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SC-18th Annual Battle for Broxton Bridge Reenactment - Friday through Sunday, March 1 through 3, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, Broxton Bridge Plantation, U.S. Hwy. 601, Ehrhardt SC. Living history and reenactment on the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Broxton Bridge. Special attractions include the H. L. Hunley submarine traveling exhibit. Living History Day for schoolchildren is Friday. Battle reenactments on part of the actual Civil War battlefield are at 2:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission: Adults $10.00, Children (ages 6 to 17) $3.00. 800-437-4868,

AL-Old Cahawba Cemetery Walking Tour - Saturday, March 2, 10:00 to 11:00 am, 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville AL. Old Cahawba’s three cemeteries tell many stories. Imposing monuments of antebellum social and economic elite, plain memorial stones of Union army prisoners of war, and unmarked resting places of African-Americans all speak to the rich diversity of Alabama’s early state capitol. This tour visits cemeteries and explores the personal sagas of many who lived here before joining the community of perpetual residents. Admission: $8.00. 334-872-8058

GA-Civil War Atlanta Downtown Walking Tour - Saturdays, March 2 & 16, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Georgia Pacific building, 133 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA. Walking tour of sites of Civil War Atlanta. Modern vantage points of historic photographs will be included. 2.5 to 3 hours of moderate walking with frequent stops. Meet at plaza in front of the Georgia Pacific building. FREE admission, but reservations required. Each tour limited to 20 persons.  404-688-3353, ext. 15,  

GA-Civil War Sailor Images - Thursday, March 7, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Ron Coddington will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free.,

GA-Westview Cemetery Bus Tours - Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, March 7, 8, 9, 21, 22 & 23, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each day, Main Office, Westview Cemetery, 1680 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta GA. Westview Cemetery offers ample opportunity to explore the final resting place of many historically significant Atlantans, as well as visit sites such as the Civil War Battle of Ezra Church and the beautiful Mausoleum and Abbey Chapel. Westview Cemetery is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: Meet at the Main Office for the one-hour bus tour. FREE admission, but reservations required.

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, March 9, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, 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 Visitor Center amphitheater. 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®: 770-427-4686, (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).

SC-The Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel Reenactment - Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, Rankin Plantation, 4789 East Old Marion Highway, Florence SC. The Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel depicts an encounter that occurred on March 5, 1865 when 500 Federal soldiers marched into the Florence area to destroy the railroad depot. They were met by Confederate soldiers and 400 area home guards. The Rankin Plantation includes a beautiful antebellum home, with 22 Greek-style, Doric columns on three sides. Events include a “battle” both days, numerous skill demonstrations, a Saturday night dance, Sunday morning church service and more. Admission: Adults $10.00, Students (ages 12 to 17) $5.00.

AL-Battle of Cuba Station Reenactment - Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm daily, East Spruce Street (County Road 21) & South Church Street, Gainesville AL. Smell the smoke, feel the thunder of the cannon, and watch the cavalry duel as Civil War re-enactors gather to recreate historical clashes of the Civil War. Music by the 5th Alabama Regiment Band. There will also be two memorial services: Saturday at the Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument and Sunday at the City Cemetery. Admission: $5.00 per person. 205-399-6336,

GA-Battle of Peach Tree Creek Walking Tour - Sundays, March 10, 17 & 24, 2:00 to 4:00 pm each day, The DeFoor Centre, 1710 DeFoor Avenue, Atlanta GA. This walking tour of the July 20, 1864 Battle of Peach Tree Creek will begin in the DeFoor Centre parking lot with a brief discussion of the circa 1850 DeFoor Center/Ragsdale House history. The approximately 3-mile roundtrip walk will include visits to and discussion of Atlanta’s Outer Defensive Line, the Old Mt. Zion Church, the Embry Plantation location, Howell’s Mill location, the Peach Tree Creek ravine, Tanyard Creek Park, Collier Mill artifacts, and Loring’s Hill, ending back at the DeFoor Center. The Battle of Peach Tree Creek is on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: FREE admission, but reservations required. Each tour limited to ten persons. 404-688-3353 ext. 15,

AL-44th Annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage - Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily, Vaughan-Smitherman Museum, 109 Union Street, Selma AL. Beneath the moss-covered trees Selma opens its doors for the 44th annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage. Visitors will experience hands-on history through guided tours of homes in many architectural styles including Antebellum and Victorian, four museums, an operating 1860s grist mill, historic church, art shows and more. Admission: $10.00 to $50.00. 334-412-8550,

