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AL-Fort Morgan Guided Tours - Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30, 10:00 to 11:00 am, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Living history interpreters will take you on a guided tour of Fort Morgan. Admission to the fort: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $4.00. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org


GA-In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas W. Colley & the 1st Virginia Cavalry - Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Michael Shaffer 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/


GA-Junior Ranger “Civil War Heritage Trail” Road Trip - Thursday through Saturday, April 4 through 6, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon each day,  Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Already a Junior Ranger, or want to be? Here is an opportunity to learn about history on an actual road trip to different civil war sites over a 3-day period! This program will offer hands-on and minds-on learning and adventure for youth ages 6 to 12. 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/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission charged. 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


AL-54th Annual Eufaula Pilgrimage - Friday through Sunday, April 5 through 7, Eufaula AL. Beautiful homes, built when “cotton was king,” will be open to visitors during this nostalgic return to the Old South. Grand antebellum and Victorian mansions built by 19th-century planters and merchants still house precious symbols of a bygone era. Most of the homes are private residences, open only during the Pilgrimage. As you stroll from Greek Revival cottages to Italianate showplaces your path will be lined with colorful azaleas and dogwoods, beautifully landscaped gardens and manicured parkways.  Southern belles in hoops and bustles will grace the area and greet you warmly as you pass. An art exhibit, antique show, gardens, afternoon teas, candlelight tours, musical entertainment and more complement the Pilgrimage experience. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: $7.00 per home, $60.00 for entire tour of homes. Ticket office at First Presbyterian Church, 201 North Randolph Avenue, Eufaula. 334-687-3793, www.eufaulapilgrimage.com/


SC-Brown’s Raid on Anderson - Friday through Sunday, April 5 through 7, 715 Due West Road (Hwy. 20), Honea Path SC. 16th annual Civil War living history and reenactment. School educational day on Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Open to the general public with living history, “battles” and military drills on both Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission: Adults: $10.00, Ages 6 & under are free. 864-934-4075, www.battleofanderson.org/


GA-Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation - April 5, 13, 19 & 27, 6:30 to 8:00 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, https://gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfieldPlantation


AL-Park Day - Saturday, April 6, at Civil War sites throughout Alabama. Annual volunteer work day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. This is a hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. Contact the following (or other) Civil War era sites in Alabama for specific information about Park Day at their location:

---Belle Mont Mansion, Tuscumbia, 256-381-5052, www.bellemontmansion.org/

---Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, Brierfield, 205-665-1856, brierfield@att.net

---Fort Gaines Historic Site, Dauphin Island, 251-861-6992, www.dauphinisland.org/

---Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Gulf Shores, 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/

---Historic Blakely State Park, 34745 Alabama Hwy. 225, Spanish Fort, 251-626-0798, www.blakeleypark.com/

---Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville, 334-872-8058, www.cahawba.com/

---Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home, Hillsboro, 256-637-8513, www.wheelerplantation.org/

---Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla, 205-477-5711, www.tannehill.org/


GA-Park Day - Saturday, April 6, at Civil War sites throughout Georgia. Annual volunteer work day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. This is a hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. Contact the following (or other) Civil War era sites in Georgia for specific information about Park Day at their location:

---A.H. Stephens State Park, Crawfordville, 706-456-2602, curtis.glass@dnr.ga.gov

---Allatoona Pass Battlefield, Acworth, 770-975-0055, http://gastateparks.org/RedTopMountain

---Andersonville National Historic Site, Andersonville, 229-924-0343, www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

---Blue & Gray Museum, Fitzgerald, 229-426-5069, bgmuseum@mchsi.com

---Cave Spring Cemetery, Cave Spring, 706-266-9445, strollinjim@gmail.com

---Chickamauga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch/index.htm

---Dalton Confederate Cemetery, Dalton, 706-278-3925, msowder@dalton.net

---Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald, 229-426-5069, bgmuseum@mchsi.com

---Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill, 912-727-2339, www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

---Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, 912-786-5787, fopu_information@nps.gov

---Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site, Irwinville, 229-831-2335, jeffdavis1@windstream.net

---Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw, 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo

---Magnolia Springs State Park (Camp Lawton), Millen, 478-982-1660, http://gastateparks.org/MagnoliaSprings

---Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, 706-936-9485, bwterry2575@aol.com

---Nash Farm Battlefield Park, Hampton, 770-412-1646, littlelady1861@inbox.com

---Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site, 770-443-7850, jrNASH@ATT.NET

---Historic Prater’s Mill, Varnell, 706-694-6455, elaine@pratersmill.org

---Resaca Confederate Cemetery, Resaca, 706-602-1864, www.resacabattlefield.org


SC-Park Day - Saturday, April 6, at Civil War sites throughout South Carolina. Annual volunteer work day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. This is a hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. Contact the following (or other) Civil War site(s) in South Carolina for specific information about Park Day at their location:

---Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, Ehrhardt, 803-267-3675, www.southcarolinaparks.com/riversbridge/


AL-Reenactment of the Battle of Fort Blakeley - Saturday, April 6, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Historic Blakeley State Park, 34745 Alabama Hwy. 225, Spanish Fort AL. To commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Blakeley we have planned an event-filled day of exciting tours, informative educational programming and lively demonstrations. It will feature reenactments of the intense skirmishing which took place along the lines at Blakeley during the week-long siege of the fort in April of 1865 and the last grand charge of the Civil War which resulted in its capture will highlight the day’s events. Also included will be guided tours of the park’s battlefield, lectures, weapons demonstrations and a special exhibit of artifacts associated with the fighting at Blakeley. Also this year will be a “Civil War on the Eastern Shore” cruise on the same day. Admission: Adults $10.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $5.00. Cruise tickets, which includes admission to the reenactment: Adults $27.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $17.00. 251-626-0798, www.blakeleypark.com/Things-to-Do/Events/AgentType/View/PropertyID/137


AL-Old Cahawba Civil War Walking Tour - Saturday, April 6, 10:00 to 11:00 am, Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville (near Selma) AL This walking tour will visit Castle Morgan, the POW camp at Old Cahawba and explore the plight of these unfortunate soldiers as well as the hardships of the town's Confederate residents who suffered while their husbands, fathers and sons were off to war, many never to return. Admission: $8.00. 334-872-8058, www.ahc.alabama.gov


GA-Washington-Wilkes Spring Festival & Tour of Homes - Saturday, April 6, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Register at First Baptist Church, 105 West Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington (Wilkes County) GA. Visit antebellum homes, churches and historic sites, Tiffany windows at Mary Willis Library, the Robert Toombs House, Washington-Wilkes Museum and Washington’s timeless square filled with music and artisans. The City of Washington and Wilkes County are located on the historic driving route of the Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-jefferson-davis.html. Tour tickets: $30.00/person, available at First Baptist Church, includes shuttle service to homes, museums and churches. 706-678-2013, www.wwtourofhomes.com


GA-18th Annual National Confederate Memorial Service - Saturday, April 6, 1:00 pm, in front of the Carving Reflection Pool, Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain GA. Annual service to memorialize all those who served the Confederacy. Program includes a speaker and firing salute. 404-372-3420, denardodian@bellsouth.net


GA-Camp Lawton Lantern Tour - Saturdays, April 6 & 27, 8:00 to 9:00 pm each evening, Magnolia Springs State Park, 1053 Magnolia Springs Drive, Millen GA. Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns. You may even see a Confederate soldier and hear a musket fired. Magnolia Springs State Park is located on the "Left Wing" historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Admission: $10.00 to $15.00 per person, plus $5.00 for parking. 478-982-1660, https://gastateparks.org/MagnoliaSprings


GA-Fit to Fight: Physical Fitness and the Battle of Chickamauga - Sunday, April 7, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. Join a ranger for a special program exploring the physical fitness training requirements of Civil War soldiers, and learn about several key “battlefield runs” made by soldiers during the fight. After the conclusion of the program there will be an optional ranger-guided battlefield jog at the Civil War era “double quick” pace following the route of one Confederate regiment's assault on September 20, 1863. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch


AL-Jefferson & Varina Davis - Thursday, April 11, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Elks Lodge 1648, 725 Franklin Street SE, Huntsville AL. John Allen will speak on the topic “Jefferson & Varina Davis” during the monthly meeting of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table. FREE admission. Come at 5:30 to partake of the affordably priced chicken buffet/salad bar offered by the Elks. 256-278-5533, www.tvcwrt.org


GA-History by Candlelight -  Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13, 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


GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, April 13, 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®: 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-Cassville Confederate Memorial Day Service - Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am, Old Cassville Cemetery, Chunn Facin Road, Cassville (near Cartersville) GA. A memorial service will feature guest speaker/historian Robert C. Jones. Wreaths will be laid at the Confederate marker accompanied by an honor guard. Join in this commemoration at the burial site of more than 300 Confederate soldiers. Cassville is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 678-908-3805


GA-Fire Eaters and Radicals - Saturday, April 13, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. Join a ranger for this special guided tour exploring some of the Southern “fire eaters” and Northern “radicals” who helped bring on the Civil War, and also fought in the Battle of Chickamauga. Chickamauga Battlefield is located on the Chickamauga Campaign historic driving route portion of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch


SC-Firing on Fort Sumter: “The Opening Ball” - Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pm, American Legion Hall, Duncan Park, Spartanburg SC. You are invited to our annual Victorian ball featuring period dancing to traditional live music of the Blue Ridge Rounders and a seated, catered dinner. Practiced dance masters will instruct guests in the mystery of 19th century etiquette and the mastery of the Victorian ballroom. Period military or civilian attire is welcomed. This family event is appropriate for reenactors, historians, dance enthusiasts, lovers of old-time music and anyone who enjoys a good party. Tickets (sold in advance only): Adults $20.00, Children (ages 12 & under) $10.00. 864-599-1947, https://sumterball.blogspot.com/


GA-Simply Southern Jubilee & Battle of Nash Farm - Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, Nash Farm Battlefield Park, 100 Babbs Mill Road, Hampton GA. Enjoy the arts, crafts, vendors, authentic sutlers, demonstrations and competitions. Walk through the camps and back in time as you visit with our reenactors as they recreate life during the war. School day on Friday. Open to the public: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students (ages 7 to 17) $5.00. 404-281-8651  


GA-Oakland Cemetery and the Civil War - Sunday, April 14, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Historic Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta GA. Stand at the site where General Hood watched the Battle of Atlanta. Hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase and Andrew’s Raiders. See the Lion of Atlanta as it lies wounded and dying over unknown soldiers from nearby battlefields and hospitals, and the Confederate Obelisk, at one time the tallest structure in Atlanta. This tour also explores the achievements of famous military leaders and soldiers during and after the war. This tour begins at the Visitors Center at the Bell Tower. Oakland Cemetery is on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/index.html. Tickets: Adults $12.00, Seniors (ages 65+) & Students (w/ ID) $6.00. 404-688-2107, https://oaklandcemetery.com/


SC-Free Admission Days at Fort Moultrie - Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island SC.  The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites (whether or not connected to the Civil War) that normally charge an admission fee on these remaining dates during 2019:

---April 20 - First Day of National Park Week & National Junior Ranger Day

---August 25 - National Park Service Anniversary

---September 28 - National Public Lands Day

---November 11 - Veterans Day

These FREE admission days include Fort Moultrie National Monument near Charleston. Admission to Fort Sumter National Monument is always free although there is charge for the private ferry service to/from the fort. 843-883-3123, www.nps.gov/fosu


GA-Free Admission Days at Fort Pulaski - Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80 East, Savannah GA. The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites (whether or not connected to the Civil War) that normally charge an admission fee on these remaining dates during 2019:

