 717-264-7101.

Nov. 20

Remembrance Day:

The annual George G. Meade Monument Honor Ceremony at 11 a.m. in Gettysburg, Pa. 717-334-1124, Ext. 422 or 431.

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