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Color Guard William Smith
12th Virginia Infantry Co B

We are a family orientated group that is looking for members who are interested in positively and publicly portraying and recreating the lives of Virginia Soldiers and Civilians during the period of American Civil War. You can contact us at 12thvirginia.org or at our Facebook Page.

Taylor house by Andrea Maxwell
A Civil War Era Historical Fiction Novel

Place Of No Return Book
Place Of No Return - A Novel
AnabethHill.com

Civil War Fiction
A Thirst for War

Civil War Fiction
Gettysburg 155th Anniversary National Reenactment,      Jul  5-8  2018      gettysburgreenactment.com/
Gettysburg  PA

From the first event in 1995, The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee events have always featured some of the best living history at any civil war reenactment. This year a Youth Activities Tent, is being added to the living history smorgasbord. An array of activities at this tent will include enlistment, life and equipment of a young soldier, medical, music, drilling, a civil war art contest and honorable discharge. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, in partnership with the Gettysburg Times News In Education initiative, have given complimentary passes to all students K-8 in Adams County in hopes of making American History available to more children.

Besides the new Youth Activities Tent, the always popular Live mortar Fire demonstrations – complete with explosions at the end will take place each day. There will be field demonstrations, a Living History Village and continuous programs in two large Living History Activities Tents that include ladies period dress, civil war music, presentations by the Generals, period religious services and several civil war weddings.

Living History Coordinator Kirk Davis has been leading the living history portion of the annual event for many years and does an excellent job orchestrating one of the best living history programs of any civil war reenactment in the nation.
  
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Civil War Reenactors Cruise 2018,      Jul  28  2018      facebook.com/events/259691491101862/
Newport  KY

This is a cruise for reenactors and living historians aboard BB Riverboats' River Queen paddleboat. All attendees are required to be dressed in period correct attire, formal wear is requested. Dinner will be served aboard the boat, with music and dancing to follow. We will have exclusive access to the 2nd deck, as well as shared access to the observation deck atop the riverboat. The 1st deck will be a separate event from our own.

Tickets are $75 dollars each and must be purchased in advance. the guest list will be limited to 100 patrons.
  
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Lombard's Civil War Reenactment,      Jul  28-29  2018      lombardscivilwar.weebly.com/
Lombard  IL

Living History for all ages! Fun for the entire family! This exciting reenactment is sponsored by the Lombard Historical Society and hosted by Stanford's Battery. Meet soldiers representing the North and the South. Witness skirmishes and battles. Talk to the cavalry - yes, we have horses! Listen (and even dance) to Civil War era music. Learn about embalming techniques perfected during the Civil War. And much more!
  
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Pipestone Civil War Days,      Aug  11-12  2018      facebook.com/PipestoneCivilWarDays
Pipestone  MN

The event is held every even-numbered year during the 2nd weekend in August. We have an amazing festival and programs for this year and hope to see all of our returning and new faces on August 11 - 12.
  
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Galesburg Heritage Days,      Aug  18-19  2018      galesburgheritagedays.org/
Galesburg  IL

One of the Midwest's largest and unique living history events held at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg Illinois. Lake Storey is on the far north side of town, with 430 acres of wooded and rolling lands, all camps are on the shores of a 130 acre lake. Lake Storey Park is an absolutely beautiful location. Featuring both a pre-1840 Early American Colonial/Frontier Rendezvous, and a thoroughly fielded Civil War Battle Encampment/ Reenactment, Galesburg Heritage Days is held at two separate but close venues at Lake Storey Park, all on the same weekend. Come share in the excitement with almost 1,000 fellow reenactors-living historians and almost 50 merchants and sutlers. Make plans to join us at Galesburg Heritage Days, a free public admission family friendly event.
  
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2018 Battle of Dry Creek,      Aug  18-19  2018      battleofdroopmountain.com/2018-battle-of-dry-creek
White Sulphur Springs  WV

The 2018 Battle of Dry Creek will again be held at the Greenbrier State Forest, located near White Sulphur Springs off of Exit 181 of I-64 which is the second WV exit if you are coming from Virginia.

The Reenactor registration this year will be$10.00 if post marked on or before June 30, 2018 and $15.00 if post marked after that date or for walk-ons. We regret the increase, but have received diminished State and local grant funds and want to maintain the quality of our Saturday evening dinner and facilities.

