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January – 2022


January 4-11, Virginia. Online Seminar

Please join Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute, for a three-part online seminar via Zoom examining various aspects of the Civil War Era in the Shenandoah Valley. January 4, “Kindred Will all be Divided”: The Eastern Panhandle on the Eve of Civil War; January 6, “An Expression of Helplessness”: Sigel, Hunter, and the Lower Valley’s Civilians in May 1864; and January 11, “That this War May Soon Come to an End”: Perspectives on the Meaning of Union Victory in the Shenandoah Valley, Autumn 1864.” All sessions begin at 7 p.m. EST. Although FREE (donations appreciated), registration is required. Email jnoyalas01@su.edu to register.

 

Jan. 15-16, South Carolina. Civil War Show

Low Country Civil War Show & Sale. Although the South Carolina Low Country Civil War Show is in its 25th consecutive year, 2016 marked the first year it has been sponsored by American Digger Magazine, after being obtained from Mike Kent Shows. Traditionally held in Charleston, S.C., it was later moved to nearby Mt. Pleasant to allow easier access and better parking. It is now held at the Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, S.C., just across the bridge from historic downtown Charleston. This also makes this a family friendly location, with historic sites, shopping, and plenty of hotels nearby. Hours: Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Sponsored by American Digger Magazine. For information, 770-362-8671, 716-574-0465, https://americandigger.com/american-digger-events.

 

Jan. 29-30, Georgia. Civil War Show

MK Shows presents the Chickamauga (Dalton) Civil War Show at the Dalton Convention Center, in Ga., for collectors and history enthusiasts. Over 400 sale and display tables. Adults $10, Children under 12 are free. Hours: Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-3. For information about the show visit www.MKShows.com, or call Mike Kent at 770-630-7296, or email Mike@MKShows.com. For a $1 off coupon click here and hand it in at the ticket counter.


February


Feb. 11, Pennsylvania. Lincoln Birthday Celebration

Sponsored by the Union League of Philadelphia. Civil War military units, civilians, and heritage groups are welcome and encouraged to march in the parade to honor President Lincoln on his birthday. Participants will gather at the Union League by 10 a.m. Complimentary parking at Laz Garage on the N.W. corner of 15th & Sansom St. Arrive between 9 a.m. & 10 a.m. to obtain a parking pass. Proceed to Laz garage at 114 S 15th Street to park. For information; contact Dr. Andy Waskie at awaski01@gmail.com

 

Feb. 18-20, Florida. Reenactment

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park will host the weekend long 45th Annual Reenactment commemorating the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Olustee. More than 1,500 living historians will give presentations of both civilian and military life during the Civil War. Events will include educational exhibits and speakers, battle reenactment, a skirmish, medical demonstrations, ladies’ tea, sutlers, artillery night firing, an old-fashioned barn dance! Spectators can visit authentic campsites, view artillery inspections, living history programs, listen to a period music and watch the battle reenactment. Festivities will end with the Battle of Olustee Ball at the Ball Tent. Period attire required. Ball is for participants only. For information; 877-635-3655; www.battleofolustee.org.

 

Feb. 25-27, South Carolina. 28th Annual Battle of Aiken Reenactment

The 157th Anniversary of one of the last Confederate victories of the Civil War. Experience history coming alive during a weekend of battles, demonstrations, tours, displays, music, crafts, food, and Saturday’s Blue Grey Ball! Tour the historic log cabin, schoolhouse, jail, mercantile building, and soldier’s camps. Eight food and drink vendors on site. Three scripted battles: two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Period church service held on Sunday. All units and individual reenactors (artillery, cavalry, infantry, medical, musical, & civilian) welcome. No fee if pre-registered by Jan. 30. Walk on fee is $10. $150 bounty for first 20 full-size artillery guns registered. All impressions needed for school day at 8 a.m. on Friday. American military impressions from all war periods (colonial through the Gulf Wars) are needed for our Military Timeline. Pioneer and Native Americans welcome. For information; www.battleofaiken.com or battleofaiken@aol.com.


March


March 3-6, North Carolina. Theater

The North Carolina History Theater is very pleased to host Mark Twain in the form of impersonator, Bill Hand in “Mark Twain Day & Night” at the North Carolina History Center March 3-6. Tickets are available now at www.NCHistoryTheater.org. The irascible, astute and always lovable Mark Twain – If you only know him from Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, then you don’t really know him at all.Come share an evening to see what it was like to watch Mark Twain’s whirlwind speaking tours. In “Mark Twain: Day and Night,” Mark Twain impersonator Bill Hand has collected and prepared a true compendium of America’s most beloved author’s works—both the humorous work of his early years including excerpts from “Tom Sawyer”, “Huck Finn”, “Roughing It”, “Life on the Mississippi” and “Innocents Abroad”, and the sharper, more critical writings and thoughts of his later years. Included is the famous “Jumping Frog” and “A True Story,” – the true tale of a slave woman’s search for her son that actually took place right here in New Bern. Performances of “Mark Twain Day & Night” are March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and March 6 at 2 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall at 529 S. Front Street in New Bern. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for active-duty military and $12 for students and are available at www.NCHistoryTheater.org.

