Michigan's 2018
Civil War Events Listing

(Reenactments / Living Histories / School Programs / Commemorations / Presentations / Meetings)

Listing of Michigan Civil War Events and Civil War Events of Interest to Michigan

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--January 2018--

3 & 10. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

13 . Annual Meeting: Cumberland Guard Annual Meeting. (Lutheran Hospital, 7950 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Function Rooms 3 & 4). 10:30 AM. Review of 2017 Events and planning for 2018. Contact Rob Van at robert.r.van@gmail.com.

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--February 2018--

7 & 14.Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

12. Annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Commemoration (Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC). Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Wreath laying. Website: http://suvcw.org/mollus.htm.

24. 22nd Annual Mid-Winter Civil War Grand Ball (Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capital, Lansing, Michigan). 6:00 PM (Grand March begins at 6:30 PM). Music provided by the Golden Griffon. Sponsored by the 8th Arkansas/22nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Tickets cost $15.00 per person. Advance tickets will be available starting November 15, 2017. Tickets also will be available at door. Contact: Pam Gosner at pagnsr@gmail.com or by Telephone at 810-656-7791.

27. Civil War Seminar: To be announced (Sunfield United Brethren Church, 8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43) in Sunfield, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Each year, the Lansing/Sunfield, Camp #17, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War sponsor a series of free Civil War History Seminars. Website: http://suvcw.org/mi/017/announcements.htm Contact: Mark Hoffman at hoffman816@yahoo.com.

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--March 2018--

7 & 14. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

10. Military School of Instruction (106 E. South Street, Mason, Michigan). A winter training session for all ranks; enlisted, NCOs, Company and Field Officers will again be offered. Lessons will concentrate on the duties and positions of enlisted, NCOs and officers throughout formations most commonly employed at re-enactments. Other topics covered will include Dress Parade, Manual of Arms, firing positions/commands, military etiquette, Skirmish Drill, Color Guard, Roll Call, bugle signals, etc. Instruction will be taken from Casey’s Infantry Tactics, U.S. Regulations (1861), and Dom Dal Bello’s Parade, Inspection and basic Evolutions of the Infantry Battalion (4th edition) . Instruction will be composed of equal parts indoor, classroom review and drilling outside (weather permitting) so dress accordingly. Military uniforms are to be worn. Modern footwear is optional. Enlisted need to bring rifles, bayonets, and accoutrements (no ammunition) and officers their kits to include swords. All US and CS comrades from fellow mid-western units are invited to attend. School commences at 9:00 AM sharp and will conclude by 4:00 PM. Early birds are welcome to arrive after 8:00 AM. Coffee and donuts (breakfast) and lunch will be provided free of charge. All attendees need to RSVP so we have adequate food and drinks for all. Please bring a camp stool or small chair to ensure we have enough seating. Contact: Tom Emerick at tomjoanemerick@hotmail.com or by Telephone at 517-604-6116.

17 - 18. Black Powder Gun Show: 43rd Annual Kalamazoo Living History Black powder Gun Show (Kalamazoo Fair Grounds, 2900 Lake Street [off I-94, Exit 80 North], Kalamazoo, Michigan). 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Sunday. The largest, nationally recognized, juried show in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accouterments and related crafts. The Kalamazoo Living History Show was created in 1976 to bring history alive and entertain as well as expose the general public to some of the most fascinating times in our history. Each year the focus of the show changes allowing various historical reenactment groups, organizations and individuals, dressed in period clothing, the opportunity to host the show and share their knowledge and enthusiasm of history with all of us. Admission is $7.00 for a single day, $10.00 for a weekend pass. Children 12 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by a parent. No strollers allowed. Anyone attending the show in pre-1890 style clothing will be eligible for a drawing on a door prize. The show is sponsored by Yankee Doodle Muzzle Loader, Inc. Website: http://www.kalamazooshow.com/index.html. Contact: Email at kalamazoolivinghistoryshow@gmail.com.

