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GA-Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation - Friday, November 1, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, 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
GA-Union Occupation - Saturday, November 2, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, William Root House Museum and Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta GA. Travel back in time to the American Civil War. Join us for a special event commemorating the Union occupation of Marietta in July 1864. See the house after the family fled from, 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. Head outside to 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®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+) & Students $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/
GA-Cassville Cemetery Luminaries - Saturday, November 2, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Cassville Cemetery, Chunn Facin Road NW, Cassville (near Cartersville) GA. The Cassville Cemetery luminaires are in memory of the 1864 burning of Cassville, plus the citizens and soldiers buried here. On November 5, 1864, the 5th Ohio Cavalry Regiment burned the town giving residents little notice. The women and children of Cassville fled to the cemetery to escape the burning town. We'll have refreshments and a bonfire. FREE admission. The Cassville community 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. 770-386-7575, www.cassvillehistoricalsociety.com/
GA-Civil War on the Homefront - Wednesday through Saturdays, November 6 through 23, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, William Root House Museum and Garden, 80 North Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta GA. Travel back in time to the American Civil War. The house was abandoned by the Root family in June 1864. It was first used as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers, and later served as barracks for Union surgeons working in nearby hospitals. 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®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. Admission: Adults $7.00, Seniors (ages 65+) & Students $6.00. 770-426-4982, www.roothousemuseum.com/
AL-Battles for the Armory - Friday through Sunday, November 8 through 10, 19359 Rifle Range Road, Tallassee AL. Tallassee Living History and Heritage Days features the “Battles for the Armory” Civil War reenactment. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Battles of the Armory. On Friday school children will experience “living history” of the 1860s to include culture, crafts, homemaking, dance, dress, battle, medicine and more. The public is invited on Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to see a live portrayal of a Civil War battle, as well as handmade clothing, accessories, weapons, toys and even soap-making. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children ages 10 & under are free. 334-283-4693, www.tallasseearmoryguards.org
GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, November 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®: https://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-Civil War Music - Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Visitor Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw 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 amongst the soldiers. Come join musicians and living historians 3 Rivers Fife and Drum as they demonstrate Civil War music with fife and drum. 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/
SC-Free Admission Day at Fort Moultrie - Monday, November 11, 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. This FREE admission day includes 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 Day at Fort Pulaski - Monday, November 11, 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. This FREE admission day includes 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
AL-United States Colored Troops - Thursday, November 14, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Elks Lodge 1648, 725 Franklin Street SE, Huntsville AL. Peggy Towns will speak on the topic “United States Colored Troops” 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- Battle of the Bands: The Soundtrack of the Civil War- Monday, November 18, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Professor Philip Gerard presents on “Battle of the Bands - The Soundtrack of the Civil War,” featuring live performances of period music during the bi-monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909, email@example.com
GA-History Hike: Iron Hill Trail - Thursday, November 21, 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
GA-Battle of Griswoldville 155th Anniversary Commemoration - Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Griswoldville Battlefield State Historic Site, Baker Road, Griswoldville (near Macon) GA. Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals and Union and Confederate encampments followed with a noon memorial service and battlefield tours. Directions: The battlefield is 10 miles east of Macon, and two miles southeast of the small community of Griswoldville. Griswoldville Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the “Right 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; donations appreciated to help preserve this historic site. 478-986-5172, http://explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=43
AL-Holidays at the Fort - Sunday, November 24, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 110 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. A special tour of the fort will be given at 1:00 pm, including a small arms fire demonstration. Refreshments will be served in the fort’s gift shop from 2:00 until 4:00 pm, with decorations for the season. Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-5257, www.fort-morgan.org/