Civil War Events  | July

Alabama | Georgia | South Carolina

July 2018

AL-Alabama

GA-Georgia

SC-South Carolina

January

February

Advertise On Our Site

March

Honor Your Ancestors and Help Tell Their Story

Subscribe to Our

"Civil War Heritage Trails"

e-Newsletter

May

June

Like This “July” Page

July

August

September

October

November

We Will Never Share Your Information!

Unsubscribe Easily.

Follow Me on Pinterest
(placeholder)

December

April

GA-Avenue of Flags at Andersonville - June 29 through July 11, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, Andersonville National Cemetery, GA Hwy. 49, Andersonville GA. The Avenue of Flags is a display of American flags arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue that leads from the main entrance into Andersonville National Cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of flags. It is arrayed five times each year for several days around various national holidays and events. FREE admission. 229-924-0343, www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm


AL-151st U.S. Army Detachment Band Performance at Fort Morgan - Monday, July 2, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. The 151st U.S. Army Detachment Band will perform a number of patriotic tunes in recognition of Independence Day. Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/


AL-Tuesday Evening Fort Morgan Tours - Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Vignettes of Fort Morgan’s Civil War history are brought to life each Tuesday evening in July. Historical interpreters, portraying members of the garrison, tell about the lives of the soldiers during the fort’s most turbulent years. Demonstrations of Civil War small arms drill will occur throughout the evening as well as the firing of one of the fort’s artillery pieces at the conclusion of the tour.  Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/


GA-Celebrate the 4th at Fort Pulaski - Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80 East, Savannah GA. Celebrate our nation’s independence where soldiers died for the freedom of their fellow man and where history lives on. Join staff and volunteers at Savannah’s only National Park Service site for an action-packed day full of fun for the whole family. History will come alive as Civil War soldiers perform cannon demonstrations, visitors learn the wild life story of the Revolutionary War hero for whom the fort was named, and rangers tell the saga of Fort Pulaski’s role as part of the Underground Railroad. You can even join in a game of baseball played as they did during the Civil War or visit the infirmary to learn more about medicine. Children’s crafts and activities will also be available inside the fort throughout the day. Don’t forget to bring water and stay hydrated. The City of Savannah is located on the historic driving routes of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Children ages 15 & under are admitted free.  912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm


SC-Independence Day at Hightower Hall - Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. Our 1850’s Independence Day celebration will include many activities to honor the holiday as our Carolina Piedmont ancestors did long ago. There will be historic cooking demonstrations, children’s military drills, toys and games and much more. Young and old will be amazed when we launch a tissue paper hot air balloon high into the sky! The program will climax with the reading of the Declaration of Independence from the front steps of Hightower Hall. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville


GA-Civil War on the Homefront - Thursday & Friday, July 5 & 6, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, William Root House Museum & Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta GA. Travel back in time to the American Civil War. The house, which was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers, was abandoned by the Root family in June 1864 and left to the advancing Union Army. During this special exhibit the ransacked parlor and dining room will show what the family may have left behind after fleeing to safety in Washington, Georgia. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+), Students & Military $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/civilwar.html


GA-Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation - July 6, 11 & 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm each evening, Hofwyl-Broadfield State Historic Site, 5556 U.S. Hwy. 17 North, Brunswick GA. Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the slave cabins and out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low Country rice fields. Admission: $15.00. 912-264-7333, http://gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfieldPlantation


SC-Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved - Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC. African American historians dressed in period attire will portray the roles of the enslaved on a plantation. Experience up-close and personal interaction with interpreters as they reenact stories, cook over an open fire and demonstrate chair caning and blacksmithing skills. Basic garden admission required: Adults $20.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $10.00. Teachers and immediate family members receive FREE admission (valid ID required). Optional tours are not included in the free garden admission (may be purchased separately). 843-571-1266, www.magnoliaplantation.com


GA-Union Occupation - Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, William Root House Museum & Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta GA. Join us to commemorate the Union occupation of Marietta in July 1864. See the William Root House after the family fled from Marietta, leaving their home to the advancing Union army. Visit the ransacked parlor and dining room to see what the family may have left behind after rushing to leave. Meet with Union soldiers as they take over the house, constructing a headquarters and attempting to recruit new soldiers. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+), Students & Military $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/civilwar.html