 

March 4-5, Mississippi. Military History and Civil War Show

We are the oldest Military History and Civil War show in the Mid South and we are growing! This year will be our 55th show. Not only have we moved our show to a larger space, but we have also added all Military History. There will be quality artifacts from the American Revolution through the Vietnam era. We have military collectors and dealers from across the United States joining us. They will be displaying some of the rarest collections ever. You can buy, sell, trade, or collect. This year's show will honor all United States Military Heroes and Veterans. If you are a Veteran, Historian, Collector, Dealer, Enthusiast, Reenactor, etc. This event is for you! It will be a fun-filled Military History weekend! The show dates for this year are March 4 & 5, 2022 at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS. Friday, March 4, the show will open at 2 PM for our "First Lookers" and the general public and will close at 7 PM. Saturday, March 5, the show will open at 9 AM and close at 5 PM. Admission is $10 for adults and children under 12 are free.

Opening ceremonies will be at 10 AM on Saturday, March 5, "Color Guards" from throughout different eras in United States military history will do the presentation of their colors. Please arrive by 9:45 AM for this ceremony. You don't want to miss it! We will be having a "Cannon Salute" and "Honor Ceremony" throughout the day on Saturday, March 5, cannon will fire in honor of fallen heroes. This will take place in the parking area and is presented by Bankhead's Battery of Memphis. Our "Speakers Series" will be on Saturday, March 5 from 10 AM until 5 PM. We have some of the best authors and historians speaking on all aspects of the United States military history. Our "Speaker Series" is sponsored by Red Oak Capital Managers and will be in the speaker's lounge located at the entrance of the show. See a list of our speakers and times on our Facebook page or at the entrance of the show.

Please join us for a great military history weekend! For more information please visit our Facebook page at midsouthmilitaryhistory or call Don at 901-832-4708.

 

March 6, North Carolina. Presentation

New Bern Historical Society Presents Author & Historian Wade Sokolosky. On January 29, 1865, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of the Union army, arrived at the Morehead City Harbor. Grant’s purpose in visiting the coast centered on a broadening military strategy for North Carolina, which in the coming weeks would transform the state into a major operational theater of the war. Grant selected his trusted lieutenant, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman to spearhead this final campaign in the Old North State. But first, Sherman and 60,000 of his men had to march north from Savannah, Ga. To feed and supply a force as large as Sherman’s upon its arrival required a herculean effort that Sherman later described as “to prepare for my coming.” Join the New Bern Historical Society for its annual Civil War presentation on Sunday March 6 at 2 p.m. at Orringer Auditorium as noted Civil War author and retired U.S. Army colonel, Wade Sokolosky discusses the logistics buildup on the North Carolina coast in preparation for General Sherman’s arrival.Colonel Wade Sokolosky (Ret.), a native of Beaufort, N.C., is a graduate of East Carolina University and a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He is one of North Carolina's leading experts in the 1865 Carolinas Campaign. He is the co-author (with Mark A. Smith) of "To Prepare for Sherman's Coming": The Battle of Wise's Forks, March 1865 and "No Such Army Since the Days of Julius Caesar": Sherman's Carolinas Campaign from Fayetteville to Averasboro. Wade is also the compiler of “Final Roll Call” Confederate Losses during the Carolinas Campaign.

Wade is the recipient of the Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s 2017 T. Harry Gatton Award for his important efforts to study, preserve, and share the Civil War heritage of his native North Carolina. Additionally, Wade is a tour guide with the Friends of Bentonville Battlefield and is a member of Brunswick County Civil War Round Table Advisory Council. Wade lives in Beaufort, North Carolina, and works for the N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry System.

Cost for this program is a $10 donation with all proceeds directly supporting maintenance and preservation of New Bern Battlefield Park. Prepaid reservations are strongly recommended. Go to www.NewBernHistorical.org/tickets or call the office at 252-638-8558. Paper tickets are not issued for this program. Simply check in at the door with your confirmation.