GA-The History of Fort Walker - Saturday, March 16, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta GA. Fort Walker is known as the only remaining feature of Atlanta’s inner defense line during the Civil War. It has undergone the intrusion of urban growth through the development of Grant Park and residential expansion of the City of Atlanta. Participate in a discussion on the role of Fort Walker in 2019, its relevance and place in understanding historic monuments moving forward in the historical narrative. Fort Walker (interpretive marker # 30) is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: FREE admission. 404-688-3353,


GA-The Battle at Manassas - Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17, off U.S. Hwy. 280 between Bellville and Reidsville GA. This 20th annual reenactment will be held at “Fort Wallace-Wood.” Over 400 reenactors expected; battles each day at 2:00 pm. Food and sutlers on site. Signs and flags posts on U.S. Hwy. 280 to give directions to the site. Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday until 3:00 pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under age 11 are free with adult. 912-557-6649,

GA-An International History of the Civil War - Monday, March 18, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Dr. Don Doyle from the University of South Carolina will speak on the topic “An International History of the Civil War” during the bi-monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909,

GA-Tour of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church - Wednesday, March 20, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta GA. Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church was modeled after the First Baptist Church in America, in Providence, Rhode Island. The church is a merger of three Atlanta Baptist congregations. The steeple’s bell was cast in 1860 and hung in the original Second Baptist Church across from the Georgia State Capitol. It was rung in 1864 to warn Atlanta of the approach of General Sherman’s troops during the Civil War. The bell was transferred to Second-Ponce de Leon and rung for the premiere of the film “Gone With The Wind” in December 1939. FREE admission. 404-688-3353,

GA-Cast Iron Chefs - Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Sample grub from iron pot cooking demonstrations of new and old style. Meals will be representative of the Civil War era. Visitors can also walk the paths of history and nature here at the park. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Youth (ages 6 to 17) $3.00. 770-443-7850,

AL-25th Annual “Siege at Bridgeport” Reenactment - Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, 2361 County Road 255, Bridgeport AL. Bridgeport brings history alive when 1,500 re-enactors thrill thousands of curious visitors and history buffs with their authentic re-creation of this fateful battle of the Civil War. Also included are period music, authentic encampment and vendors of historical objects and clothing. “School day” on Friday the 22nd; open to general public on Saturday & Sunday. Admission: Adults $5.00. 256-495-3614,

GA-Day in the Life of a Miner - Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, 1 Public Square, Dahlonega GA. Peek back at life in the years prior to the Civil War with demonstrations on gold panning, blacksmithing, shingle making, pioneer tools, candle making, folk toys, spinning, pine needle basket making and more. Admission: $10.00 to $12.00. 706-864-2257,

GA-RiverBlast2019 - Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, National Civil War Naval Museum, 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus GA. This educational and family-friendly festival includes live entertainment, family activities, food trucks, craft vendors, cannon firings and civil war demonstrations. There is something for the entire family to enjoy! Saturday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 12:30 to 4:30 pm. FREE admission. 706-327-9798,

GA-L. P. Grant Mansion Open House - Sunday, March 24, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta GA. Atlanta historian Franklin Garrett once called this building the city’s most historic structure. Join us for conversation and refreshments for a viewing at the 1856 Lemuel Pratt Grant Mansion. It was here that Atlanta’s defenses were designed during the Civil War and where golfer Bobby Jones was born. The house was later owned by Margaret Mitchell. The L.P. Grant Mansion is now the headquarters of the Atlanta Preservation Center. FREE admission. 404-688-3353,  

SC-72nd Annual Prince George Plantation & Town House Tours - Friday & Saturday, March 29 & 30, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily, Georgetown SC. Visitors are able to tour many privately-owned colonial and antebellum homes and plantations during South Carolina’s oldest home tour. A different group of homes will be on tour each day. Visitors are also invited to Prince George Parish Hall where home baked goods, original framed art from local artists, books and our award winning cookbook, “Plantation Tours and Tastes,” will be available for sale. Tour tickets: One-day $45.00, both days $80.00. Tickets to go on sale February 4th and are expected to sell-out quickly. 843-545-8291,