20. Civil War Seminar: 12th Michigan Volunteer Infantry (Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. The speaker will be Bob Myers. Seminar is free. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

23 - 25. Conference: Citizens Forum of the 1860s (Administration Building, Monroe Community College, 1555 S Raisinville Rd, Monroe, Michigan). The Citizen's Forum of the 1860s is a conference held to provide educational speakers and workshops for men, women, and teen Civil War reenactors, along with vendors who offer quality-reenacting goods. Topics to include Female Anomalies of the Civil War, Removing Roadblocks from Research, Original Publications, The Early Development of the Sewing Machine, 19th Century Photography and Youth Workshop. Workshops: Fitting from Patterns, Pattern- Making from Direct Draping, 1860s Ladies Collar, A Bead Bracelet, Men’s Cravats, Textile Identification, Braidwork Sampler, and The Old Mill Tour. Adult Registration: $110, Youth (11 - 18) Registration: $45. Website: http://www.citizensforumofthe1860s.com.

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--April 2018--

4 & 11. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

7. Civil War Trust - National Park Day (Historical Fort Wayne, 6325 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan). Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. For the last several years, Historic Fort Wayne has been the only site in Michigan to host this event. 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. The nationwide effort is underwritten with a grant from History!, formerly The History Channel, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a Take Pride in America event. Websites: Historic Fort Wayne - http://historicfortwaynecoalition.com/. Contact: Tom Berlucchi at TBERLUCCHI@YAHOO.COM, Telephone: 248-840-5234.

7 Tentative. Jeff Davis Rifles Annual Drill (Historical Fort Wayne, 6325 Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan). Waiting on Additional Information.

7 - 8. 152nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Grand Army of the Republic. (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). Saturday, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The GAR birthday party will last Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the normal exhibits, additional special GAR exhibits will be on display. A silent auction is planned for Saturday evening. Refreshments will be available both days. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Individual interested in exhibiting their GAR, Allied Orders of the GAR, and even United Confederate Veterans artifacts should contact Gary Gibson at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

14. 62nd Annual Lincoln Tomb Ceremony (Oakridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois). Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Parade to and Wreath laying at the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln. Contact rpetro7776@aol.com or by Telephone at 636-274-4567.

24. Civil War Seminar: To be announced (Sunfield United Brethren Church, 8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43) in Sunfield, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Each year, the Lansing/Sunfield, Camp #17, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War sponsor a series of free Civil War History Seminars. Website: http://suvcw.org/mi/017/announcements.htm Contact: Mark Hoffman at hoffman816@yahoo.com.

28. Coldwater Civil War Spring Ball (Eagles, 331 Butters Ave, Coldwater. Michigan). 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Guests are to be 13 and over, dressed in Civil War period attire. Finger foods and beverages served. Tickets: $20 per person or two for $35 before April 25th or $20 dollars each at the door. Face book at Coldwater Civil War Spring Ball. Contact: Bill Smith or Barbara Smith at bmbdasmith@yahoo.com or Telephone at 517-462-1054.

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--May 2018--

1 - June 30. Memorial Day Exhibit: Lest We Forget - The Real Meaning of Memorial Day (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). Included in the exhibit is the story of Memorial Day (historically known as Decoration Day), background on the man and the organization he headed that was responsible for establishing the holiday we know today, and how it was accomplished. The real Memorial Day is actually May 30, but was changed in the 1970s to provide federal employees the convenience of a three-day weekend. Since then, it has become the unofficial start of the summer season, thus losing its true meaning. The Memorial Day exhibit is typical of such displays of the late 1890s - early 1900s that the GAR would have set up in their various posts. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

2 & 9. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

Waiting for Date. Encampment (Convention): Michigan Department of the Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic Annual Encampment (Great Lakes Christian College, 6211 W. Willow Hwy, Lansing, Michigan). Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Daughter of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Woman's Relief Corps, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, and Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War annual meetings. Website: http://www.suvcwmi.org/

5 – 6 . Civil War Muster at Grand Ledge Island Park (Grand Ledge Island Park, Grand Ledge, Michigan). Activities include skirmishes, living history, firing demonstration/contest, vintage baseball game, and Riverboat next to camp area. This is being held in conjunction with Grand Ledge's Victorian Days. Water, bathrooms, firewood, and straw provided. Hosted by the 22nd Michigan and 8th Arkansas. For more information and registration, visit http://www.victoriandays.org/civilwar or Contact Sylvania at 517-316-6694. Contact civilwar@victoriandays.org

5 - 6. Civil War Show: Annual Ohio Civil War Show and Annual Artillery Show (Richland County Fairgrounds - U.S. 30 & Trimble Road Exit located 7 miles West of Exit 176 on I-71), Mansfield, Ohio). Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Seven Hundred Fifty tables of military items, book, prints, etc. $6.00 Admission, children under 12 - free. Free Parking. Website: http://www.ohiocivilwarshow.com. Telephone: 419-884-2194.

