Civil War Calendar

June 25, 2000

July 8-9: 136th anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy, Frederick. Living-history interpreters at several sites on the battlefield. Concert by Wildcat Regimental Band at 3:30 p.m. Sunday near the visitor center. For more information, call 301- 662-3515.

July 8-9: 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry, living-history encampment and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Monument. 2nd United States Sharpshooters, living-history encampment on Little Round Top. 3rd Virginia Infantry, living-history encampment and demonstrations at Pitzer Woods. Signal Corps of the Susquehanna, living-history encampment on Little Round Top and at the Mississippi Monument. For more information, call the Gettysburg National Military Park at 717-334-1124, Ext. 422 or 431.

July 14-16: Battle of Laurel Hill re-enactment, Belington, W.Va. Opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday, pageant at 8 p.m.; Saturday noon parade at noon Saturday, train robbery at 1 p.m., Civil War Ball at 8 p.m. Church service Sunday, Battle of Laurel Hill at 1 p.m. Living history, tour of battlefield both days. For more information, call Aaron or Sharon Cross at 304-823-3123; Belington CVB, P.O. Box 921, Belington, W.Va. 26250.

July 15-16: Seminar, "The Battlefield Embalmer: Preserving the Civil War Dead," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Historian James W. Lowry as "Dr. Lowry, embalming surgeon" discusses the practice of mortuary science during the Civil War. For more information, call 301-695-1864.

July 22-23: 139th anniversary commemoration of the First Battle of Manassas. Living history programs and special tours. Stone House open for viewing by candlelight from 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. July 22. Concert of Civil War-era music by the Community Band of Vienna, Va., 6:30 p.m. July 23, Stuart's Hill Center, Sponsored by Manassas National Battlefield Park. For more information, call 703-361-1339.

July 22-23: Living-history encampment by members of Kemper's Brigade, 7th Virginia Infantry, at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, 10a.m. -5p.m. both days. For more information, call 301-695-1864.

Aug. 4-6: Eighth annual Civil War Medicine conference, National Civil War Museum of Medicine, Frederick; focusing on naval medicine. For more information, call 301-695-1864.

Aug. 5-6: "Prelude to Antietam" at Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick. Living history interpreters talk about occupation of Frederick in September 1862 before the battle of Antietam. For more information, call 301-662-3515.

Aug. 25: Second annual "Taneytown Days" in Taneytown. Living-history programs, battles Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the town of Taneytown. Host units are Company A, 37th Regiment, North Carolina Volunteer Troops and Company F, 139th Pennsylvania Volunteers. For more information, call (sutlers and Confederates): Maj. Gen. John C. Houck, Pender's Light Division, 400 Schucks Road, Bel Air 21015- 4916; Union: Quartermaster Sgt. Douglas S. Waskiewicz, 139th Pennsylvania, 3957 Baptist Road, Taneytown, 2 1787-1709.

Aug. 26-27: 138th anniversary of the Second Battle of Manassas. Cavalry demonstrations, interpretations of soldiers' lives, and tours. Stone House open for viewing by candlelight 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Aug.26. Sponsored by Manassas National Battlefield Park. For more information, call 703-361-1339.

Aug. 26-27:136th anniversary Battle of Saltvile, Va. Battles both days with cavalry, artillery, infantry, some on original battlefield and forts. For more information, call Charlie Bill Totten, Town Hall, Saltville, Va. 24370, 540-496-5342.

Sept. 1-3: Fifth annual re-enactment in Conneautville, Pa., with an Antietam/Sharpsburg theme at the Historic Erie Canal Park grounds. Saturday, Battle of the Cornfield. Sunday, Battle of the Sunken Road. Sponsored by the Cushings/Taylor Battery and the 145th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company A. For more information, call 814-438-8075.

Sept. 8-10: 136th anniversary re-enactment of Hunter's Raid and Battle of Lynchburg, Va. Sponsored by the 11th Virginia Regiment, Company G. For more information, call Heather White at 804-237-1726.

Sept. 9-10: Battle of South Mountain, off Monroe Road in Boonsboro; camps open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; three battles; sponsored by the Central Maryland Heritage League; for more information, call Tammy or Russ Richards at 301-242-4707 also, South Mountain Recreation Area Living History, Gathland State Park, Burkittsville; re-enactment of the fighting at South Mountain during the 1862 Antietam campaign. For more information, call the park at 301-791-4767.

Sept 15-17: Sharpsburg Heritage Festival; historic town square, Sharpsburg; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Civil War events re-enacted; free shuttle to Antietam National Battlefield; for more information, call the festival office at 800-228-STAY.

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