 

March 12-13, Virginia. Highland County

Take a step back in time to Highland County, “Virginia’s Sweet Spot.” Travel scenic back roads and majestic mountain byways to the annual Highland County Maple Festival. Since 1959, visitors have been drawn to Highland County to tour real maple sugar camps for a cultural and culinary adventure! Each year, tens of thousands of visitors are drawn to this unspoiled, rural region of Virginia to celebrate the “opening” of the trees and observe the process of maple syrup-making. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational experience that portrays a rapidly vanishing way of American life. In 2022, there will be 10 open sugar camps with unique techniques and stories for you to explore for free. In addition to pancake and buckwheat cake meals, famous Maple Doughnuts and live entertainment, over 100 high-quality juried arts and crafts vendors take part in the festival each year, and Civil War living history will be featured at the Highland County Museum in McDowell. For more information, click here.

 

March 19-20, Maryland. Antiques Arms Show and Sale

Sponsored by the Maryland Arms Collectors Association. With over 1,000 tables of the finest in collectable rifles, revolvers (pre-1898) and sporting shotguns, this show attracts thousands of serious collectors from across the globe. Open to the public on Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 9-3 p.m. Admission is $10. Located at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093. For information visit http://www.baltimoreshow.com.

 

March 26, Virginia. Tour of Kernstown Battlefield

Presented by the Kernstown Battlefield Association (KBA). Join author Gary Ecelbarger, the author of the definitive book on the First Battle of Kernstown, "We are in for it!,” for a tour of the First Kernstown battlefield. The first part of the tour will run from 9 a.m. to about noon on the Pritchard Farm property. After a break for lunch, the tour will continue over at Rose Hill, the location of the famous stone wall and most of the infantry engagement during the battle, and will then move to a rarely seen part of the battlefield on Sandy Ridge, where Stonewall Jackson placed artillery to fire upon Pritchard's Hill. The tour should end no later than 4 p.m.

Although registration is not required, the KBA asked that you please preregister here so they will have an approximate number of attendees.

In addition, to the tour, the Kernstown Battlefield will be open on the actual anniversary of the battle, which is Wednesday, March 23. The battlefield and museum will open at 10 a.m. with tours available upon request. For more information on the KBA and the battlefield, visit their website Kernstown Battle.

 

March 31-April 3, Georgia. The Georgia Battlefields Association Annual 2022 Tour

The GBA Annual 2022 Tour is scheduled for March 31st through April 3rd. The tour is based at the Springhill Suites at 4630 Sheraton Drive in Macon, Ga. The $119 per night room rate includes breakfast and tax. Please call The Springhill Suites at 478-803-9100 for room reservations at The GBA Rate. The 2-1/2 day tour will include two dinners, two lunches, maps, and bus transportation. The tour will cover the opening weeks of the March to the Sea, some additional events of the July 1864 Stoneman Raid, Macon defenses, and events relating to the capture of Jefferson Davis. Please mail a check payable to Georgia Battlefields Association for $430 per attendee to PO Box 669953, Marietta, GA 30066, or pay online http://www.georgiabattlefields.org.


April


April 2, Virginia. Seminar

Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute’s annual spring conference on the campus of Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, “Beyond the Mere Routine of Everyday Life”: Encounters & Experiences during the Civil War. Presentations with Jonathan A. Noyalas (Shenandoah University), Lauren K. Thompson (McKendree University), Kathryn J. Shively (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Jonathan W. White (Christopher Newport University). $30 registration fee covers all presentations and lunch at SU. Space is limited, visit www.su.edu/mcwi to register. For information; jnoyalas01@su.edu or phone 540-665-4501.

 

April 8-9, Mississippi. Civil War Show

The 13th Annual Corinth Civil War Relic Show and Sale sponsored by the Col. W.P. Rogers, SCV Camp #321 will be held at the Crossroads Museum. Located at 2800 S. Harper Road exit on Hwy 45, just 1 mile south of Hwy 72 in Corinth, Miss., this show is expanded, larger and better than ever before. Fri. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $5. For information; Buddy Ellis, 662-665-1419 bellis@1960@comcast.net, Dennis Brown, 662-212-4621 ducksu@frontier.net, or visit www.battleofcorinth.com.

 

April 22–23, Pennsylvania. Reenactment/Living History

Take a step back in history to April 1865 as we commemorate 157 years since the Lincoln Funeral Train crossed Stone Gables Estate! Witness and participate in this one-of-a-kind living history event.

Stone Gables Estate, 1 Hollinger Lane, Star Barn Way Elizabethtown, PA 17022. For more information info@stonegablesestate.com or call 717-902-9791.

 

April 23, Illinois. Civil War & Military Extravaganza

Zurko Promotions presents The National Civil War Collectors Fall Show and Sale which will be held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester, Wheaton, Ill. Hours: Saturday 9-4. Admission is $10, Early Admission $25. Free parking. For more information visit www.chicagocivilwarshow.com or call Zurko Promotions at 715-526-9769.

