Ft. Pillow Marker Ceremony

Located on the western edge of Tennessee, approximately 40 miles north of Memphis, Fort Pillow State Historic Park is rich in historic and archaeological significance. Steep bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River made this area a strategic location during the Civil War. The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow is known for its

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U.S. Colored Troops at Ft. Ward

Ft. Ward U.S. Colored Troops Living History Encampment

Reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., and the 23rd U.S.C.T. will stage a military encampment that portrays the history, training and soldier life of African-American units associated with the Civil War defenses of Washington. Visitors will learn about the role of the U.S.C.T. in the Union war

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Battle of Olustee

Battle of Olustee

The Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond was fought in Baker County, Florida on February 20, 1864, during the American Civil War. It was the largest battle fought in Florida during the war. Thousands of reenactors from across the U.S., and even from overseas, come to the Olustee

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Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthday Party

Help us celebrate the 158th birthday of our 26th president with an afternoon of activities designed to appeal to the young—or young at heart—in all of us. Drop in for birthday treats and hands-on activities in the memorial plaza on Theodore Roosevelt Island. Members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

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Manassas Civil War Weekend

The popular annual event features living history, a re-enactment of the 1862 burning of Manassas Junction, and fun for the entire family. Don’t miss keynote speaker John Hennessy, Chief Historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and the Civil War mourning exhibit. Civil War Weekend Program 2016

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152nd Anniversary of The Battle of Fort Stevens

Come learn about the only Civil War battle to take place in the nation’s capital. Living history demonstrations Live period music Historical talks by noted historians 19th century children’s games and crafts Fort Stevens was part of the extensive fortifications built around Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War. The

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Remembrance Day Parade

An annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. The parade will step off at 1:00pm from LeFever Street and follow the

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African American Cultural & Heritage Festival

The African American Heritage Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in August. Locations are downtown Charles Town, Wright Denny Elementary, and alternative school grounds at Avis and Lawrence Street. This event showcases the history and talent of the African American community in Jefferson County, with vendors, a parade, and live entertainment

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Ft. Ward Civil War Camp Day

Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site will host its Civil War Camp Day, a day-long living history event highlighted by Union and Confederate drills and camp life. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., costumed interpreters will take part in drilling and camp demonstrations, with a particular focus on uniforms and

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Wilson’s Wharf / Ft. Pocahontas

This forgotten Union earthwork comes to life as Veteran Civil War reenactors describe the life of the soldier, the art of field fortification and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry attack. Defended by three regiments of USCTs under General Edward A. Wild, the fort encompassed an army depot at this historic wharf located

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