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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 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®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/


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. www.23rdsc.com/event/index.htm


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, www.facebook.com/groups/273679552806549/


GA-History by Candlelight -  Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 6:00 to 10:00 pm each evening, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Take a guided candlelit walk through this Civil War battlefield, and then watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night assault to capture the Federal positions. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. Admission: $10.00. 770-443-7850, http://georgiastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


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, www.siegeatbridgeport.com


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, https://gastateparks.org/DahlonegaGoldMuseum


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, www.princegeorgeplantationtours.com/