11 - 13. Hartford City Civil War Days (Hartford City, Indiana). Plenty of military and civilian campsites available. Straw is provided, one-half bale per person. Hay will be provided for mounted cavalry. Firewood also provided and located near all camps. Free Saturday evening meal served to all reenactors. Other activities: Ladies tea, fashion show (competition), baking contest, battle, skirmishing, and on-going entertainment. Saturday night will feature night time artillery firing, mini-concert, Lincoln address, and Military Ball. Sunday: church service, tactical, skirmishing, pay call, and battle. Hosts: 19th Virginia Infantry, Company C and 49th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company F. Website: https://www.hartfordcitycwdays.com/.

22. Civil War Seminar: Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier. (Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. The program will be presented by Michigan/Florida author, Patricia Zick. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. Seminar is free. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

25 - 28. Greenfield Village Civil War Remembrance (20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Michigan). Hosted by Greenfield Village. Hundreds of Union and Confederate reenactors, civilians, musicians and historic presenters (all in period clothing) converge, eager to share their knowledge with you. There are dozens of opportunities to learn more about this pivotal time in American history: exhibits, presentations, battle tactics demonstration, hands-on activities, and insights from historians. Join us in honoring the sacrifices and achievements of all those who bravely fought and continue to fight in defense of our great nation. The Henry Ford will participate in a national moment of silence at 3 pm Monday as signaled by the Armington & Sims shop whistle. Amenities include firewood, straw, modern camping, military ball, sutlers. This event is by invitation only for reenactors. Website: www.thehenryford.org/events/civilwarremembrance.aspx.

26 - 28. Branch County (Coldwater) Civil War Days - Battle of Stones River (Heritage Park, Coldwater, Michigan). Saturday & Sunday : Civil War artifacts & displays, Union & Confederate Camp Life, Schoolhouse program with hourly lessons & outdoor civil war games, Civil War music, Ladies Tea & Fashion Show, 3:00 PM Battle (Saturday) 2 PM Battle (Sunday), PM Meal for Reenactors Only, 7:00 PM Military & Civilian Ball with Glen Morning Star Jr. & Ruff water Band. Also a Non-denominational Church Service on Sunday. Bathrooms, wood, straw, hay, water available for reenactors. Powder bounty for Infantry, Cannon Bounty for Artillery. Face book at Branch County Civil War Days.

26. Memorial Day Program: Annual Mount Hope Cemetery Memorial Day Program (Soldiers Lot, Mount Hope Cemetery, corner of Mt. Hope and Aurelius Roads, Lansing, Michigan) 11:00 AM. Annual Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) ceremony at the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Soldiers' Lot. In 2007, the GAR lot was completely restored with the monument and flag pole cleaned and repainted, respectively, and all the gravestones cleaned and straightened. The SUVCW Lansing/Sunfield Curtenius Guard Camp #17 has been conducting this annual ceremony since 1984. Contact Paul David Arnold at hockeyboy121@sbcglobal.net.

27. Memorial Day Program: (Brethren Church, 8436 W. Grand Ledge Hwy, Sunfield, Michigan). 9:30 AM. Each year the Sunfield Helen Edwins Tent #30 of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War holds the Memorial Sunday Service. Contact Paul David Arnold at hockeyboy121@sbcglobal.net.

28. Memorial Day Parade: Eaton Rapids Annual Memorial Day Parade (Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM line up, 11:00 AM Parade. Immediately following the parade there will be a Memorial Day program at Eaton Rapids’ downtown Grand Army of the Republic Island Park (entrance to the Park is off Hamlin Street). Contact Keith Harrison at pcinc@prodigy.net.

30. Memorial Day (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum will be opened on traditional Memorial Day, May 30th. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

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--June 2018--

2 - 3. Civil War Muster on the Auglaize (Auglaize Village and Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road, Defiance, Ohio). Wood, water, straw, porta-johns provided. Friday, June 1 set up. Saturday 10 – 5, Sunday 10 – 4. Sutler fees and camp fees waived. Seeking Infantry, Artillery, Cavalry, Medical, Musicians, Civilians, Sutlers, and any impression relevant to th3e Civil War and the culture of the period, North and South. Plenty of room on the site for all. Includes several Victorian-era buildings in the village, which can be utilized. Daily skirmishes will be scheduled. The village, a functioning railroad, open and wooded terrains provide many scenario options for unit commanders to develop. Combatants must be attached to a registered unit. Contacts: Mike Judson at augaizehistory@gmail.com Telephone: 574-536-9851; or Cheryl Daniel at ravensroost@williams-net.com Telephone: 419-551-1134.