GA-Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at A. H. Stephens - Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, A. H. Stephens State Park, 456 Alexander Street NW, Crawfordville GA. Activities include a bicycle parade, plus old-time games such as sack races, three-legged races, water relay, water balloon toss and a paddle board race. Also visit the Stephens “Liberty Hall” home and Civil War museum. Admission: $2.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. 706-456-2602, http://gastateparks.org/AHStephens


GA-Civil War Militia for Kids - Saturday, July 7, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Richmond Hill Historical Museum, 11460 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill GA. Experience life as a Civil War soldier! Participants in grades 5th through 12th will enlist as Georgia Militia with a historical interpreter in period clothing who will lead them through the Savannah area’s Civil War history. Students will experience interactive demonstrations and participatory activities that may include wooden musket drill, marching practice, Signal Corps training and more! Registration fee: $12.00 per child. www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com/store/p55/Civil_War_Militia_for_Kids.html


GA-The History of Indian Springs - Saturday, July 7, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla GA. Learn about the history of Indian Springs and how much this area has changed over the years. Take a tour of the park’s museum, sample the spring water and spend the day at Indian Springs State Park. A portion of General Sherman’s army camped overnight at Indian Springs during their March to the Sea: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00 parking. 770-504-2277, http://gastateparks.org/IndianSprings


SC-Historical Walking Tours - Saturdays, July 7 & 21, 10:00 am each day, 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Park, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce SC. Each guided historical walking tour is between 60 and 90 minutes long, focusing on local history along Congaree Creek. The 12,000 Year History Park is a beautiful setting to learn about the Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek and 18th century trading at Fort Congaree. National Park Service trained volunteers guide you on the trail while relating stories of the battle and trade that took place at the site. Included also are items of interest that replicate some of the things used during this period. Tours are very interactive; comments and questions are welcome. Please wear comfortable shoes, plus bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and water:
---July 7: Battle of Congaree Creek
---July 21: Fort Congaree
Admission to all tours is FREE and a great adventure for kids! 803-765-2200, historyparkoncongareepark@gmail.com





GA-Self-Guided Tours of Gordon-Lee Mansion - Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, Gordon-Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga GA. This 1847 home was the headquarters for Union Major General William Rosecrans immediately prior to the Battle of Chickamauga. During the battle it was a Federal hospital. The mansion is the only remaining original structure from the Battle of Chickamauga. Gordon-Lee Mansion is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children (ages 12 & under) $1.00. 423-488-0861, http://friendsofthegordonleemansion.org/main.html


GA-Pickett’s Mill Guided Battlefield Tours - Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2:00 to 4:00 pm each day, Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Enjoy a guided battlefield tour of one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the country! The tours are family friendly, and pet friendly (with a 6-foot leash). You'll be guided by the park historian along original, historic roads to both combat zones of the battle, see Union and Confederate trenches, the Pickett residence and mill site, a Union artillery emplacement, and walk into the ravine where the bloodiest fighting took place. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Children (ages 6 to 17) $3.00; the tour is included in the price of admission! 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


GA-Civil War Prison Camps - Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 pm, Roberts School, 4681 School Street, Acworth GA.  Joe Bozeman, President of the Kennesaw Historical Society, will speak on the history of POW Camps during the Civil War. FREE admission. https://www.kennesawhistoricalsociety.org/


AL-The Seven Days Battles - Thursday, July 12, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Elks Lodge 1648, 725 Franklin Street SE, Huntsville AL. Doug Crenshaw will speak on the topic “The Seven Days Battles” during the monthly meeting of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table. FREE admission. Come at 5:30 to partake of the chicken buffet/salad bar offered by the Elks for $8.95. 256-425-7298, www.tvcwrt.org


GA-Junior Ranger Camp - Thursday through Saturday, July 12 through 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Summer camp for children ages 8 to 12. Activities include arts and crafts, exploring the outdoors, hiking our trails, learning about history and many other planned programs. Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Preregistration required. Cost: $60.00 per child. 770-443-7850, https://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, July 14, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club is a volunteer organization designed to assist with trail maintenance at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Trained crew leaders lead teams of volunteers on trail work projects throughout the park. Trail building experience is not necessary. Meet at the parking lot on Old Highway 41. The Park provides all necessary tools and safety equipment. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. 770-427-4686, www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).


