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September 2017

$1 Admission Weekend

September 23 @ 9:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is celebrating Museum Weekend on September 23-24, 2017 with $1.00 general admission. Why would a world-class museum reduce its admission to just $1.00? Some residents in the region say that they’ve never visited the Park, even if they’ve lived in the area for some time. This reduced admission rate will allow the entire community an opportunity to access this amazing facility and share in our rich national history…

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Meade and Lee After Gettysburg Book Signing

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join author Jeffrey Hunt as he speaks about his recently published book: Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: The Forgotten Final Stage of the Gettysburg Campaign, from Falling Waters to Culpeper Court House, July 14-31, 1863 at Pamplin Historical Park. The period of the Civil War in Virginia sandwiched between the traditional ending date of the Gettysburg Campaign and the arrival of U. S. Grant is routinely overlooked. The operations conducted during that period have been overshadowed by the bloodshed in Pennsylvania, the…

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Round Ball to Rim Fire

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The eighty years between the American Revolution and the beginning of the Civil War saw significant developments in weapons technology. These changes affected the range and accuracy as well the dependability of the weapon that the American soldier carried into battle. Come hear Park historian and period weapons expert Gary Helm trace these developments as demonstrated on working reproduction firearms from the Civil War era. Included with regular paid Park admission of free with Park membership.

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October 2017

“Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up” Book Signing with Doug Crenshaw

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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In the summer of 1862, with the eastern Confederate army on its heels, and the Union army nearing the Southern nation’s capital city, a dramatic turn occurred with a series of battles. Come out and hear historian and author Doug Crenshaw describe these fights in which Robert E. Lee took command of the newly named Army of Northern Virginia and aggressively attacked Gen. George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac. After the presentation, Mr. Crenshaw will be signing copies of his…

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“Midnight In America” Book Signing Event with Jonathan White

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The Civil War brought many forms of upheaval to America, not only in waking hours but also in the dark of night. Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided through the minds of Americans in both the North and South. Sometimes their nightly visions brought the horrors of the conflict vividly to life. But for others, nighttime was an escape from the hard realities of life and death in wartime. Come out and hear historian…

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21st Annual Civil War Symposium: Generals We Love to Hate

October 20 - October 22
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This year's annual symposium brings together seven outstanding scholars to discuss topics surrounding these controversial and contentious Civil War Generals. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Reservations are required. Featured speakers: Steve Engle, Florida Atlantic University General Don Carlos Buell A. Wilson Greene, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier General Ambrose Burnside John Hennessey, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park General Joseph Hooker Sam Hood, Huntington, West Virginia General John Bell Hood Brian Jordan, Sam…

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Battlefields Tour of Grant’s 5th Offensive

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Join Park Historians Tim Talbott and Gary Helm as they hit the road for a one-day tour on October 20, 2017 and the public is invited to join them. The tour will combine a walking/driving tour of the wartime fortifications southeast of Richmond, concentrating on what historians have come to call General Grant’s Fifth Offensive actions north of the James River Combined with other maneuvers southwest of Petersburg, the Fifth Offensive fighting north of the James River developed along a series…

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Voices from the Shadows

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park’s historical sites. Listen to haunting stories from the 19th century as you embark on a hair-raising tour by lantern light. Reservations required.

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Voices from the Shadows

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park’s historical sites. Listen to haunting stories from the 19th century as you embark on a hair-raising tour by lantern light. Reservations required.

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November 2017

Death of an Assassin Book Signing

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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  From the depths of German and American archives comes a story one soldier never wanted told. The first volunteer killed defending Robert E. Lee’s position in battle was really a German assassin. After fleeing to the United States to escape prosecution for murder, the assassin enlisted in a German company of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Mexican-American War and died defending Lee’s battery at the Siege of Veracruz in 1847. Lee wrote a letter home, praising this unnamed fallen…

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