 

April 30 – May 1, Ohio. Civil War Show and Sale

The 44th Annual Ohio Civil War & WWI/II Show will be held in Mansfield, OH, at the Richland County Fairgrounds. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. Civil War and WWI & II Memorabilia for buy, well & trade. Featuring a unique artillery show with 15 cannon on display with firing demonstrations. Added Special Features: Civil War & WWII encampments, Sutlers Row, field hospital scenario, period music, Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln, Marlboro Volunteers Traveling Museum and Military Vehicle. Hours are Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Parking is free. For information; contact Wayne Williams: 419-884-2194 or t.drushel@zoominternet.net. Visit our website at www.ohiocivilwarshow.com.


May


May 12–14, Tennessee. 21st Congress of the General Barton & Stovall Association

Drury Plaza Hotel, 1874 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067. Since 2001, our association has held yearly Congresses across the Southeast. Each Congress is held in a different location near where our soldiers once fought and bivouacked. There are three nights of activities and two days of tours. Friday we will be visiting by charter bus Elm Springs, St. John’s Church and positions around Columbia, with lunch at Puckett’s Grocery. Afternoon tour of the Battle of Franklin. Saturday we will visit Mount Olivet Cemetery and Fort Negley, lunch at Historic Travellers Rest, with an afternoon tour of Battle of Nashville sites. Saturday night banquet speaker is John Banks of the History Channel. Member Cost: $200, non-member $215. Pay before Feb. 1st to avoid late registration fees. May 12th: 7-9 p.m. May 13th: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 14th: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information; Cliff Roberts, cliff874@gmail.com, 770-656-5585, www.generalbartonandstovall.com.

 

May 14-15, New York. Annual Artillery School

Sponsored by the National Civil War Artillery Association and Reynolds’ Battery L., the 34th Annual Artillery School at Old Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown will again take place in 2022. Fort Niagara is the oldest continuously occupied military site in North America. Open to all branches of service, both Federal and Confederate. Registration fee is $7. Registration Forms and additional info can be found at: www.reynoldsbattery.org. For information, 585-208-1839 or contact Rick Lake at rlake413@aol.com.

 

May 14-15, Pennsylvania. Living History Weekend

Living History weekend at Monterey Pass Battlefield. Hosted by the 2nd Maryland Artillery. Monterey Pass was fought on July 4-5, 1863 when Union cavalry attacked retreating Confederate wagon trains after the loss at Gettysburg. The battle was fought at midnight in a driving rain storm. Approximately 1,500 Confederate prisoners were taken. Most of the prisoners were Confederate wounded. Artillery and infantry demonstrations daily. Medical demonstrations by CWHI. Guided walking tours of the battlefield daily. For more information visit https://montereypassbattlefield.org or contact John johnwelker117@gmail.com.

 

May 18-22, Virginia. Period Firearms Competition

The North-South Skirmish Association 145th National Competition near Winchester, VA. Over 3,000 uniformed competitors in 200 member units compete in live-fire matches with muskets, carbines, revolvers, mortars and cannon plus costume competitions and historical lectures. The largest Civil War live-fire event in the country. Free admission, large sutler area, and food service. For more information visit the N-SSA web site: www.n-ssa.org.

 

May 20-22, Georgia. Reenactment and Living History

The Battle of Resaca Reenactment will be held on over 600 acres of the original battlefield in Resaca, Georgia. This reenactor-friendly event will have main camps located near the original US and CS lines. Campaigners are welcome to camp in or near the breastworks. Amenities include straw, hay and firewood. Modern food and ice vendors on site. Weekend activities will include aggressive battles both days at 2 p.m. – rain or shine, combined US & CS morning colors, period demonstrations, cavalry competition, a civilian refugee camp, reenactor yard sale, sutlers, period music and dance, period church services, and a memorial service at the Confederate Cemetery. Many Civil War historical sites are located on the reenactment site and two major Civil War parks are within minutes of the site. Handicapped parking available with free transport from parking areas to battlefield, vendor and sutler areas. Reenactor pre-registration is $10 if received by April 15th. Artillery bounties of $150 for the first 18 cannons with crew pre-registered by April 15, 2022. A portion of the proceeds to be donated to preservation efforts of the Friends of Resaca Battlefield. For more information; www.georgiadivision.org.

 

May 20-22, Missouri. Reenactment

The Battle of Carthage was the first full scale battle of the Civil War. The 160th Anniversary Reenactment will be held at Civil War Ranch. Experience the battle that both sides claim to have won. Begin Saturday with the Opening Ceremony at 9 a.m. Continue the day with camp life, drills & demonstrations, Ladies Tea at 10:30 a.m., Arms Inspection at 12:30 p.m., Reenactment at 1 p.m., Cake Walk at 3 p.m. and Civil War ball at 7 p.m.  Sunday’s activities include drills & demonstrations 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Church service at 10 a.m., Arms Inspection at 12:30 p.m. Reenactment at 1 p.m. For more information, www.battleofcarthage.com.