6 & 13. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

9 - 10. Civil War Weekend at Michigan Heritage Park (Michigan Heritage Park, XXXXXXXXXXX, White Hall, Michigan). Battle both days. Waiting on More information. As soon as it is received, it will be posted.

9 - 10. Civil War Days (Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 West Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan). Tactical demonstrations both days, Battle Reenactment, Vintage Baseball Game, Civilian Camps, Ice cream social, Civilian activities, Special Impressions, firewood, and showers. Artillery Bounty for the first 4 full-scale (57-inch wheels) cannon registered. Website: http://historicfortwaynecoalition.com/cwdays.html. Contacts: Doris Julian at Juliandoris2@aol.com or Tom Berlucchi at Tberlucchi@yahoo.com or by Telephone at 248-840-5234.

16 - 17. Turkeyville Civil War Reenactment (Turkeyville U.S.A, 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road, Marshall, Michigan). Free to the public, but donations appreciated. Battles (with professional pyrotechnics), Grand Ball Saturday night, Night Artillery Firing, ladies tea and fashion show, and pie eating contest. Special Impression Area to include Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, General Ulysses S. Grant, Post office, Barber, Storyteller, Blacksmith, Quartermaster, and Surgeon. Thursday and Friday set-up, Modern day RV campsite on location with hook-ups (offered at discounted rate for reenactors), wood & hay provided, free reenactor meal Saturday at Turkeyville Restaurant, coffee and donut breakfast free to reenactors. Hosted by the 17th South Carolina Infantry, 2nd Kentucky Morgan's Artillery, 2nd Kentucky Volunteers, and 1st Michigan Infantry. Artillery Bounties ($100/first six guns each side), Cavalry Bounties. Registration can be by via the web or by email. Website: http://www.turkeyville.com. Reenactor Contact: Email patti@turkeyville.com or by Telephone at 269-781-4293.

22 - 24. National Civil War Field Music School (Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland). This school provides an excellent opportunity for musicians of all levels to enhance their abilities. The instructors come from around the country and are highly skilled on their respective instruments. During the course of the weekend, military volunteers of the NCWFMS will provide a 24-hour guard to ensure the safety and security of all participants and respond to any needs for assistance. Civilian/Infantry volunteers will serve five full Civil War-style meals, from breakfast on Saturday through dinner (lunch) on Sunday. From 7:00 pm Friday until 3:00 pm Sunday, the schedule for all activities will be completely regulated by bugle, drum, and fife. All plates or bowls, cups, and utensils will be provided, but you may bring a tin cup for your personal use and please bring your canteen for water. Either Union or Confederate uniform may be worn by musicians and infantry volunteers. The closing ceremony of the School will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon and is open to the public. Family and friends are invited to attend and see all participants demonstrate what they have learned during the course of the weekend. Civilian and NON-musician Infantry Volunteers Registration Fees: $25.00 by February 28, 2018, $35.00 by May 31, 2018. Registration ends May 31. Musicians Registration Fees: $85.00 by February 28, 2018, $95.00 by April 15, 2018, $105.00 by May 31, 2018. Registration ends May 31, 2018. Website: http://www.nationalcivilwarfieldmusicschool.com.

23 - 24. Civil War Encampment (Lexington, Michigan). Hosts: 15th Michigan Company B and 9th Kentucky. Event is in the Village of Lexington. June 22 is available for those who wish to set up on Friday. Fashion show, street skirmishes, living history, firearm demonstrations, drill, and cannon firing demonstration. Straw and firewood provided, but no bounties for artillery. The event is anticipating participation by some or all of the 15th Michigan, 22nd Michigan, 4th Michigan, 8th Arkansas and 5th Texas, Company E; however, other units would also be greatly welcomed. Sponsored by the Village of Lexington Parks and Recreation Committee and the Lexington Business Association. Website: http://lexingtonmichigan.org/. Contact: Nancy Bankson at samagg@comcast.net or by Telephone at 810-984-3037 or Cell phone at 810-351-1495.

