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Upcoming and ongoing commemorations and events marking the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War in Maryland are reaching a crescendo.

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Check out our Calendar of Events for a full selection of Civil War events.


 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Civil War Music
April 12, 2014
Roger Keller, historian author, presents Civil War Music researched documents and music of unusual origin.
Discovery Station
Hagerstown, Washington County
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Civil War Walking Tours
April 19 - September 20, 2014
Experience a walk back in time to a period of controversy when the nations was in conflict.
1 Dock Street
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
July 1 - July 3, 2014
A series of special National Service Ranger - conducted Battle Walks and real-time programs that follow the course of the battle over 3 days.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg, PA
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Antietam Salute to Independence
July 5 2014
Join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in their annual Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield for a two hour concert.
Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, Washington County
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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy
July 5 - July 14, 2014
Commemoration of the Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864.
Monocacy National Battlefield
Fredrick, Frederick County
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Civil War Encampment
July 12 - July 13, 2014
Living history encampments, demonstrations, artillery, sutlers and manor tours.
Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
Fredrick, Frederick County
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Retreat Through Williamsport Weekend
July 12 - July 14, 2014
In the evening of July 3, 1863 General Robert E. Lee had a tough decision to make. Does he stay and fight another day or does he withdraw his troops back to the safety of Virginia.
Springfield Farm and Museum
Williamsport, Washington County
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Civil War Encampment and Living History Weekend
July 19 - July 20, 2014
Two days of special events commemorate Civil War history at the actual encampment sites of J.E.B. Stuart’s Cavalry and Sykes’ Union V Corps. Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery drills, living history, and skirmishes.
Union Mills Homestead
Westminster, Carroll County
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Battlefield Hikes at Monocacy National Battlefield
October 18, 2014
National Park Service rangers will conduct three hikes that will take visitors to separate areas of the battlefield highlighting the tactics and troop movements in those areas on July 9, 1864.
Monocacy National Battlefield
Frederick, Frederick County
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Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination
December 6, 2014
23,000 luminaries are placed on the battlefield to represent each soldier who was killed, wounded, missing, or captured during the battle on Sept. 17, 1862.
Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, Washington County
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ONGOING EVENTS

Charity Afire Civil War Exhibit
Through December 31, 2014
Offers compelling insights about the casualty & compassion from the hearts of sister nurses who were as angels of the battlefield. There are numerous accounts written by the Daughters of Charity who served at various sites. Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Seton Heritage Ministries
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg 21727
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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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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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