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Civil War Events 

President Lincoln photo 
Commemorative events open a window on the waning days of the Civil War; reflect on the life, death, and legacy of President Lincoln; and relive the pursuit of his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

 

The Full Story: Maryland, The Surratts, and the Crime of the Century
Through December 13, 2015
Surratt House commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War with an exhibit reflecting the role of Maryland in the conflict, the choices made by the Surratt family, and the after effects on the family and the nation.
Surratt House Museum
Brandywine, Prince George's County
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His Wound Is Mortal: The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln
Through December 31, 2015
A temporary exhibition at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) featuring artifacts related to the Lincoln assassination, including the bullet that killed the president, will open to the public on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015. The exhibit will be on display through the end of 2015.

The Lincoln exhibit is part of NMHM's observance of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death, and NMHM has planned several special events. NMHM, a Department of Defense museum founded during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, is open to the public daily and is located on the Fort Detrick-Forest Glen Annex in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Edwin and John Wilkes Booth: A House Divided
April 12, 2015
Edwin and John Wilkes Booth: A House Divided presented by Dave Taylor, the creator and administrator of Boothiebarn.com. Dave is a Lincoln Assassination writer, researcher and speaker.
Tudor Hall
Bel Air
Harford
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Lincoln's Life & Legacy, Beyond Gettysburg
April 18, 2015
Featuring Dr. Duke Thompson on piano, author and historian, Erika Quesenbery Sturgill and photographer, Dave Gigliotti
Bel Air Armory
Harford
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Lincoln Funeral Commemoration Events at the B&O
April 18-19, 2015
Commemorative events are planned including scheduled reenactments of Lincoln's funeral cortege and placing of the coffin in the center of the Museum's National Historic Landmark Roundhouse. Visitors will be able to "view" the martyred President in an authentic reproduction of his casket. Civil War soldier and civilian reenactors will participate in the solemn ceremonies and researched authentic funeral music will be provided by the Federal City Brass Band. The Museum's 1863 locomotive "Thatcher Perkins" will accompany the ceremony and be decorated exactly like the Lincoln Funeral Train and will remain on exhibit throughout the remainder of 2015.
B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
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Lincoln 150 – On the Trail of the Assassin
April 18-19, 2015
On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth, the assassin, rode on horseback with co-conspirator David Herold to Dr. Mudd’s home in the early hours of April 15th for surgery on his fractured leg before continuing his escape.
Dr. Mudd House Museum, Waldorf, Charles County
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Conspiracy-The Talk of Port Tobacco
April 18-19, 2015
Come take a walk around Port Tobacco Historic Village, a Maryland port town that was a hotbed of Confederate activity and where residents may have been involved in the conspiracy. Learn about one of the conspirators who lived and owned a business here.
Port Tobacco Historic Village
Charles
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President Lincoln-The Final Journey
April 20, 2015
One of the National Park Service's "funeral" stops commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train and the return of his body to Springfield, Illinois in 1865.
B&O Railroad Museum
Baltimore City
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John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall
April 26, 2015
John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall presented by Jim Garrett, a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast.
Tudor Hall
Bel Air
Harford
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Delmarvans at War: The Civil War
Through May 15, 2015
See how the presence of both Union and Confederate supporters impacted the families of Delmarva. Using seldom-seen primary documents, the exhibit features Delmarvans on both the home front and the battlefield.
Salisbury University
Salisbury, 21804
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Blue and Gray Days: The Final Prisoners of War Release
June 13, 2015
Event marks the 150th Anniversary of the release of the last prisoners of war from Point Lookout POW Camp during the American Civil war.
Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Road
St. Mary's 20687
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Corbits Charge Civil War Living History Encampment
June 27-28, 2015
Civil War Living history encampment with artillery and infantry demonstrations.
225 North Center Street
Carroll 21157
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ONGOING EVENTS


By Train: 150th Anniversary Civil War Exhibit
Through May 1, 2015
The Civil War was the first major conflict where railroads played a prominent role, and the B&O was the major line that straddled a divided country. Between April 19, 1861 (The Baltimore Riot of 1861) and April 21, 1865 (Lincoln’s funeral train leaving Baltimore for Illinois), the B&O stood as witness and participant in the greatest conflict the United States has ever faced. The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during at pivotal moments of the conflict.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Baltimore City
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Divided Voices, Maryland in the Civil War
Through May 6, 2015
The impact of the war on the people of Maryland will be told in personal terms in “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War.” The largest Civil War exhibit in the museum’s 167-year history will occupy over 5,000 square feet and tell the story of a tragedy in three acts: the romantic war, the real war and the long reunion.
Maryland Historical Society Museum
Baltimore City
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The Full Story: Maryland, The Surratts, and the Crime of the Century
Through December 13, 2015
Surratt House commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War with an exhibit reflecting the role of Maryland in the conflict, the choices made by the Surratt family, and the after effects on the family and the nation.
Surratt House Museum
Brandywine, Prince George's County
More info...

Civil War Trains Exhibit
Through December 2015
The importance of railroads during the Civil War was significant. Moving troops and supplies by rail was far better than by foot and wagons on muddy, unpaved roads.

The United States Military Railroad was created and operated during the war years 1861–1865. Railroads were used to carry coal, artillery, horses, mules, cattle, troops and baggage.
Discovery Station Museum
Hagerstown
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Baltimore
Civil War 150 is a collection of events and exhibitions that mark the 150-year anniversary of the start of that turbulent era.
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