26. Civil War Seminar: To be announced (Sunfield United Brethren Church, 8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43) in Sunfield, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Each year, the Lansing/Sunfield, Camp #17, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War sponsor a series of free Civil War History Seminars. Website: http://suvcw.org/mi/017/announcements.htm Contact: Mark Hoffman at hoffman816@yahoo.com.

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--July 2018--

4 & 11 . Exhibit: Independence Day (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

5 - 8 . 155th Gettysburg (1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania). Thursday, July 5th: 11:00 a.m. - The Devils To Pay – First Day Struggle at Willoughby Run; 6:00 p.m. – Men of Iron – Relentless First Day Assault on Seminary Ridge. Friday, July 6th: 11:00 a.m. – Springing The Trap (Cavalry Ambush at Hunterstown); 5:00 p.m. – A Bloody Harvest – Battle of the Wheatfield. Saturday, July 7th: 11:00 a.m. - We Have No Time (Stuart’s Calvary Arrives on the Field); 4:00 p.m. – Thundering Hell (Defending East Cemetery Hill). Sunday, July 8th: 10:30 a.m. – Come On You Wolverines – East Calvary Field (Grand Cavalry Review follows battle); 2:30 p.m. – High Tide At Gettysburg – Pickett’s Charge (Gettysburg Address Follows Battle). Website: http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/. Reenactor Registration: http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/reenactors/. Contact: gac3@comcast.net .

14 - 15. Annual Underground Railroad Days (Vandalia, Michigan). Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Village of Vandalia, Michigan and the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County (URSCC) will co sponsor the annual Underground Railroad Days in Vandalia. The two-day celebration of the history of the Underground Railroad (UGRR) in this area will feature guided tours of UGRR sites, information booths and displays, tours of the Bonine House (home of UGRR stationmaster James E. Bonine), Civil War Living History Encampment, a replica of a Ramptown cabin for storytelling and song, as well as presentations on various aspects of the UGRR in Cass County. A complete schedule of activities will be published closer to the celebration. Website: http://www.urscc.org. Contact: Cathy LaPointe at info@urscc.org or by telephone at 269-445-7358.

17. Civil War Seminar: To Be Announced (Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Seminar is free. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

21 & 22 OR 28 & 29 Tentative . Long Range Artillery Matchup (Michigan National Guard Base in Grayling, Michigan). As more information becomes available it will be posted. Contact: Visitor Center at visitor@grayling-mi.com or by telephone at 800-937-8837.

21 - 22. Charlton Park Civil War Muster (2545 S. Charlton Park Road, Hastings, Michigan). Hosted by Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery, 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, 8th Michigan Medical, and 12th South Carolina. Confederate and Union Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery units. Shop on Sutler Row, play parlor games, and Battle each day. Admission is $6/adult, $4/child 5-12, 4 and under are free. All Reenactors are requested to Pre-register at no charge. The on-site registration fee is $10.00 per reenactor. Pre registration required/fee for walk-ons. Website and registration form/information at http://www.charltonpark.org/news_events/special_events.html. Contact: info@charltonpark.org.

28 & 29. Civil War Days in Three Oaks . (Three Oaks, Michigan). Small town in South West Berrien County. We had such a great time in 2017 for our Sesquicentennial celebrations that the community wants a repeat! Camp in our Dewey Cannon Park in town near great little restaurants and bars. Seeking Federal and Confederate troops, Medical, Civilian, and Sutlers. Infantry and artillery for battle reenactments. Firewood provided. Saturday evening - full and complete gut busting meal. Registration: civilwardaysthreeoaks.jimdo. com or email cwinthreeoaks@yahoo.com.

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--August 2018--

1 & 8. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

4 - 5. Civil War Days 2018 (228 South Ridge Street, Sanilac County Village and Museum, Port Sanilac, Michigan). Civil War Days will take place on the grounds of Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum amidst vintage buildings to give an authentic look. The event also will include Union and Confederate Encampments, Skirmishes, Artillery, and Notable Persons. Firewood, straw, running water, ice, and flush toilets provided. Website and Registration: http://sanilaccountymuseum.org. Contact Email: sanilacmuseum@gmail.com or by Telephone at 810-622-9946.

11. Annual Sunfield Farmers' Picnic and Parade (M-43, Sunfield, Michigan). All Day. In addition various local activities, the Sunfield Grand Army of the Republic Hall will be opened for tours. Website: http://suvcw.org/mi/017/announcements.htm. Contact: Paul David Arnold at arnoldsuvcwmi@sbcglobal.net.

