Civil War Reenactments & Events

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June 12 – June 14, 2015
Lehigh Valley Civil War Days
Location: Whitehall, PA
Website: http://www.friendsofcampgeiger.webs.com

Lehigh Valley Civil War Days (aka Camp Geiger) at Whitehall Parkway, Whitehall. Battles both days centering on war’s last days including trenches, tactical. Living History Street with medical & Sanitary Commission, historical personages, children’s games. Artillery & cavalry demonstrations, music, speakers. Saturday concert & night artillery firing. Cavalry, artillery & sutlers by invitation. Registration $10 until March 31, $15 to May 15, $20 after. Sutlers $50 until May 1, $75 before May 31. For information, registration, www.friendsofcampgeiger.webs.com

June 20-21, 2015
The Battle for Union Gap
Location: Fullbright Park, Union Gap  WA
Website: www.visituniongap.com/union-gap-event-detail.php?id=21
Cost: Free

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

June 27-28, 2015
Civil War Reenactment Weekend     
Location: Bensenville, IL
Website: www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org/pdcms/events

Free event! Step back in time one hundred and fifty years during one of the most significant events in our history. There will be a rally for drills in the morning and a skirmish in the afternoon, as well as first-person presentations throughout the day.

  • Meet the soldiers
  • Hear President Abraham Lincoln
  • Meet Harriet Tubman
  • Listen to the music
  • Learn about civilian life
  • Firing of the cannon (11am, 12pm & 1pm)

Special Presentation: “Atlanta, the March to the Sea” on Saturday, from 1-2pm. In the spring and summer of 1864, three Union armies led by William T. Sherman battled their way toward the city of Atlanta. The Confederates fought every step of the way. Join Brian Flora, retired United States diplomat and historian, as he looks at the capture of Atlanta, the March to the Sea, and how these momentous events have since been portrayed.

June 27 – June 28, 2015
“A House Divided” Civil War Reenactment
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Contact: Brian Cheek
Phone: 614.297.2319
Email: BCheek at ohiohistory dot org
Website: https://www.ohiohistory.org/participate/event-calendar/a-house-divided

Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5. Battles, firing demonstrations, medical, artillery, civilian living history, music programs throughout village. Adults $10, ages 6-12 $5. Hosted by Ohio History Connection at Ohio Village.

June 25-28, 2015
150th anniversary of the 1st United States Volunteer Infantry’s arrival to Montana Territory
Location: Fort Benton, MT
Website:  www.1stunitedstatesvolunteerinfantry.com/150th-celebration.html

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.

July 03 – July 05, 2015
Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com
Email: gac4 at Comcast dot net

Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment at “Gettysburg” movie site on Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg. Daily battles with pyrotechnics, living history, Saturday dance. Civilian camps for military dependents, living history village, activities tents. Bounty for horses & cannons. Registration fee. For information, registration.

July 10 – July 12, 2015
154th Anniversary of the Battle of Rich Mountain
Location: Beverly, West Virginia
Website: http://www.richmountain.org/reen15/reen15prelim.html

Battle of Rich Mountain reenactment at Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War site near Beverly. Skirmish, battle, living history, civilian activities, dance. Hosted by West Virginia Reenactors Association. Sponsored by Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation.

July 23-26, 2015
A Weekend of Polite Society
Location: St. Louis, MO
Website: www.grandcivilianevents.com/

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2015

Limited to 80 Persons due to the exclusive nature of program

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.

July 24-26, 2015
150th Anniversary of the Battles of Platte Bridge Station and Red Buttes
Location: Fort Caspar WY
Website:   www.GettysburgBall.com

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.

July 25, 2015
 Civil War Tartan Grand Ball
Location:  St. Louis, MO

Limited Tickets for this Unique Venue

  • Held in one of St. Louis’ Most Beautiful Private Victorian Mansions
  • 1850’s – 1860s Attire Required
  • We will have exclusive use of a private Victorian Mansion
  • Second floor is an elegant Private Victorian ballroom
  • 4-hour Etiquette and Dance Instruction Workshop
  • 14 newly introduced Civil War documented dances that have Celtic roots
  • Music by International Champion Celtic Harpist, Eileen Gannon, during the formal dinner prepared by Private Chef
  • Bagpipers and Caledonian Highland Dancers
  • Calling of the Clans
  • 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

September 5, 2015
Civil War Tartan Grand Ball
Location: St. Louis, MO
Website:  www.grandcivilianevents.com/upcoming-cw-balls-2015-18.html

September 12-13, 2015
Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend
Location: Waynesboro, VA
Website:  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)

October 9-11, 2015
3rd Annual Battle at Historic Farmington House Plantation
Location: Louisville, KY  (3033 Bardstown Rd)
Contact: Jimmie Jackson
Phone: 606-356-7216
Email: the8thkentucky at yahoo dot com
www.the8thkentuckyinfantry.org/registration_for_the_3rd_annual_battle_of_farmington_house_2015

Reenactors must register on the websites registration page.

Come camp on the original grounds of the Speed Family Plantation built in 1814 the largest hemp plantation in the United States for over 48 years.