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Women Soldiers in The Civil War Armies
March 7, 2015
Stories of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Both presenters will be dressed in period clothing as Civil War female soldiers.
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 E. Patrick Street
Frederick, 21701
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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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"The Right Spirit:'
Through March 4, 2015
At war's outset, President Abraham Lincoln believed the eastern shores of Maryland & Virginia might set precedents for restoring secessionists to their Union loyalties.  If you believed Lincoln and the wartime leadership cared little about the events on these Chesapeake shores, you will think again!
Perdue Hall
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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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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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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
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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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Past Events....

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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Ransom of Hagerstown Commemoration
July 4, 2014
Living historians; artifacts from the ransom period, including ransom ledger; full scale model of the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley. Fireworks in the evening.
Washington County
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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
Frederick, 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
Frederick, Frederick County
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Retreat Through Williamsport Weekend
July 12 - July 14, 2014
On 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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Day in the Park / Battle of Funkstown
July 18-20, 2014
Mark your calendars for the next Day in the Park since it is quickly becoming the event that you don’t want to miss with something for everyone.
Washington County
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Civil War Dinner Train
July 19, 2014
The highlight of the evening will be a presentation by Historian and Curator John P. Hankey on "Railroads in the American Civil War." John's talk will focus especially on how the War touched the B&O, Western Maryland, and other railroads in the Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian Region.
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Allegany 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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The Wig Wags - Communications during the Civil War
July 26-27, 2014
Washington Monument was an important link in the communication line with Washington, DC.
Washington Monument State Park
Washington County
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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pleasant Mills/Folk's Mill
August 2, 2014
The Allegany County Civil Roundtable is commemorating "The Battle That Saved Cumberland" with period music, uniformed soldiers, tours, and Civil War artifacts.
Ali Ghan Shrine Club
Allegany County
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A Council of War
August 2, 2014
On August 5, 1864, General Ulysses Grant and several other generals met at the Thomas House to devise a plan for driving General Jubal Early's army from the Shenandoah Valley. At this program, visitors can learn more about their decision and how it changed the Civil War.
Monocacy National Battlefield
Frederick County
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John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall
August 10, 2014
John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall presented by Jim Garrett, a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast.
Tudor Hall
Bel Air, Harford County
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Civil War Reenactors
September 20, 2014
Union and Confederate reenactors on the train and in the bushes trackside.  Caution!  There will be the sound of gunfire with skirmishes along the line and a mock battle at the park.
Walkersville Southern Railroad
Frederick 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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Servitude at Hampton: In Black and White
October 18, 2014
Experience the "peculiar institution" that fueled United States' economic engine and made vast plantations, such as Hampton possible, through an enslaved woman's eyes. Dressed in period attire, Park Ranger, Anokwale (formerly Angela Roberts) will take you on a 90 minute journey through the Hampton mansion, ice house, and octagon house foundation. She will tell the history of those who toiled to make the Ridgelys' lavish lifestyle possible.
Hampton National Historic Site
Baltimore County
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Starlight for Freedom
October 18-25, 2014
Join us for an audience participatory experience as we explore the stories of runaway slaves and the lights they followed to freedom. Pre-registration required - 301-600-2936 8+ yrs / 1 Day / $10
Rose Hill Museum
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Annapolis 1864
October 25 - November 1, 2014
Various events and locations. Call 410-222-1401 for details. Encampment Reenactment 10/25, Reception, Lectures, Theatre, Libation Ceremony, Emancipation Day Proclaimed, Awards Gala
Anne Arundel County
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Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination
December 13, 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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The Era of the American Civil War
Through December 11, 2014
Survey the major political, economic, social and cultural trends in the United States from 1840 to 1877.
1601 Washington Street
Carroll, 21157
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Exhibit: Maryland Slavery and Emancipation
Through December 20, 2014
In celebration of the 150 Anniversary of Emancipation in Maryland, the exhibition highlights the history and path to freedom of Rose Hill and other Maryland slaves.
The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor
1611 N. Market Street
Frederick, 21701
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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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Huzza for Liberty! 1864 Civil War Exhibit
Through December 21, 2014
The exhibit will feature the City of Frederick's ransom documents and explore the presidential election and the new constitution of Maryland.  Importantly, the exhibit will highlight the daily life of the residents and how they coped with the onslaught of the Civil War.
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24 East Church Street
Frederick 21701

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DATE: 03/02/2015
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