11 - 12. Hale Farm & Village Civil War Reenactment (Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, Ohio). More than 500 reenactors are expected to participate, making this one of the largest annual Civil War events in Ohio. Guests will meet soldiers and civilians, hear the sounds of battle, smell the gunpowder, and dance at the annual Hale Civil War Ball. At 2:00 pm daily, the recreation of Civil War battles in the museum _ s North Pasture is just one feature of the event. Cannons, on loan from the Ohio Statehouse, will roar across the re-created battlefield amidst the soldiers, smoke, and gunfire. Cavalry will charge as the battle unfolds just yards away. Take part in this historic event as we celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Website and Registration: http://www.wrhs.org/plan-your-visit/hale-farm/. Contact: halereservations@wrhs.org or by telephone at 330-666-3711.

15. Civil War Discovery Camp (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The camp is open to children between 7 and 14 years of age. The students will be arrive at GAR Island Park in Eaton Rapids at 10:00 AM, where they will have several hours of activities planned, including learning of the manual of arms with wooden Civil War muskets, how to march, how the Civil War soldier lived, and much more. The students will be told about the park and its association with the GAR and the Civil War Veterans. They then will be split into groups and provided information about the life of a Civil War soldier and each allowed to fire a reproduction Civil War musket (provided that their parents/guardians approved that activity when they register their child). Around 2:00 PM, the students will be marched to the GAR Museum for a tour and to learn about what the GAR Civil War veterans and their auxiliary, the Woman’s Relief Corps, following the war. Lunch will be provided. Cost $20 per student. Volunteer Reenactors and uniformed members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War would be appreciated to assist with the students. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Keith Harrison at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

24 - 26. 34th Annual Jackson, Michigan Cascades Civil War Muster (Cascades Falls Park, 1401 S Brown St, Jackson, Michigan). Friday: Every Kid in the Park. Free to the public, but donations appreciated. Battles Saturday and Sunday, Military Ball Saturday night, Night Artillery Firing. Jacksonburg and Special Impression Area. Free to the public, but donations appreciated. 2018 Reenactor Registration form: Link is not up yet. When it is, it will be posted. Contact: Kim Conant at kimc62@gmail.com or by Telephone at 517-262-6391.

28. Civil War Seminar: To be announced (Sunfield United Brethren Church, 8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43) in Sunfield, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Each year, the Lansing/Sunfield, Camp #17, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War sponsor a series of free Civil War History Seminars. Website: http://suvcw.org/mi/017/announcements.htm Contact: Mark Hoffman at hoffman816@yahoo.com.

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--September 2018--

1 & 2. Mid Michigan Civil War Muster (19307 Grass Lake Road, Big Rapids). Hosted by the Tenth Michigan Infantry. Battle reenactments/Skirmish both days plus Living History Camps, Company Drills and Demonstrations, Speed Shooting Contest, Candlelight Camp Tour Saturday, Period Musical Show, Sunday Church Service, and much more. The Muster will feature events from September 1863 Chickamauga, Georgia. Muster held on private property about two miles northeast of town adjacent to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall and is in conjunction with Big Rapids Labor Day events. Set up on Friday August 31 with full days on both Saturday and Sunday. Artillery Bounty for first 4 pre-registered Cannon. Website: http://www.tenthmichiganinfantry.com. Contact and Registration: tenthmich@yahoo.com .

5 & 12. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

8 & 9. Time Line/Living History. - Stone Trace Pioneer Festival . (Stone's Trace Historical Society, 111 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, Indiana). Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Each year in September, a trading village with primitive camping reenactors springs up at the south end of the festival grounds to give guests a glimpse of life prior to occupation by the settlers. Civil War reenactors, both Confederate and Union, set up their camps at the North end of the grounds. Website: https://www.stonestrace.com/. Contact Janet Sweeney, sweeneyjanet@hotmail.com or by Telephone at 260-856-2666.

