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October 2017

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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Healing Blue & Gray

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Neither the Union or the Confederacy was prepared for the huge numbers of sick and wounded soldiers produced by the Civil War armies. Come hear Park historian Gary Helm discuss the state of medical science in 1861 and some of the procedures courageously conducted by surgeons to help save as many lives as possible. Included with regular paid Park admission or free for Park members.

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Reflect & Respect: African-American History Weekend

November 18 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Come learn about the richness of African-American history and heritage at Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. There will be plenty of educational and entertaining offerings both days, including tours, presentations, living history performances, music, storytelling, demonstrations and much more.  Harriet Tubman will be portrayed by Charmaine Crowell-White at the Park’s Field Quarter Cabin. Tubman was a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad and rescued 300 slaves to freedom. She also served as a spy for…

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December 2017

Tea & Tidings

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Celebrate the holidays at this annual Christmas event. Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach 19th century etiquette while serving gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats. Attendees will also learn history and holiday customs during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories. Reservations required.

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