GA-Geology Hike to Manchester Mill - Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs GA. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will also be a visit to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. 770-732-5871, http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek


GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Chickamauga Battlefield - Saturday, July 14, 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. Learn about the Civil War through programs featuring living historians firing a reproduction Civil War cannon. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch


GA-Chicago Board of Trade Battery: The “Futures” Past - Saturday, July 14, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. On July 6, 1862, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln made a call for 300,000 additional soldiers. C.T. Wheeler, president of the Chicago Board of Trade, called a general meeting of the Board to pledge their money and influence toward recruiting a unit of soldiers. This action was designed to demonstrate the commercial leadership of Chicago, “…firing the patriotism of commercial America until the nation felt its assuring influence.” This unit would be known as the Board of Trade Battery, a horse artillery unit. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch


GA-Living History at Panola Mountain - Sunday, July 15, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Panola Mountain State Park, 2620 GA Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge GA. Learn about Panola Mountain's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations at the Parker House that depict everyday family life during years prior to the Civil War. Participate in activities including candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls and other period games, all from guides in historic period clothing. Stockbridge is located on the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html. Admission: $5.00 per person plus $5.00 parking. Reservations recommended. 770-389-7801, http://gastateparks.org/PanolaMountain


GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - Sundays, July 15 & 29, 11:00 to 4:00 pm each day, Front field near the Visitor Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA. Artillery demonstrations show visitors the steps taken to fire cannon during the Civil War. Each program lasts 30 to 40 minutes and includes an explanation of the role of artillery during the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Artillerists explain the steps of firing a cannon, explaining the role of each person working the cannon. Afterwards the process is performed in real time and the cannon is fired. Visitors are encouraged to maintain close control of their pets during firing, as it can be loud, and please prepare small children for the sudden burst of sound. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo/


GA-A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War - Monday, July 16, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Dr. Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh, co-author of “A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War,” will speak during the monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com


GA-Junior Ranger Camp at Fort McAllister - Monday through Friday, July 16 through 20, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm daily, Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill GA. This Junior Ranger Camp is meant for older junior rangers, ages 10 to 12. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia’s great history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, paddle canoes on our rivers, and become stewards of Georgia's natural and environmental wonders! Fort McAllister is located at the termination of the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html. Registration: $100.00.  912-727-2339, http://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister


SC-Why Did They Wear That? - Tuesday, July 17, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. Chemises, petticoats and sontags, oh my! We will investigate all those layers and others to see how fashion and practicality dictated what our ancestors wore. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville


GA-4th Annual Civil War Center Collectors Showcase - Saturday, July 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, KSU Center, Room 400, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw GA. Come see rare and highly collectible items from the Civil War. Meet some of the country’s top collectors and listen to their presentations on some of their unique items. Admission: $5.00. 470-578-2551


AL-Living History at Confederate Memorial Park - Saturday, July 21, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Confederate Memorial Park, 437 County Road 63, Marbury AL. Please join us at Confederate Memorial Park for our Living History program. Members of the 33rd Alabama Infantry will be on duty at our Civil War Camp of Instruction site all day giving demonstrations and answering questions on soldier life during the war. Admission: Adults $4.00, Students, Seniors & Retired Military $3.00, Children (ages 6 to 18 with adult) $1.00, Active Military are free. 205-755-1990, http://preserveala.org/confederatepark


GA-Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tour - Saturday, July 21, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. The public is invited to bring their bicycles and join in a leisurely-paced historical ride. National Park Service rangers will talk about the history of the battlefield while Outdoor Chattanooga staff and volunteers provide ride leadership and support. Loaner bicycles will be available for riders five-feet-tall and over at no charge. Reservations for loaner bicycles are required at 706-866-9241. The tour begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Ride length is approximately 3 to 4 miles on flat to moderately-hilly terrain. The rides are appropriate for adults and children ages eight and older when accompanied by an adult. All participants are required to wear helmets. Additional Saturday battlefield bicycle tours are scheduled for August 18, September 15 and October 20. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 423-752-5213 ext. 139, kim_coons@nps.gov


GA-Expedition to Washington (GA) - Saturday, July 21, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Atlanta to Washington, and return. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation invites you to discover the historic homes and sites of Washington, Georgia. Historic and hospitable, Washington boasts a picturesque town square and an abundance of beautifully restored antebellum homes. Guests will enjoy lunch from their choice of participating downtown eateries with a $10 lunch voucher that is included in the ticket price. The expedition ends with a special closing reception with drinks and hors d’oeurves at Peacewood Plantation before returning to Atlanta. Washington is located on the historic driving route of the Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Tickets: $30.00 to $70.00. 404-881-9980, www.georgiatrust.org/tours-events/expeditions/