8 - 9. Yankees in Falmouth and Some Confederates too (Historic Port of Falmouth Park and Moncure Conway House, 401 River Road, Falmouth, Virginia). 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day. The first Union soldiers entered Stafford County's town of Falmouth on April 18, 1862, as the Confederates burned the bridges over the Rappahannock River to the City of Fredericksburg. Return to the historic port of Falmouth for the annual arrival of Yankees in Falmouth (and Confederates too!). Learn the story of what the soldiers encountered when they marched into this very town nearly 150 years ago. Activities include an encampment, firing demonstrations, story telling, Civil War artifact displays, and the reading of actual soldiers' letters from Falmouth. Self-guided walking tours are available of the historic sites in Falmouth (some private residences not open to the public), including the historic Moncure Conway House--open for this special two-day. Normal amenities including wood, water, straw, etc. Several Michigan Regiments were encamped at Falmouth, Virginia. This small living history is well worth the trip to Virginia. While there, a must visit is to the White Oak Museum, one of the most phenomenal Civil War museums in the country. Contact: Norman Schools at Small47@aol.com.

14 - 16. Caesars Creek Pioneer Village Civil War Living History (Caesars Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio). Set up on September 14th and 15th prior to opening for public. Public Hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Home cooked dinner for troops on Saturday evening ($5.00 donation per person is welcomed). Firewood is provided. Modern Camping is allowed but will not be visible to the public. Period camping style is welcomed and will be visible to the public. Fee for camping is $10.00 per weekend. Modern bathrooms with showers and electricity available at certain locations in the village. If cavalry is present, there is space allotted for horsed and needed amenities. Contact Allison Jarvis at: allison.jarvis1990@gmail.com15 - 16. 10th Annual Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster (Historic Van Raalte Farm Park, 1076 E. 16th Street, Holland, Michigan). Free Dinner Saturday Night. Battle both days and a tactical. Bounties are offered for cavalry and artillery. The Peacock will be there. Registration website: http://vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com/. Face Book: Facebook/hollandcivilwarmuster. Contact: VanRaalteMuster@gmail.com15 - 16. Civil War Living History Marine City Heritage Days (300 Broadway Marine City, Michigan). All Union and Confederate units are invited to attend this grand event featuring living history, cannon firing, and battle skirmishes. Camp set-up on Friday, firewood, and straw will be in abundance. Come out and sleep under the stars on the banks of the mighty St. Clair River! Historical displays and many other attractions also will be offered. Sponsored by the 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry and Friends of City Hall. Website: http://www.friendsofcityhall.com. Contact: Friends of City Hall at 810-765-8421.

21 - 23. Angola Civil War Days (Commons Park, Angola, Indiana). This is a time line event with emphasis on Civil War. Battle Saturday (2:00 PM) and Sunday (2:30 PM). Artillery and Cavalry bounties. Sponsored by Angola Parks and Recreation Angola American Legion Post 31. Hosted by Carpenters Battery. Website: http://www.angolacivilwardays.com. Contact: Tom Frederick at 260-316-4676.

21 - 23. River of Time Living History Encampment (South end of Veterans Park, 800 John Kennedy Drive, Bay City, Michigan). Civil War with Union and Confederate Military and Civilian Camps. Also Native American, Colonial, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, World Wars I & II, and Vietnam Time Periods. Korn and Old-Time Root Beer, Witness Civil War Sea Battle, Skirmishes and Demonstrations, Shop Sutlers’ Row, Period Music, Dance and Games, and Craft Projects for children. School Presentations One Day Only: Friday September 21, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Camps open Saturday 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Sponsored by the Bay County Historical Society and the River of Time Committee. Website: http://www.riveroftime.org.

22 - 23.Living History: Guns n' Gowns (Greenmead Historic Village, 20501 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, Michigan). Military Camp Life, Drills, Demonstrations and Equipment, Field Surgery and Medical Practices of the day, Civilian Life, Courting and Mourning Practices, Fashions, Phrenology, Letter Reading and much more. Saturday Camp-wide potluck with main dish/drinks/paper products provided – Please bring a dish to pass. Presented by 17th Michigan, Company E. Co-sponsored by the Livonia Historical Commission. Registration Website: http://17micoe.org/guns-n-gowns-reenactors. Contact: Stephanie Miner at sminer2015@gmail.com or by Telephone at 734-218-6607.

