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Civil War Events

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.

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Surratt House Museum in Clinton, Maryland

1 The Full Story: Maryland, The Surratts, and the Crime of the Century

Dates: 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.


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Location:
305 Queen Anne St.
La Plata, MD 20646
301-934-8421


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President Lincoln Has Died

2 His Wound Is Mortal: The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln

Dates: Through December 31, 2015

This exhibition at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) features artifacts related to the Lincoln assassination, including the bullet that killed the president. It opens to the public on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015.


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Location:
2500 Linden Ln.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-319-3300


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John Wilkes Booth

3 Edwin and John Wilkes Booth: A House Divided

Date: 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.
 


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Location:
17 Tudor Lane
Bel Air, MD 21015
443-619-0008


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Portrait of President Lincoln

4 Lincoln's Life & Legacy, Beyond Gettysburg

Date: April 18, 2015

Featuring Dr. Duke Thompson on piano, author and historian, Erika Quesenbery Sturgill and photographer, Dave Gigliotti.

5 Lincoln Funeral Commemoration Events at the B&O

Dates: 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.

Escape Of An Assassin

6 Lincoln 150 – On the Trail of the Assassin

Dates: 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.

7 Conspiracy-The Talk of Port Tobacco

Dates: 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


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Scenic Points & Landmarks


Location:
Rt 6 and Port Tobacco River
Port Tobacco, MD 20677
301-645-0558


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8 President Lincoln-The Final Journey

Dates: 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.

John Wilkes Booth family home

9 John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall

Date: April 26, 2015

John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall presented by Jim Garrett, a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast.


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Location:
17 Tudor Lane
Bel Air, MD 21015
443-619-0008


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10 Delmarvans at War: The Civil War

Dates: 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.

Point Lookout State Park Lighthouse

11 Blue and Gray Days: The Final Prisoners of War Release

Date: June 13, 2015

This event marks the 150th Anniversary of the release of the last prisoners of war from Point Lookout POW Camp during the American Civil war.

12 Corbits Charge Civil War Living History Encampment

Dates: June 27-28, 2015

Civil War Living history encampment with artillery and infantry demonstrations.

Train Car at B&O Railroad Museum

13 The War Came By Train: 150th Anniversary Civil War Exhibit

Dates: 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.


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African American Heritage


Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490


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14 Divided Voices, Maryland in the Civil War

Dates: 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” at the Maryland Historical Society Museum 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.


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Location:
201 West Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-685-3750


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15 Civil War Trains Exhibit

Dates: 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.
 


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Location:
101 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-790-0076


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Civil War Photos & Videos

Monocacy Battlefield in Frederick
Monocacy Battlefield along the Civil War Scenic Byway is the site of the Civil War "battle that saved Washington,
Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination
Pay tribute to those who were sacrificed at this tremendous Civil War battle.
Assassination of President Lincoln
Assassination of President Lincoln
President Lincoln Has Died
President Lincoln Has Died
Tudor Hall - Bel Air - Home of Booth Family.JPG
John Wilkes Booth family home

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Surratt House
Breaking News: Booth Co-Conspirators Captured

As pursuit of the cowardly murderer John Wilkes Booth continued through the Southern Maryland countryside, providence and the hard work of military investigators has brought...

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President Lincoln Has Died
President Lincoln Has Died

April 15, 8AM, Washington, D.C.: President Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States of America, has perished. A great melancholy has descended upon the length...

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B&O Railroad Museum
Civil War Events

Check out a selection of Civil War-related events going on around the state that commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination.

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Portrait of President Lincoln
President Lincoln to Attend Theater

11:00 AM, April 14, Ford’s Theater, Washington DC: Just five days has passed since the gallant rebel general Robert E. Lee bent the knee and handed over his saber in surrender...

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The Flight of the Assassin, Day One

April 15, Maryland: After completing his terrible deeds, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington on horseback. The assassin was nearly caught as he crossed the Navy Yard Bridge...

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Assassination of President Lincoln
Cowardly Attacker Mortally Wounds President Lincoln

11:00 PM, April 14, Ford’s Theater, Washington DC: The nation is in shock as the life of our great president, Abraham Lincoln hangs by a thread. This eve, as Mr. Lincoln and his...

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