Civil War Events

June 13, 1999

* June 26-27: National Park Service Malvern Hill living- history event with artillery firing demonstrations; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; for information, call David Ruth at 804-226-1981.

* July 2-4:136th anniversary Battle of Gettysburg; gates open at 8:30 a.m. each day. Scenarios include McPherson's Ridge, Culp's Hill and Pickett's Charge. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, 717-338-1525.

* July 10-11: 135th anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy near Frederick. Site opens at 10 a.m.; re-enactment battles begin at 1 p.m. Scenarios include the burning of the B&O Railroad blockhouse and the Monocacy Junction covered bridge by Union troops after their retreat. Free. Sponsored by the U.S. Flag Service, 5741 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 21703; 800-USA-FLAG, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.

* July 23-25: Second annual burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge at Columbia, Pa. Hosts are Mellinger Manor Bed & Breakfast and 1st Pennsylvania Reserves, Company D. For information, call 717- 871-0699.

* July 25: Historian Arthur Bergeron lectures on "How Civil War Armies Fought" at Pamplin Historical Park in Dinwiddie County, Va.; 2 p.m.; admission to the park is $5 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 11 years old; 877-726-7546.

* July 30-Aug. 1: Re-enactment of the First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run at Centreville, Va. Scenarios include Matthew's Hill and Henry Hill. Sponsored by the Great American Civil War Society, 2449 Heidlersburg Road, Gettysburg, Pa. 17325; 717-528-8761.

* Aug 14: Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields walking tour of Laurel Hill on the Spotsylvania Battlefield; 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; led by National Park Service historian Mac Wycoff; park fee must be paid; information, call 540-972-9954.

* Sept. 10-11: Maryland. Preservation March; a South Mountain March to follow the route of the 1st New Jersey Brigade, 6th Corps, through Crampton's Gap on Sept. 14, 1862. Benefits to New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association for preservation and display of 141 flags in New Jersey State Museum. For information, call Doug Dobbs, 1133 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown 21742; 301- 733-7450.

* Sept. 11-12: Fourth "Fire on the Mountain" re-enactment of the Battle of South Mountain near Boonsboro. Sponsored by and for benefit of Central Maryland Heritage League. All profits go toward preservation of South Mountain battlefield. For information, call Russell Richards or Tammy Dingle, 25450 Highfield Road, Cascade, Md. 21719; 301-241-4707, before 9 p.m.

* Sept. 18-19: Sharpsburg Heritage Festival. Living history portraying the town as "one vast hospital" after the battle at Antietam. For information, contact the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival, P.O. Box 456, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782; 301-432-7396.

* Sept. 25-26: "The Last Full Measure" re-enactment at Gettysburg, Pa. Scenarios include Bull Run in 1861, Emmitsburg Road and the Peach Orchard in 1863; and trench warfare at Petersburg, Va., in 1864-1865. To benefit the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites and Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg. For information, contact the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, P.O. Box 3482, Gettysburg, Pa. 17325-3482; 717- 338-1525.

* Oct. 14-17: 135th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek; re-enactment on original battlefield in Middletown, Va. All proceeds go toward preservation of Cedar Creek Battlefield and restoration of the Heater House. For information, call the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, P.O. Box 229, Middletown, Va. 22645, at 540-869-2064.

* June 2000: Grand Review 2000 at Harrisburg, Pa., commemorating the 135th anniversary of the festivities that marked the the end of the Civil War.

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