23. Civil War Seminar and Anniversary Celebration 5th Year Anniversary of Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 3:00 PM. Everyone is cordially invited to join to celebrate in retrospect years of operation of Michigan's GAR Memorial Hal and Museum. Many changes have been made in the museum and the collection has grown, as has our loyal sponsors and the public's interest in what we have to offer. Many volunteers who have made the success of the museum a reality will be acknowledged during the afternoon. In addition to this, the Museum will have a free Civil War seminar to round out the afternoon's activities. Light refreshments will be served. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

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--October 2018--

3 & 10.Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

5 - 7. 5th Annual Mooresville Civil War Days (19631 CR687, South Haven, Michigan). Moorseville is a fictitious pioneer settlement that offers a covered bridge, gristmill, chapel, and horse drawn wagons. Both Union and Confederate units are invited to attend this event. Free dinner Saturday night. Battle on both Saturday and Sunday, a tactical on both days, musket demonstration and cannon demonstration. Camp set up on Friday. (Friday is education day for school kids. Volunteers demonstrating musket fire and soldier and camp life) Firewood will be provided. $5.00 per person donation, Veterans are free. The event is sponsored by the 7th Arkansas and Sons of Confederate Veterans Patrick Cleburne Camp. Contact: Bob Fragala at bfragala@hrwood.com or by telephone at 269-637-9405.

5 - 7. Annual Wolcott Mill Civil War Days http://fourthtexas.org, Contact: Steve Domke at demrebel@netzero.com or John Fross at ssorfj@aol.com.

13. Annual Harvest Ball (Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, Michigan). 6:00 PM. Hosted by the 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company B, Inc. Glen Morningstar and Ruffwater Stringband, Doors open at 6 PM, Grand March begins at 7 PM, Attendees must be over 12 years of age. Ticket cost $25 per person, $40 per couple, Youngsters 12-16 years of age $10 each. Advance tickets will be available August 1st. Tickets are limited. Attire is 1860s period formal or modest, modern formal evening wear. For more information, contact Gilbert or Cyndi Carlson, telephone: 517-782-8199, Email: Cyndiinhisservice@yahoo.com.

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--November 2018--

3. Michigan's Annual Civil War Reenactors Conference (Michigan Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan). 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. As with the previous annual conferences, the purpose of the reenactor conference is to help promote Michigan Civil War events and Civil War events of significance to Michigan. Individuals, organizations, and communities sponsoring and/or hosting reenactments, living histories, programs, presentations, and/or commemorations are encouraged to bring their fliers and other promotional items about their 2016 event to the conference. The conference and subsequent statewide calendar have proven to be effective tools in helping to avoid event date conflicts and in bringing in additional notice, participants, and public to your events. The event is again being sponsored and hosted by the Michigan Civil War History Partners, Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Michigan Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Friends of Michigan History, Inc., Michigan Historical Center, Historic Fort Wayne Coalition, and History Remembered, Inc. Refreshments will be served. Contacts are Keith Harrison at pcinc@prodigy.net, or Tom Berlucchi at tberlucchi@yahoo.com

3 Tentative. Annual Detroit Veterans' Day Parade (Detroit Michigan). Staging 8:00 AM, Parade 10:00 AM. Contact Rick Danes at mimessrd@aol.com.

4. Annual Veterans Day Massing of the Colors (Michigan Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan) 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Color guards are wanted and welcomed. Sponsors and hosts are the Friends of Michigan History, Inc. and Michigan Historical Center. Contact Keith Harrison at pcinc@prodigy.net or by Telephone at 517-694-9394.

7 & 14. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

11. Exhibit: Veterans Day (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. In commemoration of Veterans’ Day, Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall and Museum will be open to share with the public the life and times of the Civil War veterans. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

20. Civil War Seminar: To be Announced (Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Seminar is free. Website: http://garmuseum.com. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

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--December 2018--

1. A Civil War Christmas at the Fort (Historic Fort Wayne 6325 West Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan). The event commemorates American's Civil War by learning Christmas traditions from that era. Meet interpreters portraying men who served at Fort Wayne, their Confederate counterparts and the civilians they left behind. Admission Prices for the public: $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child 15 and under, $5.00 per car secured parking. Group rates are available. Website: http://historicfortwaynecoalition.com/christmas.html. Contact: Thomas Berlucchi at tberlucchi@yahoo.com or by Telephone at 248-840-5234.

1. Eaton Rapids Christmas Parade Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). Noon - 8:00 PM. Come to Eaton Rapids to discover your Civil War ancestors and, later, to see the city's annual Christmas Parade. Many stores will be opened with various deals for you to peruse. The parade starts at 6 PM. Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall and Museum will be open with hot chocolate and coffee to help you stay warm. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

5 & 12.Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: http://garmuseum.com/. Contact: Gary Gibson, Board Secretary, at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

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