 

May 29, Pennsylvania. Memorial Day Observed at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Original G.A.R. Decoration Day Service of 1868. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia. Starts at 12 noon. All are welcome. Laurel Hill is the site of the first Memorial Day in Philadelphia in 1868. Special veterans’ markers will be dedicated at the graves of previously unmarked veterans. Speakers, ceremonies, and pageant will highlight the ceremony. Wreath-laying, speeches, music, and honor guards. Historical groups, veterans, and citizens are urged to participate. Wreaths, military contingents, color guards, music and period civilians are encouraged to participate. Refreshments served after the ceremony. For information; 215-228-2800.


June


June 4-5, Virginia. Reenactment: The Action at Wilson’s Wharf

Located between Richmond and Williamsburg on the James River, scenic Fort Pocahontas is the site of the May 24, 1864, action in which United States Colored Troops defended the fort they built against an assault by Fitzhugh Lee’s Confederate Cavalry. Hours: Saturday 10-4, Sunday 10-3. Admission $10/adults, $8/students; battle reenactments both days. See Civil War camps and enjoy history brought to life through family-friendly activities. For reenactors: pre-registration required starting Jan. 10 at www.fortpocahontas.org; shaded campsites; Friday officers’ social; Saturday dinner and dance.

 

June 9-10, Kentucky. Farmington Historic Plantation

Farmington hosts renowned Lincoln historian Harold Holzer at a two-night event.  Thursday, Farmington honors Holzer with the Anne Bruce Haldeman award at our annual gala, An Evening in the Garden at Farmington. Holzer will speak about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and the Speed brothers.  Friday evening Holzer discusses his 2020 book The Presidents vs. the Press the Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media-From the Founding Fathers to Fake News.  Both events held under the spacious outdoor Brand Pavilion. Further details & ticketing information can be found at http://farmingtonhistoricplantation.org/evening-in-the-garden-1.

 

June 11-12, Mississippi. Civil War Show

Civil War Relic Show will be held at Brandon City Hall, located at 1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon, Mississippi. 300 tables of relics, weapons, prints, documents, artillery, WWI & WWII, bottles, books, currency, living history displays, and more. Admission $7, 12 and under are free. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Contact Tim Cupit at TimCupit@comcast.net or call 769-234-2966. Website is www.scv365.com.

 

June 25, Virginia. Walking Tour

Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute in partnership with the Fort Collier Civil War Center will offer a tour with Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, “They Have Completely Surrounded Stine’s House”: The Construction and Early Use of Fort Collier during the Civil War. The one- hour tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will be held at Fort Collier, 922 Martinsburg Pike, Winchester, Va. Event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required. For information; jnoyalas01@su.edu or 540-665-4501.

 

June 25-26, Pennsylvania. The Original Gettysburg Civil War Artifact Show

The nation’s premier Civil War relic and collectors show at the Eisenhower All Star Complex at 2634 Emmitsburg Rd., Gettysburg. Brendan Synnamon, GBPA Vice President of Administration and the event’s coordinator, is working closely with the Eisenhower Complex to ensure the event follows PA Guidelines for COVID 19 control. Our 300+ tables are a great way to view and even purchase authentic Civil War artifacts. Browse the tables and speak with the vendors who are all well versed in history and artifact identification. Better than a museum! Every item has someone willing to give you its history lesson and answer all your questions. $100 VIP Charitable donation includes Friday and early admission for the serious collector. Hours: Saturday 10-5, Sunday 9-2. Admission $10, children under 12 free. For more information visit https://www.gbpa.org/event/annual-civil-war-relic-show.


July


July 8-10. Wyoming.

Winchester Collectors Cody Show at the Riley Arena, 1400 Heart Mountain Street, Cody, Wyo.

Over 300 trade and display tables. Hours: Thur. exhibitor set-up 9-6. Fri-Sat. exhibitor hours 8-5:30. Sun. exhibitor hours 8-2. Public hours: Early admission passes available for Thur., 9-6: $35. Fri. & Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-2. Admission: Children under 12 free. Admission $8, 3-day pass: $20, Early admission: $35. Contact Vinny Martin: vmartinjr1998@gmail.com, 508-922-9267. https://winchestercollector.org/cody-show.

 

July 9-10. Pennsylvania.

The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Inc. presents the Antique & Modern Arms Show at the Agricultural Hall, Allentown, Pa. Contact 610-438-9006. 1350 Uhler Rd, PMB 138, Easton, PA 18040-9006. http://www.allentownshow.net.