GA-Rededication of WHT Walker Monument - Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am, Intersection of Glenwood Avenue & Wilkinson Drive, Atlanta GA. There will be a re-dedication service of the monument to Confederate Major General W.H.T. Walker monument in east Atlanta. The monument is located near the place Walker was killed during the Battle of Atlanta. It is at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Wilkinson Drive, just east of the bridge on Glenwood Avenue over I-20. There are ramps off I-20 to Glenwood, Avenue. The speaker will be Henry Bryant, who will gave a short history of the monument. FREE admission. dlfreb@msn.com


GA-Civil War Music Program - Sunday, July 22, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Music during the Civil War served many functions. Not only did it help to organize and rally, but also went a long way to boost morale among the soldiers. Join musician and living historian K.D. Sellers as she demonstrates this using the fife. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo


AL-Battle of Spanish Fort - Monday, July 23, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, University of South Alabama, 307 North University Boulevard, Mobile AL. Historian Kirk Barrett will speak on the 1865 “The Battle of Spanish Fort” during the monthly meeting of the Mobile, Alabama War Between the States / Civil War Roundtable. Meeting is in the cafeteria conference room in the dorm area. FREE admission. www.facebook.com/groups/1428716707246996/?multi_permalinks=1688560881262576¬if_id=1530061917947514¬if_t=group_activity


SC-A Rainbow of Colors - Tuesday, July 24, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC. The 18th and 19th centuries were colorful times thanks to an abundance of plants and insects, too. Learn how textiles were dyed every color of the rainbow. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville


GA-A Call to Arms: Preserving our Past - Tuesday through Friday, July 24 through 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. Children in grades 4 to 6 are invited to participate in the annual summer camp entitled “A Call to Arms: Preserving our Past.” Campers will participate in many of the same activities soldiers engaged in during the Civil War and learn about the struggles they endured. They will also take part in other activities focused on the park’s varied history. Campers will also learn the importance of battlefield preservation by participating in preservation efforts within the park. Lunch is not included, so campers should make arrangements for lunch after being released. As a reminder, the majority of the camp is held outdoors, so please plan accordingly. Camp registration forms may be picked up at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Printable registration form may be found at www.nps.gov/chch/learn/kidsyouth/summer-day-camp.htm. The registration deadline for camp is July 13, 2018. Camp participation is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible! Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. 706-866-9241, ext. 117.


SC-History Scavenger Hunt at the Heyward House - Friday, July 27, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, 70 Boundary Street, Bluffton SC. Come participate in our outdoor scavenger hunt and have a chance to win a prize by seeking out certain items on site and answering questions about the history of the house, town and state. On June 4, 1863, Union troops came along the May River and bombed the town. 75% of the town burned. Only eight homes and two churches survive today from the antebellum period, including the Heyward House. Admission: Adults $10.00, Children (ages 5 to 12) $5.00. 843-757-6293, www.heywardhouse.org


GA-Volunteer Work Day at Jarrell Plantation - Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette GA. Lend a helping hand by assisting staff members with various projects such as housekeeping, gardening, decorating and by participating in special events. Union Major General William T. Sherman’s army visited Jarrell Plantation during their March to the Sea. Directions: Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive FREE admission for the day. 478-986-5172, http://gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation


SC-“Puttin’ Up” - Tuesday, July 31, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells SC.

When the summer harvest produces an abundance of food it’s time for “puttin’ up.” Learn about food preservation before freezers and modern canning techniques. Explore the many aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont. Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Children (ages 4 to 17) $5.00. 803-684-2327, http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville


GA-Whitfield County History Camp - Tuesday through Thursday, July 31 through August 2, Whitfield County Historical Society, 715 Chattanooga Avenue, Dalton GA. The Whitfield County History Camp is open to all rising 4th through 8th graders with an interest in local history! It includes visits to the Crown Gardens and Archives, and to many Civil War era sites: Hamilton House, Blunt House, Huff House, Dug Gap Battle Park, Prater's Mill, the tunnel at Tunnel Hill and more. Space is limited! Dalton and Whitfield County are on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Registration: $45.00 per student; $35.00 for each additional student from the same family. 706-278-0217.