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April 14, 7 p.m. – The Mosselman Library and the Civil War Institute will present Tim Ora (College of Gettysburg ’01 and Professor of History at Old Dominion University) with a presentation on “The Last Who Left the Field: Sergeant Henry Hayward’s Civil War” at Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg. For more information call 337-6338 or visit www.gettysburg.edu.

April 14, 7 p.m. – Will Hutchinson will speak at the Lancaster Civil War Roundtable on Presidential Security – “Relax, it’s just the President – Lincoln’s approach to personal security.” The Lancaster CWRT is available at the Lithic Public Library at 651 Kissel Hill Road in Lithitz. For more information, visit

April 15-16 – The Chamber of Commerce of Chambersburg and the Franklin County Bureau of Visitors will present the second in a series of events marking the 150th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Civil War, including commemorating the burning of Chambersburg by Confederate troops in July 1864. :

  • April 15 – opening ceremony, presentation of flowers, reading from “Echo of Autumn Spring”, proclamations, laying wreaths on the steps of the court
  • April 16, 10-11: 30 – Burning of Chambersburg, created by WITF, at the Capital Theater
  • April 16, 2 pm – 4 pm – Symposium of the Civil War in the courthouse: “Uniform of the Civil War of 1861-1865” by John Miller and “Chambersburg under siege: Invasion and raids on Chambersburg” by Ted Alexander
  • 16, 11, 14 and 17:00 – music in the square with the 46th Pennsylvania Brass Band

April 15-28 – The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, will host the premiere of Robert Redford’s new film “The Conspirator” about the trial and hanging of Mary Surrat for her role in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln in 1865. The Conspirator ”starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Tom Wilkerson and Kevin Klein. Screenings are scheduled for April 15, 7 p.m .; April 16, 4 and 7 p.m .; April 17, 2 and 5 p.m .; April 18-22, 7 p.m .; April 23, 4 and 7 p.m .; April 24, 2 and 5 p.m .; and April 25-28, 7 p.m. For more information, contact Majestic at 337-8200 or visit gettysburgmajestic.org

April 15, 7:45 p.m. – The Harrisburg Civil War Roundtable will be presented by Dr. Mark L. Bradley, who will speak on “Sherman in the Carolinas” at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center, Camp Hill. For information and to book dinner call Gloria Hoffmeier at 938-3706 or visit

April 16-17 – Genteel Academy of Arts will hold classes on women’s shirts and drawers. No model of clothing is used; students will learn how to use period addition techniques based on their measurements to determine the size and shape of parts. There will be a wide exposition of original shirts and drawers for study. Cotton cloth is used for the dress; drawers can be made of cotton cloth or Cantonese flannel. Cost $ 109. For more information call 337-0283 or visit www.genteelarts.com.

April 17, 13.15 – National Battlefield Antietam, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, Md., Will sponsor a march on the battlefield on the history of the Stonewall Brigade, as well as look at the participants who participated in the Virginia branch and their role in Sharpsburg. The hike is about two miles long and will last about two hours. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/anti or call the Antietam National Battlefield at (301) 432-5124.

April 20, 7 p.m. – Dr. Lawrence E. Keener-Farley will be the speaker at the Roundtable of the York Civil War on “The Storm is Coming: The Advent of the Civil War.” The York CWRT meets at the Heritage Trust Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. For more information, visit
www.yorkblog.com/cannonball/york-cwrt.html or call the York County Historical Society Museum at 848-1587.

April 21, 7 p.m. – The round table of the civil war in Hershey will lead a program with the participation of Denis Shirko on “Torpedo”. Hershey CWRT will meet at Country Meadows, 451 Sand Hill Road, Main Bldg., 2nd Floor, Hershey. For more information, contact Jack Thomas at 766-1899 or visit www.hersheycwrt.o rg / currentEvents.html.

April 21, 7:30 p.m. – At the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable, Jim Dunbar will speak on “Point Lookout Civil War Camp.” Frederick CWRT will meet at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick St., Frederick, MD. For more information, call Donnie Toms at (301) 668-8660 or visit frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.

April 22-23 – The third in a series of kick-off events dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Civil War will take place in Fairfield on Living History Day to recreate the Battle of Fairfield during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Activities will include a live history of demonstrations and camps along Main Street, a discussion of JB Stewart’s raid on Fairfield in 1862 and clashes during the Gettysburg Campaign with Tim Smith, tours of historic homes, A Taste of History at Fairfield Inn and Recon cavalry battle for Fairfield on North Miller Street. For more information, visit www.gettysburg.travel

April 27, 7 p.m. – Dick Simpson will present “The Battle of Pi-Ridge” at the Round Table of the Civil War in Pipe Creek in the Lutheran village of Carol, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, Maryland. For more information, visit www.pccwrt.org/Meetings_Events.htm.

Dr. Allen S. Guelz – Professor of History Henry R. Luce III and Director of Civil War Studies, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. If you have events related to the Civil War in Adams, County Franklin or York, West Maryland, North Virginia and West Virginia from Winchester to Gettysburg, please send details to

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