 

July 16, Virginia. Walking Tour

Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute will commemorate the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Cool Spring with a walking tour at the University’s River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield (1400 Parker Lane, Bluemont, VA). Tour with Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas will highlight the stories of individual soldiers and the battle’s impact on soldiers and families. Tour begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Lodge and will last approximately 90 minutes. Event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required. For information; jnoyalas01@su.edu  or 540-665-4501.

 

July 22-24. Tennessee.

Antique Militaria & Americana Show sponsored by American Digger magazine at the Arena Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy East Ridge, TN 37412. https://americandigger.com/upcoming-events.

 

July 29-31. Montana.

The Missoula Gun Show at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center, Missoula, MT. Contact Hayes Otoupalik 406-549-4817. PO Box 17002, Missoula, MT 59808. Email: hayesotoupalik@aol.com.


August


Aug. 5-6, Maryland. Civil War Talks & Civil War Collectors Show

Sponsored by Civil War Faces and Military Images Magazine. Friday, Aug. 5, from 7 - 9 p.m.: Speakers will present educational talks on the about the Civil War and photography. This will be a great opportunity to hear from leading experts on the Civil War and see unique images—all national treasures. Talks will be historical and educational. $10 entry fee.

Sat. Aug. 6 at the Havre De Grace, Md., at the Havre De Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane, Havre De Grace, Md. 21078 From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Civil War Dealers from throughout the U.S. will be offering 1,000’s of museum quality Civil War artifacts—photographs, guns, swords, historical autographs, coins, currency, uniforms, uniform buttons and much more. You will have the opportunity to purchase original items from the Civil War for your collection. Dealers will be bringing their best items for you to see and purchase. This show will also be a great event for history lovers and an educational opportunity for children and young adults. Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $3. If you have Civil War Items you would like to have evaluated or learn more about please bring them and ask for Doug York or Ron Coddington. For additional information contact: Doug York, 757 610-1898, civilwarfaces@icloud.com or Ron Coddington 703-568-1616, militaryimages@gmail.com Visit Civil War Faces Show and Sale for updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2078081792441301.

 

Aug. 5-7, Virginia. Reenactment

160th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Mountain in Culpeper, “Slaughter on the Mountain”, reenactors welcome! Join a reenactment of the first battle of the Second Manassas campaign on the actual battlefield. Recreations of battle actions on Saturday and Sunday Aug. 6-7. Event limited to 1,500 troops (artillery, cavalry, and civilians by invitation only). Public talks & demonstrations both days. Sutlers and food vendors will participate. For information; friendsofcedarmountain.org.

 

Aug. 13-14, Georgia. Civil War Show and Sale

44th Annual Southeastern Civil War & Antique Gun Show in Marietta at the Cobb County Civic Center hosted by the North Georgia Relic Hunters Association. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060. Hours: Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Admission $8, veterans and children under 10 are free. 190 tables full of memorabilia everyone can enjoy. Show chairman: Ray McMahan at terryraymac@hotmail.com. For more information visit www.ngrha.com.

 

Aug. 27-28. Antique Gun Show

Old North State Antique Gun and Military Antiques Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC. Contact Carolina Trader Promotions 704-282-1339. https://www.thecarolinatrader.com.


September


Sept. 17-18. Florida.

The Central Florida Arms Show at Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In Expo Center, Lakeland, FL. Contact Lakeland Rifle & Pistol Club 2000 Lasso Ln., Lakeland, FL 33801. Phone 863-665-0092, https://lakelandgunclub.com.

 

Sept. 17-18. New York.

NY State Arms Collectors Assoc, Inc. at the State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY. Contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger 346 Paul St, Endicott, NY 13760. Phone 607-748-1010, email: sandynysac@yahoo.com.

 

Sept. 24, Illinois. Civil War & Military Extravaganza

Zurko Promotions presents The National Civil War Collectors Fall Show and Sale which will be held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester, Wheaton, Ill. Hours: Saturday 9-4. Admission is $10, Early Admission $25. Free parking. For more information visit www.chicagocivilwarshow.com or call Zurko Promotions at 715-526-9769.

 

Sept. 24, Virginia. Walking Tour

Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute in partnership with the Fort Collier Civil War Center will offer a tour with Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, “A Theme for the Poet, a Scene for the Painter”: Fort Collier and the Third Battle of Winchester. The one-hour tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will be held at Fort Collier, 922 Martinsburg Pike, Winchester, Virginia. Event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required. For information; jnoyalas01@su.edu or 540-665-4501.


Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Virginia, Annual Conference

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust hosts its 2022 annual conference, “1862 – The War Comes to Fredericksburg.” This year’s conference kicks off with a Friday evening President’s Reception at the CVBT office. Saturday features a special screening of “Fire on the Rappahannock” in the morning, and river crossings and Prospect Hill battlefield tours during the day. Saturday evening includes a banquet and annual meeting with a keynote address by historian John Hennessey at historic Belmont in Falmouth. Sunday brunch at Stevenson’s Ridge includes a panel discussion moderated by Chris Mackowski with historians Sarah Kay Bierle, John Hennessey, Greg Mertz, and Scott Walker. Full weekend registration is $195, or Saturday evening banquet only is $95. More information and registration are available at: https://www.cvbt.org/cvbt-annual-conference.


October


Oct. 1-2. Kentucky.

National Gun Day at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY. Contact Ron Dickson 513-523-3574, email: Ron-Dickson@nationalgunday.com, http://www.nationalgunday.com.

 

Oct. 1, Pennsylvania. Honor Ceremony

Major Octavius V. Catto Honor ceremony; wreath laying; military salute at the Catto Monument at city hall in Philadelphia at 11 a.m. honoring the great black equal rights and military leader. Wreath-Laying ceremony. All military units, period civilians, veterans and heritage groups are welcome. Colors, wreaths and music encouraged. Following the city hall ceremony, PA National Guard Medal Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. in the Union League for the ‘Major Catto Medal.’ For information: Dr. Andy Waskie awaski01@gmail.com.

  

Oct. 5-9, Virginia. Period Firearms Competition

The North-South Skirmish Association 146th National Competition near Winchester, VA. Over 3,000 uniformed competitors in 200 member units compete in live-fire matches with muskets, carbines, revolvers, mortars and cannon plus costume competitions and historical lectures. The largest Civil War live-fire event in the country. Free admission, large sutler area, and food service. For more information visit the N-SSA web site: www.n-ssa.org.

 

Oct. 6-8, Illinois. CMH Convention

The Company of Military Historians will meet at the Stony Point Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois, for their annual convention. Click the banner below for more information.

 

Oct. 6-9. North Carolina.

The 43rd Annual Colt Collectors Association All Colt Gun Show at Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort & Spa, 5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027. https://coltcollectors.com/convention.

 

Oct. 15-16. Pennsylvania.

The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Inc. presents the Antique & Modern Arms Show at the Agricultural Hall, Allentown, PA. 1350 Uhler Rd, P.M.B 138, Easton, PA 18040-9006. Contact 610-438-9006, http://www.allentownshow.net.

 

Oct. 21-23. Texas.

Texas Gun Collectors Association Fall Show, Auction and Display Competition at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, TX 76201. Contact John Vance EVP/Show Chairman, email: yxrancher@yahoo.com or call 713-299-3378. https://www.tgca.org/fall.html.

 
October 22-23. Tennessee. The Gallant Pelham Long Range Artillery Match
Sponsored by Burroughs’ Battery. General Concept:  For our long range artillery shoot. We seek to pull quality artillerists together to enjoy our sport, fellowship and camaraderie. We have a spectacular site, located in southeast Tennessee, just northwest of Chattanooga. The site will allow us to shoot out to 1,000 yards. It is very safe, with a mountain rising 1,000 plus feet as the backstop, and free of buildings for several miles. Our last shoot was a great success with 36 guns and crews.
Course of Fire: Saturday October 22 will consist of an open range session. We will shoot out to 1000 yards. The targets will be lots of 55 gallon barrels, some filled with water. This is open to rifles and smooth bores. We will schedule out the range in 45 minute courses, allowing you to practice engaging targets at various ranges. We will have a few surprises on the range.
Sunday October 23 will be the Competition portion. Rifled guns will shoot at static targets out to 1,000 Yards. Space is limited. If we have sufficient preregistration we will have Field and Mountain Gun divisions. Course of fire will be 15 rounds. If we have enough interest we will shoot smoothbore guns as well.  
Sign in / Registration will be Friday October 22 from 1200-2000, and again at 0700 on Saturday October 22.  
For updates or more information:
  1. Send your email address to: Steve Cameron akm556@aol.com
  2. Follow us on facebook, The Gallant John Pelham Competition and Shoot

November


Nov. 5, Virginia. Seminar & Tour

Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute annual fall seminar and tour with Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, “My Mind is Full with Thoughts of the Past”: The Second Battle of Winchester Through the Eyes of Combatants and Civilians.” $25 registration fee covers morning lecture at Shenandoah University (1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA), lunch at SU, and vehicle caravan of sites, including sites not regularly accessible to the public. Event begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. To register visit www.su.edu/mcwi. For information; jnoyalas01@su.edu or 540-665-4501.

 

Nov. 10, Pennsylvania. US Marine Corps Birthday Observance

Laurel Hill Cemetery located at 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia at 11 a.m. at the grave of General Jacob Zeilin, 7th Commandant of the Marine Corps during the Civil War. A special 'Veterans' Day tour of heroes 'killed in action' and buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery will follow. Co-sponsored by: The Legion Post 405; MOLLUS; General Meade Society For information; 215-228-2800,  or 215-423-3930, Dr. Andy Waskie: awaski01@gmail.com, www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org.