Again we will have a School of the Piece - National Civil War Artillery Association Qualifying School -on Saturday morning. live artillery target competition on Saturday, A tactical Infantry Battle Saturday morning and battles at 2 pm on Saturday and 1:30 pm on Sunday. Calvary of course are welcome, and there will be an opportunity for Calvary to engage in a"Horse Polo Match" before Saturday's battle. There is no charge for spectators.

If we find a period band, we will have a dance Saturday evening followed by the Reenactors' dinner.
  
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Jackson Civil War Muster ,      Aug  25-26  2018      civilwarmuster.org/
Jackson  MS

Hosting the largest and longest-running Civil War Muster and re-enactment in the Midwest is an honor for our City, we’re happy that Ella Sharp Park can provide the space for this event to continue and grow. The Muster is important because it recognizes our city’s legacy in fighting to preserve the union, abolish slavery, and defend the rights of others. That rich history inspires us to join together to continue to fight injustice and discrimination where it exists today.
Derek Dobies
Mayor of Jackson
  
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HB Civil War Days,      Sep  1-2  2018      hbhistory.org/civilwar
Huntington Beach  CA

Southern California's Largest Civil War Reenactment ?
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host the 24th annual Civil War Days Living History Event in Huntington Beach Central Park on the 155th anniversary of America's Civil War. Living history events like Civil War Days allow people to experience vivid recreations of life in our past in ways that would not otherwise be possible. This event is facilitated by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, and always remains free to the public. Come out to see this grand display this Labor Day Weekend!

? HB Central Park (Behind the Library)
On Gothard between Slater and Talbert

Camps open to the Public on Saturday and Sunday
Battle Times: Sat: 1:30 and 4 PM / Sun: 11 and 2 PM

Always Free to the Public!
  
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Battle For Decatur,      Sep  1-2  2018      battlefordecatur.wixsite.com/battlefordecatur
Decatur  AL

The Battle of Decatur was a demonstration conducted from October 26 to October 29, 1864, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. Union forces of 3–5,000 men under Brig. Gen. Robert S. Granger prevented the 39,000 men of the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. John B. Hood from crossing the Tennessee River at Decatur, Alabama.

John Bell Hood was marching through northern Alabama on his way to an invasion of Union-held Tennessee. His army had departed northwest from the vicinity of Atlanta, Georgia, in late September 1864, hoping their destruction of Union supply lines would lure Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Union army into battle. Sherman pursued Hood as far as Gaylesville, Alabama, but decided to return his army to Atlanta and instead conduct a March to the Sea through Georgia. He gave responsibility for the defense of Tennessee to Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas at Nashville.

Hood departed from Gadsden, Alabama, on October 22, en route to Guntersville, Alabama, where he planned to cross the Tennessee River. When Hood arrived at Decatur on October 26, he found a Federal infantry force of 3,000 to 5,000 men defending an entrenched line that included two forts and 1,600 yards of rifle pits; a much heavier force than Roddey had believed. Two Federal gunboats patrolled the river. On October 27, Hood arranged his army as it arrived to encircle Decatur. The next morning, he sent Confederate skirmishers through a dense fog to a ravine within 800 yards of the main fortifications. At about noon, a Federal regiment drove the skirmishers out of the ravine, capturing 125 men. "With the soldiers hungry and supplies scarce," Hood knew he could not afford the casualties from a full-scale assault and decided to cross the Tennessee River elsewhere. He marched further the west and crossed near Tuscumbia, Alabama, where Muscle Shoals prevented interference by the Federal gunboats. However, he later learned from cavalry Brigadier General Phillip Roddey that crossing place was strongly guarded, while Decatur, forty miles west, was said to be "lightly guarded." Concerned over the possibility of Federal gunboats destroying any pontoon bridge he might deploy, along with the absence of Nathan Bedford Forrest's horseman to bring him intelligence, Hood changed his course to Decatur.
  
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Waynesboro At War,      Sep  15-16  2018      waynesboroatwar.com/
Waynesboro  VA

Waynesboro At War is an educational organization with absolutely NO political stances. Our sole mission is to research Civil War era topics of local interest and to present that history in an unbiased, family-friendly way. We actively seek out stories of men and women of BOTH sides of the conflict.
  
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