---April 20 - First Day of National Park Week & National Junior Ranger Day

---August 25 - National Park Service Anniversary

---September 28 - National Public Lands Day

---November 11 - Veterans Day

These FREE admission days include Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah. Admission to Chickamauga National Military Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Andersonville National Historic Site is always free. 912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm


GA-Junior Ranger Day at Kennesaw Mountain - Saturday, April 20, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Memorial Field next to Visitor Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA. Join us for a “Civil War Festival!” Children of all ages (even the young at heart!) are invited to attend. The festivities will consist of infantry soldier show and tell, 19th century children's games, drum and fife field music, and a station where you can make your own rag doll! Programming is ideal for, but not limited to ages 6 to 10. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission, but pre-registration is required, and at least one parent/guardian should be present. 770-427-4686, To pre-register, please visit this webpage: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=4D6C00B0-0279-E514-71CB293FA5EE835F


GA-Infantry Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - Saturday, April 20, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, Front field near the Visitor Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA. This program will consist of a step-by-step description and demonstration of basic infantry tactics and culminate in a musket firing. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo/


GA-Candlelight Hike to the Mill - Saturday, April 20, 8:00 to 10:00 pm, Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs GA. This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot. Admission: $5.00 plus $5.00 parking; cash only. 770-732-5871, https://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek


GA-Easter Sunrise Service at Big Buckhead Church - Sunday, April 21, 6:30 am, Big Buckhead Church, 1345 Big Buckhead Church Road, near Millen GA. Annual Easter sunrise service at historic Big Buckhead Church, the site of fierce cavalry action during Sherman’s March to the Sea. Big Buckhead Church and its Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® interpretive marker # L26 (“Battle of Buck Head Creek”) are located on the “Left Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html. FREE admission. 478-982-5595, www.jenkinscountyga.com/


AL-Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Gaines - Sunday, April 21, 6:30 am, Fort Gaines, 51 Bienvile Boulevard, Dauphin Island AL. The service will be on the Great Lawn within the walls of Fort Gaines. FREE admission will be given to guests from 6:00 to 7:00 am. Bring your own chairs and/or blanket. 251-861-6992, http://dauphinisland.org/


GA-History Hike: Iron Hill Trail - Thursday, April 25, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Red Top Mountain State Park, 50 Lodge Road SE, Acworth GA. Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot for a guided tour along part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top Mountain before it was a state park and search for hidden gems in 19th Century iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1-7/10 mile loop with moderate terrain. The hike will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Admission: $5.00 for parking. 770-975-0055, https://gastateparks.org/RedTopMountain


AL-Civil War Living History & Skirmish - Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, Confederate Memorial Park, 437 County Road 63, Marbury AL. Friday’s activities include a living history of the War Between the States for both schools and the public. Saturday features living history plus a Civil War skirmish. The state of the art museum interprets Alabama’s role in the war as well as Alabama’s only home for Confederate veterans. Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission: $2.00 to $4.00. 205-755-1990, http://preserveala.org/confederatepark


GA-Artillery Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - Saturday, April 27, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, 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 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®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. FREE admission. 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo/


AL-Thunder on the Bay 2019 - Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, Fort Gaines Historic Site, 51 Bienvile Boulevard, Dauphin Island AL. The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a historic site, it commands panoramic views of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This event highlights the integral role of Fort Gaines during the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. Come and experience a living history for the entire family! Admission: Adults $8.00, Children (ages 5 to 12) $4.00. 251-861-6992, Fortgaines@dauphinisland.org


SC-12th Annual Cross Keys Living History Reenactment - Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, 163 Old Buncombe Road, Union SC. On April 30, 1865 Jefferson Davis visited the Cross Keys House on his flight from Northern troops. The living history event is a re-enactment of Davis's visit at the Cross Keys House. There will be food, crafters, and vendors. Directions: I-26 to Exit #44, then east approximately 8 miles on SC Hwy. 49 to Cross Keys. FREE admission; donations are appreciated. 864-429-5081, http://unioncountymuseum.com/