 

Nov. 12, Virginia. Civil War Show

Bullet and Shell is proud to present the 41st Central Virginia Military Antique Show (formally Mike Kent’s Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show). Held in conjunction with the Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association, this is one of the three longest running Civil War relic shows and continues to be one of the top shows in the country. The Central Virginia Military Antique Show will host vendors and displays of American military history from the Revolutionary War through WWII at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Henrico County, Virginia. Bring your relics for appraisal or to sell. Over 300 tables of display and sale items! This is a great opportunity to add historical items to your collection, spend time with friends in our hobby, and learn more about our history. Show hours are 9-5 on Saturday with vendor setup on Friday. Parking is free and admission is only $10 for adults with children under 12 free. 24-hour armed security provided. For more information or registration go to www.MilitaryAntiqueShow.com. Show Promoters: Carl Sitherwood: 404-394-5128, Carl@BulletAndShell.com, and Mike Ward: 224-558-1886, Mike@BulletAndShell.com.

 

Nov. 12-13. Oklahoma.

Tulsa Arms Collectors Association at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK. Contact Mark Wanenmacher PO Box 33201, Tulsa, OK 74153. Phone 918-492-0401, http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com.

 

Nov. 19, Pennsylvania. Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

General Meade & his Generals and the veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg Honor/Dedication ceremonies during the Remembrance Day Observance. Honoring all commanders and veterans of the Battle. Meet at the General Meade Equestrian Monument at 10 a.m. For information; Jerry McCormick at 215-848-7753 or gedwinmc@msn.com.

 

Nov. 19, Pennsylvania. Annual Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade 

Sponsored by the Sons of Veterans Reserve, the Military Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Parade briefing at the Unity Park Monument on Lefever St. at 12 p.m. Units form up at Noon on Lefever St. between Baltimore St. and E. Confederate Ave. Parade begins at 1 p.m. For information; Major David Hann, Provost Marshal SVR at 609-816-2012, majorsvrprovost@gmail.com.

 

Nov. 19, Pennsylvania. Civil War Ball 

The original Gettysburg Ball will be held 8 p.m. to midnight at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel locate at 95 Presidential Circle in Gettysburg. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Music by the Philadelphia Brigade Band. Dances led by the Victorian Dance Ensemble. Period dress encouraged, but not required. Door prizes, plus prizes for Ladies Cake Walk. Cash bar. Make check payable to SVR Remembrance Day Ball. Include stamped, self-addressed envelope for tickets. Ticket orders received after Nov. 12 will be distributed at the Ball Mail to: Col. Steve Michaels SVR, 6623 S North Cape Rd., Franklin, WI 53132-1227. For information; 414-712-4655 or Lt.col.sm@gmail.com.

 

Nov. 19-20. Florida.

Florida Military Antique Collectors, Inc. at the Fort Myers Event Center. Contact Gary 847-863-3929. FMAC, Inc., PO Box 6518, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932. Email infofmac@yahoo.com, https://fmaac.tripod.com.

 

Nov. 25-26. Tennessee.

The Tennessee Military Collectors (TMCA) Show. Held at the Cool Springs Marriott, just off I-65 South of Nashville. Hours Fri. 1-6, Sat. 9-3. Rev. War through Desert Storm. https://www.tmcaonline.org.


December 


Dec. 3-4. Pennsylvania.

The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Inc. presents the Antique & Modern Arms Show at the Agricultural Hall, Allentown, Pa. Contact 610-438-9006. 1350 Uhler Rd, P.M.B 138, Easton, PA 18040-9006. http://www.allentownshow.net.

 

Dec. 3-4, Tennessee. Civil War Show and Sale

MK Shows presents the 35th annual Middle Tennessee Civil War Show and Sale at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane in Franklin. The nation’s largest Civil War show, featuring 750 tables of antique weapons, artifacts and memorabilia from top dealers and collectors around the country and encompassing all eras of military history from the Revolutionary War through World War II. Appraisers are always on hand to help you identify and value your military collectibles at no cost. Hours: Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Free Parking. Admission is only $10/adults and children under 12 are free. For information; www.MKShows.com or Mike@MKShows.com. For a $1 off coupon click here and hand it in at the ticket counter.

 

Dec. 31, Pennsylvania. Birthday Celebration

2022 will mark the 207th annual anniversary of the birth of General George G. Meade, the heroic commander of the victorious Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg. The General Meade Society of Philadelphia will celebrate his birthday at Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave. at noon. A champagne toast and reception will follow the program. For information; 215-228-8200 Laurel Hill Cemetery.